Cable Chambers & Vaults

Cable Chambers & Vaults

IDS Medium Duty and Heavy Duty Structural Cable Chambers are a highly successful family of pre-formed cable chambers and cable vaults for network duct access.

The IDS range provides rail operators with a means of constructing cable chambers quickly and inexpensively without having to compromise on build quality.

 

IDS cable chambers are installed on the London Underground (LUL) network.
 

Typical IDS Medium and Heavy Duty Structural Cable Chambers :

  • Valve chambers
  • Duct pits and cable vaults
  • Communication chambers - in fact any installation where an accessible void is to be constructed
  • UTX chambers

IDS Medium Duty Cable Chambers
To complement the IDS range of polyethylene cable chambers and ducting, IDS offer a range of pre-formed Medium Duty and Heavy Duty Structural Cable Chambers and vaults for network, duct and equipment access. The unique design of the IDS cable chambers offers rail operators and contractors alike a huge range of clear opening and depth combinations. The Medium Duty Structural Cable Chamber range consists of 150mm deep ring sections which are stacked on top of each other to form chambers of varying depth. Each ring in turn is made of twin walls with vertical ribs spanning between the walls.

This patented twin wall technology provides the Medium Duty Structural Chamber range with its inherent strength - cable vaults have been independently tested to withstand vertical unsupported loads in excess of fifty tonnes. Vertical load tests have also been applied on a cyclic basis in order to simulate the effect of trafficking. Under this first test, the cable chamber withstood 40 tonnes vertical load at the rate of one cycle per second for over 86,000 cycles within a 24 hour period. Strength that means unlike other pre-formed cable chambers which only serve as formers for concrete, the IDS Medium Duty Structural Cable Chamber range does not require any expensive structural backfill.

IDS Heavy Duty Cable Chambers
The range of IDS Heavy Duty Structural Cable Chambers is a highly successful family of pre-formed chambers and vaults for network duct access. The IDS range provides operators and cabling contractors with a means of constructing cable chambers quickly and inexpensively without having to compromise on build quality.

The IDS range of Heavy Duty Structural Cable Chambers is unsurpassed in terms of its strength to weight ratios. This is due to the material IDS use to mould the product - a glass reinforced polyester resin which is used in many industries including automotive, aeromotive and construction to provide engineers with high strength in areas where finished product weight needs to be as low as possible.

Furthermore the material is thermoset, which means it cannot melt and has a high degree of resistance to fire. Operating temperature range is greater and more stable than thermoplastic materials such as HDPEs and PPs used in other cable chambers and vaults.

Through the combination of material and twin wall technology each unit is capable of unsupported vertical loadings in excess of 40 tonnes and side wall loads comparable to those of concrete cable chambers or vaults.

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