The paper discusses problems experienced by the RAF in the chemical anti-icing and de-icing of bituminous friction course runways. Possible applications to normal highway de-icing are mentioned. Although for highway application salt/sand mixtures are used, only non-corrosive substances are acceptable for airfield runway use. Results of tests to evaluate the efficiency of de-icing and anti-icing chemicals such as konsin and frigantin are mentioned. Details are given of anti-icing precautions taken during cold weather conditions to maintain runways in an operational state by the application of low freezing point chemicals. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Defence, England

    Main Building, Whitehall
    London SW1,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM