Fixed Automated Anti-Icing Systems
Weather can cause major disruptions to operations at every airport, and especially those that experience snow and icing conditions. The Boschung Fixed Automated Spray Technology (FAST) system monitors critical pavement and weather conditions, and automatically sprays anti-icing solution on airport pavement surfaces, preventing snow and ice from bonding to pavement surfaces and improving the efficiency of snow removal operations. FAST systems can be installed, both airside and landside, in locations where snow and ice have the most immediate impact to the safety of operations, treating surfaces before a hazard develops.
FAST systems include an Ice Early Warning System (GFS 3000) that monitors the weather and pavement conditions used to make spray decisions. The FAST Pump Station includes the anti-icing solution storage, pump and value control units, as well as systems to monitor and control all system functions. The anti-icing solution is sprayed in a uniform manner onto the pavement surface using spray nozzles installed in or near the pavement, spray disks in the pavement surface, or by means of the innovative microFAST technology. This guarantees the efficient, cost-effective and ecological spreading of the anti-icing solution, which can be triggered manually, by remote control, or automatically via measuring stations in the event of an icing hazard.
FAST systems can be visualized and monitored via the BORRMA-web software. This professional, user-friendly management software provides a comprehensive overview at any time, giving airport operations and maintenance personnel access to important decision-making information in real time.
Numerous studies have also confirmed the economic efficiency of FAST systems.