Project Title: Rail Cable for BHP crossing upgrades
Client: RCR Infrastructure
End User / Site: Various BHP Rail sites
Year of contract: 2016
|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.