The central El Prat Airport in Barcelona comprises two terminals and three runways on a total area spanning 1,300 hectares. Around 10,000 employees handle approx. 55 million passengers every year – with 90 aircraft movements per hour. Iberia, Spain’s largest airline, celebrated the official opening of a futuristically-designed hangar for aircraft maintenance in October 2010.
With its gargantuan dimensions of 13,400 square metres (200 metres long, 40 metres high), it is the only hangar in Spain which can also accommodate the Airbus 380.
A total of more than 26,000 metres of PE-Xa system heating pipes (20 x 2 mm), stainless steel manifolds, clamp rails and control technology were installed in line with the particular requirements of large hall facilities. Special fibre concrete was applied on top of the PE-Xa pipes, followed by laying of the particularly stable surface material.
Building TypeNew-build hangar
Systemindustrial underfloor heating
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