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Title: Evaluation of a pneumatic guy-line deicing boot
Authors: Franklin Engineering Co.
Govoni, John W.
Franklin, Charles H.
Keywords: Atmospheric icing
Ice detector
Cold regions
Pneumatic boot
Rime ice
Tower icing
Ice prevention
Ice control
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 92-4.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: During the two winter field seasons of 1986-88, a 3-m-long pneumatic cable deicing boot was tested and evaluated by CRREL at the summit of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. Favorable results from this pilot study led to the development of a longer (14-m) pneumatic boot. This longer boot, which was used to entirely encase one of the guy lines supporting a 9-m-high tower, was evaluated at the summit of Mt. Washington during the 1987-88 icing season. The performance of both pneumatic cable deicing boots during a variety of icing conditions indicates that this simple, cost-effective method of ice prevention on guy wires may be suitable for practical application.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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