Air curtain prevents cold draughts for London Fire Brigade headquarters

Published:  01 March, 2012

JS Air curtains
Complaints of draughts in the reception are of the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade have been resolved by installing a Rund air curtain from JS Air Curtains.

To eliminate cold draughts from the reception area of the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, JS Air Curtains has supplied an electrically heated Rund air curtain. This air curtain is 2 m long and is of brushed stainless steel. It was installed by Arkas horizontally above the double-entry sliding doors leading into the reception area. A time switch and digital thermostat were also provided.

John Bridger, property services manager for London Fire Brigade, explained, ‘We recognised the need to install an air curtain following complaints of the reception being draughty due to cold air entering the building through the external doors. The aesthetic design of the air curtain was important as it would be highly visible above our busy main entrance. As the building is electrically heated, we also needed to ensure that the installed product would not compromise its energy-efficiency performance.’

Each 2 m air curtain can deliver up to 5550 m3/h and up to 30 kW of heat, although this is limited to 18 kW for this project.

Other models are available with hot-water heating or fan-only operation.

For more information on this story, click here:  March 2012, 129

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