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Causes of downtime and revenue loss in the rail industry

How to protect against water, rats, vibration and fire.

Water accumulating in manholes along the track can cause costly downtime. Rodents and vibration affect sensitive equipment that may cause fatal accidents. Each year, fire causes damage worth millions of dollars. These are some of the challenges in the rail industry that call for best practices concerning cable retention and sealing. Even if no actual lasting damage occurs, the repairs will lead to downtime and project delays.

Application areas for Roxtec seals

Roxtec sealing solutions for cable, pipe and conduit penetrations are watertight to withstand climate change. The seals provide cable retention according to EN61373 to protect against vibration in exposed application areas such as overhead decks. They form a strong rodent barrier and have certificates and test results proving excellent fire protection. Click to the right to see that Roxtec UL and NFPA compliant seals are perfect for use in many different railway applications, such as traction power, trackside equipment, tunnels, bridges and railway stations.

Roxtec solutions help you overcome multiple sealing challenges

Roxtec R transits, Roxtec RS seals and Roxtec H seals are ideal for the rail industry. The Roxtec R is a round transit for sealing around multiple cables and pipes in a limited area while the Roxtec RS is a penetration seal for a single cable or pipe. Roxtec H is a round seal that is tailor-made for your needs.

Quick reference sizing chart

When sealing the OD of conduits, Roxtec seals can be utilized with sleeves and/or core drill openings. The charts show corresponding Roxtec seals per conduit sizes.

Conduit range Roxtec series Core drill size Roxtec weld sleeve Bolt/cast sleeve

1/2" (.315"-1.181")

RS50 OMD 2" SLRS 50 AISI316 SLFRS 50 AISI316
3/4" (.315"-1.181")  RS50 OMD 2" SLRS 50 AISI316 SLFRS 50 AISI316
1" (.945"-2.126") RS75 OMD 3" SLRS 75 AISI316 SLFRS 75 AISI316
1 1/2" (.945"-2.126") RS75 OMD 3" SLRS 75 AISI316 SLFRS 75 AISI316
2" (1.890"-2.756") RS100 OMD 4" SLRS 100 AISI316 SLFRS 100 AISI316
2 1/2" (2.598"-3.858") RS125 OMD 5" SLRS 125 AISI316 SLFRS 125 AISI316
3" (2.598"-3.858") RS125 OMD 5" SLRS 125 AISI316 SLFRS 125 AISI316
3 1/2" (3.661-4.685") RS150 OMD 6" SLRS 150 AISI316 SLFRS 150 AISI316
4" (3.661"-4.685") RS150 OMD 6" SLRS 150 AISI316 SLFRS 150 AISI316
5" (4.685"-5.709") RS175 7" SLRS 175 AISI316 SLFRS 175 AISI316
6" (5.433"-6.693") RS200 8" SLRS 200  AISI316 SLFRS 200 AISI316

 

RGS                
OD 1.315 1.900 2.375 2.875 3.500 4.500 5.563 6.625
ID Average 1.063 1.624 2.083 2.489 3.090 4.050 5.073 6.093
                 
PVC (40)                
OD 1.315 1.900 2.375 2.875 3.500 4.500 5.563 6.625
ID Average 1.029 1.590 2.047 2.445 3.042 3.998 5.016 6.031
                 
PVC (80)                
OD 1.315 1.900 2.375 2.875 3.500 4.500 5.563 6.625
ID Average 0.936 1.476 1.913 2.290 2.864 3.789 4.768 5.709
                 
FRE Underground                
OD 1.315 1.900 2.375 2.875 3.500 4.460 5.572 6.627
ID Average 1.175 1.760 2.235 2.735 3.360 4.320 5.380 6.435

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Ticking all boxes

Approved according to

  • UL 1479
  • NFPA130
  • FST
  • 502A
  • EN 45545
  • EN 61373

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