 # ISO 9001:2015 Certified

## You Do The Math!

The formula for calculating snow tonnage is:

Depth of Snow in Feet X Area in Sq. Ft. = Volume in Cubic Feet.

Snow density can vary from fresh dry snow which is roughly 10 lbs per cubic
foot to heavy wet snow which is roughly 30 lbs per cubic foot.

2000 lbs (1 short ton of snow) = weight in tons divided into Snowmelter capacity
(tons per hour) = hours to melt at a given density at -1 Degrees Celsius.

Note: As with all Snowmelters, the ratings drop with temperature below -1
Degrees Celsius because additional heat input is required to heat the snow to the
melting point.

###### Formulas for calculating
1. Area 1 Acre = 43,560 Sq. Ft.
2. Depth of snow in inches (example – 6 inches) divided by 12 = 0.5 Ft.
3. Volume 43,560 Sq. Ft. X 0.05 Ft. = 21,780 Cubic Feet
4. Density Ranges 10 Pounds per cubic foot to 30 pounds per cubic foot
5. Weight = Volume X Density
6. 21780 Cu. Ft. X 10 Pounds per cubic foot = 217,800 Pounds
7. 21780 Cu. Ft. X 30 Pounds per cubic foot = 653,400 Pounds
8. Short Tons = 2000 Pounds Per Ton

###### Example
• 217,800 Divided by 2000 Pounds = 108.9 Tons
• 653,400 Divided by 2000 Pounds = 326.7 Tons

Trecan 20-PD

• Light Snow Density (10 Pounds Per Cubic Foot) melting time would be 5.4 hours
• Heavy Snow Density (30 Pounds Per Cubic Foot) melting time would be 16.3 hours

Trecan 60-PD

• Light Snow Density (10 Pounds Per Cubic Foot) melting time would be 1.8 hours
• Heavy Snow Density (30 Pounds Per Cubic Foot) melting time would be 5.4 hours