E!10174, Anti-Icing HS, Nordic Ground Support Equipment
|Coordinator||NORDIC GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 961 193|
|Project duration||March 2016 - September 2017|
Purpose and goal
Purpose: The purpose of the project was to develop an anti-icing concept for high-speed trains. It included the development of an anti-icing fluid that can withstand the stresses that arise during high speed, and a machine that automatically applies the fluid onto high-speed trains. Fulfillment: We have developed the market´s first machine that applies an anti-icing fluid which can stay on the high-speed trains during operation. The first generation’s anti-icing system for high-speed trains is available at a customer´s premises and tests show a positive result.
Expected results and effects
The purpose of the project was to develop a concept that reduces ice build-up on high-speed trains. The machine applies the anti-icing fluid evenly over selected areas. The performed tests show that the applied fluid stays on the boogie during the desired distance. It also shows a lower ice build-up compared to untreated areas.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been a collaboration between Nordic Ground Support Equipment and the British company Kilfrost. Each company was responsible for its respective niche, but a major information exchange lasted throughout the project. The project work was divided into seven work packages: WP1 Initial fluid design, WP2 System design, WP3 Fluid development, WP4 Building prototype, WP5 Field test & evaluation, WP6 Validation & certification, WP7 Project coordination and management.