Keep Your Switches and the Railroad Moving all Winter

Keep Your Switches and the Railroad Moving all Winter

Posted by Kelly Gehr on Dec 10th 2019

WinterizerRR Winterizer anti-icing solution is the safest ice-prevention method to keep the railroad moving and on time this winter season. It is a multi-purpose, environmentally-safe anti icer that prevents ice from bonding with the rail or other material. This means no more frozen switches. No platform injuries. And, it deters derailments, and upholds precision scheduled railroading helping your deliveries remain on time.

Historically, the common choices for deicing agents have been sodium chloride (rock salt), calcium chloride and magnesium chloide. This was by reason of lower cost and their claim to environmental friendliness because they’re naturally occurring elements. Despite them being naturally occurring, they're actually hardly environmentally friendly at all. In fact, they’re harmful to vegetation and aquatic life, toxic to humans and animals when ingested, and can burn skin upon contact.

Any chloride-based product drastically reduces water’s available oxygen levels, therefore when reached by waterways, have a detrimental effect on aquatic life. Chloride-based deicers are also corrosive to metal, asphalt, concrete and stone thereby reducing the functional life of structures made with those products. While magnesium-chloride deicers are marginally better for the environment, they are still considered toxic to humans and animals alike.

Our RR Winterizer anti icer is environmentally friendly and nonhazardous. It does not contain chloride, is non corrosive to any materials, safe around mammals, fish and vegetation, and readily biodegrades even at extremely low temperatures.

RR Winterizer is a liquid solution that can be used as an anti-icing agent before snowfall to prevent occurrences such as switches from freezing over, and icy platforms and crossings. It can also be used as a deicer (ice remover) as well. The anti icer has a low freezing point at -76 degrees Fahrenheit (-60 degrees Celsius). It is not slippery like other common liquid anti icers, and lasts a significant amount of time therefore requiring fewer applications.

There are hundreds of preventative uses for our RR Winterizer. Some include usage on rail switches, slippery railroad platforms and crossings, crossing arms, hydraulic connections, movable bridges, fangeways, derails, locks, hinges, railcar running boards, railcar gates, sliding door tracks, loading dock belt conveyors, chains, sprockets and many more.

Check out some of our other winter products to help keep the railroad safe and moving on time this season.

Switch Broom with Chisel End

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