Hornet - Bare and PVC

The Hornet Overhead Line range is an All-Aluminium Conductor (AAC) manufactured specifically for the Railway industry and holds Network Rail Approval. It is designed to be used as a bonding cable for rail overhead line applications.

Bonding cable also acts as an earthing wire, providing a route to Earth from the Power supply and ensures electrical continuity. This provides part of a fail-safe in the event of failure.

Hornet - Colour identification

Drawing number PADS Colour Application
148/044/998 0091/010267 - Standard traction bond where no insulation is required
148/046/998 0091/010318 Black Standard traction bond
148/443/998 0091/030336 Red Dangerous to staff if disconnected
148/444/998 0091/030337 Yellow Jumper cables necessary for electrical integrity of a traction circuit that is fully or partially parallel bonded using at least 3 bonds per rail section to give safety redundancy

Hornet Technical Support

As the leading supplier of overhead line wires and cables to Network Rail, including Hornet cable, Cockroach cable and Centipede cable, we are at the forefront of this range's development and deployment across the UK rail network. Our rail specialists have a wealth of experience in providing technical and logistical support on all major electrification projects and routes.

 

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CONDUCTOR

Class 2 Stranded Aluminium

INSULATION -

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

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Product name Part No Rail Cat No Strands Nominal cross-sectional area (mm²) Sheath colour Length (m)  
Railway cables - Hornet Overhead Line (AAC) Cable A3BR150BARE 0091/010267 19 150 n/a
Railway cables - Hornet Overhead Line (AAC) PVC Cable A3BR150PVCBK 0091/010318 19 150 Black
Railway cables - Hornet Overhead Line (AAC) PVC Cable A3BR150PVCRD 0091/030336 19 150 Red
Railway cables - Hornet Overhead Line (AAC) PVC Cable A3BR150PVCYW 0091/030337 19 150 Yellow