Rail Car Thaw Shed Heater Applications

One of Space-Ray’s customers was previously using undercar heaters to deice their railcars, which was resulting in chargebacks due to damages to the railcars.  Sometimes, the chargebacks were as much as $40,000 to $45,000 per month. In addition, there were no controls to operate the old heating system. After the installation of energy efficient Space-Ray they were amazed with overall savings of Space-Ray System.

  • Annual fuel savings was $300,000;
  • Annual parts savings was $30,000;
  • Monthly savings due to the elimination of chargebacks from damaged railcars was $40-45,000 per month during the 6-month heating season which totaled $270,000 per year.

Please contact Space-Ray to see if we can assist you with a railcar thaw shed heating project. 

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