We value our relationship with clients and partners, and believe that innovation is key to the success of any project. Our work with STTS (Société Toulousaine de Traitement de Surface) in the design of paint hangars for wide-body aircraft is a prime example.
STTS first hired WSP 10 years ago to create a design that optimized paint hangar operating costs. We ran multiple airflow models to determine the best design, taking into consideration technical challenges.
For example, the velocity in the painting areas must be less than 0.8 m/s to avoid clouds of paint between the gun and the surface to be painted, and more than 0.3 m/s to comply with the requirements of the French health authorities. Over the years, WSP and STTS improved induction air diffusion systems to further reduce the treated airflow rates. The work of our employees has become a reference in paint hangars, thus increasing WSP’s global activities in this field.
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