Technical Reports

Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake Revenue Service Tests

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1999
SUBJECT: Braking Systems
KEYWORDS: Advanced Braking, Safety Evaluation, Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes
ABSTRACT: This letter report, prepared by the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), Pueblo, Colorado, a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), summarizes the findings of the service testing of Electronically Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) Brakes, carried out between the spring of 1996 and the summer of 1997. This report focuses on the Conrail Revenue Service Test, which is one of the two tests specifically featured in Task Order No. 1- Advanced Braking System Safety Evaluation. In addition, selected results from the other revenue service tests, conducted during the same time, are included for comparison purposes. Also, the actions taken by the AAR in the specification development process, as a result of the findings of the revenue service tests, are discussed.