Contact Wire Heating

Eliminate Costly Interruptions of Revenue Service due to the effect of ice/frost accumulation on the tramline/trolley/contact wire.

Ice on the contact wire causes tramlines and light rails to lose power and in extreme cases leads to the contact wire/catenary system being brought down. Arcing caused by the presence of ice leads to excessive wear to the pantograph conductors, all leading to traffic delays and service disruption.

NIBE Railway Components offers the System BLUE WIRE that heats up the wire to prevent accumulation of ice.

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CAT heating
Permanent solution to de-ice the OCS in critical areas like uphill lines, tunnel entrances, bridges and yards. The heating system is powered from the overhead wire.

Consists of an insulated constant wattage heater surrounded by a heat transfer material. The heating cable is secured to the contact wire with phosphor-bronze attachment clips to avoid galvanic corrosion. The heating cable is in a triangular shape for easy mounting and excellent heat transfer.

Remote control
Control cubicles to switch on/off heating when needed based on weather conditions and weather forecast.

Supervision system to control multiple lines or regions.

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