ASTM G165-99

    Standard Practice for Determining Rail-to-Earth Resistance


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the procedures necessary to follow for measuring resistance-to-earth of the running rails which are used as the conductors for returning the train operating current to the substation in electric mass transit systems.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 45.120 (Equipment for railway/cableway construction and maintenance)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114604(Corrosion testers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/G0165-99

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    Citation Format

    ASTM G165-99, Standard Practice for Determining Rail-to-Earth Resistance, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.org

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