Higher Standard Regarding Fire Protection in Rail Vehicles

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In order to maintain general safety of passengers, the requirements on cables in rail vehicles have always been very high.

The new European Standard DIN EN 45545-2 goes on to increase the requirements regarding fire protection in rail vehicles. As well as halogen-free, all cables used have to be flame-retardant and self-extinguishing, and are not allowed to contribute to fire propagation.

Application fields

SAB Bröckskes ethernet cables of the categories 5, 6 and 7 have proved best performance in practise under harsh environmental conditions. Due to the current and future development in automation and rail industry and the steadily increasing data volumes and rates, the cable manufacturer SAB Bröckskes (Lower Rhine) now offers the new rail FRNC cables acc. to DIN EN 45545-2 especially for rail industry.

The new cable type according to the latest standard CATLine CAT 5e R, CAT 6A R and CAT 7A R completes the product range of the cable specialist and enables a wiring acc. to the highest current safety standard of the rail industry.

The application field of the new cable types are ethernet or gigabit ethernet cross-linking in rail vehicles, for example, in passenger information systems, control technique or e-ticketing systems.

Customer-orientated production

Furthermore, the production possibilities of SAB do not only include standard dimensions but also hybrid cables with integrated CAT7 element especially on customer requests.

Fulfilled standards include:

  • Halogen-free
    DIN EN 50306-1 + DIN EN 50264-1
    DIN EN 50267-2-1 development of HCl is ≤ 0.5%
    DIN EN 50267-2-2 pH-value is ≥ 4.3 and capacitance is ≤ 10.0μS/mm
    DIN EN 60684-2 content of fluor ≤ 0.1%
  • Burning characteristics
    DIN EN 60332-3-25 + DIN EN 50305 section 9.1.1 + 9.1.2
    DIN EN 60332-1-2
  • Smoke density
    DIN EN 61034
  • Toxicity
    DIN EN 50305

Requirements on cables R15 (EL1A) acc. to DIN EN 45545-2 for the hazardous classes HL 1-3 are fulfilled.

Cable manufacturer

SAB Bröckskes is a worldwide leading manufacturer of special cables, cable harnessing and temperature measurement technique. More than 60 years of experience in cable production, as well as temperature measuring technique have made a one-man business into a company with nearly 500 staff members.

Its strength is not only the production of standard product but also the construction of special items. Every year SAB manufactures more than 1,500 special cables to customer’s requests.

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