Bellows, Gangway and Roof Repair
A permanent solution that is easy to apply at the depot with minimal training
Bellows, or gangways, are the flexible connectors between two passenger rail carriages. They are essential if the walkway between two carriages is to be kept dry and clean.
Over time and in use, these connectors split through their constant twisting and flexing, or they become damaged through vandalism.
Instead of taking the rail carriage out of service for a costly bellows replacement or using the somewhat primitive approach of electrical ties to try and hold the split together, a Blocksil permanent coating solution can be used. Our Bellows Repair Coating can be applied in situ with minimal training at the local depot.
Rail use approved and air cured over a matter of hours, our UV stable and rain repellent coating is available in a wide range of colours. Fatigue testing has given a life of 500,000 cycles.
Another huge advantage, in addition to massive time and money savings, is the capability to remain water repellent even if subjected to damage.
This same coating system can be used to repair leaking or damaged carriage or cab roofs.