Periodic testing of railway freight brake-control valves has been required so that established standards of performance will be maintained throughout the life of the equipment. The accomplishment of such a test program has required a considerable investment in equipment and trained manpower. This paper describes the design and construction of a prototype automated test machine, the design objectives of which are to provide superior testing methods, to allow the use of unskilled personnel as operators, and reduce total testing costs. Although the prototype rack has seen limited service, hopefully all of the design objectives will be realized.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Barth, P W
    • Skantar, E T
  • Publication Date: 1960-4-21

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00040051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 60-RR-4 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM