Cryotech E36® Technical Information

Proper Use of Cryotech E36 and NAAC - In certain conditions, E36 may be used with NAAC to assist with breaking up heavy pack. After holes are formed by NAAC, E36 is applied over the top and thereby has a direct route to the pavement surface. This dual application speeds up the deicing process. Contact Cryotech for the full version of technical bulletin.

Cryotech E36 Material Compatibility and Storage - Customers frequently ask if material used in their storage, handling and application equipment are compatible with potassium acetate runway deicers. There are technical differences in the formulation of corrosion inhibitors and pH between potassium acetate deicers from various producers. Therefore, some differences in material compatibility are expected. This bulletin applies to Cryotech E36, which is 50% potassium acetate by weight. Contact Cryotech for the full version of technical bulletin.

Cryotech E36 and Zinc Reaction - This bulletin reviews facts about Cryotech E36 potassium acetate liquid runway deicer's compatibility with zinc (e.g., galvanized coatings). Contact Cryotech for the full version of technical bulletin.

Cryotech E36 Cleaning of Pavement Surfaces - Cryotech E36, a potassium acetate based liquid runway deicer, has the ability to dislodge pavement contaminates. Typically, this happens after the first winter application. Contact Cryotech for full version of technical bulletin.

Cryotech E36 Mixing from Different Suppliers - Potassium acetate runway deicers are produced by a number of suppliers. Each product is based on slightly different chemistry, and must be certified to comply with rigorous industry standards. When liquid deicers from different suppliers are mixed, the blended product may not have the same properties as either of the original fluids. Contact Cryotech for the full version of technical bulletin.

Effect of Runway Deicers on Asphalt Concrete Pavements - Current industry specifications, AMS 1435 for liquid runway deicers, and AMS 1431, for solid runway deicers, include testing for compatibility with asphalt concrete pavement materials under the LFV Method 2-98. While now included in these specifications, this method is technically required only for runway deicers in Eurpoe. The Swedish Aviation Administration and the Norwegian Civil Aviation Administration also recommend testing under the LFV Method 1-98. Both testing methods and purpose are described in this bulletin, as well as results for Cryotech products tested to these methods. Contact Cryotech for the full version of technical bulletin.

Relationship of Potassium Acetate Runway Deicers to ASR in Concrete - The use of potassium acetate based deicer on airport pavement does not appear to cause ASR distress in pavement. It has been demonstrated that the deicer does not penetrate the concrete to a significant extent. Contact Cryotech for the full version of technical bulletin.