News No More Cold Nights for RyanAir...

No More Cold Nights for RyanAir...

"This is the second Nor-Ray-Vac system that AmbiRad have installed
for Ryanair,” said Gary Adcock, Deputy Director of A/C Maintenance,
Ryanair. “The first system has shown very good reliability and we
were more than happy to specify it again for this facility.”
UA Nor-Ray-Vac continuous radiant tube heating system from AmbiRad,
positioned at high level in the 22m roof of Ryan Air’s prestigious new
hangar at Prestwick airport, ensures night-shift workers keep warm in
spite of open doorways and cold winds. 
The hangar is used for the maintenance of Ryan Air’s fleet of 737-800
aircraft. The 189 -passenger planes are brought into the building at night
for repairs and servicing, before jetting off the following day to
international destinations.
Since all work is carried out overnight and large doorways remain open
for long periods,the temperature within the hangar can fall dramatically,
particularly in winter.
An under floor heating system was originally specified, but rejected because of the discomfort working on a warm floor can cause to employees.
Instead, RyanAir requested a radiant system from AmbiRad.
Ed Cunningham, Hangar Manager, says: “We required heating to the hangar with all services installed above a minimum aircraft
clearance height.”
Nor-Ray-Vac continuous radiant tube heating was selected. Suspended from the roof, the heaters emit infra-red rays that warm only objects and
people in their path. They do not waste fuel heating the volume of air in the building. In Ryan Air’s case this will ensure that running costs are
kept to a minimum.
The Nor-Ray-Vac system provides even heat coverage throughout the building, with rapid warm up time and low noise operation.
Although built as a single space, the hangar effectively operates in two bays. Closest to the doorway, the roof height is 22m to accommodate the
aircraft tail fin. Further inside, where the body section of the plane sits, the roof height is just 11m.
In the higher area, six Nor-Ray-Vac 46LR burners were installed in two zones. Above the aircraft body area, sixteen Nor-Ray-Vac 32LR burners,
zoned into eight separately controlled sections, were fitted.
Lyall Smith of Haden Young comments: “Ryan Air wanted an effective system that would maintain comfort levels throughout even
the coldest night at Prestwick.”

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