Automatic Power Factor Correction Equipment?The TrAAm People Mover System

by Huy P. Huynh, Lea&Elliott, Inc, Arlington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV


The introduction of the American Airlines' TrAAm project brought numerous modifications to support the addition of guideway, stations and the operation of three-car trains to the existing AIRTRANS system at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Since the power distribution system is an essential part of every people mover system, modification and expansion of the AIRTRANS power distribution, including the addition of the power factor correction equipment, were needed to meet the requirements of the American Airline's TrAAm system. This paper describes how the power factor correction equipment was considered, evaluated and then used to meet the TrAAm operational requirements, and at the same time improve the AIRTRANS system energy-efficiency. In addition, this paper discusses the use of the Central Control computer to automatically control and monitor the power factor correction equipment.

Subject Headings: Power transmission | Electric power | Electrical equipment | Equipment and machinery | Automated people movers | Electrical systems | Automation and robotics | Texas | United States

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