Transtector Systems innovative DRI AC and DC surge equipment protected critical switching systems during a recent category EF-2 storm that hit a railyard in Macon, GA. The Norfolk Southern Brosnan Railyard was devastated by lightning strikes and winds recorded between 120 and 130 miles per hour.
Trainyard Tech, LLC and Transtector Systems have worked closely together in developing and integrating surge protection solutions for the rail industry. When six tornados struck parts of Georgia affecting over 87,000 residents and businesses, the DRI protected switchgear was 100 percent operational.
Trainyard Tech’s Classmaster™ Process Control System integrated Transtector’s AC and DC DRI products thus providing high performance silicon protection and system status indication.
“Although three units self sacrificed, the Transtector DRI device operated to 100% efficiency and protected valuable rail switching equipment,” according to Dan Niemiec, VP Engineering for Trainyard Tech.
The value of surge protection is never more obvious than after a devastating storm. Trainyard Tech, LLC and Transtector Systems are proud to partner together to provide unique surge protection and integration solutions to the rail industry.
About Transtector Systems, A Smiths Group Business
Transtector is an international provider of power quality products including AC, DC, data and signal surge protection, communications power cabinets, EMP protection, lightning protection, and power quality engineering services. Established in 1967, Transtector was the first surge suppression designer to use non-degrading silicon diodes. Our patented, proprietary silicon avalanche suppressor diode (SASD) technology allows for less let-through voltage and lower clamp levels than other surge protection products. No one understands suppression and power quality issues like Transtector.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect, part of the global technology company Smiths Group, designs and manufactures specialized electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space and medical markets. For further information visit www.smithsinterconnect.com.