Effective insulation solutions for railway vehicles

Reduce fire risk, meet emission standards

Reliable fire protection or effective sound insulation – our insulation solutions make a decisive contribution to increasing the efficiency and safety of your rail vehicles.

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Travelling on rails: even safer, more efficient, greener, better

tmax: the expert for high-temperature insulations

We can do it all. Combustion engines, electric motors or fuel cells – high-temperature insulation from tmax helps rail vehicle operators comply with emission and safety regulations, and make their machines more efficient.

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Fire protection

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Fulfillment of exhaust emission standard

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Protection of surrounding components

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How to overcome all challenges in the high temperature range.

Easily reach tier 4/5 and more

Exhaust gas aftertreatment with tmax integral insulation

Efficient exhaust gas aftertreatment is the basic prerequisite for compliance with the exhaust gas standards Tier 4 final and Tier 5 / Stage V, as well as upcoming ones. The correct handling of high temperatures is indispensable here.

The tmax integral insulation ensures that optimum temperatures are maintained at all key points in the exhaust tract for maximally efficient exhaust gas aftertreatment.. It consists of outer shells made of stainless-steel foil or thin sheet lined with an insulating insert.

Meet guidelines
Increase protection
Increase efficiency

Whether it's efficient exhaust gas aftertreatment, reliable fire protection or effective soundproofing – our solutions make a decisive contribution

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Manifold / Casting components
Insulation provided with outer shells of stainless-steel foils or thin sheets firmly connects the insulation system to the building component and perfectly adapts to its contour. In addition to high stability and durability, we achieve excellent insulation performance.
Exhaust gas aftertreatment
The targeted control of temperature in exhaust gas aftertreatment is the most important thing for compliance with exhaust gas standards such as Tier 4 / 5. The concepts developed by tmax for temperature design in the exhaust tract have long become industry standard in many areas.
Expansion joints and flexible hoses
Moving parts: highly effective insulation for expansion joints and flexible hoses to reduce temperature losses.
Contact protection
The better people and technology are protected from heat and fire, the higher the productivity. With the combination of the highly effective technologies of our integral insulation and NIROTEX, operators are effectively protected from burn hazards.
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Meeting safety requirements – significantly easier

Optimal touch & fire protection

For rail vehicles, the highest safety requirements apply. And that’s a good thing. To help you comply with these, we at tmax developed a special textile insulation molding back in 2016, in accordance with the requirements of the EN 45545 fire protection standard.

Temperature-resistant up to 650 °C and with excellent insulating properties, it is used in the insulation of exhaust gas turbochargers, exhaust manifolds, entire exhaust gas lines and exhaust gas aftertreatment systems in rail vehicles.

The advantages are obvious:

High temperature insulation: no heat, no fire

Three fantastic high-temperature solutions
Unbeatable when combined

A wide product range of different insulation materials allows us to solve any high-temperature challenges.

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Metal insulation cladding

  • High insulation value
  • High durability
  • Easy assembly
  • Ease of maintenance
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Foil Insulation

  • Accurate fit, for complex shapes
  • Light weight and space saving
  • Optional: Water repellent insulation material
  • Optional: Reinforced sound insulation
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Textile Insulation

  • Perfect touch protection
  • Quick assembly and disassembly
  • Short development times
  • Low tooling costs
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Combined Insulation

Sometimes, not only one type of insulation is suitable. More and more often, our solutions are as individual as your challenge. We combine the advantages of suitable insulation types and develop an insulation solution specifically tailored to your requirements.

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Pssst. tmax for compliance with strict noise protection specifications

The high-temperature insulation that absorbs sound

Rail vehicle drivers are exposed to loud engine noise most of the time. The noise levels sometimes pose a high burden for adjacent residential areas. If work is carried out around the clock, this is difficult to accept.

However, sound-absorbing measures in the engine compartment are not easy because they require space.

With tmax Sonetherm, we have an innovative solution for you. The sound-absorbing insulation combines direct thermal insulation with the principle of sound absorption to reliably reduce disturbing noise without compromising the thermal and mechanical properties of the insulation or the motor performance.

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