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  • #2783
    Jeff McNally
    Keymaster

    If airport administration is really serious about it’s storm water management plan, it would enforce deiicing location policies already in place. If you do noy consistantly remind the carriers operations personnel of their best practices responsibilities, they will de-ice anywhere they choose. Time, convenience and money provokes a leeser relationship with environmental concerns.

    #3335
    Charles J Cook
    Participant

    Preliminary work has to be done befor the start of deicing.
    1.Inspect the equipment. This inspection should include all relevant
    aspects for the proper functioning of the equipment, personal gear and the fluids.
    2.A verification of procedures for deicing should then be made.
    The necessary inspections and communications can be made beforehand at the gate whereas at remote/centralised deicing, necessary information must be informed to the deicing crew in another way.
    3.In some cases, required paperwork/data of the deicing operation can be recorded beforehand to speed up the
    process.
    I hope this will be a useful information.

    #3355
    Jeff McNally
    Keymaster

    Agreed. When your State permit requires you to recover as much glycol as you can before it has the opportunity to reach tributaries, streams, or leach into rivers, much care has to take place in locations of aircraft deicing. A closed drain does not mean a closed drain that captures 100% of residual glycol. Vacuum units can only pick-up so much without smearing it. Should precipitation be in the form of freezing rain or a wintry mix, run-off will occur and it has to go somewhere.

    #4208
    craig senna
    Participant

    What type of vacuums are available? Are they driven by a PTO? How much do they cost? Are they AIP eligible?

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