When there are freezing conditions and precipitation, de-icing an aircraft
is crucial. Frozen contaminants cause critical control surfaces to be rough and uneven disrupting smooth air flow
and greatly degrading the ability of the wing to generate lift (force) and increasing drag. This situation can
cause a crash. If large pieces of ice separate when the aircraft is in motion, they can be ingested in engines
or hit propellers and cause catastrophic failure. Frozen contaminants can jam control surfaces, preventing them
from moving properly. Because of this potentially severe consequence, de-icing is performed at airports where temperatures
are likely to drop below the freezing point.
De-icing of roads has traditionally been done with salt, spread by snowplows
or dump trucks designed to spread it, along with sand and gravel, on slick roads. More recently, organic compounds
have been developed that reduce the environmental issues connected with salts and have longer residual effects
when spread on roadways, usually in conjunction with salt brines or solids. These compounds are generated as byproducts
of agricultural operations such as sugar beet refining or the distillation process that produces ethanol.
Since the 1990s, use of liquid chemical melters has been increasing, sprayed on roads by nozzles instead of a spinning
spreader. Liquid melters are more effective at preventing the ice from bonding to the surface than melting through
Safe Double Walled Tanks Are necessary for the storage of chemicals
used to Deice Roads and Planes. Bulk storage of deicing chemicals such as sodium chlorite, calcium chloride, glycol
and other specialty deicers
Can be ordered from us.
for 2000 Gallon Deicing Tank Specs (PDF Format)