Balata Cable Strapping For London Underground LUL SSR Upgrade

By Chris Dodds on 8th May, 2012

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Balata Cable Strapping For London Underground LUL SSR Upgrade


Rail Cable Strapping LUL

Balata Cable Straps - Rail


Balata strap products have been specified by LUL Capital Programmes Directorate to strap rail cables onto LUL cable post routes already supporting cables.

The LUL contractor took down the existing rail cables, which are due to be decommissioned and removed, and using balata strapping these cables were strapped onto the cable hangers of the existing cable posts routes, to free up space for the installation of new cables on the same cable posts routes.


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Pictured : Balata Rail Cable Straps supporting electrical cables on London Underground (LU) infrastructure


Balata Rail Cable Straps


Balata Cable Strap Support System Features & Benefits

  • Fast and simple installation
  • Meets Powerlink and London Underground requirements for securing LV, HV and Pilot cables on the existing containment systems across bridges
  • Provides a flexible cable containment that allows movement during expansion and contraction
  • No tools required, just place around the cable and hook the balata ends over the steel studs
  • Suitable for all cable types
  • No sharp edges to damage cable sheaths
  • Excellent electrical insulation properties
  • Top quality heavy duty 3 PLY flat belting manufactured from traditional balata material
  • The Hy-flex balata is manufactured with 34 oz Goodyear Hard duck material and can be used for heavy duty applications. This belting is manufactured strictly in accordance with Goodyear Akron, USA standards. It exceeds the requirement of ISS :1370 : 1965. 


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