Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between 9% calcium chloride, 16%, 24.5%, and 38%?
The higher the number, the higher the calcium and/or magnesium chloride content
Third party scientific studies have shown that it takes approximately 1.7 gallons of MCS 24.5% Mineral Well Brine to equal the chloride content of 1 gallon of 38% Calcium Chloride
It takes 5.3 gallons of 9% Oil Field Brine to equal the chloride content of 1 gallon of 38% Calcium Chloride
It takes 3.1 gallons of 9% Oil Field Brine to equal the chloride content of 1 gallon of MCS Mineral Well Brine
When is it best to apply liquid calcium chloride?
After a rain or during a light rain
During sustained periods of dryness (spring through fall)
What is a typical application rate:
1,000 gallons per mile per 8 foot pass
2,000 gallons per mile per 16 foot pass
What are the risks associated with the use of Oil Field Brine?
The dust palliative concentration varies a great amount and is typically less than 9%
Can contain known carcinogens
Has been known to contaminate drinking water supplies
Are Mineral Well Brine dust control treatments eco-friendly?
Yes, they reduce the amount of aggregate being mined from gravel quarries.
Yes, they reduce airborne particulates.
When does MCS De-Ice Masters pre-treated salt become effective?
Immediately. You can spray the salt or sand at the time of loading or apply at the tailgate or spinner.
Does MCS De-Ice Master cause more corrosion than rock salt?
No, studies have shown that liquid calcium chloride causes less corrosion than rock salt.
Can MCS De-Ice Master be blended with agricultural byproducts like beet juice or Geomelt or other inhibitor products?
Yes. MCS De-Ice Master is an excellent and effective product that easily blends with other products and does not diminish their performance, making them even more environmentally safe.
At what temperature do various ice and snow melting agents lose effectiveness?
MCS De-Ice Master has the widest effectiveness range, from below freezing to -25°F.
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