Railroad Absorbent Mat

Railroad Track Mats

spill control kitRailroad Absorbent Mats are a three layer oil only absorbent designed to catch potential leaks and spills during transportation, work or maintenance. Often referred to as a railroad track mat, these absorbents feature a range of materials to stop spills and prevent contamination from leaving the track area. Absorbents are available in a sixty inch (60") width for use between rails and a nineteen inch (19") width to contain drips on either side of the tracks. This combination creates a large containment area that can effectively absorb materials and prevent spills or contamination. All mats are 100 ft. in length and can be implemented on their own or in combination with other absorbent rolls.

  • Widths: 19" or 60"
  • Lengths: 100'
  • Oil Only Mat
  • 3 Layer Construction
    • Top Layer: Needle Punched Felt Fabric
    • Middle Layer: Absorbent
    • Bottom Layer: Poly Ground Liner

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Design and Use

Railroad absorbent mats are marked by their strength and high absorbency potential. Each mat features three layers of fabric to address and absorb spills. The top layer is a robust needle punched felt fabric that helps protect against UV exposure and protects the interior core. Beneath this layer is a high strength absorbent that is equipped to absorb and retain oil. Along the bottom of these mats is a black poly ground liner. This liner is high in strength and impermeable, protecting against abrasion and preventing absorbed materials from seeping through the fabric. For standard use in industrial facilities, check out our the standard Oil Absorbent Mat.

Railroad Mat Applications

  • Railroads
  • Maintenance Locations
  • Stopping Points
  • Walkways
  • Warehouses
  • Construction Sites
  • Fueling Stations

Railroad Absorbent Mat Specifications

Description Sizing Absorbency Packaging Units/Skid
Rail Mat, Oil Only 19" x 100' 34 Gallons 2/Bale 18
Rail Mat, Oil Only 60" x 100' 34 Gallons 1/Bale 18

  • Oil Only Sorbents: Oil, Petroleum and Oil Based Liquids

Technical Specifications

Attribute ASTM MD CD Typical
Weight D3776-96     19 oz./yd²
Tensile Strength (grab) D5034-95 148 lbs./ft. 207.8 lbs./ft.  
Tensile Strength (stretch) D5035-95 46.6 lbs./ft. 65.8 lbs./ft.  
Tensile Strength (trapezoidal) D1117-97 117.3 lbs./ft. 153.9 lbs./ft.  
Elongation D5035-95 1.8% 2.1%  
Ball Burst D3787-89     300 lbs./ft.

Standard Absorbency Rate

Absorbency Rate mL/sq. ft. 5 mL 15 mL 20 mL 25 mL 30 mL
Time in Seconds to Absorb 30 60 120 150 180

Spill Absorbents

Industrial Spill Absorbents are ideal for almost any location that is handling oil or oil based liquids. While the railroad track mats featured here can be a great option for heavily trafficked areas, we also have several additional options to help with the containment and clean up of a spill. Products include:

  • Socks
  • Pads
  • Boom
  • Rolls
  • Pillows
  • Spill Kits
  • Pom Poms & Snares
  • Drum Top Pads

Questions? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.