DC Rolling Stock High-Speed Circuit Breaker Technical Presentation


IEEE VTS Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter is holding a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams titled, DC Rolling Stock High-Speed Circuit Breaker Technical Presentation.  Mr. Oleg Goureev, Component and Systems Manager, and Mr. Martin Bussiere, Business Development Manager, Rail Segment North America, ABB Electrification Products, are our guest speakers.

ABB will give a presentation on their latest DC rolling stock high-speed circuit breaker called DCBreak.  It is a medium-voltage high-speed bi-directional DC circuit breaker for rolling stock application power supply up to 1800 V, 1500 A, with a breaking capacity of 30 kA.  The DCBreak circuit breaker family for rolling stock combines a small footprint, reduced weight, high flexibility and reliable operation with minimal maintenance. It is ABB’s first in a line of new products intended for the direct current railway transportation market. It is designed to high safety standards as well as relevant environmental directives and industry standards.  Engineered with flexibility in mind, it is as easy to implement in new builds as well as retrofit into existing ones, and its simplified design makes for reduced maintenance time and costs.  This technical presentation will also discuss AC and DC train line relays, contactors, and 1000 V dc miniature circuit breakers for distribution systems on buses and rail cars.

Attendees may apply for 1.0 PDH upon completion of lecture.
Certificates will be provided through the IEEE Certificates Program, accepted in all states.
PDHs are provided at a cost of $5.00 per certificate.
Send payment to Brandon Swartley via Zelle at brandon.swartley@ieee.org.
Evaluation forms must be completed online to obtain PDH certificates at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/
Payment and evaluation form must be completed within one week after meeting.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 28 Mar 2022
  • Time: 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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Teams link for meeting:  Click here to join the meeting


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United States

  • Email:  brandon.swartley@ieee.org

    Phone: 856-986-1221

  • Starts 19 March 2022 12:00 PM
  • Ends 27 March 2022 09:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Mr. Oleg Goureev Mr. Oleg Goureev of ABB


Oleg Goureev has worked in the rail industry since 1998, starting with Stone Rail, a Wabtec Company, on the HVAC side.  Mr. Goureev then moved to ABB and was responsible for the electrification Smart Power Division.  He is an engineer responsible within ABB as the Component and System Manager for North America.  Oleg is a true systems integration engineer capable of overseeing any applications in rail and ensures products, systems, and solutions are well protected, distributed, and compliant to the customer specifications.   Mr. Goureev holds a MS in automation systems and robotic complexes from the Moscow State Technical University. 


Address:800 Boulevard Hymus, , Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, H4S0B5

Mr. Martin Bussiere Mr. Martin Bussiere of ABB


Mr. Martin Bussiere is the Business Development Manager Rail Segment North America. He oversees all business development and sales activities.  Mr. Bussiere joined ABB in 1994 as a Sales Representative for the low-voltage product division, then moving to different positions in the rail segment from Account Managers to Global Marketing manager for the rail sector.


Address:800 Boulevard Hymus, , Staint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, H4S0B5


Introduction of ABB representatives and STV representatives
Technical hands on presentation of the ABB high speed circuit breaker
Application of the ABB HSCB in a propulsion system.
ABB Molded Case circuit breakers migration to the XT for the various onboard systems distribution and protection 
Push in technology connection on DC and AC Train Line relays and DC and AC Contactors versus Ring terminal
ABB 1000Vdc Miniatures Circuits distribution and protection on Buses and Railcars
ABB integrated engineered Solutions systems integration at our North American Center of excellence.