Ice Undercutting 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 undercutting capacity of runway deicing chemicals, by measuring the area of ice undercut pattern 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 of ice undercutting capability of ready-to-use runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals in liquid or solid form.
This test method, for liquid and solid deicing/anti-icing chemicals, offers a quantitative procedure to evaluate the ice undercut as a function of the time and temperature by such deicing/anti-icing chemical and is based on the SHRP H-205.6- MODIFIED FOR AIRPORT APPLICATION (draft April 17/02) Test Method for Ice Undercutting by Liquid Deicing Chemicals (or Solids).