The Official Opening of Tratos Faraday Cage

Tratos have recently opened a new Faraday cage, based at one of our manufacturing sites in the area of Pieve Santo Stefano, Italy. The largest Faraday cage in Europe.
The opening ceremony was a successful event with over 100 visitors from all around the world. We were delighted to receive our clients including Enel, Terna and members of Tratos approval systems such as IMQ and Dr Jeremy Hodge, chief executive of BASEC. Additionally pleased we were by the presence of the local authorities.

The Faraday cage is an investment of approximately €6 million and is the latest one of a long series that the company has made in the last decade and that will continue in the future. This major project strengths and certifies the quality of HV cables as the Faraday Cage enables effectively to administer AC resonant tests on site, allowing testing of up to 220 kV of nominal voltage cables, of up to 20 km in length.

Measuring 24m x 16m and standing at 14m high makes Tratos Faraday cage the largest in Europe. The sophisticated equipment included in the cage, allows incredible precise measurements to be recorded, ensuring that the cables meet the exact test parameters as specified in IEC 60228, 60840 and 60811.
The innovative shielding system of the cage ensures a very low noise floor with values less than 0.1 pC. This allows Tratos to produce and test high voltage cables up to 360kV, and in the near future to develop the technology to get to 750KV.

For more details visit or contact us +39 0575 794 329

Contact us

Please, don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information on our company or our products.

Other News

Our website uses cookies and thereby collects information about your visit to improve our website (by analyzing), show you Social Media content and relevant advertisements. Please see our cookies page for further details or agree by clicking the 'Accept' button.

Cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyze our website and optimize for the purpose of a.o. the usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and FaceBook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't Analytical, Social media or Advertising.