Transport-by-rail vehicles causes noise and vibrations well known to anyone who is affected by the nuisance they create in town areas.
Whisper Acoustics has developed a range of mats named Matrack, that represents a complete and highly efficient solution for all those acoustic pollution and vibration insulating necessities required by rail operators.
The Matrack line includes a wide range of rubber mats with different physical and mechanical features for the most common applications under "ballast" and under "floating slabs". Thanks to the special structure of rubber fibres and granules and to the the wide range of densities and thicknesses available, these mats are able to satisfy most different vibration insulating needs. Matrack mats can be used with high performing environmental insulating levels, both on Tramways, Undergrounds and on Rail Freight transport and/or High-Speed railways.
This application is the ideal in order to reduce the vibrations generated by the railway track into the environment and, at the same time, to increase the ballast durability by reducing the mechanical stress on it.
This provides a complete coating of the concrete base track, made with Matrack panels, that allows the "rail system" to float above the support base thus mitigating the vibrations and noise transmission into the ground.