Accession Number : AD0289068

Title :   EVALUATION OF SNOW, ICE, AND SLUSH REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL EQUIPMENT FOR WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : ALEO,JOHN

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The only devices which appeared capable of coping with the problem of snow, ice, and slush removal and disposal were equipments employing the jet-engine technique. This equipment, using the tailpipe blast and heat of a jet engine, was claimed to be capable of melting and vaporizing snow. Thus, the equipment was selected for evaluation because the jet-engine technique represented the ultimate solution for the problem. General data have been published concerning the performance of this equipment. The actual heat energy output by the equipment required to remove or melt a particular amount of snow is unknown. A representative fuel combustion rate for the type of jet engine used by these equipments is 600 gallons per hour at 90% throttle setting. However, there was insufficient operational experience to establish an efficiency estimate for the type of equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SNOW REMOVAL, DISPOSAL, ICE, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, OPERATION, SNOW

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE