Chapter 3 - Deicing/Anti-icing Fluids

Freezing Characteristics of FPD Fluids

18.  Before a fluid is used on an aircraft, it is crucial that the user knows and understands its freezing characteristics. These characteristics can be determined through understanding of the fluid procurement specifications and tolerances and through quality control inspections. FPD fluids are either pre-mixed (diluted with water) by the manufacturer or mixed by the user from bulk supplies. To ensure known freezing characteristics, samples of the final mixture should be analyzed before use. FPD fluid manufacturers can supply methodology and suggest equipment needed for quality control examinations.