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Safe journeys for the railway industry

Heating devices and air conditioners protect the equipment from ice and heat

Safe journeys for the railway industry

Effective heating, even at double-digit minus degrees

Trotec offers industry-specific solutions also for railway employees: In 2014, for instance, we developed a series of innovative tents especially for track construction works bearing the attribute “R” as in “RAIL”. Furthermore our large heating devices and insulation dryers are often deployed for and certainly do not derail during defrosting and maintenance tasks. Our measurement technology also supports you in all monitoring matters pertaining to railways.

Heating devices for defrosting bogies have to provide highly effective heating in order to keep the idle time at a minimum. This task can be completed by the mobile high-performance electric heating units of the TEH series from Trotec, for example the TEH 200, the TEH 300 or the TEH 400. Due to their high system efficiency, focused hot air can flow towards the bogies to remove blocks of ice via hose distances of up to 100 metres. Should yet higher capacities be required, we recommend using the central oil heating units of the ID series. They yield the required heating capacity even at sub-zero temperatures of as low as -20 °C. In addition, a broad range of fans is available for air circulation.

Trotec also provides railway employees with the appropriate technology for other maintenance work: For drying sandwich floors in wagons, the insulation dryers of the MultiQube series are the best choice. And in summer, many switch towers are cooled using mobile air conditioners of the PT series to avoid failure of the electronic system due to overheating.

Innovative track construction work tent to be fastened directly on the track

Conventional track construction work tents usually have fastening solutions which can only be realized in a difficult and time-consuming way, e.g. rods under the tracks or similar. This is why Trotec put the KE-R track construction work tents series on the market, consisting of welded tents with heat-resistant roof which are fastened directly on the tracks. Fastening takes place before the tent is pitched to prevent it from being blown away beforehand.

Measuring devices for the railway industry

In the product segment of measurement technology, too, the Trotec Group offers solutions for typical tasks in the railway industry, such as the pipe detector SR20 for the inspection of above-ground and underground supply lines along the railway line, or the FFT high-performance correlator LD20PC for the analysis of water pipes. In addition, the combination detector LD6000, developed for leak detection and acoustic pipe location, can be used to detect bearing damage at wheelset bearings. Moreover, our IC085LV thermal imaging cameras are suitable for the inspection of electrical components and lines.


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You can count on our experts

In order to precisely calculate the demand in the industry and to develop tailor-made concepts for climate conditioning experienced climate specialists are needed. Rely on our team of experts as well as the industrial services: We analyse the individual requirement situation with you present on site, determine the specific demand for devices and develop a tailor-made project solution right up to the exact positioning of the devices.

Before the planned stationary units are installed, our service team first works with mobile versions of the drying units as part of a trial run. These can be put up without any difficulty or the need for structural changes.

During this validation phase we document all relevant climate parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, dew point or flow rate for a final optimization of the requirement calculation.

Trotec is the only provider of this advantage:

Thanks to the unique option of non-binding trial operation you will invest solely in solutions which have verifiably proven their worth in everyday operation meeting your individual on-site requirements. The stationary units will not be ordered until you are fully satisfied with our concept. The only costs incurred consist of an inexpensive hiring flat rate for the time of test operation.

Just give us a call at +49 2452 963-777 – our industry consultants will be pleased to help you personally and provide information regarding our best practice industrial services. Or send a request indicating your personal requirements directly to our industry experts. We will answer promptly!

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Since every industrial undertaking has characteristic process flows, installations and facilities, every air treatment solution demands case-specific device configurations. All in all, the combined effects of air currents, humidity conditions and temperature fluctuations are often hard to calculate on a purely theoretical basis, e.g. in airlock areas or on conveying paths. The consequence: Unnecessary additional costs due to an overestimated demand or – even worse – solutions not working sufficiently in real life.

Trotec products for railways

Application examples for the railway industry

  • Protected welding in track construction

    If welding work is due on the tracks of a railway line, the workers need a quick-to-pitch tent, which has to enable safe and, even more importantly, one-man fastening. They have to be able to rely on the welding tent to withstand high temperatures and to provide shelter against wind and rain. This is exactly what the track construction work tent 250x180 KE-R has to offer.

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  • Detection of bearing damage and cracks on wheels

    The LD6000 is a frequency analysis set for acoustic pipe detection. But the device can do far more for the safety engineers in the railway industry: it allows them, for example, to detect bearing damage on wheels. This effective technique is called “sound locating method”.

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  • Defrosting and drying trains

    In the area of logistics, there is one thing, above all, that is essential: the transport has to work. This applies to all sectors. But especially in rail traffic, sub-zero temperatures often cause a standstill. This is why many companies rely on mobile defrosting units. The high-performance heating devices from Trotec allow to defrost bogies and drive motors in a short time, thus making them...

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  • Evacuation exercises in trains

    Whether a faulty air conditioning system, a damaged engine or a burning waste bin: usually, the cause for smoke development on a train is only identified after completion of the fire-fighting operation. Before that, it is important for the on-board staff to keep calm and evacuate the passengers. The personnel is prepared for the worst case during fire exercises. During such an exercise, the fog...

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  • Infrared thermography for steel production

    Steel is used wherever high performance is required: in the sector of mechanical engineering and plant construction, in the automotive industry or for the construction of trains, railways and accessories. The demand for steel increases steadily. But in order for the steel processing industry to be able to offer high-quality products, the requirements put on crude steel are extremely high. A...

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  • Ozone disinfection of buses and trains

    Where many people meet and are transported in a very confined space, effective cleaning and surface disinfection plays a special role. Buses and trams in public transport have one thing in common: the seats, train compartments and cabins must be cleaned several times a day and disinfected using an effective method such as ozone disinfection, as a large number of health-endangering germs, bacteria...

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