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Snow Clearance

Old 17th Jan 2010, 20:28
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30mRad: Try here http://www.pprune.org/aviation-histo...-tips-you.html
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 07:38
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Help, pls. Aerodromes snow sweeper/blower WANTED

Want a huge capacity with 600 cubic meters/minute snow blower can with under below weather condition:
All equipment shall be capable of withstanding the following
climate conditions without any harmful effect to the operations:
1) Ambient temp:-40C~+40C
2) Dust particles as encountered in desert areas
3) Ambient average humidity: winter monthly 38~53%, summer monthly 31~37%
4) Altitude: 1,200 m
5)Wind velocity: max. 40m/sec
6) Solar radiation: Average daily maximum-Jan. 429W/m2
Average daily maximum-Jul. 859 W/m2

can any gentleman or madam help me how I can find it?
Any information, pls send me email: [email protected], address to Jason.
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 08:02
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I'm clearly missing Jason's point here, but why would you want a snow blower that operates up to +400C ?
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 08:58
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More bang for your buck
 
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To say nothing of its ability to operate 126°C below absolute zero
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 09:27
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Perhaps he is on another planet?
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 09:44
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Correction for the temperature, for snow sweeper/blower

All equipment shall be capable of withstanding the following
climate conditions without any harmful effect to the operations:
1) Ambient temp:-40C~+40C
2) Dust particles as encountered in desert areas
3) Ambient average humidity: winter monthly 38~53%, summer monthly 31~37%
4) Altitude: 1,200 m
5)Wind velocity: max. 40m/sec
6) Solar radiation: Average daily maximum-Jan. 429W/m2
Average daily maximum-Jul. 859 W/m2
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 09:46
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And why clear snow in 40m/s wind? That's 80 knots. There's not much going to get airborne in that anyway....
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 09:52
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Someone from China asking advice on this Forum??...Why doesn't he go through his Iranian intermediaries? Their press office says they can do 'anything'.
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 10:09
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LJR, indeed. When I was in Tehran they had ample kit. BTW, British Aerospace as was may well be able to knock up what you want.

There is one with swivel nozzles that could be useful for directing hot air directly downwards. If can also be used to heat and clear metal surfaces too.

Or another that can shoot flaming gas our the back but with minimal thrust. It comes complete with balloon tyres that should be good on snow and rough surfaces.

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Old 26th Dec 2011, 10:58
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Stuff

What about the Aircraft that are airborne and want to get down on to Terra Firma?

June - mid 1970's at RAF Leeming:- Met man stood up to give his briefing and stated it was going to snow. Audience laugh until someone enters the room covered with white stuff.

We are then informed that several aircraft short of fuel are diverting to Leeming and the Runway has to be cleared of snow ASAP. Being June all the snow clearance equipment was being serviced. We did manage to keep the Runway open by "borrowing" MPBW's supply of shovels and brooms and all aircraft landed safely.

PS The PCL took all the credit!!!

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Old 26th Dec 2011, 18:49
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Pontius,

I was going to suggest Westland rather than BWOS - Somerset's finest make several devices of different sizes, which comprise downwards-blowing fans which can, on occasion, lift themselves (but not much else) into position and maintain station for many, many seconds before running out of fuel or developing a fault.

Potential buyers should note that these devices are aimed at the luxury/connoisseurs' end of the market and are priced accordingly. The exclusivity of the brand would be harmed if they were sold to any old operator.

3 years' (or 30 flying hours, whichever occurs first) free servicing and 0% APR not included. Terms and conditions apply. Figures incorrect at time of going to press. Metallic paint extra.
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 21:38
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During the brutal winter of 1978-9, the Wittering airfield was snowbound for several days despite our best efforts (the A1 was blocked in both directions too, and we had many drivers, two MPs and the entire cast of the Desert Song on base overnight). The ramp up from the OCU hangar to the flight line was clear because of the underfloor heating put in for Blue Steel, but the flight line was an ice rink (complete with Mini tyre pattern ridges). OC OPs instructed us (I was Duty Eng that night) to clear and dry the flight line outside the offices with the MRD - against the judgement of the MTO who said it risked burning the concrete. I remember standing on the MRD next to the operator and being impressed by the sheets of ice the size of carpets flying into the night, and beeing amazed by, the tar sealing the expansion joints melting and flowing over the ice. We duly did the job, only to find a few days later that large areas of concrete had gone brown and crumbly, needing considerable effort to remove and replace the slabs.

I also remember that DoE had put insulation in nearly all the MQ lofts, but had not insulated the water pipes, so when the thaw came, dozens of quarters had water cascading into the bedrooms.
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 23:46
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Local airport here bought a sweeper from Germany a couple of years back as they are no longer made, but was compatible with the fleet, it sat in a disassembled state for ages on a pan, finally curiosity got the better of me so I asked.....

It had came on two lorry loads, the main unit on one, the brushes and all the hanging on bits on another.... During a night stop near Birmingham, someone stole one of the trucks which had the you can't get hold of anymore brush and hanging on bits on it...
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 08:31
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WP, it sounded the same as Jan 80 when I was there at the start in a Nimrod.

We had set out for Woodford to drop a team of expert experts from ISK (we were just experts). The weather was delta sierra so we diverted to Finningley but that went out too. So we lobbed in to Waddo.

Waddo was 8/8 blu 96M viz. It was cold. Maybe there was a clue.

The crew declared that we would go to the feeder for lunch - we had already rationed for the usual maritme feast but they wanted to sample bomber's finest cuisine.

I nipped across to 50 to see some mates. While I was there it rained. Still 8/8 blu. When I went to go to the feeder it was sheet ice. In the feeder we indeed sampled bomber's finest but failed to notice through the steamed up windows that it was now 8/8 blk.

We then made another a bum decision and persuaded MT to drive us to Marham, our ultimate destination. We just got passed the guardroom when the MT driver, making the most sensible decision so far, threw the towel in. The second good decision was to pull in to the OM.

The bright spot was I was then able to walk in to North Hykeham and get some spares for my car. I had started on the bus but it was quicker on foot.
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 09:29
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Hello, Any product for the similar snow sweeper or blowers on web site?

I am working out side door, can some kind person point out the way to the similar product?
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 11:57
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 22:57
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So you used a Vampire as a snow-killer? Was it stationary at the time? Was there a risk it would melt a hole in the runway underneath the snow and ice?
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 23:04
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You used Vampires to clear snow?!
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 23:17
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I have seen pictures somewhere of them pushing a vampire around as a snow blower, they certainly used a Meatbox




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Old 24th Nov 2021, 00:09
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Later they did away with the more obvious Meteor bits


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