FRP THIRD RAIL PROTECTIVE COVER SYSTEM

An FRP protective cover is being used over the energized contact rail on the new Washington, D.C. METRO transit system. A unique combination of mechanical, electrical and special requirements led to the development of a system consisting of a pultruded cover supported by moulded brackets for this application. The various investigations which led to the optimum choice of materials and methods is described. The quality control procedures required to assure compliance with the specifications are reviewed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 31th Annual Technical Conference of the Reinforced Plastics/Composites Institute.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of the Plastics Industry, Incorporated

    355 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Connors, L P
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 10-C Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM