EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENTS FOR REMOVAL OF TRAFFIC MARKINGS BY HIGH-TEMPERATURE BURNING WITH EXCESS OXYGEN

High-temperature burning with excess oxygen has proved to be a pavement marking removal system which allows a rapid flash burning of pavement markings with minimal motorist recognition and little or no pavement surface deterioration. This pavement marking removal system, however, does leave the burned residue (of the pavement marking) on the roadway surface. Procedures utilized and results of the optimization of the high-temperature burner system and burned residue removal procedures are discussed. Three burner head designs were evaluated in order to optimize the burner system. Burned residue removal procedures to include powered brushes, waterblast, and sand blast were evaluated. All equipment and procedures were evaluated in a field environment in order to provide a practical, readily available, economical, and viable system for pavement marking removal. This document is meant to serve those who wish to use this method of pavement marking removal. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    Materials and Tests Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  USA  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Killgore, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-80-208 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8608
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM