Introduction to Liquid Calcium Chloride
Ward Chemical’s liquid calcium chloride is the liquid form of our calcium chloride solution that has many versatile and useful applications. In this soluble form, liquid calcium chloride absorbs moisture from the air and materials it contacts, dissolving into the moisture it absorbs. This action releases heat while forming a clear liquid that does not evaporate quickly. These characteristics make liquid calcium chloride ideal for dust control, base stabilization, freeze proofing, and prolonging malleability in materials such as asphalt, concrete, and grout. When used in road construction, the addition of liquid calcium chloride is effective for ice melting on road surfaces in winter, as well as helping to resist cracking.
With the freeze-thaw cycles common in Alberta, preventing pavement damage from cracking and ice heaving is an ongoing battle, one that leads to expensive and recurring road repairs year after year. The use of liquid calcium chloride products aid in melting ice buildup, both on the road surface and under it. Where a high water table exists as it does in many parts of Alberta, moisture from the earth below the roadway substrate is drawn upward by capillary action and begins to freeze as it reaches the cooler earth layers above, forming ‘ice lenses’ that cause the road surface to heave and break.
Because of its exothermic properties, liquid calcium chloride also makes an excellent antifreeze for many other purposes. It is effective for freeze protection in pipelines, plumbing lines in buildings and RVs, refrigeration lines, hydraulic lines for equipment, and more.
Benefits of Using Liquid Calcium Chloride
- The solution is a non-toxic
- It improves overall road quality
- The frequency of reapplication is low
- It is a cost-effective dust controller
- This solution is efficient for ice melting
- The results after application are long lasting
Liquid calcium chloride (CaCl2) is an ionic compound composed of calcium and chlorine. Liquid calcium chloride is an odourless, colourless, non-toxic solution, In various industries and applications around the globe, liquid calcium chloride is used extensively. Due to the versatile nature of liquid calcium chloride, it can be utilized in a number of applications by drawing moisture from its surroundings. When it comes to controlling dust and stabilizing base construction projects, liquid calcium chloride is a top choice for chemical applications.
Liquid calcium chloride is often used in construction in large quantities, and as such needs to be stored in a safe manner. The preferred material for storing liquid calcium chloride in construction is using large liquid storage tanks that are carbon steel with an epoxy-based interior coating and a durable, high-quality coating on the exterior. Non-metallic materials, such as fibreglass or plastic, work well for smaller tanks storing the product at ambient temperature; however, these materials are not as durable as carbon steel and they lose strength at high temperatures. Liquid calcium chloride is a highly soluble, hygroscopic solution—which is also exothermic. Liquid calcium chloride has the ability to draw moisture from its surroundings, resist evaporation and release heat. Liquid Calcium Chloride is also the perfect substance for road construction and maintenance—including dust control and base stabilization.
The properties of liquid calcium chloride make the substance great for a variety of applications. Ward Chemical is continually testing and finding new uses for liquid calcium chloride. Some common uses of liquid calcium chloride are:
- Base stabilization
- Freeze proofing for winter road application
- Sewage purification
- Grouting agents
- Additives for cement kilns
- Nitrogen inhibitors
- Salt substitute in animal feed
- Organic Calcium fertilizer
- Drilling mud
- Refrigeration fluids
- Liquid odor control
- Soil pH adjustment
- A variety of anti-freezes
If you require more information on Liquid Calcium Chloride and its uses, don’t hesitate to contact
As one of North America’s largest producers of consistent, high-quality liquid calcium chloride from Edmonton, Alberta, Ward Chemical works to ensure all your liquid calcium chloride needs are met. From our Calling Lake, Alberta well-site to our Villeneuve upgrader, we are a trusted source of standard or custom concentrations of premium liquid calcium chloride. As an industry leader, we conduct ongoing research and testing to uncover new uses and applications of calcium chloride.
Liquid calcium chloride is a highly soluble, hygroscopic solution—which is also exothermic. Liquid calcium chloride has the ability to draw moisture from its surroundings, resist evaporation and release heat. Liquid Calcium Chloride is also the perfect substance for road construction and maintenance—including dust control and base stabilization.
Once the liquid calcium chloride is properly stored to protect from moisture contact, the expected shelf life is thirty-six (36) months. During this period, the liquid calcium chloride is safe for any of its required use. Please feel free to contact us to find out more about our packaging and duration times and our team of highly specialized staff, will provide you with the answers you need.