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2013 March

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The Largest Faraday Cage in Europe Print E-mail


Tratos has recently completed the construction of the largest Faraday cage test site in Europe, at the company’s headquarters in Pieve Santo Stefano, Italy. Measuring 24m x 16m and standing at 14m high, the new Faraday cage enables Tratos to effectively administer AC resonant tests on site, allowing testing of up to 220 kV of nominal voltage cables, of up to 20 km in length.
AC resonant testing is now the standard method of testing higher voltage cables.
However, it is vital that AC resonant tests are carried out in a controlled environment, and this is exactly what the new Faraday cage provides.
The facility incorporates a new innovative locking system to ensure perfect shielding from any sort of external interference. Inside is state of the art instrumentation and equipment for testing and an adjustable high voltage reactor which, together with the exciter and the regulator, comprise the heart of the system.

Tratos is a specialist supplier of mining and tunnelling equipment Print E-mail

Tratos Mining cablesTratos is a specialist supplier of mining and tunnelling equipment that is used at applications worldwide. The group is one of the most trusted suppliers of cables with long-standing relationships with major global mining groups.
our industrial and mining cable has been manufactured and tested to meet or exceed industry standards such as AS/NZS, VDE, BS, UL, CSA, MSHA, and OSHA.  Our products also meet approval of RoHS compliant.
Mining cable is also weather resistant, but is specifically customized for the mining market; it is designed to resist sunlight, water, extreme temperature, chemical, oil and abrasion, while also performing reliably in tough drilling environments.


Gori MirkoTratos is pleased to announce that: "OFS, a leading edge designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fibre optic network solutions, today announced the introduction of AllWave® FLEX and AllWaveFLEX+ Bend-Optimized Single-Mode Fibre with a 200 micron coating for use in cables with higher fibre counts and in microcables where cable diameters must be minimized.
The fibre’s bend-optimized design enables tight, low loss bends without risking fibre strength and long-term reliability. These fibres occupy 46 percent less area than conventional 250 micron coated fibre, enabling smaller diameter cables with a greater number of fibres per tube. 200 micron AllWave FLEX Fibre supports higher density and lower diameter cables, providing outstanding macrobend and microbend performance for access, Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH).

Tratos High Voltage innovative cable Print E-mail
cable_abcDuring 2009-2011, a trial using an innovative thermoresistent conductors’ prototype with composite material core in carbon fibre, was undertaken.  During the first year a composite conductor’s experimental characterization was undertaken and was developed in a laboratory, according to a test protocol agreed between the grid operator for electricity transmission and Tratos Spa. This test resulted in the final conductor‘s prototype being installed on a 132 kV line section.  
This particular type of research was carried out in order to solve the problems that arise when using non metallic material as constituent parts of ropes, operating at high temperatures, in a field where there are no reference norms.  In order to take various aspects into account such as aging, mechanical fatigue, conductor’s bedding, and ecc, a diverse range of mechanical, thermical and electric tests were undertaken at the RSE Laboratories. Once the results were achieved, Tratos was able to produce a new conductor prototype

Tested at Tratos Cavi, Morsetterie and the Institute of Gorla Erse laboratories, under the same conditions as previously, the results were positive and in line with expectations.
Following this research and subsequent meetings with the grid operator for electricity transmission, it was decided that this rope would be installed in a pass in the Alps, on the 132 KV line in October 2011.
Tratos has opened a new London office Print E-mail
 Tratos-London cables Conveniently located in Farringdon, London, Tratos new office will help to further strengthen existing customer support with local connections, in addition to allowing the company to develop relationships with key contractors working throughout the capital.
Ennio Bragagni-Capaccini and Germano Bragagni have been appointed directors of the Tratos UK manufacturing facilities based at Knowsley, Merseyside, and they have also became part of the UK Board of Directors of Tratos Ltd. This is part of the strategic plan of investment by Tratos into the UK cable industry

ACI continues chasing companies selling defective cable Print E-mail
Approved Cables InitiativeAlmost three years since its recall, the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has revealed that defective Atlas Kablo cable has been once again found on sale in a Homebase store.
On-going market surveillance by the ACI, an industry-wide working group, led to the discovery in January of Atlas Kablo cable in the home enhancement retailer’s Mold store in North Wales – the fourth time Homebase has been found to be selling the cable after the manufacturer’s product recall. Atlas Kablo cable was the subject of a product recall in the summer of 2010 when several cables were identified as defective. The recall from the UK market followed Atlas Kablo’s suspension by BASEC (British Approvals Service for Cables) of its product certification licence and by HAR of its scheme certification licence from the Turkish Standards Institute, TSE (from www.aci.org.uk).  
Tratos joins UK Trading association EIC Print E-mail

Tratos-EIC-theeicTratos Ltd is pleased to announce its membership of the Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading Trade Association providing dedicated services to help members understand, identify and pursue business opportunities globally. Established in 1943, the EIC is a not-for-profit organisation with a membership of over 670 UK-registered companies who deliver goods and services to the energy industries worldwide.
The EIC goal is to put its members first and serve them well, providing one of the most comprehensive sources of energy projects and business intelligence in the energy sector today.The EIC is renowned for excellence in the provision of services that unlock opportunities for our members, helping the supply chain to win business across the globe.

TRATOS has supplied a £5 Million CABLE CONTRACT WITH CONOCOPHILLIPS Print E-mail
Jasmine-Conocophillips Oil Gas platformTratos UK has supplied a £5 million order for specialist fire resistant cables to ConocoPhillips for Phase 1 of the Jasmine discovery in the UK, Central North Sea.
Jasmine, one of the UK’s largest exploration discoveries since the mid 1990s, was discovered by a ConocoPhillips-operated exploration well in 2006. First production from Jasmine Phase 1 is anticipated to occur in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the core development is expected to produce at an annual gross peak sales rate of more than 88,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Tratos has supplied medium and low voltage cables for Jasmine Phase 1 designed and manufactured by the company to meet the necessary test requirements of this project especially for the exceptional fire resistance properties demanded. Tratos, whose primary market is the oil and gas industry, was the only company able to fully meet ConocoPhillips’ rigorous spec for this specialist cable, which will be delivered in full this year.
tratos-ESDBTratos has received an order to provide Tratosflex ESDB reeling cables for London Gateway, the UK’s first major deep-sea container port. Situated 25 miles east of central London and due to open in Q4 2013, the port is one of the most extensive developments in the UK and will provide entry into London for the world’s largest container ships.
Tratosflex ESDB cables have been used extensively for similar applications worldwide, including the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai and the Busan Port terminal in Korea. The exceptionally high quality and intelligent design of the range, as demonstrated in previous installations, were a major factor in their selection for London Gateway.
Tratos Marine cablesTratos has won the order to supply cables for three container ships: MSC Tamara, MSC Angela and MSC Kim, all of which are used to deliver a huge variety of goods to ports worldwide.
The Tratos Marine cables were selected on account of their high quality manufacture and competitive pricing, as well as accreditations that ensure optimum safety, making them the perfect choice for a variety of vessels.
Tratos Marine is a range of quality, highly cost-effective shipboard cables designed specifically for ship and navy vessel installation. Not only do these cables have a lower intrinsic cost in comparison to other ranges on the market with similar properties, they also allow for lower installation and operational costs due to their design and the components used, which reduce dimension and weight by approximately 20%.