Radiant heating takes on heating for large hangar

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Heated by Nor-Ray-Vac continuous radiant-tube heating — a new hangar at RAF Brize Norton.

Effective and efficient heating for a £15 million state-of-the-art hangar at RAF Brize Norton is provided by Nor-Ray-Vac continuous radiant-tube heating from Ambi-Rad. The new 2-bay 5000 m2 hangar has 16 m-high doors and can easily accommodate the C130J Hercules transport plane.

The layout of the Nor-Ray-Vac system comprises 28 burners arrange in eight zones with four vacuum fan discharge points. The layout had to ensure that no part of the heating system was directly over the fuselage, wings or tailplane of any aircraft. There are two reasons — to avoid excess heat on the aircraft and not interfere with personal fall-arrest systems.

Suspended at 16 m, the system ducts fresh air to the burners and end vents to ensure compliance with Crown Fire Standards, which are mandatory on military premises.

Nor-Ray-Vac radiant heating provides rapid response to changed conditions, such as hangar doors opening, and does not have to heat the volume of the building.

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