Net energy savings in Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes equipped with an active front end

Stefano Pietrosanti, Ian Harrison, Antonio Luque, William Holderbaum, Victor Becerra

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    Abstract

    The continuous increase in the energy consumption of container terminals could be tackled by equipping Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes with an Active Front End (AFE). To assess whether an AFE could offer benefits to a terminal, simulations have been performed using data recorded at the Port
    of Felixstowe (UK). A MATLAB/Simulink model of an RTG crane has been modified by adding an AFE, which has been developed in order to regenerate into the network the energy recovered from lowering containers. Results show that the addition of an AFE could reduce by 47 percent the net energy consumption of an RTG crane, resulting in significant energy savings for a container terminal.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC) 2016
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages1-5
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2320-2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2321-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
    Event16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering - Florence, Italy
    Duration: 7 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

    Conference

    Conference16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering
    Abbreviated titleEEEIC 2016
    CountryItaly
    CityFlorence
    Period7/06/1610/06/16

    Keywords

    • active front-end
    • crane
    • energy saving
    • energy consumption
    • power converters

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