Locomotives equipped with oil-immersed semiconductor converters are described. The converters are notable for their low maintenance, complete protection against contamination and extremely compact construction. These three outstanding features make them particularly suitable for installation in motorcoaches, and it is expected that the oil-immersed converter will become standard equipment for motorcoaches in the same way as the oil-immersed transformer. The whole converter, except the control electronics, is contained in a tank, in much the same way as the core and coil of a transformer. In this container all the components are immersed in insulating oil. Harmful environmental factors are thus excluded. In this way the insulating capacity is kept constant and the permanently clean surfaces ensure uniform heat dispersal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brown Boveri and Company Limited

    Publicity Department
    Baden,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Vogel, X
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00056757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM