CPD4 Signalling Applications Engineering - RAIL29007

This course is primarily concerned with equipment at the individual unit, or subsystem level. The student is required to demonstrate a professional understanding of the factors to be considered when applying signalling and communications equipment at all stages in the lifecycle (including research & development), from specification to replacement.

Topics covered include:

  • Signalling / Telecommunications principles and railway signalling, control and communications equipment including:
  • Signals Power supplies, cables
  • Point operation and detection
  • Relays and CBIs
  • Hot axle box and other defect detectors
  • Data and incident recorders
  • Lightning protection
  • Telecommunications for signalling
  • Environmental factors including, traffic type, tunnel and underground environments
  • Train Interference Characteristics, Immunisation and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Installation techniques
  • Testing and Commissioning.

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