Guide to back-up power strategies in the rail sector

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Aggreko has published a free guide on ‘Contingency Planning for Power Failure in the Rail Sector’, which sets out  how to  create an effective back-up power strategy to cover all eventualities – from sharp temperature drops to power shortages or telecommunications failure.

It provides eight tips rail managers can follow to ensure they have robust plans in place for back-up temporary power to ensure business continuity and staff and passenger safety.

Guide author John Anderson, Aggreko’s national accounts manager for rail, said: “Contingency planning for emergency power is vital to ensuring speedy business recovery in the event of fire, flood, weather disruption, explosion, national grid failure, or any other emergency.

“By planning ahead, rail managers can minimise downtime and disruption, and achieve operational targets. This will keep stations and rail infrastructure running 24/7, 365. All assets must be considered – from train stations and telecommunications – to regional operating centres, signalling and tunnels – through to points heating, freight and train care depots.”

The guide includes how to:

•Build sufficient operational detail into a contingency plan

•Conduct a site survey for a list of critical power and temperature control equipment

•Work out the fastest installation plan

•Prevent failures of equipment, including fuel needs

•Specify the correct equipment for each application

•Check supplier’s accreditations and environmental standards

•Ensure proper coordination and communication

Download the guide at:  http://content.aggreko.co.uk/rail-disaster-recovery-plan

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