ASSUMPTIONS:
  • Amount of labor to spread salt and spray brine are the same.
  • The amount of liquid used as an anti-icer will burn the same amount of snow & ice as rock salt.
  • All events have the right conditions to use anti-icers.
  • ** There is a residual effect to account for, but no solid historical data to support.


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Total Acres You Service On ALL Properties Per Event (1 Acre = 43560 Square Feet)             
               
Acres/Location   1 1 1 1 1  
               
Cost/Ton (In $'s) $          
Cost/LB            
Cost/Gallon      
How many tons of rock salt do you apply?              
App Rate/Acre (lbs)            
App Rate/Acre (gallons)      
Residual Effect (estimates) **         10% 18%  
               
Cost to Treat One Acre per Typical Event    
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Snow Pack or Ice Bonding              
On average how many Rock Salt applications do you perform to remove snow pack?            
Additional Labor              
    Cost/man hour (In $'s) $          
    # man of hours            
Fuel & Overhead (In $'s) $          
               
Cost to Treat per Snow Pack Event    
# of events per year Events            
De-icing events   (Events per Season)  
Snow Pack        (Events per Season)          
               
Cost to Treat  1 Acre of Property for Season    
Savings per Acre per Season ($)      
(%)      
Grand Total Savings over Bulk Rock Salt Costs      
WITH RESIDUAL   Bulk  Salt Salt Brine MVP Clear MVP Organic MVP Clear Organic  
Cost to Treat Property for Season w/ Residual Factor    
Savings per Acre per Season ($)      
(%)      
Grand Total Savings over Bulk Rock Salt Costs      
Other Potential Savings or Costs
• No savings calculation for pre-treating sidewalks which uses a higher cost de-icer
• Additional labor savings from potential less Overtime since anti-icing can be done during regular scheduled hours
• Additional costs if there is a need to de-ice after anti-icing when a similar result would happen if just de-iced
Chloride Emissions              
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lbs of chloride per gallon of brine              
Sodium Chloride   2.2880 2.2880 2.2880 2.2880 2.2880  
"Hot" Chloride (assume calcium and magnesium chlorides)   5.3392 5.3392 5.3392 5.3392 5.3392  
% of Chlorides              
Sodium Chloride   100% 100% 20% 15% 15%  
Hot Chlorides       80% 75% 70%  
Organic         10% 15%  
Chloride Emissions              
Sodium Chloride App Rate/Acre (lbs)    
Chloride Emissions (from Sodium)   60% 60% 60% 60% 60%  
Hot Chloride App Rate/Acre (lbs)        
Chloride Emissions (from Calcium & Magnesium)   64% 64% 64% 64% 64%  
Total Chloride Emissions per Acre (lbs)    
Chloride Emissions Per Season (Total)              
 Typical Event    
 Snow Pack Event    
Chloride Emissions per 1 acre, per season (in lbs)    
 
Chloride Savings    
Grand Total Chloride Emissions per Season (lbs)