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Railcar Communication Cables and Compliance to NFPA 130 and AAR RP-585

March 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE-VTS National Capital

1) Review of NFPA 130 requirements for vehicle wiring (chapter 8)

2) Review of AAR RP-585 requirements for train car wiring – how does it apply to communication cables?

3) Review of additional wiring requirements in local specifications like LIRR

4) Review of UL 1685 flame test per NFPA 130

5) FST (Flame, Smoke and Toxicity) requirements for train car wiring

6) Cable design and samples for MVB, WTB, CAT 5E, CAT 6, CAT 7, RS-485, CANBUS, LON

7) Review LIRR requirements for CAT 7 – this is new!

8) Additional mechanical tests for communication cables to RP-585 and local specifications. (abrasion, cut through, temperature cycling etc.)

Speaker(s): Gil Shoshani,

1300 I Street NW
American Public Transit Association (APTA)
Washington, District of Columbia


March 14, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


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