As part of the expansion project, an innovative snow-melting system
was installed at the terminal.
Operational characteristics of the GAIA snow-melting system in Ninohe, Iwate, Japan, GHC Bulletin 21(4): 5-11.
2002: Transient analysis of snow-melting system performance, ASHRAE Transactions 108(2): 406-423.
In 2011, Amtrak designed and constructed a 1,200 foot long platform, which includes an electric snow-melting system
, and lighting to compliment the platform edge
A heated snow-melting system
can last years - 3-5 for a portable heated walkway mat and 20 or more for an underground radiant heat system - and eliminates most of the labor associated with clearing snow.
JFE Steel recalls snow-melting system
due to defect
Upgraded utilities, lighting, and storm-water systems, including a storm-water retention system, were installed on the site, and a snow-melting system
, controlled by heated wires, was incorporated into both the facility's driveway and roof.
In Japan, there are only 40 cases of geothermal heat being used -- for hot-water supply, air conditioning and snow-melting systems
, they said.