19 Sep 2016

AS 7708 – Signals Earthing and Surge Protection – OPEN CONSULTATION

The draft of RISSB AS 7708– Signals Earthing and Surge Protection has been released for open consultation.

Overview

The purpose of AS 7708 Signals Earthing and Surge Protection Standard describes a set of mandatory and recommended requirements for the nomenclature, design and development, construction and implementation, testing and commissioning, monitoring and maintenance, modification, decommissioning and disposal of signals earthing and surge protection in Australia.

The main purpose of the requirements are to:

  • Provide a uniform basis to address all identified hazards associated with lightning and electrical surges in railway signalling and telecommunications equipment.
  • Clearly and accurately describe each of the essential requirements (functions, design considerations and constraints, performance, maintainability, monitoring and safety) of signals earthing and surge protection devices for railway application.
  • Promote a consistent or uniform treatment of signals earthing and surge protection methods across the Australian railway networks.

The draft of the standard is now available for open consultation.

How to contribute?

Stakeholders are invited to submit comments on the draft and it is now available for download from the RISSB website:

Click here to download the draft standard.

Any comments on the draft standard can be submitted through the RISSB website or by emailing revans@rissb.com.au . Please ensure the comments are detailed within the copy of the standard using the PDF commenting tools available.

Closing date for comments is Tuesday 16 November 2016.