Aircraft Hangar Heating

Whether it be military, civil aviation or maintenance hangars, all are infamously hard to heat. Substantial amounts of energy resources are expended to provide heat and comfort in these invariably large interior spaces, which are only growing with the building of ever larger aircrafts. Not only are these spaces hard to heat due to their sheer size, but they also contain vast volumes of air prone to high change rates and air infiltration as a result of the wide roller doors opening and closing.

In order to take steps towards a more cost effective and energy efficient space, a specialised heating system is crucial. Advancements in heating technology are improving the conditions and costs of running aircraft hangars. Infrared heating solutions provide a number of benefits compared to more traditional heating systems.

Infrared heating technology is the closest heating system to natural sunlight, using invisible light waves to produce concentrated beams of warm light, instantly heating the surface of anything in its path.

Benefits of using infrared heating in aircraft hangars

  • Infrared short-wave technology allows zone control and varying operation times around the hangar, permitting less heat to escape when the roller doors are opening and closing.
  • Heating is instant, unlike other more traditional heating sources that use convection currents to warm the air up of the whole room. This feature also improves the recovery time of the temperature after the doors are closed again.
  • The heaters can be mounted up to 30m high on walls or the ceilings to heat specific areas, preventing energy wastage.
  • Ensures all the people in the hangar are comfortably warm. Infrared light warms objects and surfaces, increasing the mean temperature and reducing worker’s body heat loss to surroundings.
  • The heat, that mimics that of the sun, provides an enjoyable work environment, keeping floors, surfaces and tools all warm. In turn increasing productivity of the workers.
  • Easy and fast to install.
  • Saves costs in a number of places throughout the hangar, such as reduced labour costs and less regular maintenance checks.