Traction Electrification Substation Inspection, Maintenance and Testing


This standard provides minimum requirements for inspecting, maintaining and testing rail transit system traction electrification substations.

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APTA RT-FS-S-004-03 Rev. 2 12/06/2017 Published Current


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This document establishes a standard for the periodic inspection, maintenance and testing of the major components of traction electrification substations for direct current (DC) rail transit systems. This includes periodic visual, electrical and mechanical inspections of components that affect safe and reliable
operation. This standard also identifies the necessary qualifications for rail transit system employees or contractors that perform periodic inspection, maintenance and testing tasks. Annex A contains samples of checklists and/or recording forms used by rail transit systems to perform inspections.

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