Ice Melting Test Method for Runways and Taxiways Deicing/Anti-icing Chemicals
This test method provides stakeholders (runway deicing chemical manufacturers, deicing/anti-icing chemical operators and airport authorities) with relative ice melting capacity of runway deicing chemicals, by measuring the amount of ice melted as a function of time. Such runway deicing chemicals are often also used on taxiways.
This test method does not quantitatively measure the theoretical or extended time ice melting capability of ready-to-use runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals in liquid or solid form.
Rationale: This test method, for liquid and solid deicing/anti-icing chemicals, offers a quantitative procedure to evaluate the amount of ice melted as a function of the time and temperature by such deicing/anti-icing chemicals and is based on the SHRP H-205.2- MODIFIED FOR AIRPORT APPLICATION (draft April 17/02) - Test Method for Ice Melting of Liquid Deicing Chemicals (or Solids).