Frost and snow protection

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Today's modern construction design is not only characterised by original architecture and stylish interiors but also by intelligent heating, cooling and safety solutions. These discreetly hidden installation technologies save both time and money whilst providing extra comfort and convenience.

On such technology is the protection system found in car parks, garages, stairs, pavements and other ground-level surfaces, which can be secured against the negative effects of winter.

Just a few snowy or frosty days are enough to pose a threat to the safety of people, buildings and vehicles.

Threat elimination

It’s well known how dangerous falling on slippery stairs and pavements can be or how troublesome the dents in car bodywork caused by slippery driveways are. Every year, the media is full of disturbing reports about patients who have suffered broken bones or heavy bruising after slipping on icy surfaces.

Danfoss frost protection systems, such as cables or heating mats, specialised controllers and mounting accessories will eliminate these hazards.

The effectiveness of the system is particularly important on inclined surfaces, for example, garage ramps. Please note, it is not necessary to heat the entire driveway as only the small areas that vehicle tyres tread need to be secured.

For driveways with steep angles, a linear drainage system is required to drain the water from melting snow and ice. This channel must also be protected from freezing.

For stairs, the cables are laid in the form of loops arranged across the steps, maintaining a sufficient distance between the adjacent sections. On new constructions, the installation is laid on the surface of the stairs and overlaid with a concrete layer with a thickness of three to five centimeters. On old stairs, the cables should be placed in grooves and overlaid with concrete, with an addition of plasticizer. Concrete should adhere closely to the entire surface of the cable without the presence of air bubbles.

Defrost systems can be installed during both the construction and renovation of existing facilities.

Snow clearing is no pleasure. Ice, however, is an even bigger problem resulting from frost after a snowfall.

The use of chemicals for de-icing is time-consuming and negatively affects the environment due to thawing mixtures destroying the soil, footwear and causing the death of plants. Thanks to Danfoss de-icing systems, there is an alternative to using chemicals which doesn’t damage surfaces and saves the need to purchase tools for removing snow and ice.

How we can help you

Ice and snow melting for all types of buildings and infrastructure

Fast and easy to install

Multiple application options

Safe and robust materials

Long warranty term

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Danfoss has designed versatile outdoor solutions for pipe heating, roof and gutter, and ground heating that can be installed on virtually any type of construction including private, business and institutional buildings.

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