The innovative Asset BaFix ballast retention system has a design life of
up to 120 years
ADVANTAGES OF USAGE:
Asset BaFix Ballast Retention System
Fully used and approved by Network Rail and LU
Trial sites with Irish Rail
Lightweight ballast retention units in 6m lengths
Reduced whole life costs
Creates a stable level adjacent to the track
Quick and easy, reducing installation time whilst backfilling compared to gabion baskets and concrete ballast boards
Can be filled using automatic conveyor systems
Allow cable troughs or ducts to be installed and maintained within the system
Palisade fencing post or key clamp system anchored within the supported BaFix structures using the fence post anchoring system Sleeve-It by Strata Systems, Inc.
Why use Asset BaFix
The Asset BaFix system could reduce the levels of maintenance caused by the loss of the ballast shoulder overtime and assist in the following situations by reducing:
Lateral stability caused by ballast tamping
Loss of ballast during flooding or on soft ground
Loss of ballast at the intersection of the rail overbridge with
a road underbridge
The benefit of the Asset BaFix system
The performance benefits of using a lightweight containment unit in 6m lengths is that it is more economical, it maintains a long design life and it’s fast installation method is a benefit against most conventional rail retaining methods.
The Asset BaFix is used and approved by Network Rail (PA05/06325). Authorised for use by ‘LU’ (Reg No. 3082) and is currently being used at trial sites by Irish Rail. It provides an innovative track ballast shoulder retention system for the rail industry. The key benefit to installing the system is in retaining the loss of ballast over time, whilst creating a long term stable border for the ballast.
Ballast retention saves money, eliminates damage to cable troughs or ducts, maintains acceptable levels of safety and line speed. In addition, the Asset BaFix offers future improvements such as raising the track level if required. It can also be used in the National Electrification programme OLE in conjunction with retaining ballast around
Securing the Ballast
Installing Asset BaFix provides a robust solution to long-term railway maintenance issues. The product is available in three heights including 500mm, 700mm or 1000mm. The front panel is made
of high quality aluminium - zinc alloy coated mesh formed with an inclination of 80°.
Asset BaFix featuring Sleeve-It