System for current collectors inertization for safe use in explosive atmosphere – nitrogen generator and SML locomotive


monorail locomotive
current collectors
methane atmosphere
brush inertization
nitrogen generator


R&D work regarding an innovative mine transportation system, planned to be powered by the three-phase busbar, developed within the RFCS project “Increase of mines efficiency and health protection through the innovative transport system based on BUSDUCT” is discussed. The issue regarding the nitrogen aggregate, the equipment of a suspended locomotive, intended for generating nitrogen from the air, to inject it into the working zone of the current collector brushes is presented. The research development process is presented chronologically, starting from the assumptions, designing, and presenting the prototype of the nitrogen generator. Also the visualization of the BUSDUCT target, the suspended locomotive SML is illustrated and discussed.

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