The objective of the ICEBURNER project is the design and development of a heating system for points by induced currents that exceeds the performance of the products currently available in the market.
ICEBURNER represented a great leap in the performance of point heaters, improving them in the following areas:
Improved availability through the following points: Modular power electronics with two parallel solutions that allow fault tolerance. Possibility of connection of external batteries that allow maintenance of the functions for at least 4h in a reduced working regime. Configuration of hot spots on rail or slab with the possibility of redundancy for fault tolerance.
Improving efficiency: Use of induction heaters with rail or plate heating by induced currents, which allows efficiency to increase in from 20% to more than 80%. Power regulation that allows the adaptation of the power consumed to external environmental conditions.
Improved versatility: Self-diagnosis function of the installation. Communication with checkpoints for monitoring and remote control. Design of inductors with multiple configurations for the same power electronics. A single inductor installation-uninstall solution to facilitate substructure maintenance.