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Optimised Train Operations
Predictable and Optimised Braking: Using cryogenic technology to increase adhesion (SC04-POB-15)
Cryogenic (dry ice) cleaning effectively removes oxide and leaf contamination from rail. This novel technology fires cryogenic pellets at the railhead. The pellets shock the contaminant layer that forms on rails, causing it to crack and de-bond.
Project Reference: SC04-POB-15
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