Ice Penetration 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 a relative ice penetration capacity of runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals, by measuring the ice penetration as a function of time. Such runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals are often also used on taxiways and other paved areas.
This test method does not quantitatively measure the theoretical or extended time of ice penetration capability of ready-to-use runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals in liquid or solid form.
Rationale: This test method for liquid and solid runway deicing/anti-icing chemicals, offers a quantitative procedure to evaluate the ice penetration as a function of the time and temperature by such deicing/anti-icing chemicals and is based on the SHRP H-205.4-MODIFIED FOR AIRPORT APPLICATION (draft April 17/02) - Test Method for Ice Penetration of Liquid Deicing Chemicals (or Solids).