Absorb oils and fuels around railroad tracks during railcar maintenance
Ultra-Rail Mats are designed specifically with rail applications in mind. 30″ wide rolls can be used on the outside of rails; 60″ wide roll fits right between standard rails. This heavy-duty mat, made with Ultra-X-Tex, is designed specifically to absorb oils and fuels, not water, from railcars during railyard maintenance
- Allows large volumes of water to pass through while sorbing liquid hydrocarbons, including petroleum, animal and vegetable oils.
- Cost effective—absorbs an average of 13 times its own weight of liquid hydrocarbons.
- Approximately 85-90 % of sorbed oils can be reclaimed and the mats reused.
|Part #||Model||Dimensions ft. (m)||Absorption Capacity gal. (L)||Weight lbs. (kg)|
|9310||Full Roll||250 x 5 x 0 (76.2 x 1.5 x 0)||1.5 (5.7) per sq. yd.||125 (56.7)|
|9314||Half Roll||250 x 2.5 x 0 (76.2 x 0.8 x 0)||1.5 (5.7) per sq. yd.||63 (28.6)|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to cut the Ultra-Rail Mat?
Sharp scissors will be the simplest way to cut the mat. A sharp utility knife could also be used. Whichever you choose, please be sure to use proper safety measure as well as the appropriate PPE.
Does the Ultra-Rail Mat absorb water?
No, Ultra-Rail Mat is hydrophilic so water passes very quickly through it leaving it dry so it can absorb oil and other hydrocarbons.
Does the Ultra-Rail Mat absorb synthetic oils?
The X-Tex material used in the Ultra-Rail Mat is designed for the absorption of hydrocarbons and will not absorb synthetics.
Why would I use Ultra-Rail Mat instead of the polypropylene absorbents that everyone else uses?
The X-Tex material that the rail mat is made from absorbs oil and other hydrocarbons much faster than traditional absorbents. A polypropylene sorbent material will not allow water to freely pass through it. Oil will absorb at the surface of a polypropylene absorbent, and the polypropylene will eventually blind over and the center will not absorb any oil.
Can absorbed oil be removed/extracted from the Ultra-Rail Mat?
Yes, approximately 85-90 % of absorbed oils can be reclaimed from the material and the media reused, through a press or centrifuge.
Is the Ultra-Rail Mat safe for the environment?
The rail mat is environmentally benign and user-friendly. It does not leach harmful substances into the environment and when incinerated produces minimal residue or ash.
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Additional Product Information
Uniform Product Codes (UPCs)
- UPC 808416093100 Ultra-X-Tex Full Roll (Part #9310)
- UPC 808416101447 Ultra-X-Tex Half Roll (Part #9314)