An attempt is described to oxidize the pavement surface (after application of Petro-Set AT Geotechnic Emulsion) with a flame treatment to reduce its slippery condition. The treatment consisted & about 10 passes by a moderately hot flame. Of thirteen 1-mile sections treated with Petro-Set, 6 sections were flame treated and 1 section was used as a control. Skid tests were made on the 7 sections to evaluate effectiveness of the treatment. The results (tabulated) show that skid resistance has not been improved by the flame treatment process; a majority of sections indicate a reduction in skid number. This section of the highway will, however, be monitored by skid testing to further evaluate the problem.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Material has been compiled from special reports as requested in Federal-Aid Highway Program Manual, Volume 6, August 23, 1974. Taken from "Special Reports on Use of Equipment and Methods of Maintenance".
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Larsen, D E
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00097392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM