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    FUTURE-proofing Sydney Trains

    Upgrading the Sydney trains network within three days, while serving more than one million commuters is a bold idea. Schneider Electric ensures a FUTURE-ready transportation network for Sydney.

  • Greening the city Sydney Trains Network

    The safe, reliable and efficient running of the Sydney train network is essential in keeping millions of Sydney-siders on the move, reducing traffic congestion and supporting a cleaner, greener city. Faced with an aging network and rising demand, Sydney Trains partnered with Schneider Electric to ensure the implementation of its critical electrical equipment.

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Challenge

• With Sydney’s population set to grow by 1 million over the next ten years, an upgrade was needed to secure the critical switchgear for the future network

• Built in 1970, the Redfern Substation was running on aging switchgear and fuse switches

• The location of the switch room was directly above a platform at a critical station on the Sydney Trains Network, meaning there was limited space for upgrades

• It also meant that any upgrade period would have a significant impact on the commuters, the solution needed therefore to be put in place within a three-day period

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Solution


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Connected products: 11 kV Premset Switchgear

• Schneider Electric proposed Premset to Sydney Trains, a new generation of switchgear technology that is compact , easy to install and robust enough to future-proof the ongoing safe, efficient operations

• Premset has a core focus on safety; the insulation and screening of all live parts ensures a trouble-free service life, while SF6-free technology enhances peace of mind

• Thanks to its plug and play interface, Premset was installed within a tight timeframe, minimising the disruption to commuters

• The majority of testing was completed off-site in the factory at Benalla with only critical testing done on site

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  • Meet Premset The new generation of MV switchgear

    Featuring the innovative Shielded Solid Insulation System (SSIS) – a new way to design, install, and operate MV networks.

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Shielded Solid Insulated Switchgear (2SIS) for Medium Voltage Switchgear

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Results

• With new Premset switchgear in place, Sydney Trains team have a new-found confidence in their network

• Greater operational flexibility, with ability to remotely manage the network and isolate issues

• Ongoing operating costs significantly decreased thanks to minimum maintenance requirements

• Sydney’s commuters, visitors and dwellers will be able to enjoy safe, swift and sustainable journeys across Sydney’s city centre for many years to come
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“Premset is smart grid ready, so looking to the future the Sydney Trains Network can be sure they have the most advanced protection and energy-efficient solution in place.” - Mo Mansour Sydney Trains Project Manager.

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