Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It was definitely a case of “up here for thinking” when Airocle recently fitted some of the biggest heat and smoke vents ever built to the roof of the Visy Packaging Warehouse at Brendale in Brisbane’s north.

Such was the size and complexity of the job – the roof was approximately 100m long – Airocle devised a creative solution to this unique roof venting problem.

Rather than use a traditional crane to help our crew install the 30 smoke and heat vents needed to complete this massive task, we decided to deploy a helicopter.

We had not attempted this manoeuvre before, however it worked so well we will definitely consider repeating the exercise on our next large scale ventilation build or upgrade.

The helicopter, commissioned from Executive Helicopters Brisbane, completed the ventilation system upgrade quickly, safely and cost-effectively.

The chopper was much quicker than a crane would have been. In fact it took less than 4 minutes to carefully position each of the roof vents… with minimal disruption to the normal operation of the warehouse and an utmost regard for safety which Visy hold paramount.

Airocle Helicopter Install