For your information

You are being redirected to one of our divisional subsites which contains more detailed information on the required division. To navigate back to the main Invicta Group site, please click the link found in the footer at the bottom of the page.

Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection

Risk-Mitigation Compartmentation Walls For Aircraft Hangars

Quick Quote

Contact Benn Larkin Anand Raghavan Ben Tan Avijit Guha Anand Raghavan Our USA Office

Home Applications Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection

Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection

Few facilities store as much valuable equipment together as an aircraft hangar. With numerous aircraft, fuel and electrical equipment often housed within a single space, the potential for loss from a fire is huge. One electrical fault could lead to a blaze that causes hundreds of millions of pounds of damage, and puts lives – and the integrity of your facility – at risk.

In this scenario, the best option is often to compartment the hangar using Durasteel. Durasteel walls can be used to span the width of a long hangar building, creating one or more distinct zones. These Durasteel compartmentation barriers isolate multiple aircraft from one another, containing any fires that break out for up to four hours.

Durasteel’s comprehensive fire and blast protection qualities ensure that a fire will not spread between compartments, and that the barriers are not damaged by fuel explosions. Durasteel barriers are fire-rated up to four hours and also tested against hydrocarbon and jet fires, ensuring that even the most extreme blaze is contained during an evacuation and emergency response.

These separate hangar compartments can also include openings, allowing for aircraft to pass between areas. These openings are fitted with fire curtains or roller shutters, which can be set to automatically close in the event of a fire – ensuring that the fire protection offered by the barriers is not compromised.

While aircraft hangar fires are rare, the cost of passive and active hangar fire protection is significantly less than the losses you might otherwise incur. Durasteel fire protection is often cited as an insurance requirement for aircraft hangars, with the mitigation of risk allowing your aircraft and facility to be insured more cheaply.

Previous aircraft hangar fire protection clients have often used this as a way to create additional space within their facility. The addition of Durasteel walls can be an opportunity to add office, storage or administrative areas between hangar compartments, allowing you to better utilise empty space within the hangar itself.

Invicta have had the privilege of working on a number of aircraft hangar fire protection projects, including London Biggin Hill Airport and RAF Valley. Visit our Case Studies page to view some of our previous work, or contact us today to find out what we can do for your business.

 

 

 

Share/Like this page

Accreditations & Affiliations

SpecUp - System Specification Wizard

Answer the 5 short questions below to receive your recommended Durasteel system specifications. Hover over the ? icons for a brief explanation.

Question 1/5

Type of system required?

Question 2/5

Fire rating required?

Question 3/5

Fire integrity-only or integrity and insulation?

Question 4/5

Fire attack risk from one side or both sides of the system?

Question 5/5

Blast rating required in addition to fire rating?

Creating your results page

Thanks for completing the SpecUp, you’ll be redirected to your results shortly.

Click here if you aren't redirected after a few seconds