DC Traction Power Systems - Advanced Design Concepts

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IEEE VTS Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter is holding a technical meeting.  The topic is DC Traction Power Systems - Advanced Design Concepts.  Our speakers are Mark Curry and Tony Janin, Traction Power Systems Leads, Sécheron SA, North American Market

This presentation discusses the different elements, applicable standards, and common industry trends used in dc and traction power applications. The objective of this presentation is to provide designers and specifiers with technical knowledge in DC applications used in traction applications and provide detailed insight into new product concepts used throughout the world.

Attendees may apply for 2.0 PDH provided through the IEEE Certificates Program, accepted in all states.
Send $5.00 (USD) payment to Brandon Swartley via Zelle at brandon.swartley@ieee.org and complete the online evaluation at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/.

Evaluation form must be completed and payment received within one week to receive PDH certificate.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 29 Nov 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Contact Event Host
  • Email:  brandon.swartley@ieee.org

    Phone: 215-832-3590

  • Starts 15 November 2023 08:11 AM
  • Ends 29 November 2023 09:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Mark Curry Mark Curry of Sécheron Hasler USA


Mark Curry has over 30 years of transit experience on the systems delivery side in the areas of Traction Power, Control Centers and Systems, Systems Integration, SCADA, and Communications. Currently Mark Curry is the Director of Sales at Sécheron Hasler USA. Mark Curry is the Chair of the IEEE Smart Substation Work Group.


Address:United States

Tony Janin Tony Janin of Sécheron Hasler USA


Tony Janin has over 14 years of DC traction experience in the areas of Product Development, Application Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Project Management, and Sales Executive. Mr. Janin has led multiple projects for Sécheron from conception to completion. Currently Tony Janin is Area Sales Manager at Sécheron SA for the North American market for both Railway and Industrial applications. Mr. Janin’s area of knowledge includes Sécheron’s, Switchgear, Power Conversion, Rectifiers, Power Control and Monitoring Systems.


Address:United States



Technical presentation

  • Multiple project profiles that embrace new DC technologies and design challenges
  • DC Switchgear
  • DC Traction Voltage Limiting Device
  • Stray Current Monitoring Systems
  • Traction Converter Units based on Diode, Thyristor, and IGBT Technology
  • Boost for Diode Rectifiers
  • Substation Automation System and Intelligent Operations and Maintenance Systems


IEEE VTS Philadelphia Chapter Officers:

Chapter Chair:  Brandon S. Swartley, P.E., STV Incorporated, brandon.swartley@ieee.org
Vice-Chair:  Harvey Glickenstein, P.E., F.I.R.S.E., h.glickenstein@ieee.org
Secretary and Treasurer:  Robert Fisher, P.E., WSP, rbfisher@ieee.org