THE FUTURE OF AIRPORT SURFACES MAINTENANCE IS THE ADOPTION OF A “TOOL BOX” APPROACH TO THE VARIOUS SCOPE OF WORK NECESSARY AT TODAY’S AIRPORTS. MANAGERS AND MAINTENANCE CREWS WILL NEED A VARIETY OF EQUIPMENT TO KEEP PAVEMENT SURFACES IN THE SAFEST AND BEST CONDITIONS TO MEET THE DEMANDING STANDARDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.
Blastrac is the leading global developer and manufacturer of surface preparation equipment. We have an extensive range with over 55 machines for preparing & maintaining floors for all kinds of materials. Our innovative techniques are developed in-house and on demand by our strong R&D department.
What makes your products / services stand out?
Blastrac surface preparation equipment can be used on airfields for:
– REMOVAL OF EXCESSIVE RUBBER FROM RUNWAYS
– GATE CLEANING
– REMOVAL OR CLEANING LINES
– IMPROVEMENT OF GRIP BY INCREASING THE SURFACE FRICTION
– IMPROVEMENT OF LIGHT REFLECTION
– REDUCTION OF VIBRATIONS & NOISE LEVELS
– DECORATIVE INDOOR & OUTDOOR SURFACES
What brings you to the EXPO this year?
We have been participating to different ACI events all over the world. The maintenance of airport runways is becoming more and more important. As aircraft landings take place, the traffic wears down macro-texture and micro-texture as contaminants build up on the runway pavement. This build-up of rubber will decrease water drainage and friction to the point where safety may be diminished. Removal of excessive rubber from the runway is to maintain safe operations. A very efficient and cost effective method for removing rubber deposits from a runway or new surfaces which have a coating of bitumen binder over the aggregate particles is Ultra-High- Pressure Water. Because pavement quality varies, equipment that enables variable pressure settings should be selected to avoid surface damage. Machine productivity (rubber removal square meters per hour) is another important consideration. In cases where temperatures are below freezing, fresh water supply is an issue or micro-texture improvements are required, shot blasting should be used for rubber removal.