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Cleaning and Recoating Electrified Third Rail Cover Boards
Cleaning and Recoating Electrified Third Rail Cover Boards
Report Number: IDEA-44
The purpose of this project was to develop a system to clean and recoat in place the fiberglass reinforced plastic cover boards on electrified third rails for rail rapid transit systems.  Several surface coating materials were considered and applied to deteriorated cover board segments to evaluate and to select the appropriate coating material.  This project included development, proof of concept, and prototype testing.
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