To switch from dry material (sand or salt) usage to pre-wet salt and liquid anti-icing applications, several factors need to be considered: the type of equipment needed for pre-wetting and liquids application; approaches for staff training regarding the benefits of liquids and overcoming the “we’ve always done it this way” attitude; and the environmental impacts and benefits of using liquids.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be better able to:
Identify the equipment required for liquid application.
Discuss the environmental benefits and impacts associated with pre-wetting and liquids.
Examine the steps for setting up a staff training program in the usage of liquids.
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Transportation Operations Manager,
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