CAMTECH/99/S/SIG-CAB/1.0 2SIGNALLING CABLE JUNE’ 1999
2.1Advantages of Underground Cable1.
Overhead lines may come in contact with trees, bushes, etc. and cause lowinsulation.
Due to natural causes and ravages of humans beings, overhead lines are prone to ahigher fault incidence.
Due to headway considerations the maximum number of pairs on a pole route islimited to 16.By using underground cable all these disadvantages can be minimised.
3. TYPES AND USE
3.1 Outdoor Signalling Cable
Signalling cables for outdoor circuits should be laid underground. Following types of underground cables are normally used in Railway Signalling.
A) Main Cable
These cables are used for extending signalling circuits from cabins to location boxes and between location boxes. Normally 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 37 cores, armoured cablesare recommended for use as main cable.
Tail Cables are used for extending signalling circuits from location boxes to signallinggears. Cables of 5 core to 12 core are normally used as tail cables.
C) Power Cable
These cables are used for extending 230/110 Volt AC supply. Normally aluminium cables2/16 Sq.mm, 2/25 Sq.mm, 2/35 Sq.mm, 3/16 Sq.mm, 3/25 Sq.mm, 3/35 Sq.mm sizes areused. In addition, 2/10 Sq.mm. copper cable is also used.
3.2 Indoor Signalling Cable
Indoor Signalling Cable is used for indoor wiring of signalling circuits. Following cablesare normally being used for indoor signalling applications :
TABLE 3.1 : ‘TYPES OF INDOOR CABLES & USES’
Sr.No.Type of CableUse
116/0.2 mmWiring of Q series and Shelf type Relays23/0.75 mmWiring of shelf type Relays31/1.4 mm Wiring of lever lock, Circuit Controller