Air Canada - Hanger Heating and DDC Upgrades
YYC (Calgary) Hangar 101 Heating
E-Factor implemented a major controls and heating system upgrade in Hangar 101 for Air Canada in Calgary. E-Factor acted as a sub-consultant to Prism Engineering Ltd. (Burnaby BC) and was the lead project design engineer. The 55,000 square foot hangar received a new combined medium and high intensity infrared heating system with 58 new SupraSchwank. The entire 220,000 square foot line maintenance aircraft hangar and operations facility was also upgraded with a new Building Automation System (BAS) to replace the 1980 vintage controls.
This installation, along with revisions to the control strategies was projected to save Air Canada over $100,000 in annual energy costs. Controls selected for this project are provided by Reliable Controls Ltd. and installed by Control Solutions in Calgary.
YYZ (Toronto) Hangar DDC Upgrades
In 2009 E-Factor was engaged to oversee the installation of a new DDC Control system for the Air Canada Hangars in Toronto Pearson Airport. System included new controls added to Hangars Bays 1 thru 8 and mainly controlled the many large gas-fired unit heaters used to heat the hangars as well as the steam boilers, and other HVAC systems serving the hangars.
Installed system is a Niagara based Lynxspring JeneSys based and was installed and managed by Black & Macdonald and SC Automation in Montreal.
YWG (Winnipeg) Hangar Heating and Control System Upgrades (2017/18)
This project involved the completion of a feasibility study for upgrades to the aircraft hangar heating and HVAC systems. E-Factor worked with Manitoba Hydro to obtain study funding and potential incentives of 30% of project costs for a boiler replacement, variable flow distribution pumping, and retrofits to 24 hangar unit heater control valves and optimization of control sequences. Construction work is expected to be completed in 2018.