MV and HV cables for Railways applications

Continued investment in the latest technology, materials and human resources enables Tratos to supply a wide spectrum of specialised railways’ cables. Fixed trackside power cables include High voltage and Medium voltage cables supplying power to substations and switchgear, Track Feeder cable and OLE cable. Fixed trackside communication and signalling cables including Data & Telecommunications (copper & fibre optic) as well as Signalling Power & Control cables. Tratos are also a major supplier of Rolling Stock cables including Inter car jumpers and Pantograph cables.

RANGE

Tratos MV cables are available with circular stranded copper or aluminium conductors and triple extruded, dry cured HEPR or XLPE insulation. Metallic insulation screens can be copper tape or wires, single or three core, armoured or unarmoured. Polyethylene or PVC sheathed up to 26/45 kV. Water blocked and Lead sheathed versions are also available.

Tratos is the first and only cable manufacturer in Europe to achieve BASEC approval for Medium Voltage cables to BS 7870-4.10, a cable type specifically intended for a wide range of cable applications between 6.35 and 33kV for power distribution.

Tratos HV cables are available with circular stranded or segmental compacted copper conductors and triple extruded, dry cured XLPE insulation. copper wires metallic insulation screen, single core, unarmoured. Aluminium tape or lead sheath water barrier, HDPE sheathed. 

TRATOS® HV – 38/66 kV-(72.5 kV) and TRATOS® HV – 76/132 kV-(145 kV) – other voltages available on request

Designed to be maintenance-free, Tratos MV and HV cables offer exceptional long term reliability and performance.

BENEFITS

Tratos specialises in the Design, Development and Production of MV and HV cables up to 245 kV and has a great many years of experience supplying cables with proven reliability to Power Utility Companies worldwide. Tratos MV and HV cables are distinguished by the use of advanced technology to manufacture cables with increased pliability, decreased weight and increased strength. Tratos MV and HV cables are approved by BASEC.

Tratos Engineers work closely with manufacturers of Medium (MV) and High Voltage (HV) accessory manufacturers including joints, terminations and fixings to help ensure trouble free installation.

APPLICATIONS

Tratos MV and HV cables are used to connect railway substations to the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) national power networks when the requirement is for underground not overhead cables, an increasing requirement to help protect areas of natural beauty or for localised biological and ecological reasons. 

Tratos also manufactures a range of innovative hybrid high temperature low sag conductors if required

INNOVATION – Tratos MV and HV cables are distinguished by Tratos’ ongoing investment in the latest technology, materials and human resources needed to meet the highest safety and performance requirements demanded by the Railway Industry. 

Tratos in-house testing facilities include one of the largest Faraday Cage buildings in Europe so we can control our production to follow and meet the requirements of national or international technical authorities and issue the appropriate type test certification either with our approved in-house facilities or external laboratories.

  • Voltage Plugs 70 kV / 150 kV / 350 kV
  • Power 10.5 MW
  • Background Electrical Noise <0.1 pC.

HIGH SPEED RAILWAYS – High performance Tratos cables – designed and manufactured for reliable energy efficient MV and HV supplies to the latest high speed railway networks

SECURE ADVANTAGE – Clever theft-prevention new technology such as identity threads and alarmed cable that make cable theft less rewarding and improves traceability.

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