Rail Cable Labels with Network Rail & London Underground (LUL) Approval

Published 05 Apr 2019

Cable Labels

Cable Labels

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Rail Cable Labels

T&D are Main Distributors for Silver Fox, the UK leading manufacturer of Wire & Cable Labelling Systems for the identification of LV MV HV Electrical, Instrumentation, Security, Data & Telecoms cables in the rail industry.

Key to the specification selection process for rail cable labels is the ability to demonstrate low smoke zero halogen performance in the event of a fire.

LU-1-085 Compliant Cable Labels

for London Underground

LU 1-085 is the current approval document which details the requirements of fire safety materials to be used on London Underground and Transport for London (TfL).

LU 1-085 includes rigorous fire and safety tests to ensure only the safest materials are installed onto a rail network that transported over 1 billion passengers in 2012.

Compliance of any cable or cable accessory with LU 1-085 is a hallmark of advanced technical specification and product performance.

The stringent performance testing of Silver Fox cable labels has ensured successful installation in high voltage electrical substations where long-term and durable cable labelling is essential on mission-critical power circuits at 11kV and 33kV voltages.

Silver Fox-Flo Tie-on LS0H Cable Labels

Silver Fox-Flo Tie-on LS0H Cable Labels

A range of products have been approved by both Network Rail and London Underground (LUL) including the Silver Fox-Flo Tie-on LS0H Cable Labels and the Silver Fox Legend Low Smoke Zero Halogen Heatshrink Cable Labels which are available in a continuous roll or ladder format.

Silver Fox-Flo Tie-on LS0H Cable Labels, Legend Ladder Heatshrink & Heatshrink Roll in Box

Silver Fox-Flo Tie-on LS0H Cable Labels, Legend Ladder Heatshrink & Heatshrink Roll in Box

Test, Test & Test Some More

Silver Fox cable labels go through rigorous independent testing to ensure their safety and reliability. These tests include:

  • MIL – STD – 202G Method 106G – Moisture Resistance
  • MIL – STD – 810F Method 502.4 – Low Temperature -25°C
  • MIL – STD – 810F Method 502.4 – Low Temperature -40°C
  • IEC60068 – 2 – 52 Test kb Salt Mist (Cyclic)
  • H2S Exposure (Sour Ageing)

The Silver Fox Fox-Flo® Tie-On cable labels have also undergone specific testing for:

  • UL 94 Section 8 ‘Vertical Burning Test’ Rating V0
  • UV Weathering 8000 hours ISO 4982 Part 3 Method A Cycle 1
  • IMO FTPC Part 2 – Smoke and Toxicity
  • IMO FTPC Part 5 – Surface Spread of Flames

All this testing is part of Silver Fox’s continuing resolve to ensure their customers profit from effective and innovative cable labelling products, enabling them to use time productively, whilst also benefiting from high quality and durable solutions.

All Silver Fox Thermal Labels are printed using One Software, One Printer and One Ribbon.

Silver Fox Thermal Cable Labels

Silver Fox Legend 25,000 Labels Printed In 4 Hours

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Rail Cable Accessories, Electrification & Installation Equipment

Thorne & Derrick stock and distribute an extensive range of 400V-33kV Rail Cable Accessories & Power Distribution Sytems including feeder pillars to contractors undertaking Low Voltage Power Distribution, HV Electrification & Substations, DC Traction & Networks, OLE and Track Feeder Cable Renewals – complete range of Network Rail PADS approved track terminations, cable joints, cable repair and connection products up to 25kV, including 3M Cold Shrink, Pfisterer CONNEX and Nexans Euromold products.

Full range of Cable Pulling Equipment & Products to ensure safe and efficient of rail cables in to cable ducts and containment infrastructure including cable troughs.


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