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

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[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 13, 2019 8:04:48 AM / by Phill Sexton

In this MASTER TRAINING (by ICE MASTER SYSTEMS®) on liquid brine deicing with Phill Sexton with WIT Advisers you will learn the importance of using liquid brine for the snow and ice management industry.


The salt that we need to react has to react to moisture first to convert to a brine.

Would you rather...

Have the brine go down immediately or

Wait 30-45 minutes for it to convert to a brine?

So the goal of this training really is to take a look at the snow and ice management industry as sort of its "business as usual" form, and try to convert the mindset of how we normally use salt as a solid material and how do we change the mindset to using liquids as a better alternative and why would that be a no-brainer decision to do that?

So let's first start to answer the question... WHY IS USING LESS SALT SO IMPORTANT?

The way that I like to frame that is through the principals of sustainability. Think of sustainability as 2 sides of the same coin.

  • Environmental
  • Economical

When you first think about it though, less salt (depending on who's buying it or who's using it), it means just less material. Less material means less cost.

Less material means less impact on...

  • Infrastructure
  • Properties
  • Environment

When we think about it in terms of economics, you can think about it in several different ways. Economic side of the coin...

  • Less material costs
  • Less times applying
  • Better service

If something (and that "something" we're going to talk about today is liquids) if that something is something that enables you to be more efficient, then why wouldn't we do that?


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]


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Topics: Using 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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