Corrosion Prevention


Hyatt Place, on UC-Davis campus in Davis, California

April 5-6, 2018

The Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology (AHMCT) Research Center at the University of California-Davis in collaboration with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is organizing a workshop in the area of Corrosion Prevention Technology (CPT) in winter maintenance operations. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for peer exchange of information among participants and identification of best practices and areas where most benefits have been gained from use of CPT. The participants will consist of representatives from state Departments of Transportations, researchers, and other stake holders with experience in CPT as well as Caltrans staff from the Divisions of Equipment, Division of Maintenance, and other interested groups within Caltrans organization. The workshop is intended to result in networking, exchange of knowledge, and a final report. Invited participants from several states will be asked to provide presentations on CPT. The workshop agenda will include a free flow of ideas, presentations, and open discussions.

This peer exchange workshop is intended to address research questions that can provide winter maintenance practitioners with knowledge of existing practices and expertise on what is effective and what is not when it comes to CPT. Some research questions include:

  1. What are the experiences of transportation organizations that use CPT in winter maintenance?
  2. What are some of the benefits and challenges in using this technology?
  3. What are the common equipment or devices and material that offer reliable CPT?
  4. What are some of the best practices in using CPT in winter maintenance operations?
  5. What are some of the shortcomings of commercially available systems, products, and services in this area?
  6. What are some of the procedures and operational frameworks used by maintenance practitioners such as use of washing methods, deicing materials and methods and equipment modification materials and methods?
  7. What are some of the workflow and implementation issues?
  8. What investment in facilities are needed for effective corrosion mitigation?