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System Safety

System Safety

The Stations and Towers Safety Equipment Cabin safety equipment
The Stations and Towers Safety Equipment
Lightning Pre-warning Equipment:
The Maokong Gondola has an “integrated lightning and thunder detection system” that will send out warnings before thunderstorm approaches, and can observe the travel direction and scope of thunderstorm accurately. This is helpful for the timing of suspension and resumption of operation. In case lightning strikes an area on the operation route, the system will stop operation immediately. If there is no lightning within 30 minutes, the system will resume operation.
Integrated lightning and thunder detection system
Integrated lightning and thunder detection system

Lightning Rods:
All stations and towers of the Maokong Gondola are equipped with proper lightning arrest equipment. Whenever lightning strikes, the lightning arrest equipment will conduct the current into the earth.
  A lightning rod on station's roof
A lightning rod on station's roof
A lightning rod on tower
A lightning rod on tower

Emergency Stop Button:
Installed at the passenger platform and maintenance platform. In case of an emergency, personnel will immediately press this button to halt the system.
  The Emergency Stop Button (at stations)
The Emergency Stop Button (at stations)
The Emergency Stop Button (on maintenance platforms)
The Emergency Stop Button (on maintenance platforms)

Grip Force Sensors:
The grip force sensors are installed at station maintenance platforms. The gondola system is driven by a motor which drives the cables to circulate. The gondola cabins do not have driving force by themselves. On top of each cabin’s arm, there is a gripper gripping tightly to the cable and makes the cabin to travel with the cable to stations. When a cabin enters a station, the cabin’s gripper will be disengaged from the cable and pass through the grip force sensor to detect its grip force in order to make sure that it is functioning normally and can grip tightly and safely to the cable when the cabin exits the station.
  The Gripper
The Gripper
The grip force sensor
The grip force sensor

Cable Detector:
Cable detectors are installed on the maintenance platform and the tower. In case the cable is dislocated, the detecting system will be triggered and transmit signals through the safety line to the control center to stop the gondola system.
  The Cable Detector
The Cable Detector
The Cable Detector (on tower)
The Cable Detector (on tower)
  The Safety Line (on tower)
The Safety Line (on tower)
 

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Cabin safety equipment
Fire Extinguisher:
There is a small fire extinguisher installed under the chair. In case of a fire, a passenger may use it to extinguish the fire.
The Fire Extinguisher
The Fire Extinguisher

Emergency Telecom:
In case of an emergency, passengers can press the knob to contact the control center for help.
The Emergency Telecom
The Emergency Telecom

LED lights:
At nighttime, the LED lights in the cabin will turn on automatically when there are passengers on board. When there are no passengers in the cabin, the LED lights will automatically turn off to save energy.
The LED lights
The LED lights

Speaker:
In case of an emergency, the control center will broadcast to passengers in the cabins through the broadcast system.
The Speaker
The Speaker

Door-closing Detector:
When a cabin's doors are closed properly on its way exiting a station, the door close/open connecting rod on top of the cabin will definitely hit the door closing detector to confirm to the system that the cabin doors are closed properly. If the rod fails to do so, the system will take the cabin as doors not closed and will suspend operation immediately to ensure passengers' safety.
Door-closing Detector
Door-closing Detector

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  • Updated: 2013/1/7 14:42
  • Reviewed: 2013/1/7 14:41