Air Supply and Air Storage Systems Periodic Inspection and Maintenance


This standard covers the basic procedures for the periodic inspection and maintenance of air supply and air storage systems mounted on rail transit vehicles. These procedures specifically addresses air compressors, air reservoirs and related air piping and hoses.

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APTA RT-VIM-S-003-02 Rev. 3 12/06/2017 Published Current


air compressor, air piping and hoses, air reservoir, periodic inspection and maintenance


This document establishes a standard for the inspection and maintenance of air system compressors, reservoirs and associated piping and hoses mounted on a rail transit vehicle. Individual rail transit systems may amend this standard to accommodate their specific equipment, ambient conditions and mode of operations.

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