10-01: Developing a Training Video for Field Testing of Deicing Materials

Deicing Testing VideoProblem

State DOTs spend millions of dollars per year on snow removal and deicing activities. In order to meet level of service requirements under increasing budget and environmental constraints, DOTs need to be able to determine the “best value” for both chemical and mechanical snow/ice removal practices.

Objective

Clear Roads had previously developed a step-by-step Field Guide for Testing Deicing Chemicals to support the evaluation of deicing chemicals by DOT staff. Clear Roads wanted to develop a step-by-step instructional video to accompany it that would demonstrate the three levels of field testing that can be performed to determine the effectiveness of a deicing chemical.

Results

The result of this project is a DVD that has been distributed to state DOTs for use in training their maintenance staff on basic field testing. In addition, the video is available on the Clear Roads website and YouTube.

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