The preparation of brine in gritting in Belgium and the Netherlands is growing every year. Rightly so because brine has a number of unmistakable advantages over spreading salt:
- Brine adheres far more easily to the road surface than spreading salt, so that brine achieves a thawing effect more rapidly and effectively.
- It is environmentally friendly since less salt is used per metre of road surface. (Brine consists of 3/4 water).
- Work more quickly; a gritter can drive at 40 km/h with salt, at 70 km/h with brine.
- It is less costly because 20 % less salt is used.
Composite tanks are ideally suited for storing brine thanks to their corrosion resistant qualities. However, a brine storage tank must also fulfil several very specific properties. It is after all a specialised storage system whose complexity is to be found on the inside.
In order to keep the salt percentage in the brine at the right level, our brine storage tanks have sensors and an automatic water feed, which ensure that the salt/water ratio is optimum at all times. In addition, the tanks can be fitted with a turner to keep the solution moving and in the same salt concentration everywhere.
The brine tanks can be supplied in a standing or lying version with a capacity of up to 500 m³. According to need, they can be equipped with the requisite pump controls, leak detection systems, connectors, pipes, pumps, cage ladders, safety platforms, inspection hatches, and the like.