Technical Reports

Safety of High Speed Magnetic Levitation Transportation Systems: High-Speed Maglev Trains: German Safety Requirements RW-MSB (Translation of German Ragelwerk Magnetschnellbahnen-Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen )

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1992
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; RW MSB Working Group
KEYWORDS: Magnetic levitation, Maglev, Safety, High speed ground transporation, Maglev safety regulations, German regulations
ABSTRACT: This document is a translation of technology-specific safety requirements developed for the German Transrapid Maglev Technology. These requirements were developed by a working group composed of representatives of German Federal Railways (DB), Testing and Planning Company for Maglev Systems (MVP), industry Institute Railway Technology (IFB), and safety experts of TUV Rheinland and TUV hannover headed by TUV Rheinland and sponsored by the German Federal Ministriy of Research and Technology. Topic areas covered include: levitation, propulsion, energy and control systems, load assumptions and vehicle and guideway stability, design, production and quality assurance of mechanical structures, switches, lightning protection, elctromagnetic compatibility, electrostatic discharge, fire protection and rescue plan. The original document is in German. This unoffical translation has been completed by a contractor for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration. The edition of this translation is March 1991. The translation has been formatted such that changes to this body of regulations can be changed on a page-for-page basis in either language.