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Economical Benefits of Liquid Brine [3 of 10]

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[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 13, 2019 8:51:36 AM / by Phill Sexton

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In this MASTER TRAINING (by ICE MASTER SYSTEMS®) on liquid brine deicing with Phill Sexton with WIT Advisers you will learn the economical benefits of liquid brine.

How do we change the mindset to using liquids as a better alternative and why would that be a no-brainer decision? Let's talk about the economic side of this coin.

Typically, people want the same service for less...

  • Less money
  • Less time
  • Less effort

There needs to be strategies incorporated to doing it a different way to address that. So this is where again liquids really becomes a fairly significant tool in the tool box if you will. So when you think about the economics, let's think about it beyond even salt use.

There’s the economics of...

  • Time & production
  • Travel
  • Equipment
  • Fuel

And there's also the economics of redo work or doing things haphazardly so that it's causing us to apply more or spend more time on it, rather than taking perhaps a more proactive approach.

Why I get so confident about this now is, when we think about it in terms of our sustainable winter management program SWiM®, there's been a third part case study done that's looked at the benefits not just from salt outputs or economics, but there's others.

So let's think about it though from the standpoint of salt output, we've been able to see in many cases.

ON AVERAGE 50% REDUCTION IN SALT IN SOME CASES 3X REDUCTION IN SALT

What that means to you depending on your contract model, and what that means to your client from the standpoint of salt output, we've been able to see in many cases 25% SAVINGS.

But then let's take it a step further. When you think in terms of a third party case study that was done on these results by Rochester Institute of Technology Here's what they found. Not only was there this savings in salt output and this obvious economic benefit but then it provided other benefits including...

ON AVERAGE 50% FEWER TRIPS TO THE SITE TO APPLY SALT

Now that might not make sense at first when you think about right now brine is sort of perceived as this 'other service', or this thing that you do before the storm but I'm going to continue to do these other things that I've always done after the storm or during the storm.

But that’s not really what happens. What happens is once you take this more proactive approach

IT ACTUALLY ALLOWS YOU TO BE SALTING LESS DURING AND POST STORM TREATMENT

We’ll talk a little bit more about that when we get into the methodologies and the techniques. The other thing that that then inspires is when there’s fewer trips, there’s fewer amounts of fuel being used.

When there are fewer trips there is...

  • Less fuel used
  • Less hours spent

SAVING TIME. SAVING FUEL. SAVING EQUIPMENT COSTS. SAVING MATERIALS.

So it’s sort of a four sided coin now of what the benefits are rather than just this economic, environmental proposition.

 

Interested in more FREE TRAINING? Here are links to the complete course:

Why is Using Liquid Brine Important? [1 of 10]

Environmental Benefits of Liquid Brine [2 of 10]

Economical Benefits of Liquid Brine [3 of 10]

Level of Service Benefits of Liquid Brine [4 of 10]

Rock Salt vs Liquid Brine [5 of 10]

Preventing the Bond of Snow & Ice with Liquid Brine [6 of 10]

What are the Barriers of Switching to Liquid Brine Deicing? [7 of 10]

Why Aren't More Clients Asking for a Liquids Approach? [8 of 10]

How do we Make the Change to Liquids? [9 of 10]

Liquid Brine Spraying Techniques [10 of 10]

 

Level of service benefits of liquid brine - CTA

Topics: Benefits of Liquids

Phill Sexton

Written by Phill Sexton

I am the founder and CEO of WIT Advisers. I am a veteran of the winter and landscape management industry. As a technician, manager, executive and company owner, my growing concern about the environmental impacts of my trade and evolving interest in sustainable best practices led me to developing my company. I enjoy sharing best practices about how to control snow and ice more efficiently.

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