VALTHERMO

As of September 2021, Elcowire has delivered more than 4000 kilometers of VALTHERMO contact wire since we first developed this innovative material in 2012. According to a CO2 study, by using VALTHERMO with a 70-year lifespan instead of pure copper with only 25 years, the corresponding lifetime CO2 savings is as much as the emissions for one year in a European city with around 21,000 inhabitants.

A recent investigation was carried out in cooperation with DB Netz and Technische Universität Dresden, starting in 2020. The aim of this project was to gather more statistical information on the wear behaviour of VALTHERMO across the whole length of the contact wires. DB Netz provided the results of a so-called “F5-inspection” done with special train equipment. The University (Professur für Elektrische Bahnen”) developed a dedicated program to determine the statistical evaluation of the inspection results.

Elcowire published the new findings together with partners DB Netz and Technische Universität Dresden, making them available to the public (see: Tobias Bregulla, Fritjof Aufschläger, Arnd Stephan, Dresden; Frank Pupke, Hettstedt; Thomas Nickel, Frankfurt: Statistische Verschleißauswertung von Fahrdrahtwerkstoffen. In: Elektrische Bahnen 119 (2021), Nr. 7-8, S. 282-290).

This will give other active VALTHERMO users, as well as new potential users of our innovative material, an opportunity to explore the data for themselves and make an informed decision about the future sustainability of their networks.

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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CALLE CROONA

CALLE CROONA

Helsingborg, Hettstedt, Sales Manager

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

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

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

Language: German, English & Russian

RICK SCHULZ

RICK SCHULZ

Head of Customer Service, Hettstedt, Sales Manager

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

JOHANNES KALTENBACH

JOHANNES KALTENBACH

Hettstedt, Product Management

Language: German & English

KERSTIN MEISTER

KERSTIN MEISTER

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German

STEFANIE RÖHL

STEFANIE RÖHL

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German, English & Russian

SARAH ZIMMERMANN

SARAH ZIMMERMANN

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German & English

NANCY KUSENEWSKI

NANCY KUSENEWSKI

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German

TERESA GOERRES

TERESA GOERRES

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German, English, French & Spanish

SINA LAMBERTUS-KABBASCH

SINA LAMBERTUS-KABBASCH

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German, English, Spanish & French

KRZYSZTOF KOENIG

KRZYSZTOF KOENIG

Helsingborg, Hettstedt, Sales

Markets: Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia Language: Polish & English

MARK DITTMANN

MARK DITTMANN

Customer Service, Hettstedt

Language: German & English

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