Roads & Bridges

Historically, snow and ice on roads and bridges was simply treated with salt, although this is changing in response to increased scrutiny on the corrosive effects it can have.

Salt damages materials used to construct bridges and roads, as well as the vehicles that travel on them. As a result, non-corrosive deicing products are increasingly being sought, such as OMEX’s range of liquid deicer for roads.

Snow and ice on roads and bridges

Reducing corrosion from bridge and road deicers

Brine based products, as opposed to commonly applied salt, offer a number of advantages both in terms of efficiency and performance.

By wetting the salt prior to application, deicing roads can be achieved much more speedily, as it spreads more accurately, starts to work more quickly and is less prone to being displaced by traffic movement.

Plus, as the rate of salt required is much lower, less corrosion also equates to lower cost – a benefit that several local authorities in the UK have already realised.

Pre-wetting and application

In preparing and applying liquid deicer for roads, it’s important to select both the best equipment and the most suitable agents to ensure the best performance.

As highway maintenance teams have converted to equipment designed for spreading liquid road deicer, the desire for ever more measures to maximise budget has increased.

Introducing products like Saltex and Isomex as a pre-wetting agent can further reduce the corrosiveness of salt in brine based road deicers, increasing the effectiveness of application.  Isomex liquid road deicing products are based on hi-tech acetates – a major innovation designed to minimise corrosion and cost, while preserving roads and bridge structures.

View the complete range of available products below.

Products

Cryotech NAAC®

A prilled non-corrosive deicer.

Isomelt

A granular non-corrosive deicer.

Isomex 1

A conventional liquid deicer popular in civil and military airports.

Surefoot

Maintaining safe conditions for railway customers is vital throughout the winter.