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Surge arrester POLIM-R..ND

Silicone-housed surge arrester for DC traction system up to 3 kV with class DC-B

POLIM-R..ND is a surge arrester with metal-oxide (MO) resistors without spark gaps directly molded in silicone housing, grey color, designed and tested according to IEC 62848-1 / EN 50526-1. POLIM-R..ND also has other certifications:

  • Shock and vibration tested according to IEC 61373
  • Fire and smoke behavior tested and classified according to EN 45545-2

It is used for secure protection of DC traction systems against overvoltages from atmospheric discharges and switching conditions.

The arresters also meet the requirements for A1/A2 functions according to the VDV 525 recommendation:

  • A1 – overvoltage protection of equipment connected to traction supply voltage
  • A2 – overvoltage protection for apparatus connected to the running rails

Applications

  • Traction systems – fixed installations
  • Rolling stock
  • Equipment in direct current installations
  •    

Why ABB?

  • Over 100 years of experience in overvoltage protection and more than 30 years with silicone insulation
  • Local and global ABB application support
  • Proven safe short-circuit current design
  • Design life of more than 30 years
  • Own production of metal-oxide (MO) resistors
  • High energy withstand handling capability
  • UV resistant  silicone housing with excellent pollution performance
  • Maintenance free
  • Stable against shock and vibration
Brief performance data
   POLIM-R..1ND POLIM-R..2ND
DC class    DC-B DC-B
Continuous voltage through arrester (Uc=Ur)  kV DC 0.14-1.0  0.14-1.0
Short-circuit current (Is)  kA DC 20  20
Charge transfer capability (Qt) As  2.5 5.0
Thermal energy rating (Wth)  kJ/kV (Ur) 9.5  19.0
For more details see the data sheet in downloads below.

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