Other applications: Henco Floor
Not only floors, but pitches as well can be heated. Whether it concerns soccer, hockey or any other outdoor sport. In this case as well, pipes are laid in the pitch and heated water is sent through the pipes during cold periods. In warmer periods, the same piping system is often used as a means to capture heat and send it to a boiler to heat the sanitary hot water.
Sports centre heating
It is easier to heat large rooms by means of underfloor heating, thus allowing a uniform distribution of heat and preventing any obstacles from blocking the space. The system also prevents dust accumulation, as opposed to radiators for instance, and works silently. Underfloor heating will readily prove its added value to sportspeople!
Access road heating
This solution keeps your access road snow- and ice-free. The risk of slipping or sliding is avoided. Access road heating also has ecological advantages, because it is no longer necessary to use road salt. This solution is often applied in carwashes.
Especially in smaller rooms, such as bathrooms and toilets, the floor space is often limited. Wall heating is the best choice to create an agreeable temperature, even in these rooms. In the world’s colder areas roof or ceiling heating is often used to keep the cold outside.
Ceiling heating and/or floor cooling
As with underfloor heating, ceiling heating heats the entire room uniformly. This type of heating helps you prevent any ‘cold areas’ that occur with traditional heating methods. Hygiene is also a major aspect. Dust accumulation is less frequent. You also gain space and the room can be decorated, depending on the end-user’s needs and wishes.
Like underfloor heating, ceiling heating is a sustainable solution that works well at lower temperatures. You can also combine your heating with a heat pump to heat your rooms even more ecologically and energy-efficiently.
Avoid the downsides of air conditioning in the summer. Combine your underfloor heating with ceiling refrigeration. In the winter the underfloor heating does its job and in the summer you can let cool water flow through the pipes in your ceiling, creating an agreeable environment at all times.
Skiing & skating arenas
Henco’s complete range is often applied to create skiing or ice skating arenas.
How does it work?
The pipes are laid on the floor and then filled with alkali (a mixture of water & ammonia) or glycol. Atomised water is then sprayed on it, which gradually changes changing the water into snow or ice.
Concrete core activation
The technique of concrete core activation is based on old buildings with a large mass, such as churches and cathedrals, that are always comfortably cool in the summer, while they are never really cold in the winter. But how is this concrete mass heated or cooled?
Very simple: when pouring the concrete, Henco pipes are laid in between 2 pours, through which water flows once the building put into use. When the water is warmer than the room temperature, the building is heated; when the water is colder, it is cooled.
Because this is only possible with water of very moderate temperatures and the radiation is extremely dispersed, heating and cooling are very cost-effective.
Industrial underfloor heating
Industrial underfloor heating ensures an agreeable temperature in large industrial halls when it is cold outside. This heating method also keeps halls free of ice, ensuring the safety of employees. Naturally, the typical advantages of underfloor heating apply here as well.
Companies with cold stores of up to -18°C often use underfloor or wall heating under or around the cold stores. This compensates the coolness and humidity of the cold and keeps certain areas free of ice, allowing people and forklift trucks to move about safely. In addition, the soil underneath a cold store can cool off to such an extent that the groundwater freezes. A special form of underfloor heating keeps the soil frost-free.