Drift Control Using Deicing Liquids

I was able to catch up with M.D.O.T. during an application trial of BOOST to the roadside using the Drift Control Nozzle. The trial was a success, application was smooth and can be easily done prior to a storm event where winds are predicted and drift control is needed in those problem areas where snow fence can not be installed. The application shown in the attached video is at 0.02 – 0.03 gallon per square yard. Just enough to provide some melting and cause the blowing snow to stick, rather than blow across the road.

This will help keep the road clear by reducing amount of snow blowing keeping it clear, or if you have drifting areas allow you to be able to clean up the icy spots caused by the blowing snow.  The Agricultural material in the BOOST* allows you to see that proper application has been completed.

Check out the video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkGA0xrfPY0


About Dave Budd

Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. Serving Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Retired Michigan DOT, October 2010 after 32 years experience in Maintenance/Operations. Specializing in winter operations and liquid de-icers and anti-icers.
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