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Track Circuit Bonding Design Course

Signalling Design Courses

Duration 5 days
Location Derby or at your venue
Delegates Maximum 6

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This course will enable a signalling designer to progress to the production of track circuit bonding design for non-electrified and AC electrified lines.The participant should already be familiar with signalling plans and basic signalling principles.

Course Outcomes

Track Circuiting Concepts:

  • Basic Track Circuit Operation
  • Series and Parallel Bonding
  • Permitted Spurs
  • Electrical and Physical Stagger
  • Double Rail, Single Rail and Common Rail Configurations
  • Fishplate Bonding, Jumper Bonding & Red Bonding
  • Track Circuit Interrupters

External Factors Affecting Track Circuit Design

  • Constraints on Joint Positions related to vehicle dimensions
  • Constraints on Joint Positions imposed by track engineering
  • AC Electrification Principles
  • Traction Bonding Appreciation

Bonding Design Process (RT/E/S/1175 Train Detection)

  • Constraints and Ground Rules
  • Preparation
  • Basic Arrangement
  • Spurs from series bonded rails
  • Parallel bonded rails
  • Switches on parallel bonded rails
  • Agree IRJ positions

Bonding Design Exercises

  • Simple arrangements
  • Full design from 1:100 plan

Assesment and Certification

The outcome of the course will be assessed by a written design assessment.

Practical Information

Duration: 5 days

Location: at our Derby training centre, or on your premises (subject to equipment availability)

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