3M uses cookies on this site Detailed information on cookies and their use can be found in our Privacy Policy. You can customize the cookie-related settings at any time by clicking on Cookie Preferences in the footer of this page.

By clicking "Accept and Proceed" you acknowledge that you agree to the use of cookies on your computer

Accept and Proceed

Skip to Primary Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to Main Content All 3M.com Site Map

Electrical Supplies

Market Solutions
Videos & News
Customer Services
Solutions for the Rail Industry

Solutions for the Rail Industry

Being able to draw on a product portfolio of over 55,000 products, 3M has a wealth of solutions to offer the rail industry. Under pressure to become faster, quieter, safer, cleaner and more cost-effective than ever before, an increasing number of industry leading companies are turning to our range of electrical products to help meet these challenges. Whether it is our revolutionary Cold Shrink technology for cable accessories or our vast array of electrical tape products, our selection of Case Studies showcase our products but moreover illustrate how 3M work with customers to achieve the right results.

For information relating to other 3M products and applications within the rail industry, view our rail solutions page or Contact Us.

Click here to read our case studies

Product Focus

Cold Shrink from 3M

Joints and Terminations

At the heart of our range of our medium voltage and low voltage cable accessories is 3M Cold Shrink, which enables rapid and consistently high quality installation as well as long-term durability and is regarded as less hazardous to install.  Since no heat source or specialist tools are required, installations of joints and terminations can be carried out in a fraction of the time compared to alternative methods and less equipment needs to be carried on-site - so when working conditions are awkward and cramped, time spent on-site can be reduced, lowering project times.

In particular, the 3M Cold Shrink range for 52kV applications is ideal for the growing number of auto-transformer/dual 25kV systems being installed across the world, including UK rail projects such as HS1 and WCML52kV terminations have recently become the first products in this category to receive PADS-approval from Network Rail. Cold Shrink is ideal for applying to large diameter 52kV cables, because it is quick and easy to apply, with fewer critical stages compared to other methods.

Joints and terminations Brochure (pdf, 108KB)
Low voltage cable accessories (pdf, 97KB)
Medium voltage cable accessories (pdf, 144KB)
52kV terminations (pdf, 201KB)

Electrical Tapes From 3M

Electrical Tapes

3M offer a range of over 30 electrical tapes and mastics for insulation, jointing, corrosion protection, all weather protection and environmental sealing tapes. From Scotch® 33+ vinyl tape to Scotch® 130C linerless rubber splicing tape to Scotch® 2200 mastic pads, 3M electrical tapes provide exceptional performance and reliability. Whether used as part of a cable accessory kit or stand alone for a variety of MRO applications, many of our tapes have PADS approval and have been used on both public and private networks for many years now.

Electrical tapes brochure (pdf,107KB)

View our full product range