Prior to now 11 months, Central and the Western Railways stored round 3 crore litre diesel costing round Rs 275 crore and diminished Co2 emission through approx 7.5 crore kg through adopting a head-on technology (HOG) machine. Conversion of 225 rakes from the tip on technology (EOG) machine to HOG additionally larger the wearing capability of over loads of trains of WR and CR through changing passenger coaches within the palace of generator energy automotive.
In HOG generation, energy is fed from the 3-phase electrical locomotive which pulls the ability at once from electrical traction thru a pantograph, to satisfy the ability provide necessities within the coaches of Mail Categorical trains i.e air conditioners, electrical bulbs lovers and pantry and so forth. Therefore one energy automotive (DG Set) is changed through one passenger trainer in step with occupancy of the trains.
“The LHB kind coaches are perfect fitted to adoption of HOG generation. As of date, Central Railway has the protecting of 75 LHB rakes all of which can be HOG compliant. Thereby Central Railway stored 1.35 crore litres of diesel valued at Rs 87.77 crore because of expenditure on diesel intake right through the present 12 months from April 2021 to February 2022” stated Shivaji Sutar, CPRO CR.
In a similar fashion, 125 rakes of Western Railway trains have been transformed into HOG generation, those rakes are being hauled through HOG to permit the electrical locomotives.
Thereby Western Railway stored 2.73 crore litre diesel valued approx at Rs 148.50 crore and eradicated the want to perform DG units in 125 rakes which diminished the noise and air air pollution and introduced a considerable relief in HSD (Prime-Velocity Diesel) intake between April 2021 to February 2022.
“It is a smart decision. At about 2.5 kgs of CO2 emissions consistent with litre of diesel, numerous useless emissions can be avoided. Many such avenues will have to be recognized” stated Rishi Aggarwal of Mumbai Sustainability Centre. Therefore saving round 3 crore litres of diesel intake diminished just about seven crore kg of CO2 emission.
What’s a HOG?
Head On Technology (HOG) is a inexperienced techo]nology, that faucets overhead provide traces and distributes energy to the educate coaches. Beneath the previous finish of the technology machine, coaches gained energy from diesel-fuelled energy vehicles units (one in entrance aspect different is in rear aspect) for lights and air-con.
The HOG machine does no longer require any diesel oil intake and as such will cut back air and noise air pollution. As well as, it additionally supplies uninterrupted illumination within the coaches. Therefore one DG set (Energy automotive) has been changed through a passenger trainer in the ones trains which can be being operated below the HOG machine.
Those rakes are working most effective with one energy automotive as a backup machine, which is most commonly utilized in emergencies. The addition of 1 further trainer will increase the wearing capability of those trains.
Advantages of HOG Generation:
Massive monetary financial savings when it comes to relief in Diesel intake in energy vehicles.
Relief in Air Air pollution
Relief in noise air pollution because of elimination of generator vehicles
Build up in passenger-carrying capability through attaching passenger trainer rather than energy vehicles, thereby expanding passenger earnings.
Carbon credit earnings- carbon credit may also be earned through no longer emitting carbon dioxide in the course of the burning of high-speed diesel into the surroundings.
Higher reliability because of diminished selection of producing apparatus, low upkeep and so forth.
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Printed on: Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 08:07 PM IST