19/33kV & 25/44kV Railway Power Transmission cables - NR/PS/ELP/00008
We are a leading supplier of 19/33kV and 25/44kV medium voltage cables manufactured as part of our Network Rail power cable NR/PS/ELP/00008 range. This Railway & Metro industry range of medium voltage cables (often referred to as MV cable) are used to supply three-phase AC electrical power to traction substations on electrified lines.
The 33kV cable and 44kV cable are designed to supply power to DC and AC electrified lines respectively. These cables are available with an MDPE or low smoke zero halogen outersheath, the latter being suitable for use underground and in tunnels.
NR/PS/ELP/00008 cable construction
|Conductor||185mm2 - circular solid aluminium (Class 1)
300mm2 - compacted circular stranded copper (Class 2)
|120mm2, 400mm2 & 800mm2- compacted stranded copper (Class 2)|
|Conductor screen||Extruded semi-conductive cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) solidly bonded|
|Insulation screen||Extruded semi-conductive cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) strippable|
|Bedding tape||Water-swellable semi-conducting tape|
|Screen||Copper wire screen, helically wound with equalising copper tape|
|Separator||Water swellable tape|
|Sheath||Medium density polyethylene (MDPE) Type TS2 (Graphite Coated) or LSZH|
NR/PS/ELP/00008 Cable - PADS references
The sheaths are graphite coated to allow sheath integrity testing. All cables have a bedding of water-swellable semi-conductive tape and a copper wire screen, helically wound with equalising copper tape.
The 44kV cable is sometimes referred to by its overhead line equipment reference 148/450 and the entire range of cables were formerly known under their Railtrack code of RT/E/PS/00008.
NR/PS/ELP/00008 Cable - technical support
Eland Cables' rail engineers have vast experience of providing technical support to Network Rail and its contractors. Our services cover cable development and approval to cable selection, manufacturing, testing and third-party testing services.
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Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.
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