VALTHERMO

VALTHERMO is the Elcowire way to support infrastructure owners in meeting their targets on sustainability! Thanks to well-proven characteristics in terms of useful product life time, low maintenance needs and related extra cost and a significantly reduced CO2 footprint VALTHERMO opens the way into a cleaner economy.

VALTHERMO means VALue by THERM(O)al resistance!

As of June 2021, Elcowire has delivered more than 3800 kilometers of VALTHERMO contact wire since its first application 2012. According to a CO2 study, by using VALTHERMO with a 70-year lifespan instead of pure copper limited to 25 years life time, the corresponding lifetime CO2 savings is as much as the emissions for one year in a European city with around 21,000 inhabitants.

Recently, an investigation has been carried out in cooperation between DB Netz and Technische Universität Dresden, starting in 2020. The aim of this project has been to gather more statistical information on the wear behaviour of VALTHERMO across a larger section of the railway network. DB Netz provided the results of a so-called “F5-inspection” carried out using special train based equipment running at speeds of up to 100 km/h, with a longitudinal resolution of 2mm. The University (“Professur für Elektrische Bahnen”) developed a dedicated program to statistically evaluate the inspection results.

Elcowire will publish the new findings together with its partners DB Netz and Technische Universität Dresden. Results will provide prove of VALTHERMO effects to current and future users of VALTHERMO. Users will be enabled to make informed decisions and develop their network meeting their sustainability targets.

QUICKFACTS VALTHERMO

  • High Thermal Resistance
  • Full Electrical Conductivity compared to pure copper
  • Full Compatibility to pure copper and silver copper alloy
  • Reduced CO2 emissions
  • Proven Longer lifetime
  • Extended Service Interval
  • Higher Current Carrying Capacity
  • Reduced Creep Strain

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JAN SIEBERT

JAN SIEBERT

Dr.-Ing. Managing Director, Head of BU Rail, Hettstedt

Markets: South-east Asia, New Zealand , Australia Language: German & English

GIANCARLO SERINELLI

GIANCARLO SERINELLI

Hettstedt, Sales Manager

Markets: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands Language: German, English & Italian

RICK SCHULZ

RICK SCHULZ

Head of Customer Service, Hettstedt, Sales Manager

Markets: Estern Europe, Russia, Greece, India, Turkey Language: German & English

HANS-PETER WIPFLER

HANS-PETER WIPFLER

Hettstedt, Sales Manager

Markets: Western Europe, South America Language: German, English & Spanish

FRANK PUPKE

FRANK PUPKE

Head of Product & Quality Management, Hettstedt, Product Management

Language: German, English & Russian

JOHANNES KALTENBACH

JOHANNES KALTENBACH

Hettstedt, Product Management

Language: German & English

CALLE CROONA

CALLE CROONA

Helsingborg, Hettstedt, Sales Manager

Markets: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland Language: Swedish & English

MARK DITTMANN

MARK DITTMANN

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German & English

KERSTIN MEISTER

KERSTIN MEISTER

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German

STEPHANIE RÖHL

STEPHANIE RÖHL

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German, English & Russian

LARS HINTZE

LARS HINTZE

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German & English

SARAH ZIMMERMANN

SARAH ZIMMERMANN

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German & English

MIRKO MALEK

MIRKO MALEK

Head of Finance, Hettstedt, Management
CARSTEN HOHMANN

CARSTEN HOHMANN

Head of Operations, Hettstedt
TERESA GÖRRES

TERESA GÖRRES

Customer Service, Hettstedt
NANCY KUSENEWSKI

NANCY KUSENEWSKI

Customer Service, Hettstedt
SINA LAMBERTUS-KABBASCH

SINA LAMBERTUS-KABBASCH

Customer Service, Hettstedt

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