Aircraft hangars and aviation facilities have unique ventilation needs. Depending on the type of aviation facility or hangar, the operations inside may include painting, repairs and aircraft washing, which can send fumes, exhaust and other debris into the air. These hangar buildings can also be quite hot or cold based on the facilities location and time of year, or season. In order to keep the indoor air clean and comfortable, the facility may need supplemental evaporative coolers, heaters and fans.
Indoor Air Hazards in Aviation Facilities
Indoor air and environmental hazards in aircraft hangars and aviation facilities can be due to numerous factors, including chemical, gas and exhaust fumes, painting operations and temperature and humidity problems. In order to maintain the safety of the facility for employees, aircraft owners and visitors and protect the aircraft from damage, it is important to have supplemental mechanical ventilation, like fans, evaporative coolers and heaters.
Types of Mechanical Ventilation for Aircraft Facilities
Industrial fans direct carries many different types of supplemental mechanical ventilation for aircraft hangars and facilities so that you can keep the air at a comfortable indoor temperature and remove chemical and exhaust fumes before they negatively impact the health and wellness of your employees, visitors and aircraft owners.
Air Circulator and Pedestal Fans
When air movement is needed in a particular area, like an office or tool or parts room, a pedestal fan or a safety yellow air circulator fan can help you remove stuffy, stale, humid air in order to make the space more comfortable for hangar employees and aircraft mechanics. Our air circulator fans can be mounted on walls and ceilings, and our pedestal fans can be placed anywhere you have an electrical outlet. These versatile fans have the ability to move up to 40,000 cubic feet of air per minute, which is perfect for all room sizes.
Ceiling fans are essential in large aircraft hangars and aviation facilities with open floor plans. This is because the central HVAC unit, if installed in the building, may not be able to circulate and filter all the air in a timely fashion, which may leave fumes, particulate matter and exhaust gases in certain areas for an extended period of time. Installing one or more ceiling fans or high volume low speed fans (HVLS) can help improve the air circulation by removing stale, contaminated air from the ceiling and pushing it to areas where it can be picked up by the central HVAC system and filtered and cooled or heated as needed. Our ceiling fans and HVLS fans have the ability to move between 5,001 and 75,000 cubic feet of air per minute.
In the summer aircraft facilities and hangars can become extremely hot and humid, due to the sun and hot temperatures. These hot temperatures and humidity levels can make it difficult to perform certain tasks, like working in aircraft cabins and drying recently painted aircraft. Installing one or more evaporative coolers across the facility can help keep the indoor conditions comfortable and prevent heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration. Our evaporative coolers can be manually filled or connected to a water source for a continuous fill. These fans have CFMs ranging from 501 to 40,000.
In the winter, it is important to keep the hangar or facility space well heated for both the occupants of the facility and the aircraft. Extremely cold temperatures can hinder painting operations, make metal brittle and lead to frostbite or hypothermia. On extremely cold days or days where the exterior doors are open for an extended period of time, supplemental heat in the form of one or more space heaters, salamanders and portable heaters can help keep the building warm so that operations can continue as normal. Our stationary and portable heaters have CFMs up to 800.
Drum and Barrel Fans
When you have a chemical spill, sudden increase in exhaust gases or wet floors from mopping and cleaning operations, you need a portable drum and barrel fan. Drum and barrel fans have the ability to move up to 40,000 cubic feet of air per minute, which gives it the power to dry wet floors quickly, ventilate contaminated areas and provide immediate air circulation. These fans are extremely durable and come with long extension cords and wheels for easy transportation between areas.
To learn more about our aviation fans, evaporative coolers and portable heaters, call us at 866-727-1060.