This article considers the use and benefits of a treated salt product, Safecote, in winter road salting. Safecote is a blend of raw materials, including carbohydrates, acids and minerals, applied to de-icing salt using a high pressure spray bar, which enhances the life of the salt. The article describes the product in use by one UK borough council in a test period. The gritting team were able to slow the amount of treated salt coming out of the gritting machine and achieve the required target spread with less product. The product's carbohydrate content protects the gritter body from the corrosiveness of the salt and greatly reduces metal and concrete corrosion. A further test period is required to validate claims that road surface corrosion is reduced.

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    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Authors:
    • FISHER, J
  • Publication Date: 2004-9-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 21-2
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    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00988552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM