History and development of non-intrusive electrical testing and assessment of DC traction motor armature condition and reliability during overhaul

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Helwig, A.. 1995. "History and development of non-intrusive electrical testing and assessment of DC traction motor armature condition and reliability during overhaul." IEE Machines and Drives Conference: Electrical Machines and Drives (1995). Durham, United Kingdom 01 - 13 Sep 1995 Durham, U.K..
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History and development of non-intrusive electrical testing and assessment of DC traction motor armature condition and reliability during overhaul

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AuthorHelwig, A.
Journal or Proceedings TitleIEE Machines and Drives Conference 1995
Number of Pages5
Year1995
Place of PublicationDurham, U.K.
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://www.crossref.org/iPage?doi=10.1049%2Fcp%3A19950845
Conference/EventIEE Machines and Drives Conference: Electrical Machines and Drives (1995)
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IEE Machines and Drives Conference: Electrical Machines and Drives (1995)
Event Date
01 to end of 13 Sep 1995
Event Location
Durham, United Kingdom
Abstract

The test regime has proven highly successful for QR over the past five years, being initially driven from the commercial view point of preventing costly operational failures of traction machines. The benefits of this policy are now starting to be realised, however, it has been a long process. Such developments are highly dependent on a detailed knowledge of the motor insulation and coil structure. This process of developing nonintrusive test indicators of traction machines is now also being applied to the stator windings of the newer three-phase asynchronous traction machines now starting service in QR. This basis for cost effective maintenance and minimisation of operational failures within QR continues. There is ongoing research into the development of these indicators, and the training QR staff and contractors in testing for these indicators, and observing unusual machine behaviour and deviation from normal operation.

Keywordstraction motor; electrical testing; armature; QR; Queensland Rail; maintenance; locomotives
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400805. Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems
400799. Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
350907. Rail transportation and freight services
Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Engineering and Surveying
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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