Critical Industrial Facilities

Application of Critical Industrial Facilities / Airports, Meteorological, Communications, Power, and Road Systems

HIREC is highly effective for preventing water accumulation on radars, antennas, and radomes as a water repellency preventing the formation of the water film. It is also highly effective as a countermeasure to improve and maintain the performance of antennas, pylons, bridges, and towers in snowy or icy climates.

 

Example 1: Countermeasure against water accumulation on BS (broadcasting satellite) antennas

Countermeasure against water accumulation on BS (broadcasting satellite) antennas

 

Example 2: Antennas

Without HIREC, snow sticks to the disc, creating the possibility of interference or interruption of transmission.
With HIREC, even in winter, when it is not possible to coat the disc directly, it is possible to apply countermeasures with vinyl sheet covers.

 

Example 3: Airport guidance antennas

Although snow will not simply fall off of HIREC-treated surfaces unless they are steeply inclined, ice and snow will not stick to it. Cleaning therefore takes very little time.

 
Example 4: Anemometers

Anemometers cannot work properly when they are covered in ice or snow. HIREC application prevents this accumulation.

 

Example 5: Bridges

Because snow boards (vertical boards installed to prevent snow from accumulating) treated with HIREC repel snow at earlier stages than those without, cars passing underneath are not affected by falling snow. The arches (without treatment) accumulate snow.

 

Example 6: High-Voltage Line Insulation

Usage of HIREC100’s antifouling properties as a solution to insulation failure caused by aerial pollution is currently being investigated.