THE ART OF IMPLEMENTATION : WANT TO SOLVE THE SURGE-PROTECTION PUZZLE? TRY DOING IT IN STAGES, SUPPLIERS SUGGEST

Since the use of electronics and sensors in railroad operations has increased significantly, the potential for lightning strikes to cause damage has become an even greater issue. This article looks at how railroads pursue the problem of lightning protection. It describes a three-staged protection concept promoted by industry suppliers. In the first stage, the surge is arrested at the source. The secondary protection occurs at or on the equipment rack, and in the third stage, protection takes place inside the equipment. The article describes the various products available and how they can be effective in providing surge protection.

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    Trade Press Publishing Corporation

    2100 West Florist Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53209-
  • Authors:
    • Foran, P
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01005506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 1:57PM