THE SYSTEM AND ITS COMPONENTS
The steel structures are composed of poles connected to each other through knot joints. The system is very versatile and allows to the creation of flat, curved, geodesic, cylindrical or domed shapes or even their combinations. The material is always hot-dip galvanized and possibly, upon request, also painted. It is always quality certified and guaranteed against corrosion for up to 25 years.
All the buildings are equipped with personnel doors in accordance with the law requirements. Two door options are available for the front access to the hangars:
- Horizontally sliding doors that pack up on either side of the entrance.
- Vertical lifting doors standing on a frame supported by the structure.
Often, inside the structures, the use of a crane is required for maintenance operations on aircraft. The space frame structure is extremely resistant to vertical loads and the internal lattice forms a dense network for the suspension of service loads. It is therefore easy to suspend a crane at the ceiling with the considerable advantage of not having lateral support columns. A suspended crane (up to 5 tonnes capacity) can be mounted on a transverse/longitudinal rail, while a gantry crane (up to 3 tonnes capacity) can be suspended to a couple of rails, up to 9m gauge, and the building structure whole lenght long.
The LED lighting system designed for internally-required brightness is suspended at the internal lattice.
HEATING VENTILATION & CONDITIONING
Structures installed in cold regions are insulated and equipped with a heating system.
In temperate climates, structures are almost always equipped with side openings to ensure internal ventilation. For warmer climates, large ceiling fans can be applied to increase air circulation.
Structures installed in very hot climates are always isolated from external radiation and equipped with an air conditioning system.