Severn Tunnel Electrification, Network Rail: Bespoke solution

Severn Tunnel Electrification, Network Rail: Bespoke solution

Severn Tunnel Electrification, Network Rail

Date                                     Oct 2016

Project Name                     Severn Tunnel Electrification Upgrade

Distributor                         ETS

Project Location               Rogiet, Monmouthshire, Wales

Scope of supply                Standard 2F+ clamps complete with stainless steel support framework

 

Requirement

Ellis patents were involved in the Network Rail project to electrify the Severn Tunnel. The requirement was for a solution to carry the insulated ATF cable. An added complication was the aggressive conditions within the tunnel and the requirement for a 40 year product design life.

 

Solution

Ellis worked with Network Rail to develop a solution based around the proven 2F+ two hole cable clamp alongside a bespoke bracket manufactured from Super Duplex Stainless steel.