Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Gateway Arch, and discover how 50-year-old arch trams that take visitors to its observation deck 630 feet above the ground have been updated with 21st century technology. Learn how site-related challenges were overcome with synergetic team building measures. We will describe the justifications for replacing the trams' motor-generator (MG) sets and DC motors with variable-frequency drives and AC motors. Over the course of this session, we will discuss design and engineering challenges associated with this complex project, and the creative solutions that were implemented.
Replacement of the Gateway Arch Tram's MG Sets
Mr Harvey D Hnatiuk, PE, FNSPE
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Number of PDHs:
Technical and Sustainable