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Snow Melting Mats Provide a Creative Solution to Ice Buildup at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Snow Melting Mats Provide a Creative Solution to Ice Buildup at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Snow Melting Mats Provide a Creative Solution to Ice Buildup at Charlotte Douglas International AirportDoraville, GA, January 2019 - With some 22 million passengers a year, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the eighth-busiest airport in the US. Despite North Carolina’s generally balmy weather, during winter months temperatures at the airport can dip into the low 30’s, and reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents becomes a serious concern. One challenge is the buildup of ice at the jetway docking point where passengers board and disembark from a parked plane.  To reduce the hazard at this critical juncture, the airport facility maintenance team recently tested a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat. Results were so convincing that the team has now ordered 40 more mats.

Jetways provide enhanced access to the aircraft for passengers, many with disabilities and mobility impairments. It’s critical that they board and disembark safely. However, the jetway is not an area where conventional ice melting methods such as chemicals or salt can be used. A creative solution was needed.

HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice buildup at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats work by melting snow and ice on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.  

“Our snow melting mats are durable and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They make a significant difference at airports and other facilities by keeping public-access areas clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness.  The issue the Charlotte team had is common at many airports.  Our mats are an efficient and economical way to address this problem,” Williams said. 

HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums.

Keeping travelers safe is the number-one priority. With HeatTrak mats they expect to see a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in liability risk.

HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace.  More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities.  Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/

Snow Melting Mats are a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at Amica Mutual in Rhode Island

Snow Melting Mats are a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at Amica Mutual in Rhode Island

Snow Melting Mats are a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at Amica Mutual in Rhode IslandDoraville, GA, October 10, 2018—With winter temperatures in northeastern Rhode Island dipping into the single digits and snowfall rates averaging 36 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Amica Mutual Insurance Company, located in the town of Lincoln. Just 14 miles from Providence in a region known for powerful winter blizzards, the company’s facility management team recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System to keep its building entrance clear of snow and ice during the harsh winter months.

“In the past we used salt and chemicals to keep the entrance free of ice and snow,” said David Bibee, part of the team. “But the heavy foot traffic associated with this area was tracking residue into the building, which then created unsightly conditions, did damage to interior floors, and caused a safety hazard. We knew we needed an alternative solution and we found it with HeatTrak.” 

HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.

“Our snow melting mats are durable and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They’re making a significant difference at Amica Mutual by keeping the building entrance clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness.  The issue the company had is common at facilities with heavy foot traffic. Our mats are the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said. 

HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact.  HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums.

“Keeping our people safe is the facility management team’s number-one priority. With the HeatTrak system we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Bibee said.

HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace. More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/

Yale University Cuts Slip-And-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting Mats

Yale University Cuts Slip-And-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting Mats

Yale University Cuts Slip-And-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting MatsDoraville, GA, August 2019—With winter temperatures in New Haven, CT, dipping into the teens and low 20s and snow accumulation averaging 31 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Yale University. To meet the challenge of outdoor safety, the facilities maintenance team there recently installed HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats to keep campus walkways clear of snow and ice. 

“Typically we use salt and chemicals to keep walkways clear,” said Plant Engineering Supervisor Scott Wilson. “However, the heavy foot traffic on campus was tracking residue into buildings, creating unsightly conditions, damaging interior floor surfaces, and causing a safety hazard. We knew we needed an alternative solution and we found it with HeatTrak.” 

HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams.  He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.

“Our snow melting mats are durable and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They have made a difference at Yale by keeping campus walkways clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the maintenance team there had is a common one at facilities with heavy foot traffic. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said. 

HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products.  Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums. 

“Keeping people safe on campus is our team’s number-one priority. With HeatTrak mats we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Wilson said.

HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace. More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/