Locomotive brake sand is a classic area of application for our high-grade silica sand. Especially when it is cold and wet, you can prevent rails from being transformed into veritable slides, particularly by leaves and wet conditions. Locomotive brake sand certified in accordance with German Rail regulations is used to increase safety when braking and starting up for local and national rail services. The sand is blown by a sand spreader mounted under the locomotive and is blown under the wheels with the aid of compressed air. The dried silica sand must be free from loamy, clayey or binder-containing constituents for improved adhesion to the rail. This is checked by means of regular audits performed by laboratories commissioned by the German Rail network. You can also benefit from this premium raw material quality. Speak to us about your application.