Case Studies

Alstom’s Avelia Liberty high-speed train for Amtrak

Alstom/Meconopsis

Alstom’s Avelia Liberty high-speed train for Amtrak will make its debut in 2021 with rail service linking Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. This inter-city service will stretch across approximately 457 miles at speeds up to 186 mph.

Alstom designed and built these high-speed trains based on proven technology with more than 1,000 high-speed trains in service worldwide. Avelia Liberty provides more space and improved comfort for passengers, with enhanced safety and reduced energy consumption.

Consilium Marine & Safety specializes in the fire protection for the rolling stock industry and is delivering the fire detection, line heat detectors and the Stat-X fire suppression. Consilium Marine & Safety was instrumental in the integration of Stat-X® fire suppression systems which are protecting the power distribution area of the power car on all 28 new trainsets. This is a thirty-year project. Installations are currently in process.

The Stat-X condensed aerosol technology was the fire suppression of choice for the power car application based on product quality and the follow advantages:

  • Compact for engine compartments where space is limited, and weight is critical
  • Effective – proven to be the most effective fire technology available
  • Durable – withstands harsh environments with dust, vibrations, and a wide climate range tested to meet MIL Standard 810
  • Cost effective
  • Ease to install – no piping required
  • Easy to maintain with its modular design
  • Compatible with the latest detection and control systems

These features make Stat-X fire suppression the optimal solution for enclosed special hazard applications.

Stat-X currently protects many rolling stock fleets worldwide including the high-speed Eurostar railway which connects London, Paris, and Brussels in Europe.

Stat-X condensed aerosol fire suppression is a solution for many transportation applications including rolling stock, buses, mass transit, and heavy equipment.

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