Measuring Salt Retention, 2013

(2013) Measuring Salt Retention, 2013. Transportation, Department of


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This research developed and completed a field evaluation of salt distribution equipment. The evaluation provides a direct comparison of three different types of salt spreaders at three different truck speeds and brine rates. A rubber mat was divided into eight sample areas to measure the salt distribution across the lane by each variable combination. A total of 264 samples were processed and measured. These results will support future efforts to target areas of efficiencies specific to salt and brine delivery methods. These results support Iowa Department of Transportation efforts to progress winter maintenance efficiencies and ultimately motorist safety.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: salt, brine rates, chute spreader, high-speed video, salt delivery method , salt retention, salt spreader comparison, salt truck application speeds, winter road maintenance, zero-velocity spreader
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Traffic safety
ID Code: 14897
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2013 14:11
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 14:11