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Rail Network - Winter Protection

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Keeping You On Track


From the start of the company in 1974, Heat Trace Limited has been at the forefront of the electric heat tracing industry. Significant annual investment into Research & Development has resulted in a unique and innovative range of surface heating products and systems - a number of which have been specifically developed to meet the needs of rail networks around the world. 

Heat Trace’s product portfolio for the Transportation Industry includes a range of safe, reliable and energy efficient solutions for a variety of "winter protection" applications for rail network infrastructure, rolling stock and properties.

Severe winter weather can cause extensive disruption to rail networks and transport systems, resulting in delayed or cancelled journeys that affect businesses and individuals alike.



High Speed Rail


All Heat Trace Limited cables and associated components are designed and manufactured in accordance with the latest international standard:

IEC 62395 - (Parts 1 & 2) Electrical resistance trace heating systems for industrial and commercial applications.

In addition, heating systems used on rail networks carry Network Rail UK Acceptance Certification.


Heat Trace Limited provide a range of safe, reliable and energy efficient solutions, offering "winter protection" in a number of different transportation sectors, including:

  • Main Rail Networks 
  • Light Rapid Transit Systems 
  • Tramways
  • Monorails

Euro Star

Docklands Light Railway

Manchester Metro Link

Mono Rail Applications

Within these sectors heating applications
can be found for:

Infrastructure       Switches and turnouts
                             3rd rails
                             Monorail tracks
                             Catenary Wire de-icing
                             Pantograph shoe de-icing
                             Tunnel ice prevention

Rolling Stock         Water supplies freeze protection
                             Sanitary system freeze protection
                             Diesel fuel lines temp maintenance
                             Door and threshold ice prevention

Property               Snow & ice prevention systems for:

                             Paths and stairways
                             Car Park access/exit ramps
                             Disabled access ramps

                             Roof and gutter systems 

CRH - Parallel Resistance, Self-regulating Heater

  CRH - Parallel Resistance,
  Self-regulating Heater.
AFS - Parallel Resistance, Self-regulating Heater   AFS - Parallel Resistance,
  Self-regulating Heater.

RHT - Parallel Resistance, Constant Wattage Heater

  RHT - Parallel Resistance,
  Constant Wattage Heater

For further information and to view our full range of
rail applications please take a look at our brochures below or Contact Us 

Typical Points Heating System in Operation   Typical Points Heating System
  in Operation.

Product and Application Datasheets
Corporate Brochure
Rail Heating Guide

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