Emerson Climate Technologies plays a key role in Metro and Long-Distance Passenger Rail Transport in India
Mass Transportation, while being a key component for any nation’s economic prosperity, comes with its shares of travails, such as traffic congestion and deterioration of air quality. For a country like India, with its increasing urbanization and urban travel demands, this problem acquires an even greater proportion. Hence a good and efficient public transportation system is of paramount importance.
Metro is a feasible alternate means of mass transport system that can address these issues. Metro rail projects are being built in various cities in India to provide high-quality mass transit facilities. Air-conditioned rail cars make travel comfortable for commuters while minimizing exposure to noise and air pollution.
Emerson has developed special scrolls for transport applications which meet the high dust and water protection requirements. Copeland® brand horizontal scrolls offer excellent performance and meet low height requirements in subway train coaches operating in tunnels. Emerson Climate Technologies’ Copeland ScrollTM compressor technology powers the cooling system for air-conditioned rail cars.
OEMs and end-user customers are realizing that Copeland ScrollTM technology, pioneered by Emerson, provides significantly superior energy efficiency results in comparison to alternate compressor technologies. To cite an example, a metro rail corporation of one of the largest cities of India was looking for a highly efficient air-conditioning system, with significantly reduced noise levels, to install in its railcars. Emerson Scroll compressors were the clear choice. In comparison to the alternate technology compressors, the hermetically sealed and compact nature of Copeland Scroll™ compressors helped reduce the noise levels and greatly improved the reliability in the air-conditioned cars. The higher efficiency also optimized the energy consumption for the metro. This technology is also very well-suited for functioning in a wide range of ambient temperatures, as is the case in India.
Copeland ScrollTM technology offered by Emerson is thus much sought after for various upcoming metro rail projects in India. With the Urban Development Ministry considering metro projects in more than 15 tier II cities, with a population of more than 2 million, this market has high-growth potential. And with India being the world’s fourth largest intercity railway network, carrying more than 30 million passengers and 3 million tons of freight daily, it is crucial for the rail authorities to maintain a comfortable temperature in the air-conditioned coaches across the journey.
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