About Portec Rail Products , Inc.
Produces high-rail, on-board and wayside lubrication and friction management systems. Top-of-rail friction modifiers reduce wheel/rail interface noise and rail corrugations. Provides Total Friction Management(TM) services for systematic implementation of friction control, combined with the technology to monitor and effectively manage friction to minimize costs and maximize benefits. Also offers specialized friction management systems specifically to address the issues of autumn leaf fall. Specialized application (TGA) equipment dispenses traction gel in high risk zones such as stations, crossings and signaling areas where satisfactory adhesion is critical. Other products include track components, dry and glued insulated rail joints, rail anchors and insulated gauge plates as well as Rail Stress Monitors through their Salient Systems business unit to continously monitor stress free rail temperature to predict rail breaks and buckles to prevent speed resistriction and improve safety.