Clear Roads partners with the Pacific Northwest Snowfighters (PNS) to coordinate materials testing and standards for deicing chemicals by supporting the maintenance of their Qualified Product List (QPL).
PNS is an association of transportation agencies dedicated to ensuring the safety of winter maintenance products through structured testing and evaluation. The group established procedures for testing deicing and anti-icing chemicals and maintains specifications that these products must meet to be considered for widespread use. PNS has become a nationally recognized leader in establishing and standardizing chemical products for snow and ice control.
The specifications developed by PNS help guide transportation agencies around the country in the selection of chemical products for winter maintenance applications. Products selected for inclusion on the PNS QPL must meet the following criteria:
- Pass a series of tests for friction, corrosion, and chemical and toxicological properties
- Meet environmental and health standards.
Click here to learn more about PNS.