Rail Winter Preparedness

Winter Preparedness2021-07-21T16:25:02-05:00

RECO  (Railway Equipment Co) is dedicated to developing reliable and innovative products to keep our customers safe in the harshest winter conditions.  For the ultimate defense against snow and ice, trust RECO’s gas hot air and electric switch heatersfiberglass switch covers and winter protection for hot box detectors.

Rail-NET  provides an innovative solution to remotely monitor and control wayside equipment from anywhere at any time.  Offering reliability, increased safety and efficiency with the ability to monitor, control, and test various wayside assets remotely. Rail-NET provides real-time insight to critical data, weather conditions, battery health, gate mechanism condition, battery charger operation, switch machine analytics, gate lamp and flasher light out detection, crossing arm position and switch heater status.  Rail-NET has proven its ability to improve switch reliability through switch heater monitoring and control for over a decade in some of the harshest winter conditions throughout North America.

MAGNUM™ GAS HOT AIR BLOWER

FEATURES

  • Track Switch Heaters
  • 2HP, 3HP and 5HP direct drive motors
  • 400,000, 600,000 and 900,000 BTU
  • Propane or natural gas powered
  • Efficient two-stage design with built-in energy management
  • Microprocessor controlled allowing users to adjust:
    • Run times
    • Air temperature set-points
    • Snow detection sensors
  • Complete flame safety control system
  • Dry contact or 24VDC indication circuit
  • High-efficiency air foil-type blower
  • Quick Change nozzle kits

BENEFITS

  • Conserves resources
  • Programmed for on-demand use
  • Adjustable mounting foundations
  • Advance controls allow for customization of operating parameters to reduce operating expense
  • Remote monitoring and control capabilities via our proprietary Rail-NETTM software further increases the reliability and efficiency of your switch heaters without having to do a site visit

HYBRID SYSTEM
GHAB WITH ELECTRIC HEATING ELEMENTS

FEATURES

  • Singular controller system
  • 5 HP, 1,000,000 BTU gas hot air blower with all associated duct work
  • 300 W/ft
  • Capable of outputting 60kW of power to heating elements and/or crib heaters
  • Hybrid design allows gas hot air blower and electric controller can be run independently or in tandem
  • Motor and blower wheel are separate components for easy replacement and balancing
  • Aerodynamic blower wheel housing for efficiency of airflow
  • Compatible with Rail-NET® powered by Sno-NET®
  • Compatible with fiberglass cover systems
  • Compatible with the point or pyramid style snow detector

BENEFITS

  • Energy efficient, combining GHAB melting and electric calrod heating elements to meet current weather conditions
  • Same footprint as the existing 5 horsepower heater to minimize occupancy of valuable trackside space
  • Multiple heating methods provide redundancy to maximize track switch winter protection

OPTIONAL ADD-ON

  • Motor Cover
    • Quick change motor plate allowing for easy access for motor replacement on the front of the unit

MAGNUM™ GAS HOT AIR BLOWER
WITH BUNGALOW

FEATURES

  • 2HP, 3HP and 5HP direct drive motors
  • 400,000, 600,000, and 900,000 BTU Bungalows
  • Propane or natural gas powered
  • Dry contact or 24 VDC indication circuit
  • Efficient 2-stage design with built-in energy management
  • Complete flame safety control system
  • Microprocessor controlled allowing users to adjust
    • Run times
    • Air temperature set-points
    • Snow detection sensors
  • Fully insulated galvanized steel bungalow
  • Light and duplex wall outlet
  • High-efficiency air foil-type blower
  • Quick change nozzle kits

BENEFITS

  • CSA listed U.S. & Canada
  • Conserves resources
  • Programmed for on-demand use
  • Adjustable leveling legs and mounting foundations
  • Advance controls allow for customization of operating parameters to reduce operating expenses
  • Remote monitoring and control capabilities via our proprietary Rail-NETTM software further increases the reliability and efficiency of your switch heaters without having to do a site visit

VIEW THE COMPLETE LINE OF RECO GAS HOT AIR AND ELECTRIC SWITCH HEATERS

RECO SWITCH HEATERS

RAIL-NET™ REMOTE MONITORING

Rail NET APP

State-of-the-Art Controls and Connectivity provides railroads with remote monitoring and control of set points, run times, fuel levels, weather conditions and more

FEATURES

  • Monitoring of all trackside equipment
    • Battery Systems
    • Switch Machines
    • Generators
    • Weather Stations
    • Video Camera Systems and more
  • Monitor
    • Line voltages
    • Line currents
    • Battery voltages
    • Battery currents
    • Battery temperatures
    • Load current
    • Switch machine voltages
    • Switch machine currents
    • Switch machine transition time
    • Switch machine operations
  • Digital text display for field monitoring and adjustments
  • Customizable web interface

BENEFITS

  • Integrates with existing enterprise systems
  • Alarm notifications are transmitted via email to user-designated recipients whenever an asset is operating outside of normal parameters
  • Fewer train delays
  • Extensive graphing and historical analysis capabilities stored in a secure centralized web portal
  • Remotely view snapshot images either on-demand or based on events for historical data

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