Real-Time Monitoring of Just-In-Time Rail Conditions


KELTRACK HiRail is a specific friction modifier formulation applied from a delivery system mounted on a HiRail vehicle. This form of KELTRACK dries quickly on the rail to form a thin film of friction modifier on the top-of-rail. KELTRACK HiRail is optimized for maximum retention for the number of wheel passes that the material remains effective. The product is an effective solution best for significantly reducing noise, rail wear, fuel consumption, gauge widening, and lateral forces in specific, problematic areas on lower tonnage freight railways. HiRail also reduces the risk of derailments without affecting braking or signaling of the freight locomotives.

The application system, known as the Road-Runner 361, is the only one of its kind to offer a patented nozzle design that tracks the rail without complicated attachments. The system ensures consistent application of lubricant, regardless of possible variations in vehicle weight or speed during operation. It is supported by variable speed 12-volt DC electric motors that offer adjustable flow control and drive meshed gear pumps to satisfy output demands.


Available Sizes 19 L (5 US gallons) Pail or 1000 L Tote
Fire Safety Non-Flammable
Odor  None
Freezing Point (°C) -6 °C (21 °F)
Specific Gravity at 25°C 1.08 – 1.10
Friction Levels 0.30 to 0.40 µ
Multiple Train Effect 2 to 3 trains
Application Rate 0.035 to 0.06 litres/mile/rail