Accession Number : ADA138496

Title :   Design Guidelines for Heating Aircraft Hangars with Radiant Heaters.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Oct 82-Sep 83,


Personal Author(s) : Correa,E L

PDF Url : ADA138496

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : An investigation was conducted on the use of radiant heaters to reduce the cost of heating aircraft hangars. Those best suited for space heating aircraft hangars were found to be the gas-fired, high-intensity, porous, refractory infrared heaters. Radiant heaters provide increased thermal comfort for personnel while substantially reducing heating costs. Considerable fuel is saved by: (1) allowing a lower interior air temperature to be maintained while providing personnel comfort, (2) reducing heat stratification, (3) reducing fuel consumption with high efficiency burners, (4) reducing building heat loss, and (5) heating only occupied areas rather than the whole building. This report includes the principles of radiant heating in hangars, guidelines for optimum system design, and discussion of the physiological aspects of radiant heating. Cost analysis procedures are given for determining the cost-effectiveness of the radiant systems for comparison with other types of heating systems.

Descriptors :   *Space heaters, *Radiant heating, Naval shore facilities, Hangars, Natural gas, Control systems, Ventilation

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE