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Cleaning Device for Electrified Third Rail Insulators -- Phase 2
Cleaning Device for Electrified Third Rail Insulators -- Phase 2
Report Number: IDEA-47
The purpose of this project was to test and demonstrate an operational higher speed device for cleaning third rail insulators for rail rapid transit systems.  Dirt and grime can short circuit an insulator and cause arcing, burning, and smoke, which can cause the rail system to be shut down.  This is the second phase of the successfully completed IDEA Project 36.
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