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.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 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.
G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing
direct fixation; mass transit systems; running rails; track ballast; track-to-earth resistance; traction power substations; wooden tie; Electrical continuity; Electrical power systems; Electrical tests; Mass transit; Rail-to-Earth resistance; Running rails; Track-to-Earth resistance; Traction power substations
ICS Number Code 45.120 (Equipment for railway/cableway construction and maintenance)
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