Railways switches are a critical part of safe, reliable railway operations. During the winter months, snow and ice build-up on track can prevent switches from properly aligning, posing a major challenge to rail networks throughout the world. nVent offers solutions for melting snow and ice on track switches, helping railways operate safely in harsh winter conditions. nVent switch heating solutions incorporate innovative nVent RAYCHEM heating cable technology with the rail infrastructure expertise and high quality components of nVent ERICO, to provide high quality heating systems that can meet the needs of almost any turnout and crossing application.
nVent Self-Regulating Switch Heating System
Switch Heating System Overview
The nVent Self-Regulating Switch Heating System (also referred to as nVent ERICO Rail Heating System) is an innovative solution that automatically adjusts power output to compensate for temperature changes, delivering the exact output of power required to keep tracks clear.
Switch Heating System Video
This state-of-the-art, self-regulating heating system demonstrates easy and flexible installation, excellent thermal performance and a long service life with low operating costs. The self-regulating feature enables the heating cable to vary its power output in response to sensed changes in temperature at every point along its length.
nVent Flat MI Constant Wattage Switch Heating System
The nVent Flat MI Constant Wattage Switch Heating System is a service proven solution featuring an energy efficient flat MI (mineral insulated) heating element that heats more rail surface area with greater efficiency and longer life than conventional tubular heating rods.