Cubis’ PADS Approved Products Save Track Possession and Installation Time
The Cubis Systems Network Rail PADS approved chamber and cable protection products ULTIMA and MULTIduct™ were specified by Amey Consulting on a recent Midland Mainline upgrade at Kettering Electrical Stabling.
Reduction in track possession and installation times were key factors in the products being selected to deliver the electrical containment and chamber access elements of this light maintenance and stabling facility.
800mmx800mm and 1200mmx1200mm sized ULTIMA Chambers and approximately 700m of 4 Way XL MULTIduct™ were used on this part of the project and installed mainly along the four walkways between the tracks of the sidings.
The versatility of the modular ULTIMA sections was fully utilized on site, building up the levels of the chambers in segments to get to the correct height. This was found to be a much easier installation process than traditional build options given that the stabling facility was created by excavating down in excess of 2m from ground level to sub track formation.
Space is also at a premium when operating at trackside and the use of MULTIduct™ created significant installation space and time savings over regular circular ducting due to the compact profile.