As another safety precaution, Protran Technology supplies state-of-the-art voltage testers for third rail and catenary systems. Each product provides a different level of safety to allow roadway workers to safety test the presence of voltage on the railroad. Listed below are various voltage awareness products that cover different issues in the railroad environment.
The Pro Hotstick™
ThePro Hotstick™ was designed to meet the 12” rule and give transit workers the ability to verify the presence and range of voltage. The unit has the redundancy of an audible and visual alarm with voltage range notification. The unit is also tested to 1500 VDC. No batteries are required.
Protran supplies state-of-the-art voltage testers for third rail and catenary systems. The MiniPro PLUS™ gives transit workers the ability to safely verify the presence and range of voltage. The unit has the redundancy of an audible alarm, in addition to six LEDs.
The Protran ProCaT™ was designed to give transit workers the ability to safely verify the presence of voltage on overhead catenary systems. The ProCaT™ has a digital voltage meter to indicate up to 1000VDC. The unit has several redundancies to ensure performance. Unit is equipped with 1500VDC surge suppression. This product is ideal for outdoor use but not in inclement weather.
ProTR™ & TR Pro™
The Protran ProTR™ and TR Pro™ were designed to give transit workers the ability to safely verify the presence of voltage on third rail systems. It has a digital voltage meter to indicate from 50 to 1000VDC and has several redundancies to ensure performance. The unit has several visual and audible alarms to warn when voltage is present and is also equipped with 1500VDC surge suppression.
The Shunting Device stretches across the railroad and provides alerts directly to the Operational Control Center. The Protran Shunting Device was designed to provide a redundant safety system for track workers. If the shunt ever becomes disconnected, a visual and audible alarm activates to let the workers know that no shunting is in place. The system also sends an alert to any workers wearing a Personal Alert Device or Flagger Device and can provide a special warning to the OCC.
The ProPower is an independent 750VDC source for the testing/verifying of Protran Technology and other safety equipment. The Protran Technology ProPower is a portable 750VDC @ 20 MA power supply and is designed to allow transit workers the ability to safely test safety equipment independently from the main power source of the Catenary wire and Third Rail. NEC requires that testing of equipment for live DC be done by an independent source. Not for use in snow or severe moist environments.