Runway rubber removal system debuts in southwest Asia

ERJ staff report (BC)

Washington DC – The United States Air Force Civil Engineer Center in conjunction with the Air Force Research Laboratory has introduced a new runway rubber removal system for use at remote airfields, reports Senior Airman Joel Mease of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs.

An ultra-high pressure water system outputs about 36,000 psi pressure (248MPa) from its cleaning head – cited as enough pressure to cut steel.

After the potentially hazardous rubber is removed from the runway, the system also takes care of…

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