Spectrum Track Switch Heaters to be used by Evansville Western Railway/CSX Intermodal Terminals
Spectrum Infrared, a Division of Advanced Detection Systems, Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) announced that Evansville Western Railway / CSX Intermodal Terminals will implement the SPECTRUM RRSH Track Switch Heating system at the new intermodal terminal being built outside North Baltimore, Ohio as part of the National Gateway Project. The unique design of the SPECTRUM RRSH provides a fully integrated control system, eliminating the need for way side control panels. The RRSH Track Switch heater from SPECTRUM INFRARED reduces energy costs, increases reliability in the harshest of winter snow storms, and is the lowest life cycle cost track switch heater in the industry.
Evansville Western Railway / CSX Intermodal Terminals will implement the RRSH track switch heating system, with an optional flex ducting to permit ease of installation of the heater cabinet, which has the rail yard industry lowest profile and installation envelope for electric hot air blowers. This allows for ease of traffic movement and track access throughout the yard.
The unique design of the RRSH units will minimize the amount of energy in Btu’s required to keep the switches clear of snow and ice during the coldest period of winter. This will enable the yard to maintain full operation on days when other yards may be not operational.
“The RRSH solution will help Evansville Western Railway / CSX Intermodal Terminals to maximize efficiencies in yard operations. This is especially critical in the North Baltimore yard which is the key intermodal facility in the National Gateway project,” says Jay Peet, SPECTRUM INFRARED Vice-President.