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Aviation Applications

Tucson International Airport Main Terminal Roof was painted with Super Therm® in 2009. The goal was to reduce energy cost for air conditioning.

Energy audit showed 22% saving in energy with Super Therm®.

Tuscon Int. Airport before Super Therm®

Tuscon Int. Airport after Super Therm®


Super Therm® Ceramic for Aircraft Parking Area

Rectangular parking area (80 ft X 300ft) on ramp was to be coated with Super Therm® to test cooling effect on aircraft and equipment by reducing radiant heat from concrete. Area will be coated with Super Therm® ceramic, a portion will be top-coated with Enamel Grip protective coating for oil and fuel resistance durability evaluation, and one section may be painted with white airfield marking paint.

This test is an effort to help reduce the overheating problem for aircraft parked on the ramp in the Middle East areas. Super Therm® was successfully mixed into asphalt for city streets in Japan to reduce heat absorbed by the asphalt to reduce city air conditioning loads.

Aircraft tarmac coated with Super Therm® test area


Other aviation challenges

Rust

Rust forms when you have moisture, oxygen and temperature.

Concrete spawls

Due to expansion of water within concrete during freeze-thaw cycles.

Mould

Mould grows with the presence of water, darkness and 10°C.

Corrosion

Corrosion occurs on wire connections and steel parts when water enters into shelters.

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