Anti-buckle Coating

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A revolutionary single pass anti-buckling coating which insulates the rail and prevents reduction in train speeds. A 30-year life span is expected. Even when the coat turns black the effect of insulating remains. Machine applied simple and quick many kilometres can be treated in one day.

A 2mm coating will insulate the rail from increasing temperatures.

Economic reasons.

  • Longer rail life
  • Longer train life.
  • No loss in traffic volumes on the rail
  • Time tables un-effected.

Untreated rail is subjected to the following effects due to excess heat.

  • Wear and tear
  • Weathering
  • Buckling
  • Cracking

It is open to the effects of heat and cold which causes buckling which in turn starts a process of decline.

The rail loses shape and allows the train to bounce on the track albeit a small amount to start with but as the situation worsens the train begins to suffer and the ride becomes unpleasant and a reduction in speed is needed to combat the situation.

Now a corrugated surface is beginning to develop.

Rail grinding to smooth the surface back, is a short fix but one that is adopted throughout Europe.

The cost of this is unknown to us but one can imagine expensive.

A smooth ride is the desired outcome.

A method of treating rail for rust was first needed and a simple cleaning solution has been devised.

This is first applied so the substrate is ready to take the anti-buckling coat.

Then the coating is applied to the rail which will last for 30 years.

The coating is applied to the web of the rail on both sides and a full track can be done in one pass.

“Initial trials in Italy showed very positive results”

Specification Information

Quietstone Acoustic Products
Quietstone UK Ltd

Nab Quarry, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5SD