Catenary heating control has typically been provided as a manual on/off process where a switch needs to be physically thrown in either position – on or off. The catenary heaters are typically turned on at the beginning of the winter season and turned off at the end of the winter season.
NIBE Element Railway Solutions provides an alternative to this system by using a fully autonomous Catenary Control system called Blue Wire.
Much like the rail heating control system Blue Point , Blue Wire uses weather sensors and prediction to determine when to apply heat.
The SCADA system can be viewed and controlled on the Nibe Element Railway Solutions secure cloud web site or manually controlled locally at the controller.