Network Rail protects Wigston North Junction with a fixed SATWS
One of the first SATWS in the UK was installed at Wigston North Junction. This complex junction near to Leicester has seven tracks leading to the worksite.
We are pleased to support Newtork Rail with the roll out of SATWS and ATWS across all Routes in the railway network.
What was the task?
The task was to provide protection for track workers when they patrolling and inspecting a large, busy junction. The client wanted a safe, reliable method to provide a warning. There was a desire to move away from LOWS due to the number of lookouts required and to move up the safety hierarchy.
How was the task carried out?
A centrally positioned half-location case contains the F500-AB, ZFS-10 and ancilliaries meaning that only a ZPW110 plus batteries and tripod or harness needs to be brought to site. The F500-SEN are cabled back to the worksite. To use the system the SATWS Controller simply connects the ZPW110 to the two ZFS-10s via the secure radio frequency and once it is confirmed there are no trains in the sighting limits the track works can proceed.
The components we used
The ZPW110 is a radio-controlled warning device designed in volume and weight for mobile operation in a carrying harness. In addition, operation as a control unit and remote warning device is possible, as is stationary use in a protective cage.
As a component of the Mobile Radio Warning System, it is designed for use in the field. Acoustic and optical warning devices with the highest safety integrity level (SIL 4) are used for the warning.
- Optimised Autoprowa+ effect between 97 dB and 112 dB
- Optical warning devices
- Use as a control unit and/or warning device
- Lightweight for mobile use