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1627 - IEEE Draft Standard for Transient Overvoltage Protection of DC Electrification Systems by Application of DC Surge Arresters

This standard provides uniform practices for protecting overhead and third rail contact systems used in direct current traction electrification with application of lightning arresters. Such a standard will allow the use of lightning protection to provide increased protection to passengers, maintenance personnel, and systemwide equipment, shall reduce maintenance and initial costs due to ineffective devices and can improve systemwide reliability and performance.
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