SAFETY PRINCIPLES OF SIMIS INTERLOCKING SYSTEMS

In Europe, the safety level for railway applications required by the passenger is high because of high transportation volume as well as low levels of risk acceptance. As railway accidents have serious or disastrous consequences, SIEMENS Transportation Systems makes safety the most important issue for everyday business. Additionally, they are aware of the high level of social responsibility associated with development, manufacturing, and marketing of safe systems for railway signaling. This paper presents SIEMENS's approach for the management of safety, focusing on the overall philosophy and the procedural and technical aspects. Looking at a SIMIS-interlocking, the safety strategy is explained leading to the advantages of SIEMENS systems: highest safety standards, very high availability, and scalability in station size or control distance.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 145-156
  • Monograph Title: COMPUTERS IN RAILWAYS VII
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853128260
  • Contract Numbers: BRPR-CT97-D558, DG 12 HINS, KBN No. 9 T12C 045 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2000 12:00AM