Doraville, GA, September 21, 2017 - With some 58 million passengers a year, Denver International Airport is the largest airport in the US and the sixth busiest in the world. At an elevation of 5.431 feet, and with a yearly snowfall average of 57 inches, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents in the airport’s public-access areas is a serious concern. To help meet the challenge, the DIA facility maintenance team recently installed HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats to keep problematic entryways and walkways clear of snow and ice during winter months.
“We were badly in need of a solution because none of the traditional techniques could be implemented here,” said DIA electrical engineer James Blavin. “Typically we use salt around the airport, but the heavy traffic of these particular locations brought salt residue into the building, which caused a safety hazard, and also damaged the floors.”
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 the HeatTrak mats prevent any new snow from accumulating by melting snow 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 significant difference at DIA by keeping the walkways clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the DIA team 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 travelers safe is our number-one priority. With the HeatTrak mats we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Blavin said.
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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/