Ice Undercutting Test Method for AMS1431 and AMS1435 Runway Deicing/Anti-Icing Products
This test method provides stakeholders (runway deicing/anti-icing product manufacturers, users, regulators, and airport authorities) with relative ice undercutting capacity of runway deicing/anti-icing products, by measuring the area of ice undercut pattern as a function of time. Such runway deicing/anti-icing products are often also used on taxiways and other paved areas.
This test method does not quantitatively measure the theoretical or extended time of ice undercutting capability of ready-to-use runway deicing/anti-icing products in liquid or solid form.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) document is redefinition of Aerospace Information Report AIR6172A as an AS document. In addition, 3.4.3 of this SAE Aerospace Standard has been modified by the addition of information on the preparation of reference control solutions. The document also incorporates some editorial changes.
Icing and ice detection
Also known as: SAE AS 6172
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