Choosing Deicing Chemicals Based on Cost and Performance


Created by: Terance McNinch


LICENSE: 30 Days; LENGTH: 8-10 min;SUITABLE FOR: Single Learner

The drastically fluctuating price of sodium chloride rock salt should cause counties and cities to take a serious look at alternative deicers and additives. Products that were previously overlooked because of price may now be competitive. Considering the benefits that these alternatives and additives can bring to the mix, especially at colder temperatures, an agency could provide an improved level of service at the equivalent price of rock salt alone.

This training explains deicer price ranking, provides a spreadsheet for a ranking using the prices your agency pays, not national averages or industry estimates. 

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