General Order 95
Requirements for All Lines
37 Minimum Clearances of Wires above Railroads, Thoroughfares, Buildings,
Clearance between overhead conductors, guys, messengers or trolley span wires and tops of rails, surfaces of thoroughfares or other generally accessible areas across, along or above which any of the former pass; also clearances between conductors, guys, structures, or other objects, shall not be less than those set forth in Table 1, at a Temperature of 60°F and no wind.
The clearance specified in Table 1, Case 1, Column A, B, D, E and F, shall in no case be reduced more than 5% below the tabular values because of temperature and loading as specified in Rule 43 or other conditions. The clearances specified in Table 1, Cases 2 to 6 inclusive, shall in no case be reduced more than 10% below the tabular values because of temperature and loading as specified in Rule 43 or other conditions.
The clearance specified in Table 1, Case 1, Column C (22.5 feet), shall in no case be reduced below tabular value because of temperature and loading as specified in Rule 43.
The clearances specified in Table 1, Cases 11, 12 and 13, shall in no case be reduced below the tabular values because of temperatures and loading as specified in Rule 43.
Where supply conductors are supported by suspension insulators at crossings over railroads which transport freight cars, the initial clearances shall be sufficient to prevent reduction to clearances less than 95% of the clearances specified in Table 1, Case through the breaking of a conductor in either of the adjoining spans.
Where conductors, dead ends, and metal pins are concerned in any clearance specified in these rules, all clearances of less than 5 inches shall be applicable from surface of conductors (not including tie wires), dead ends, and metal pins, except clearances between surface of crossarm and conductors supported on pins and insulators (referred to in Table 1, Case 9) in which case the minimum clearance specified shall apply between center line of conductor and surface of crossarm or other line structure on which the conductor is supported.
All clearances of 5 inches or more shall be applicable from the center lines of conductors concerned.
When measuring the minimum allowable vertical
conductor clearances in a span, the minimum clearance applies to the specific
location under the span being measured and not for the entire span.
Note: Modified January 8, 1980 by Decision No. 91186, March 9, 1988 by Resolution E3076; and November 6, 1992 by Resolution SU15, September 20, 1996 by Decision 9609097, January 23, 1997 by Decision 9701044 and January 13, 2006 by Decision No. 05-01-030