Pyrotek manufactures advanced and customised noise control and passive fire protection products in the transport sector to ensure passenger and driver comfort and safety. The materials efficiently tackle excessive noise exposure and offer protection.
Pyrotek is a global engineering leader in providing top-quality acoustic and thermal insulation solutions and specialised system products for the rail industry. The company boasts over 40 years of noise control experience, world-class manufacturing technologies and advanced research and development expertise.
Pyrotek develops innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet international rail industry requirements and regulatory demands within light rail, metro, commuter, regional, intercity and high-speed train sectors, as well as electric and diesel locomotives and infrastructure.
The company provides:
- In-house research and development (R&D)
- Global resources with local support
- Over 40 years of experience providing noise control and thermal solutions
Pyrotek operates in more than 35 countries globally through six research and development centres, five engineering centres, as well as global headquarters in Spokane, Washington, US.
For an overview of all Pyrotek global locations and their contact information, go to www.pyroteknc.com/contact-us.
From absorbers and barriers to coatings, composites and more
Pyrotek product portfolio offers a wide array of products designed for specific applications in rail vehicles and systems tested and proven for performance and compliance.
Pyrotek is committed to delivering international testing and results to ensure safety, material quality and excellent performance. Products are independently certified, time tested and supported by proven results.
High-performance speciality coatings
Pyrotek’s anti-vibration and thermal, anti-condensation coatings have been developed to suit typical and special rail conditions. Lightweight with superior performance, they are easy to apply, hard-wearing, optimised to suit interior or exterior rail applications. All coatings boast excellent application benefits, including better and seamless coverage and lower consumption.
Vibration and isolation control
Vibration in transportation can result in adverse noise levels and component fatigue-decreased proficiency, impacting the longevity of service. This is where Pyrotek products come in place for their high-performance vibration control without the added weight. Lighter, easier to apply compounds mean reduction in structure-borne noise, even in limited space applications.
Noise transfer control
Noise barriers protect travelling passengers by controlling noise transfer from outside or from engines compartments. Pyrotek’s range of specialised materials offers dense, thin, flexible, tear-resistant, durable properties with effective reduction of airborne noise transfer, generated from the track and bogies. Unique composites have been developed to simplify acoustic treatment and save space by introducing damping properties to noise barriers. Internally damped materials are the most efficient in terms of noise transfer across the full frequency range.
Acoustic and thermal absorbers
Insulating wall cavities with adequate absorptive material reduces reverberation resulting in lower noise levels inside the carriage. Pyrotek’s range of specialised materials has optimised acoustic and thermal properties for various applications.
Noise-reducing solutions for locomotives
Noise transfer and thermal conductivity in engines and compartments within railway cabins are significant issues. Heavy gauge steel structures need proven systems and unique compositions to solve tough challenges. Pyrotek offers unique solutions for locomotive cabins, doors or small enclosure construction to improve transmission loss and reduce structure-borne noise, all for a perfect driver cabin environment.
Infrastructure and tunnels
Increasing rail speed and frequency of movements means greater noise emissions and impact on residents and the local urban environment. Surrounding infrastructure requires a sophisticated, high-performance noise mitigation strategy for nearby walls, tunnels and other areas to protect nearby occupants, commuters and structures.
All can be suitably addressed with highly durable, absorptive and damping materials by Pyrotek, sustainable, non-combustible, for challenging, natural-look indoor and outdoor applications.
For additional information and selection of products, go to www.pyroteknc.com.
This white paper aims to investigate the main sources of noise transmission and the effect on communities and passengers, as well as propose effective mitigation methods.
Pyrotek has had proven success in providing noise control solutions to the transport industry, specifically the rail sector in Europe.
The noise control lab team in Australia took on the challenge of developing a variant of Wavebar that would meet the fire requirements of the project.
Pyrotek operates in more than 35 countries globally through six research and development centres, five engineering centres, as well as global headquarters in Spokane, Washington, US. The Acoustic and Thermal division headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia. For an overview of all Pyrotek global locations and their contact information, go to https://www.pyroteknc.com/contact-us