RTSC Sub-Committee #1
Standards for Overhead Contact Systems

IEEE Rail Transit  Standards Committee



Chair:
Paul White 
HNTB
V: (978) 905-4053
F: (978) 905-4001



Vice Chair:
Steve Norton
Los Angles Metro
V: 213-922-3272
F: 213-922-3394

Secretary:
John Schlick
Hatch Mott MacDonald
V: 206-903-7535

 

 

 

Recording Secretary:
Joe Williams
RE Magnet Wire
V: 870-622-4405



Honorary Secretary:
Peter Bartek
ProTranTechnology LLC

PO Box 417

Newton, NJ 07860
V:  (609) 704-1737
F:   (609) 704-0565
C:  (862) 251-1490

 

Scope

Determine what standards are needed, develop these standards through specifications and drawings and come to a consensus through key industry representatives of the committee that these standards shall be adopted and adhered to by all those associated with the light rail and trolley bus industry

Purpose

Meet regularly to review progress on specification standards, decide how said standards will be presented, agree through mandate on what specifications will become standards for adoption and use by the light rail and trolley bus industry

 

 

Expense Form                   Instructions for Contributing to Transit Agency Travel Fund

Meeting Report Form          myProject Volunteer User Guide [ https://mentor.ieee.org/tools_documentation-11-0014-MYPR-myproject-user-guide.pdf ]      

Guidelines for working groups     VTS Travel Expense Policy Instructions

Next OCS Meeting 
Please advise the chair if you plan to attend

Working Groups

Status


 

Meeting Dates:

March 23rd & 24th, 2015 in conjunction with the Joint Rail Conference and IEEE Traction Power Substation meeting. More information to follow. For information on the Joint Rail Conference, go to:

 www.asmeconferences.org/JRC2015/index.cfm

Meeting Location:  

San Jose, California. Meeting to start at 8:30am both days.

Meeting Information: 

Meeting location.

Meeting on the 16th will focus on working group activities and progress for both committees.

Hotel Information: 

The Fairmont San Jose

170 South Market Street

San Jose, California 95113

USA

Tel: 408-998-1900

Fax: 408-287-1648

Reservations: 800-441-1414

E-mail: www.fairmont.com/SanJose

Rate: $289.00 single/double

Dinner Information: 

There will be a group dinner on the evening of March 23rd at a restaurant to be determined. Dinner information to be announced as information becomes available.

 

1626_wg  Insulation (withdrawn)

1627_wg  Surge Arrestor

1628_wg  Maintenance

1629_wg  Current Collectors

1630_wg  Pole Structures

1791_wg  Glossary of OCS Terms

P1833_wg  OCS Design Criteria

1896_wg  Identification of

                 Contact Wire

Live Line Maintenance

P2406_wg Disconnect Switch

                  Standard

Guidelines for working groups

 

The IEEE Standards Board approved the 7 Project Authorization Requests for the Working Groups Identified at left.  The Sub-Committee is meeting regularly to share information and develop the draft standards.  Text development continues.

Standard P1628 Recommended Practice for Maintenance for DC Overhead Contact Systems for Transit Systems has been approved and is an official IEEE Standard for recommended practice. It is approaching the review period and any upgrades required will be incorporated.

Standard P1629 Performance Standard for Pantograph Current Collectors has been approved and is an official IEEE Standard for recommended practice.

Standard P1630 Standard for Supporting Structures for Overhead Contact Systems for Transit Systems has been approved and is an official IEEE Standard.

A new Working Group has been formed for the purposes of publishing a glossary of OCS terminology and a PAR has been assigned, P1791. It was been sent out for balloting but the PAR time frame expired and a new PAR has been authorized. The standard is in process of re-balloting.

A new group has been formed for the development of general OCS design standards. IEEE has issued a PAR for this working group and it is P1833.

A new group has been formed for the development of a recommended practice for performing maintenance on energized OCS.

Standard P1626 has officially been withdrawn by the IEEE.

Standard P1627 was balloted and was in final completion stage but PAR time period expired. It will be re-applied for and be moved forward to completion.

A new group has been formed for the development of contact wire marking standard. IEEE has issued a PAR for this working group and it is P1896. This has been balloted but IEEE wanted a review of the scope and purpose. This has been done and standard will be re-balloted.

 

Meeting Information  

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Date

Location

Agenda

Minutes

Attachments/Related Information

37

October 15 & 16, 2014

Houston, Texas

Agenda

Minutes

 Sign-in

36

May 5 & 6, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in    Southwire Aluminum Cable     Mass Electric  Autocommute panto/OCS Inspection     OCS Solutions

MUNI Load Break Switch Presentation

35

January 27 & 28, 2014

Seattle, WA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in  Photo of Arcing through special work  Magnetic field shielding Presentation    

34

October 7 & 8, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in   OCS Group Photo

34

June 10 & 11, 2013

Norfolk, Virginia

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

33

January 28 & 29, 2013

Tucson, AZ

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

32

Sept 17 & 18, 2012

Chicago, IL

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

31

June 6, 2012

Dallas, Texas

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in   Theft Deterrent Cable Presentation

30

January 23 & 24, 2012

Los Angeles, CA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in Sheet  BBRI Substation Presentation  Rigid OCS Presentation

29

September 14-15

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in       Screw Anchor Foundation for Poles Texas Foundation Methods        Aluminum-Copper Cable Presentation

28

June 25, 2011

Boston, MA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

27 

Jan 24-25 2011

Salt Lake City, UT

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

26

Sept 27-28 2010

Sacramento, CA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

25

May 11-12 2010

Jersey City, NJ

Agenda

Minutes

AREMA agenda    K+M Presentation  Sign-in Sheet

24

Jan. 25-26, 2010

Houston, Texas

Agenda

Minutes

.Sign-in    Presentation Southwire

23

Sept. 28-29

Seattle, WA

Agenda

Minutes

.Sign-in    Balance Weight Presentation

22

June 3-4, 2009

Philadelphia, PA

Agenda

Minutes

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21

Jan, 2009

Tampa, FL

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

20

Oct 5-6, 2008

San Diego, CA

Agenda

Minutes

 

19

June 17-18, 2008

Portland, OR

Agenda

Minutes

 

18

Feb 11-12, 2008

Phoenix, AR

Agenda

Minutes

 

17

Sept 27-28, 2007

New Orleans

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents.  OCSarchive2007.zip

16

June 19-20, 2007

Baltimore, MD

15

March 1-2, 2007

San Jose, CA

14

October 5-6, 2006

Dallas, TX

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents.  OCSarchive2006.zip

13

June 29-30, 2006

Cleveland, OH

12

Jan 31-Feb 1, 2006

San Diego, CA

11

Oct 20-21, 2005

Manhattan, NY

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents.  OCSarchive2005.zip

10

June 21-22, 2005

Toronto, ON

9

January 27-28, 2005

Houston, TX

 

2004 Meetings

 

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents.  OCSarchive2004.zip

 

2003 Meetings

 

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents.  OCSarchive2003.zip

 

2002 Meetings

 

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents.  OCSarchive2002.zip

 

May 24, 2001

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Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents.  OCSarchive2001.zip


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