Tratos has now developed, tested and successfully installed a completely new hybrid design of conductor for use in overhead lines based upon a high load carrying carbon fibre core.

Better by design

Current carrying capacity is twice that of traditional designs. Reduced weight and strain allows existing pylons and standard installation techniques to be used.

Better by design

More strength, less sag

Greater tensile strength to withstand snow, ice and wind loadings. Less sag and increased ground clearance at maximum current rating.

More strength, less sag

Economic benefit

Reduced cost and easier installation alongside increased power transmission.

Economic benefit

TRATOS INNOVATIVE DESIGN
Tratos has now developed, tested and successfully installed a completely new hybrid design of conductor for use in overhead lines based upon a high load carrying carbon fibre core with two compact, space saving, segmental thermal resistant aluminium alloy (AT1) wire layers, helically applied around in accordance with IEC 62004. This avoids the use of traditional conductor designs, based on existing technology, where any increase in transmitted power results directly in either an increase in size and hence the weight of the conductor, or an increase in the operating temperature above the recommended maximum operating temperature.

APPLICATIONS
These new innovative hybrid conductors are especially suitable as a fast and cost effective replacement for traditional ACSR conductors in short and medium spans in all topographical locations.

International Standards – IEC 61089, IEC TR 61597, IEC 62004
European Standards – BS EN 50341, BS EN 62004

Note: This is an indicative range of Standards to which Tratos manufacture cables. Cables manufactured in accordance with other Standards are available on request.

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