Northern General Hospital Helipad
Case Study Overview
It‘s not just heating solutions for homes that we have experience with…it also includes heated helipads and access ramps. Sheffield‘s Northern General Hospital is a case in point. The scheme included the demolition of a building and site clearance to allow for the construction of a heated helipad with a dedicated heated access ramp.
An ice prevention solution was a must have requirement because any ice build-up on the helipad and ramp would add risk to patients being safely transported to inside the hospital. We were asked by our client to produce a specification for heating the main helipad and the ramp.
We produced a 3 phase specification which used a 400V system with an output of 300W/m2. The system was designed in 3 sections to ensure the load did not exceed the available supply and could be balanced across the phases.
The intelligent ThermoSphere Drive controller was used to sense when there is a risk of snow or ice build-up and automatically switches on to ensure driveways and vital access ways stay safe and usable in cold winter conditions.