A TKS-equipped Cessna P210 en route from Oregon had an inadvertent SLD icing encounter at 14,000 feet and exited by climbing.
TKS is not approved for flight into SLD conditions. In an inadvertent SLD encounter such as the one pictured above, a TKS system does have capabilities beyond other ice protection systems. Even with a TKS system, one should always take immediate steps to exit icing conditions should they be encountered.
CAV Ice Protection has introduced a new product for the OEM market named SLD Guard, an airborne anti-ice system designed to meet new FAA aircraft certification regulations addressing FIKI conditions containing Supercooled Large Droplets (SLD).