Airport Business

OCT 2015

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TECH BYTES October 2015 airportbusiness 41 combustible materials are those that "will not ignite, burn, support combustion or release flammable vapors, when subjected to fire or heat" This limits the material to either a metal or a concrete. In Group IV hangars, this require- ment only applies to those with a single fire area of more than 12,000 square feet. The door power source is required to oper- ate on an independent circuit that will not de-energize when the main disconnect switch is shut-off. This allows for the continued oper- ation of the hangar doors, even in the event of a facility power shut-down. Additionally, this allows only the doors to be de-energized for maintenance and repairs, while the rest of the facility remains operational. Vertical doors are required to be counterbalanced. Horizontal slid- ing and accordion-type doors must be capable of manual operation. In areas where freezing temperatures can occur, door tracks or door edges are to be protected with heating coils to prevent ice formation on the door track that could prevent or delay door operation. When planning a new hangar and making a door selection, it is important to take the time to determine the specific needs and limita- tions of the hangar space. What door type will work best? Can a sliding door be used, or will it interfere with adjoining spaces or operations? Is there enough room in front of the hangar for a hydraulic overhead door, or do we need the space that a bi-fold will make available? Is the hangar designed for the additional load of a hydraulic overhead or bi-fold door? What will be the cost of this door? What is the base square foot price? Does the size required change increase or decrease the base price? What special features or characteristics may be needed for this door, based on the pro- posed hangar use? What will this door cost to install and maintain? Does this door choice meet code require- ments and FBO guidelines? Is it constructed of proper materials? What power considerations need to be addressed? Is this door capable of manual operation? Does a heat source need to be provided to the coils? Taking the time to work through these questions and research the available options will result in a successful hangar project that is capable of meeting cur- rent and future hangar needs. D E D I C AT E D T O H E L P I N G B U S I N E S S A C H I E V E I T S H I G H E S T G O A L S . NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference J A N U A R Y 1 9 – 2 2 , 2 0 1 6 • TA M PA , F L D i s p a t c h e r s C o n f e r e n c e J A N U A R Y 1 9 – 2 2 , 2 0 1 6 • T A M P A , F L Unlock Your Potential…Connect & Inspire at SDC2016 Don't miss the premier professional development event for anyone with responsibility for scheduling and/or dispatching business aircraft. Elevate your career with 28 top-level education sessions from the industry's greatest and brightest while also getting business done for the year ahead. With countless opportunities to network and connect with over 450 exhibitors, you don't want to miss SDC2016. REGISTER TODAY: Aaron Johnson has been in the fre protecton and life safety industry for nearly 10 years. He began his career as a frefghter, then transitoned to fre preven- ton. He currently serves as fre marshal for a Fortune 100 aircraf manufacturing corporaton. He also blogs about fre protecton and life safety issues at Aaron Johnson ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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