Attribute: Vertical clearance, safe


Acronym: VERCSA

Code: 184

Attribute type: F

Definition:

The safe vertical clearance measured from the plane towards the object overhead.

ENC Condition:

# Must be encoded for CBLOHD objects over navigable water, or if this is unknown, encode attribute VERCLR.

References:

INT 1: ID 26;

M-4: 382.1;

Minimum Value: 0

Indication:

Unit: defined in the HUNI subfield of the DSPM record or in the HUNITS attribute of the M_UNIT meta object class, e.g. metre (m)

Resolution: 0.1 m or 0.1 ft

Format:

xx.x

Example:

7.2 for a vertical clearance of 7.2 metres.

Remarks:

In the case of cables carrying high voltages, the quoted vertical clearance (VERCLR) may have to be reduced by 2-5m to avoid electrical discharge. When known, this authorized safe clearance (known in the UK as the Safe Overhead Clearance) which is the physical clearance minus a safety margin shall, be stated. (IHO Chart Specifications, M-4).

See also 'Vertical Clearance'