“Dana Logue, Product Manager, ThermOmegaTech – Which works with all of the class I’s as well as OEM’s and class II and III carriers – agrees, and adds that any hindrance could be catastrophic when looking at the big picture.
“Railroads should start prepping before any sort of freeze weather, even it doesn’t seem like it might get that cold – the temperature can get down sooner than people anticipate,” she says. “But it really depends on where you are located. So many our more southern clients wouldn’t really have to worry about anything until November, but in Canada and maybe even in the Northeast, they might have to worry about that in October. So I would say late summer, early fall is probably the best time to start thinking about getting ready for the upcoming year.”
Changes in Weather, Industry
“Logue Says that ThermOmegaTech has been selling freeze protection products since the 1980’s. She adds that the most notable change she’s seen in winter preparedness has been the maintenance schedule.
“Some of our customers are on a one-year maintenance schedule or some customers re every two years, so it kind of varies.” she says. “We’ve had some that change out our Guru Plug engine block freeze protection valve every four years. So it really kind of depends on the customer. We recommended changing out out our valve annually, at the very least every two years.”
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