09 Feb 2017

Call for Development Group Members

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board is seeking nominations from people wishing to participate as members of RISSB Development Groups in the drafting of five upcoming RISSB products.

The upcoming product developments  are listed below:

AS 7528 Interior Communications

The purpose of this Standard is to set minimum performance requirements for interior audio and visual communications systems in rolling stock. The product will be performance based and will not stifle innovation in this critical area of protection.

AS 7641 – Railway Infrastructure – Lubrication – Friction Modifiers

This Standard will identify and specify the performance standards for rail lubrication in terms of rail friction, and to provide a design process aimed at ensuring the specified standards are met in a cost effective manner. Rail lubrication is aimed at extending the life of rail and wheel assets and extensive research has been conducted in recent years.

AS 7730 – Railway Infrastructure – Derailers

The purpose of this Standard is to provide users with the requirements for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of derailer units.

RISSB Code of Practice – In-Line Refuelling

The purpose of this CoP is to ensure safe, common practice of in-line refuelling of locomotives in the Australian rail industry. The CoP seeks to address failure of the in-line refuelling system during fuel transfer; failure of piping, hoses, couplings or tender tank; operation of the fuel tender in a partially filled state during the journey; fuel tender tank shells or piping damage during a derailment; reduction in weight from progressive defueling to cause dynamic in train forces or centre of gravity changes; train separation between tender and locomotive leading to failure of interconnecting hoses or connectors and a major fuel spill.

RISSB Code of Practice – Distributed Power

The purpose of this CoP is to ensure safe, common practice in the operation of distributed power freight trains in the Australian rail industry. The product will be performance based and will not stifle innovation in this critical area of protection.

For More Information and How to Contribute

Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit nominations for subject matter experts to join the Development Group to contribute to the overall depth and quality of the document.

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your employer organisation to attend and contribute. Attendance can be via teleconferencing, with attendance at around four meetings per year over the development of the standard. Further information on the responsibilities of a Development Group member can be obtained from the RISSB website. Development Group documentation will also be sent out to all nominees.

Submission details for nominations and enquiries for each product are as follows:

AS 7528 Interior Communications – ahowie@rissb.com.au

AS 7641 – Railway Infrastructure – Lubrication – Friction Modifiers – kdownes@rissb.com.au

AS 7730 – Railway Infrastructure – Derailers – kdownes@rissb.com.au

RISSB Code of Practice – In-Line Refuelling – ahowie@rissb.com.au

RISSB Code of Practice – Distributed Power – ahowie@rissb.com.au

Closing date for all five nominations is 26 February 2017.