Fastrax™ HELLFIRE 400 and HELLFIRE 900 series gas fired blowers consist of a blower, combustion chamber, and ducting system that delivers heated air and combustion by-products to the switch mechanism. The blower is an electrically powered centrifugal fan. Air from the blower enters the combustion chamber and is used for combustion and make up air. The heated air exits the combustion chamber and is ducted below the rails to the point nozzles and track duct nozzles mounted within the switch. The air temperature is thermostatically regulated for maximum snow clearing performance without burning ties or excessive softening of the frozen ballast. Recommended for clearing ice and snow from switches with no longer than 40 feet of moving rail from heel to point of switch.
Fastrax™ HELLFIRE blowers can be used for both single and multiple switch applications.