Product Profiles: Runway, Ramp, Pavement

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The following product descriptions of equipment are offered as a service to readers and are not intended as an endorsement. To obtain more information on any item listed, contact the manufacturer or visit www.airportbusiness.com.

ARTIFICIAL TURF used by airports in lieu of natural turf in runway and taxiway safety areas is available from Avturf LLC. The aerospace synthetic surface is designed to improve safety, increase operational efficiency, improve capacity, reduce costs, and enhance the environment. www.avturf.com.

THE CYCLONE STYSTEM from Cyclone Surface Cleaning, Inc. is designed to remove runway rubber; clean ramps; recover glycol; remove paint lines; and clean parking garages. The system removes petroleum-based waste and other contaminants from concrete and asphalt with no discharge to the environment and no damage to the cleaned surface; www.cycloneclean.com.

GLASS BEADS, used in airport pavement striping and safety products, are available from Flex-O-Lite. The exclusive Hi-Index Type III Airport glass bead is designed to provide better retroreflectiveness. Also designed to increase situational awareness; www.flexolite.com.

A LINE OF RUNWAY BROOMS is designed and manufactured by M-B Companies, Inc. Includes dedicated and multi-purpose front mount brooms, multi-function, and towed brooms. M-B also offers a line of attachment brooms and pavement marking/striping equipment; www.m-bco.com.

REJUVASEAL® asphalt sealer/rejuvenator for airport runways and taxiways is available from Pavement Rejuvenation International, LP. The three-in-one treatment is designed to seal, protect, and revitalize asphalt pavement; designed to penetrate the surface of asphalt and become an integral part of the binder. Reduces viscosity and brittleness; increases ductility and flexibility; treated surfaces are fuel, water, and chemical resistant; www.rejuvaseal.com.

RUBBER AND PAINT REMOVAL SERVICES are provided by Rampart Hydro Services. Units operate at 36,000 psi and 16 gpm to remove rubber and paint from asphalt and concrete surfaces. Equipment is designed to be mobile and can exit the runway within 60 seconds. Rubber is removed from within the groves of the runway, restoring the friction coefficient. Paint removal ranges from surface cleaning in preparation for repainting to 100 percent removal without damage to asphalt or concrete surfaces; www.rampart-hydro.com.

THE POLYPLANER RANGE, from Schibeci Road Services Pty Ltd, is designed to be an aggressive removal tool to cut, level, or polish steps in concrete or asphalt, runways, taxiways, and aprons. Available in various widths of nine to 18 inches; www.schibeci.com.

TRAFFIC COATINGS AND FEDERAL SPECIFICATION PAINT are manufactured and supplied by TMT-Pathway; visit www.tmtpathway.com.

THE STARJETâ„¢ system from NLB Corp. is designed to remove runway markings. Rotating water jets (up to 40,000 psi) remove up to 7,000 feet per hour, without damaging runway. Self-contained NLB system includes water tank, ultra-high pressure pump, and optional vacuum unit; www.nlbcorp.com.

TRACR II AND SNOMETR touch screen-based runway surface condition reporting and monitoring equipment are developed and manufactured by Tradewind Scientific Ltd. The company is also the North American agent for Findlay Irvine GripTester, SARSYS SFT and TES Decelerometer Friction Measuring Instruments; www.TradewindScientific.com.

DIAMOND SHIELD FORTIFIER is available from SGA Global. DSF is designed to allow users to open pavement to vehicle traffic in just two to four hours; www.sgaglobal.us.

THE DRS511 RUNWAY SURFACE CONDITION SENSOR is available from Vaisala. Reports generated include: runway wet; frost on runway; snow on runway; ice on runway. The DRS511 is compatible with all Vaisala AWOS; www.vaisala.com.

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