Ice Free Switch keeps ice and snow from building up, even in temps down to -70º F.
The highly viscous nature of the Gravity Free ingredient means that it pours or sprays onto the switch components like a liquid, but when activated by precipitation, solidifies into a gel that acts as a barrier between the metal of the switch and the snow and ice.
As precipitation lands on the switch components, the chemical formulation if Ice Free Switch disrupts the water molecules, thereby lowering the freezing point. Visually, this means that precipitation sits on top of the switch as a loose sludge that easily wipes away on contact.
While Ice Free Switch can be poured on current icy switches to thaw the ice (and it works quite well doing this), its real strength is in its function as a preventative measure. Using it this way only requires a half to a full gallon per switch, compared to anywhere from five to 20 gallons per switch for a deicing agent. This saves you significant maintenance costs compared to deicing (or even installing and fueling heating systems). It also saves you the cost of significant manhours spent manually deicing or handling snow removal.
Ice Free Switch will have a significant impact on lowering your winter operating costs by reducing delays, and even accident damage, on your railways.