Improving the Safety and Sustainability of Stray Current Control of DC-Powered Rail Transit Systems

The objective of this research is to develop a Guidebook on design and sustainability of stray current control and control of railcar-to-earth and rail-to-earth voltages for DC-powered rail transit systems. The Guidebook shall include (a) a primer that explains all significant issues in readily understandable terms by non-technical people, (b) guidelines addressed to design and maintenance practitioners (e.g., recommended hazard analysis and safety certification checklist items), (c) case studies (third rail and overhead contact), and (d) recommendations for further research.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $349921
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project D-16

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Corrpro Companies, Incorporated

    14701 Flint Lee Road, Suite "G"
    Chantilly, VA  United States  20151-1505
  • Principal Investigators:

    Memon, Saud

    Flounders, Emer

  • Start Date: 20120216
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37926

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547222
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project D-16
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 4 2014 1:00AM