Kelsan® KELTRACK® trackside products are water-based, liquid friction modifiers applied using PROTECTOR® Top-Of-Rail application systems.
When applied, KELTRACK® is transferred to rail vehicles from the top of rail and establishes dry thin film friction control at the wheel tread/top of rail interface. There are two KELTRACK® trackside solutions for transit and freight applications enabling KELTRACK® to provide a targeted solution for specific problems in these working environments.
KELTRACK® trackside transit solution is intended for use in targeted curve locations in transit systems.
KELTRACK® trackside solution assists freight and transit operators to deal with a wide range of problems from high rail wear to high lateral forces, energy consumption and rolling contact fatigue (RCF) development.
In its liquid form (prior to application), KELTRACK® is similar in appearance and certain characteristics to a water based latex paint. When applied to the top of the rail through PROTECTOR® top of rail distribution bars, the liquid material is picked up by the train wheels and carried down the track. The water component dries rapidly, forming a dry thin film.
The frictional characteristics of a KELTRACK® trackside transit or freight film provide:
KELTRACK® Manual Top-of-Rail is a water-based version of our proven on-board HPF solid stick. It is formulated specifically for instances where on-board application of a solid stick is not viable. KELTRACK Manual Top-of-Rail is ideal for mixed traffic situations involving dedicated vehicles that do not operate on the track.
KELTRACK Manual TOR is applied to the top-of-rail using our manual and easy-to-use SOLOROLLER™ applicator. The material dries quickly, leaving an environmentally-safe friction modifier on the wheel/rail interface. KELTRACK Manual Top- of-Rail has been field-proven to reduce noise, on average, by half of the perceived noise recognized by the human ear and up to a maximum of 30 decibels. This improves comfort for riders and nearby residents and reduces dangerous lateral forces, lessening the potential for derailment without affecting signal transfer, traction or braking.
|Available Sizes||19 L (5 US gallons) Pail|
|Freezing Point (°C)||-6|
|Viscosity, cP at 25°C||825-1,100|