Sand, BIONORD or a simple tractor? , 19 march 2021 — UDPM

Sand, BIONORD or a simple tractor?

Testing to assess the most popular methods for ice build-up removal from roadways was held in Perm

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Specialists of the Ural Plant of Deicing Materials jointly with portal, have decided to conduct experiment and testing the efficiency of different materials for remove of ice-slick.


Three road lanes of the same length have been prepared for the experiment. The snow was removed from the first strip with a tractor, the second was poured out with mixture of sand and salt, and the third was cleaned with BIONORD granules.

In all three cases, a driver has been accelerating his four-wheel vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Black Onyx to 50 km/h then braked it sharply, and the experts had to assess the car braking distance.

The results can be estimated even without a tape measure.

The sand-salt mixture proved useless. It has not even reduced the braking distance length, the car skidded, and adding to that, too much gritty mud, so disliked by citizens and motorists.

The braking distance on packed snow was the same as on the road lane with a sand-salt mixture.

On the third lane the vehicle braking distance reduced by 1/3 when using BIONORD.

“It seemed, that it was easier to brake in snow than on the road with sand, but still was not very comfortable” – said Aleksandr Dorokhin, who was driving the car. – I expected that it was easier and faster to brake on the road with applied granules due to better adhesion to the road surface. I consider that on high-speed roads it is necessary to melt ice with such granules. Then the cars can brake fast, and transport trucks will climb up the slippery road without any problem.”

Extreme driving trainer at Advanced Driving Skills Center, Sergey Sedov, claims that the result is as expected.

“It is not a magic. There are only laws of physics that all motorists should know. No doubt, the braking distance is shorter on clean, even wet, asphalt. BIONORD makes it possible to achieve such a result. The experiments like that are valuable in understanding of the importance of modern anti-icing materials application, and at the same time for drivers to understand how quickly they can stop the car in different road conditions.”