Project Title: Rail Cable for BHP crossing upgrades

Client: RCR Infrastructure

End User / Site: Various BHP Rail sites

Year of contract: 2016

Cable supplied:

2 x 16mm² PVC/PVC/NYLON/PVC 0.6/1kv Black Sheath Control Cores Tinned Conductors 2000m
2 x 35mm² PVC/PVC/NYLON/PVC 0.6/1kv Black Sheath Control Cores Tinned Conductors 500m
3 x 10mm² + 8 x 2.5mm² PVC/PVC/NYLON/PVC 0.6/1kv Black Sheath Control Cores Tinned Conductor 1300m
8 x 6mm² PVC/PVC/NYLON/PVC 0.6/1kv Black Sheath Control Cores Tinned Conductors 1500m

RCR Infrastructure approached Cable Distribution Services for some highly specialised rail cable for use on BHP’s rail crossing upgrade projects. Their current supplier was offering a 16 week lead time which made project scheduling very difficult. We approached our rail supplier and were able to negotiate a lead time of 10 weeks to land the cables in Perth.

The construction of the cable included a Nylon sheath for termite protection and all cables had to meet BHP’s stringent specifications. In addition, we were able to meet the client’s specification for a custom designed control cable for use in the switching operations. This cable consisted of 3 cores of 10mm + 8 cores of 2.5mm cu conductor which had to be specially designed and manufactured to meet BHP’s requirements.

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