The polyethylene shelter wins unanimous approval
The fact that all TechnoAlpin tapping stations are the result of extensive analysis is clearly seen once again with the polyethylene shelter. Its reduced weight, suitability for air transportation, stability, ease of assembly, reduced installation times and operational simplicity are the main advantages.
The shelter, which is designed according to the "sandwich principle", convinces even though the utilisation of high quality materials, such as high-density linear polyethylene R200 for inner and outer surfaces, the light structure of the S235JR galvanised steel reinforcement panels. Thanks to polyurethane packing foam to provide still further reinforcement, it was possible to create extremely fine walls, leading to a total weight of just 260kg including entrance hatches, conductors and steel girders for mounting lances or 1.6m fixed towers. As with all TechnoAlpin shelters, heating and lighting installations are also made possible. Naturally, this model also allows you to install a hydrant or a valve block for snow lances as well as air and water valves for lances with centralised aeration; they are also spacious enough to accommodate one or two 240 connection boxes.
Since the last winter the shelters are used on various plants, including Laax (SUI) or the Biwako Valley Resort (JAP). Everywhere it has proven an immediate hit.