The rigorous cleaning and maintenance needs of the Railroad and Rapid Transit Industry demand specialized highly effective products. Whether it is exterior cleaning of locomotive and freight cars.  Or interior cleaning of passenger cars. The suppression of dust. Cleaning of coal and similar hopper cargo, engine exhaust, coil and condenser cleaning or gum and graffiti removal. We have a product for you. Whatever the task, we’ll help you select the right product to keep you moving on schedule.

The Right Chemistry for the Railroad & Rapid Transit Industry

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  • Locomotive & Freight Car exteriors
  • Trucks, Under frames, Fuel Tanks, Wheels
  • Passenger Car exteriors
  • Engine & Car Wash Neutralizer
  • AC units, coils & condensers
  • Cabs
  • Electrical Components in Engines
  • Engine Rooms
  • Toilets
  • Windows, Mirrors
  • Reefers, interiors
  • Tankers, interiors
  • Passenger Car interiors
  • Barrier Coating
  • Electrical Parts & Components – rebuild
  • Cabinet Spray Washer
  • Immersion Tank Cleaners
  • Steam Cleaners
  • Rust Preventatives
  • Bench Top Products
  • Floors
  • Deicing
  • Dust Suppression
  • Hand Care

 

Exterior Cleaning
Locomotives & Freight Cars
Car bodies Oils, grease, lubricants, tunnel soot, road soils.  Light to medium PENBLITZ 228M
PENBLITZ 583L
POWERMATE
POWER CLEANER 155
Dilute 1:5 to 1:50 with water in pressure spray equipment. Rinse with high pressure water.
Oils, grease, lubricants, tunnel soot, road soils. Medium to heavy CITRIKLEEN
CITRIKLEEN HD
NAVEE 42
NAVITONE
OLD SALT
PENETONE ET
Dilute 1:2 to 1:20 with water.  Apply manually or with low pressure spray.  Rinse with high pressure water.
Silica soil, iron pyrites, brake dust, rust, alkaline film, oxides PENBLAST 214M
PENBLAST 510M
Dilute 1:5 to 1:50 with water in pressure spray equipment. Rinse with high pressure water.
Trucks, under frames, fuel tanks, wheels Fuel oil, grease, lubricants, road soils PENBLITZ 228M
PENBLITZ 583L
POWERMATE
POWER CLEANER 155
Dilute 1:5 to 1:50 with water in pressure spray equipment. Rinse with high pressure water.
Car wash neutralizer Neutralize acidic car wash products NEUTRALIZER C Use at same rate as acid car washes or in metered pH controller to produce near neutral effluent water.
Passenger Cars
Car bodies Silica soil, iron pyrites, brake dust, rust, alkaline film, oxides PENBLAST 214M
PENBLAST 322L
PENBLAST 510M
Dilute 1:5 to 1:50 with water in pressure spray equipment.  Rinse with high pressure water.
Road soils PENBLITZ 200H
PENBLITZ 228M
Dilute 1:5 to 1:50 with water in pressure spray equipment.  Rinse with high pressure water.
AC units, coils & condensers Road soils PENBLITZ 208L Use as received.  Apply coarse spray, allow to dwell 5-20 minutes.  Pressure rinse with water.
Car wash neutralizer Neutralize acidic car wash products NEUTRALIZER C Use at same rate as acid car washes or in metered pH controller to produce near neutral effluent water.
Interior Cleaning
Locomotives
Cab Grime, grease, road soils PENBLITZ 200H
PENBLITZ 406L
PENETONE 169
STEAM-KLEEN
Dilute 1:5 to 1:50 with cold or warm water.  Use manually or with pressure spray.  Rinse with water.
Electrical components Grime, dust, road soils, light oil film INHIBISOL OS
PENSOLV PB2000
PENSOLV SAFE 100
Use neat.  May be used while power is on.
Engine room Lubricants, oils, grease, light carbon, road soils, exhaust smoke CITRIKLEEN
CITRIKLEEN HD
NAVEE 42
NAVITONE
PENETONE ET
PENBLITZ  228M
POWER CLEANER
Dilute the others 1:5 to 1:20  with cold water. Spray or brush on. Rinse with water.
Dilute Penblitz 228M and Power Cleaner 1:10 – 1:30 with warm to hot water. Spray or brush on. Rinse with water.
Toilets Grime, bacteria, odors PENETIZE
SANIKLEEN
For cleaning & disinfecting/sanitizing. Use at 2 oz/gal. See label for complete use directions
Windows, mirrors Road soils, smoke WINDOW JETKLEER Use undiluted. Spray on, wipe off.
Reefers
Light soils, odors LIQUID BOWLBRYTE
PENETIZE
SANIKLEEN
PENBLITZ 406L
Use Liquid Bowlbryte as received for removal of scale.  Use Penetize and Sanikleen for cleaning and  disinfecting or sanitizing. Use at 2 oz/gal. See labels for complete use directions. Use Penblitz 406L for cleaning only.
Tankers
Tanker residues SPECIAL #11
FORTIFIED CAUSTIC
CITRIKLEEN XPC
Use Special #11 or Fortified Caustic for general purpose caustic cleaning. Use Citrikleen XPC at 1:3 or 1:4 dilution for petroleum, asphalt, and resinous deposits. Use high pressure recirculating spray.
Passenger Cars
Floors, seats, panels, walls Dirt, grime, scuff marks PENBLITZ 200H
PENBLITZ 406L
PENETONE 169
Dilute 1:5 to 1:50 with water. Apply by brush, mop, or low pressure spray. Rinse with water.
Graffiti & scuff marks BARRIER COATING Liquid coating that leaves a hard, transparent film that acts as a barrier between the surface and any oncoming graffiti and scuff marks. Use as received.
Toilets Grime, bacteria, odors LIQUID BOWLBRYTE
PENETIZE
SANIKLEEN
Use Liquid Bowlbryte as received for removal of scale.  Use Penetize and Sanikleen for cleaning and disinfecting or sanitizing.  Use at 2 oz/gal.  See labels for complete use  directions.
Windows Road soils, smoke WINDOW JETKLEER Use undiluted.  Spray on, wipe off.
In-shop Maintenance, Parts Cleaning, Engine, & Truck Rebuild
Electrical Parts Grime, dust, road soils, light oil & grease INHIBISOL OS
PENSOLV L805
PENSOLV L1060
PENSOLV PB 2000
PENSOLV SAFE 100
TPC SOLVENT
Use neat.  If using Pensolv L805, Pensolv L1060, or TPC Solvent, let part thoroughly dry before putting back into service.  Use forced air to speed drying.
High Pressure Cabinet Spray Washer Grease, lubricants, oil, grime PENBLITZ 583L
POWERCLEANER 310L
PENPOWER 225L
PENPOWER 465L
Use Penblitz 583L and Powercleaner 310L at 1:10 to 1:20 dilution (6-12 oz/gal).  Use Penpower 225L and Penpower 465L at 1/2-1 oz/gal.  Use hot water.  Spray rinse.  Use Defoamer 631 as needed to control foam.
Immersion Tanks
Hot, ferrous metals Lubricants, grease, oil, grime, sludge, carbon deposits, crater compound, rust, scale, oxides PENBLITZ 583L
PENPOWER 500L
PL 998
Use Penpower 500L at 8 oz – 3 lb/gal in water.  Use Penblitz 583L at 1:10 – 1:20 dilution with water.  Rinse with high pressure water or steam.  For rust, scale, & oxides, use 500L as above.  Use 583L and PL 998 at 1:5 – 1:10 dilution with water.  Rinse with high pressure water or steam
Hot, nonferrous metals Lubricants, grease, oil, grime, sludge, carbon deposits, crater compound PENPOWER 220L
PENPOWER 225L
POWERCLEANER 310L
Use Penpower 200L & 225L at 4 oz – 1 lb/gal.  Use Powercleaner 310L at 1:10-1:50 dilution with water.  Rinse with high pressure water or steam
Cold, all metals Heavy grease, lubricants, preservative coatings, oil, sludge, light carbon deposits, discoloration on brass & copper CITRIKLEEN
CITRIKLEEN HD
NAVEE 42
NAVITONE
PENMUL R490
PENETONE ET
TPC SOLVENT
PENSOLV L1060
Use as is or diluted down to 1:10 with water.  Use with mild agitation.  Skim oils and filter sludge from tank to prolong life.  Rinse with water or steam.Use TPC and Pensolv L1060 straight and let air dry.
All metals Carbon CITRIKLEEN HD
PENETONE 1112A
For medium deposits, use Citrikleen HD cold.  For heavy deposits, use Penetone 1112 warm to hot.
Steam Cleaning
Ferrous metals Grease, oils, grime, lubricants KAR-M-1
STEAM-KLEEN
1-6 oz/gal
All metals same as above POWERCLEANER 310L
STEAM-KLEEN
1-6 oz/gal
Pre-spray, all metals Heavy grease, lubricants, preservative coatings, oil, sludge CITRIKLEEN
CITRIKLEEN HD
NAVEE 42
NAVITONE
OLD SALT
1:3 – 1:5 dilution with water.  Low pressure spray.  Hot water or steam rinse.
Rust Prevention
Light duty, indoor,  short term WESTOP 400 Dilute 1:20 to 1:100 with water.  Heat to 160 F for faster drying.  Use immersion tank, brush, or spray on.
Light duty, indoor, 60 days TYPE S Use neat or dilute with up to 10 parts water.  Immerse or spray on.  Allow to dry.
Heavy duty, outdoor,     6 months TYPE D Use neat.  Apply by dip, brush or coarse spray.  Allow to dry.
Bench Top
Aerosols CITRIKLEEN
PENSOLV PB 2000
INHIBISOL OS
PENSOLV SAFE 100
PENSOLV L805
TPC SOLVENT
Pump Spray PENSOLV L805 PENSOLV L945 PENAIR HD-1 RTU
Lubricants FOUR-WAY LUBRISIL OS
Building Maintenance
Concrete floors, service pits, ramps Imbedded grease, grime, dirt CITRIKLEEN
CITRIKLEEN HD
OLD SALT
SLIX
Painted & sealed concrete floors Heavy grime, dirt POWER CLEANER
PENPOWER 500L
Miscellaneous
Deicing DEICER 818
DEICER 821
DEICER RTU-PA
DEICER RTU-60 PG
818 is an ice barrier.  Use prior to icing conditions or snow to prevent freeze up of switches and gates.  821 is an ice & snow melter.  The RTUs are deicers / preven-tatives.
Dust suppression Coal & similar mineral hopper cargo DUST-ARREST CPR Dilute 1:10 with water and spray over top of load to reduce loss of produce during transit and siding storage.  Use only on minerals.  NOT FOR USE ON GRAIN OR OTHER FOODSTUFFS.
Service roads & loading sites DUST-ARREST HCC Dilute 1:7 to 1:10 with water.  Apply by coarse spray
Hand Care LAN-O-KLEEN, LOTION HAND CLEANER, PROTECTIVE CREAMS 211, 311, 411

TYPICAL PROPERTIES of ABOVE PRODUCTS**  

Alkalines – Liquid
SG pH Use pH Caustic
Free
Phosphate
Free
Foaming
Kar-M-1 1.06 >13 12.5-13 no yes low
Neutralizer C 1.09 9.5-10 8-9 yes yes none
Penblitz 200H 1.06 9.5-10 7-8 yes yes high
Penblitz 208L 1.06 9.5-10 9.5-10 yes yes low
Penblitz 228M 1.07 12.8-13.3 12.5-13 yes yes moderate
Penblitz 406L 1.04 12-12.5 11.5-12 yes yes low
Penblitz 583L 1.25 >13 >13 no yes low
Penetone 169 1.08 9.5-10 9.5-10 yes no high
Power cleaner 1.17 >13 11.5-12 yes no low
Powercleaner 155 1.13 12.3-12.7 11.5-12 yes no low
Powercleaner 310L 1.14 11.8-12.2 10.8-11.3 yes yes low
Powermate 1.07 12.5-13 12.-12.5 yes yes high
Slix 1.05 11.8-12.3 10.5-11 yes yes high
Special #11 1.50 >13 >13 no yes low
Steam-Kleen 1.12 11.5-12 10.8-11.3 yes no high
Window Jetkleer 1.00 9-9.5 9-9.5 yes yes low
Alkalines – Powders
Fortified Caustic >13 no no low
Penpower 220L 11.5-12 yes no low
Penpower 225L 12-12.5 yes no low
Penpower 465L 12.7-13.3 no yes low
Penpower 500L >13 no yes low
Acids
Acid SG pH Use pH Foaming
Liquid Bowlbryte hydrochloric 1.04 <1 <1 low
Penblast 214M oxalic 1.10 1-1.5 1.5-2 moderate
Penblast 322L oxalic 1.08 1.4-2.0 2.0-3.0 low
Penblast 510M mixed organic 1.08 <1 1-2 moderate
PL 998 phosphoric 1.25 <1 1-2 low
Solvent Emulsions
Solvent Content SG pH Use pH TCC COC % VOCs
Citrikleen d-limonene medium 0.97 10-10.5 9.5-10 125 165 30
Citrikleen Aerosol d-limonene medium 0.98 10-10.5 10-10.5 125 165 30
Citrikleen HD d-limonene medium 0.96 10.5-11 10-10.5 125 155 50
Citrikleen XPC d-limonene high 0.86 8-9 125 130 90
Navee 42 aromatic HC medium 1.02 11.8-12.2 11-11.5 NTB NTB 50
Navitone aromatic HC medium 1.00 11.7-12.2 11.1-11.7 NTB NTB 40
Old Salt aliphatic HC medium 0.90 12.8-13.2 12-12.5 NTB NTB 45
Penair HD-1 RTU d-limonene low 0.99 10-10.5 10-10.5 125 NTB 10
Penetone ET ester medium 0.98 8.8-9.2 8-8.5 NTB NTB 6
Penmul R490 aromatic HC medium 1.00 11.2-11.8 10.7-11.2 189 210 65
Solvents
Contains SG TCC COC % VOCs VP
Inhibisol OS
liquid & aerosol
Trichloroethylene 1.46 NTB NTB 100 58
Pensolv L805, liquid,
aerosol & pump spray
aliphatic HC &
d-limonene
0.78 1.05 110 100 <5
Pensolv L945, liquid,
aerosol, & pump spray
aliphatic HC &
d-limonene
0.83 145 155 100 <1
Pensolv L1060 aliphatic HC 0.78 160 175 100 <1
Pensolv PB2000 Aerosol n-propyl bromide 1.23 NTB NTB 100 110
Pensolv Safe 100 Aerosol HCFC 141b 1.22 NTB NTB 100 >500
TPC Solvent
liquid & aerosol
aliphatic HC 0.76 130 145 100 <10