Standard has been completed and sent to the IEEE for editorial review.
Working Group meetings are help in conjunction with OCS Subcommittee meetings. No separate meetings are currently planned.
The scope of this standard covers practices for grounding overhead contact systems used in DC electrification for rail, light rail, and trolley bus including the proper application of lightning arrestors.
At the present time there are no uniform practices for grounding overhead contact systems used in DC traction electrification or for application of lightning arrestors, Such a standard will provide increased protection to passengers, personnel, and equipment, reduce maintenance and initial costs and improve performance.
Lightning Protection Article by Dev Paul
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Modified - 21 January 2010