Increasing Availability at Adra Yard | India

Adra Yard belongs to the Southeastern Railway Zone of Indian Railways and is in West Bengal. Initially the yard was equipped with track circuits and there was a requirement to get them replaced with the Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC®. This project is one of Frauscher’s esteemed Indian Railway Project with a coverage of 139 counting heads and 97 track sections.

In this project, the FAdC® is placed in the Central Location as well as in three different end cabins. All four locations are connected in ring structure with redundant path of optical fibre cable for communication. Both the Frauscher Diagnostic System FDS are placed in Central Location and configured to connect to the rail network for remote diagnostic. The vital output of all track sections is in Central Location which is further connected to the Electronic Interlocking. Reset of all track sections can be carried out in Central Location.

The Frauscher Advanced Counter FAdC® is highly flexible regarding design and architecture. The Wheel Sensor RSR180 was also utilised, being rated IP68 protection class (waterproof) which means it is immune to floods, moisture or water. Due to the adverse weather conditions in this area, the wheel sensor’s ability to withstand such conditions is particularly useful.

Easy and cost-effective integration

Greater cost saving due to distributed architecture and lower maintenance requirement.

Increasing availability

Greater uptime and availability due to resistance to adverse weather.

Project details
Indian Railways – South Eastern Railway
Country or region
Main Lines
Axle Counting
Wheel Detection
Counting Head
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