Railway switches

During the winter, snow and ice on the railway lines can prevent track switches from working properly by inhibiting their movement.

Heat Trace LTD has developed a self-regulating heating cable designed specifically to combat this. By heating the railroad switch and ensuring that it is kept free from snow, the track is able to move and thus works as usual.

The heating cable series 100FSPw-RHL was approved by Ferrovie Italiane (the Italian National railway service) according to the RFI specifications RFI.DMA/IM.LA/LF609 Ed 2004.

We are currently the exclusive suppliers of this cable to Thermit Italiana the company responsible for installing anti-ice systems on Italian railway switches.