WIT Press

Safety Principles Of SIMIS Interlocking Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000141

Volume

50

Pages

12

Published

2000

Size

1,358 kb

Author(s)

J. Kiefer, H. Newi & M. Steingraber

Abstract

In Europe the safety level for railway applications required by the passenger is very high due to high transportation volume as well as for the low levels of risk acceptance. As railway accidents have serious or disastrous consequences, SIEMENS Transportation Systems makes "safety" the most important issue for our everyday business. Additionally, we are aware of the high level of social responsibility associated with development, manufacturing and marketing of safe systems for railway signalling. In the paper, SIEMENS's approach for the management of safety is shown focussing the overall philosophy as well as the procedural and technical aspects. Looking at a SIMIS®-interlocking, the safety strategy

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