Flexicon Installation Track Record - Rail Specialist

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Flexicon Installation Track Record - Rail Specialist.

''Flexicon have the most LUL approved products of any Flexible Conduit Manufacture''.

Below are the latest case studies on how Flexicon solutions added benefit and overcome problems within the rail industry.

Thameslink - Infrastructure Improvements

Linbrooke Services has specified and installed a flexible conduit system from Flexicon to protect power and data cabling for a new passenger signage system as part of the Thameslink high capacity infrastructure improvements. The aim of the new system is to facilitate swift movement of passengers off and onto trains to minimise dwell time. It is vital in ensuring that people are on the right platform, at the right time and are standing in the right position.

The company selected Flexicon’s LFHUBRD metallic conduit, which has a galvanised steel core, extra low fire hazard coating and a stainless steel overbraid. It provides EMC screening for data cabling and with its high tensile strength, crush and abrasion resistance will resist any potential vandalism. Its stainless steel overbraid also makes the conduit visually attractive to the viewing public.

Europe’s Largest Infrastructure Project - Crossrail

The £14.8billion Crossrail project is currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project and will bring an extra 1.5million people to within 45 minutes of central London. Cable protection from Flexicon will be used for all lighting, small power, CCTV, fire and audio systems in both the general public and back office areas and for the Platform Edge Screen (PES) that prevents access to the track area.
The main requirements for the cable protection system were to protect cabling from vandalism, provide ingress protection of up to IP68 and meet the stringent fire safety standards for subsurface rail installations. For public facing areas the conduit had to also meet the aesthetic requirements of the installation. The back offices used the FSS Stainless Steel corrugated conduit. The Public facing areas used either FSSBRD with a stainless steel overbraid or FSS Black with a specially developed all metallic black stainless steel finish

Redevelopment of London’s Blackfriars Tube Station
Balfour Beatty used Flexicon’s flexible conduit to protect all of the cabling for lighting, power, signalling and communications for the major redevelopment of Blackfriars station.
The project includes the creation of a common entrance at the north end of the rail bridge spanning the River Thames, increasing the length of the platforms to accommodate 50 percent longer trains, the refurbishment of the underground station and the construction of a new station on the South Bank of the Thames.
All of the services have been left visible as part of the design, so Flexicon’s LFHUBRD flexible conduit has been specified since its grade 316 stainless steel overbraid provides both protection and aesthetic appeal. The system has high abrasion resistance and high mechanical strength, is highly flexible and has an ingress protection rating of up to IP65.

If you would like more information on Flexicon or Flexicon solutions, please contact our dedicated Flexicon technical team on 0121 706 7777 or technical@dpbuildingsystems.co.uk for more free help

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