This article describes an ice detection unit the "icelert", designed for use on airfields and other paved areas; it gives sufficient warning to allow the runway to be treated with anti-icer chemical before ice actually forms. Furthermore when the chemicals become too diluted to be effective or when the temperature of the surface falls to a level at which the existing solution would freeze, another warning is given, the unit consists of three probes each of which carries a pair of electrodes, a control box, and a decoder and display unit. The ice detector has been used with a fair degree of success on RAF airfields in Germany and has been installed on a limited number of airfields in the United Kingdom. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Building and Contract Journals Linited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00291133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM