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sodium Formate Brine

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by CaptCaveman, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. CaptCaveman

    CaptCaveman Member
    Messages: 72

    I have a bunch of sodium formate that I picked up cheap. I would like to try making a brine out of it and using it on Concrete sidewalks...and loading docks. Has anyone used it as a brine?
    What were the mix rates? What was the saturation levels?
     
  2. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 87

    send me your email. I'll send you a helpful chart.

    Sodium Formate is a tough one. It doesn't have a wide range that balances saturation and tolerant temperature for cold weather. Maximum saturation is 11.1 lb/g

    For cold temperatures:

    9.1 lb/g gets your to 6 degrees F
    9.2 lb/g gets your to 1 degrees F
    9.3 lb/g gets your to -0.6 degrees F
    9.4 lb/g gets your to 1 degrees F
    9.5 lb/g gets your to 3 degrees F

    To make 42 gallons of the 9.2 lb/g add 38.682 gallons of water and 64 lbs of sodium formate

    To make 42 gallons of of the 9.5 add 37.254 gallons of water and 89 lbs of sodium formate