PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  


 

Project:  University

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

Installed: 1998

Construction: 8" cast in place reinforced concrete, 8" thick granite steps on mortar setting bed.  Bottom of stairs are enclosed.

Use: Entrance steps and walks and air intake wells.

Heating Circuits: 8,000 + feet of Snow Tech 1/2" pipe at 2-10" below surface.

Heat Source: Low pressure steam

Snow melt supply temperature: 135º F  ~  Snow melt return temperature: 110º F

Snow melting rate maximum: 2 inches per hour

Wind speed: 15 MPH  ~  Temperature: 0º F        

 

Operation: Fully automatic

Features: During renovation of original university building, Snow Tech was able to provide a system allowing reuse of original stone building materials to maintain the historical character of building. 

 


  

Project: American Natural Resources Corporation

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Installed: 1991

Construction: 10" cast in place reinforced concrete, precast structural concrete beams, reinforced concrete columns.  4" granite and marble pavers on 2" mortar setting bed.  Bottom of bridge is insulated and enclosed.

Use: Pedestrian bridge, wheelchair access ramps and steps.  

Heating Circuits: 6,000 feet of Snow Tech 1/2" pipe, 6" below surface.

Heat Source: Low pressure steam

Snow melt supply temperature: 130º F  ~  Snow melt return temperature: 110º F

Snow melting rate maximum: 2 inches per hour

Wind speed: 10 MPH  ~  Temperature: 0º F

Operation: Fully automatic with manual capability from multiple remote sites, remote site status indication and remote site automatic arming.

Features: Digital control system with remote alarm and status indicators.  Heat transfer package located below bridge.


Project:  Baptist Hospital

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Installed: 1990  

Construction: 10" cast in place reinforced concrete, structural steel beams and columns.  Bottom of bridge is not insulated.

Use: Helicopter (up to 34,000 pounds) landing pad and transport ramp.

Heating Circuits: 14,000 feet of Snow Tech 1/2" pipe, 3" below surface.

Heat Source: Low pressure steam.

Snow melt supply temperature: 130º F  ~  Snow melt return temperature: 108º F

Snow melting rate maximum: 2 inches per hour

Wind speed: 10 MPH  ~  Temperature: 10º F

Operation: Fully automatic.

Features: In 1991, a severe ice storm forced the closure of all airports and highways in Kentucky.  Because of the Snow Tech snow and ice melting system, this was the only operational heliport in the state.  The Air National Guard used this heliport as their base of operations for almost a week, transporting severely injured patients to the hospital for treatment.


Project:  The Pentagon

Location: Washington, DC

Installed: 1997

Construction: Cast in place reinforced structural concrete, 6" concrete topping slab.

Use: Department of Defense entrance.

Heating Circuits: 6,000 feet of Snow Tech 5/8" PEX pipe at 2" below surface.

Heat Source: 150º F Prop. Glycol

Snow melt supply temperature: 130º F  ~  Snow melt return temperature: 107º F

Snow melting rate maximum: 2 inches per hour

Wind speed: 15 MPH  ~  Temperature: 0º F

Operation: Fully automatic and manual

Features: Digital controls, 100% redundant equipment. Heat transfer package designed to fit in existing confined space.  


Project:  Park Place Church of God Location: Anderson, Indiana

Installed: 1995

Construction: 6" cast in place concrete with inset pavers, colored and patterned concrete.

Use: Main entrance to building.

Heating Circuits: 10,000 feet of Snow Tech 1/2" pipe at 3" below surface.

Heat Source: 160º F hot water

Snow melt supply temperature: 130º F  ~  Snow melt return temperature: 107º F

Snow melting rate maximum: 1 inch per hour

Wind speed: 10 MPH  ~  Temperature: 10º F

Operation: Fully automatic.

Features: System was installed by parishioners, volunteer labor with assistance from Snow Tech.


Project:  Coal Silo - CRS  

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Installed: 1991

Construction: 40' diameter concrete silo, 20' thick concrete slab, 1/2" stainless steel cone.

Use: Coal silo - freeze protection - coal.

Heating Circuits: 10,000 feet of Snow Tech1/2" pipe 3" behind stainless steel cone.

Heat Source: Natural gas

Snow melt supply temperature: 130º F  ~  Snow melt return temperature: 110º F

Operation: Fully automatic.

Features: Since installation of the Snow Tech system, coal has not frozen in silo.  Prior to installation, freeze-ups were common – shutting down coal production until plug could be manually broken out of cone.


Project:  United States Air Force Base - Strategic Air Command

Location: Marquette, Michigan

Installed: 1988

Construction: 48" cast in place reinforced concrete, steel deck, beams and columns.

Use: Equipment silo

Heating Circuits: 4,000 feet of Snow Tech 1/2" pipe, 3" below surface.

Heat Source: 160º F hot water    

Snow melt supply temperature: 140º F  ~  Snow melt return temperature: 117º F

Snow melting rate maximum: Snowfall has never exceeded melting rate.

Wind speed: 10 MPH  ~  Temperature: 0º F

Operation: Fully automatic with idle mode override.

Features: Explosion-proof heat transfer package and controls, shielded control system.  Snow Techº supply and return mains encased in secondary conduit in concrete. 

 


 

Project:  University

Location: Lansing, Michigan

Installed: 1996

Construction: 8" cast in place reinforced structural concrete, concrete paver brick.

Use: Building entrances, steps and barrier free entrance ramps.

Heating Circuits: 30,000 feet of Snow Tech 1/2" pipe at 5" below surface.

Heat Source: Low pressure steam

Snow melt supply temperature: 135º F  ~  Snow melt return temperature: 107º F

Snow melting rate maximum: 2 inches per hour

Wind speed: 15 MPH  ~  Temperature: 0º F

Operation: Fully automatic with BMS monitoring and remote override.

Features: Digital controls with remote.