Some features of railway converter design and operation

Author(s): J. E. Woodbridge
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 February 1908
Volume: 27
Page(s): 203 - 226
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1908.6741706



There are now in service in this country in railway work alone, synchronous converters with an aggregate capacity of nearly 1,000,000 kw. In spite of the wide use of this machine, some features of its design and operation are not generally clearly understood, or are quite generally misunderstood. It is the purpose of the following paper to take up three of these features as follows.