METHODS AND STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE A CHOSEN WINTER ROAD STANDARD

The harm caused by salt can be reduced by using methods and materials, both chemical and mechanical, which more effectively counteracts existing or probable slippery conditions. More effective use of salt, new deicing methods and agents have been tested in the 1985-1990 Swedish MINSALT project with the aim of finding more effective ways of improving skid resistance which do not have the negative effects of salt. Salt-spreading methods have progressed from earlier dry salting to the spreading of prewetted salt and brine. Results from the MINSALT project have led to a proposed strategy that will reduce salt consumption and make salting more effective. This can be accomplished by working more with anti-icing measures, before icy conditions occur, and less with deicing. Prewetted salt or brine should be used.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 700-707

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1994 12:00AM