Sunday, December 13, 2009
We have a new helipad here at Parkview that we will need to maintain over the winter months. Ours is physically located within the ED parking area (set slightly above parking grade so that no one will park directly on the pad). Like many of you, we use salt exclusively for the treatment of roadways and parking areas. We have a concern that the salt itself may become a projectile hazard as helicopters land/takeoff. Question: What do you folks do to treat your helipad and any surrounding parking area? Does it need to be liquified salt (brine)? Do you treat the surrounding parking and roadways differently than the helipad?
We have several gas cylinders stored on tile floors that are approximately 52" tall and 9" diameter with large collars that keep them from tipping. Unfortunately, the tanks tend to leave rust rings on the floor. Our gas company says that there really is nothing designed to place the tanks on. Have any of you experienced this and have devised some ingenious way of resolving this issue? Please let me know. We have some FRP board that would work as a giant coaster but I hate to "Mickey Mouse" this if there's a better idea.