Airports throughout the world are plagued by the inevitable buildup of rubber which is deposited from the tires of landing aircraft. The level of deposit and the speed of buildup vary depending upon factors such as frequency of landings and impact force which in itself depends upon the landing approach angle as dictated by the geography.
Today high pressure water is used to remove rubber from some of the world’s busiest airports. These deposits are potentially lethal particularly during periods of heavy rain and must be regularly removed. Where equipment is used it can incorporate continuous recovery of debris, which in today’s environmentally conscious climate is proving to be a standard specification.
OSPREY provides an economical and environmentally sensitive way of rejuvenating the frictional co-efficient without causing damage to the surface.