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Gilberts ventilation for cadet facility firing on all cylinders

  • 25 Jun 2018

Gilberts Blackpool has ensured a new state-of-the-art facility for a cadets’ shooting range has seen air quality balanced with airflow to avoid interference with ballistic trajectory.

Britain’s leading air movement specialist delivered the challenge in the construction of a new accredited training school for a branch of the UK security sector.

Alongside the four storey main ‘school’ building are two firing training arenas, where both live and blank ammunition will be fired.

Both ranges feature banks of Gilberts’ ventilation grille and plenum assemblies, up to 3.8m high, integrated into the ballistic steel walls.

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A total of 38 assemblies, with Gilberts’ G grille at the core, guarantee adequate, laminar supply of fresh air into the zones, with no affect on the bullets trajectory.

Gilberts’ G Series of aluminium grilles provide single or double deflection for supply and extract in ceilings or walls. Each aerofoil blade is individually adjustable, enabling achievement of the fine tolerances required for the ranges. 

Gilberts’ Technical Director Roy Jones commented: “We had to prove our design moved all the carbon dioxide and lead to the exhaust end of the range and kept airflow consistent from the firing end to the targets.”

This shooting range is one of a handful of similar projects that Gilberts has delivered, on ranges varying from 20m to 100m deep, and showcases another example of Gilberts’ expertise in creating a perfect air movement environment.

Another example of where the company has shined included mirroring tropical rain forest air movement for a zoological park, to maintaining a conditioned environment in a 9m high entrance hall where the main façade was fully glazed.

Contact:

Gilberts of Blackpool,
Gilair Works,
Clifton Road,
Blackpool,
FY4 40T

Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941

Visit Gilberts of Blackpool's website

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