Nav Canada Air Traffic Tower, Kamloops

The Nav Canada Air Traffic Tower in Kamloops was in need of retrofitting, upgrading building automation systems.

The Goal

The existing controls system has received no major upgrades since its installation, over fifteen years ago, and the manufacturer had discontinued the primary controllers for system and software. Potential failure poses a threat to the facility, Expand by 50 words. and Kimco was ready to step in with building automation and control systems upgrades. The upgrade needed to:

  • Implement the latest automation technologies
  • Retrofit outdated equipment
  • Be performed without interrupting building services

The Kimco Solution

Kimco was engaged to provide a complete control system replacement with the latest technology. This included:

  • Web-based software and system hardware; serving HVAC plant and zone control and backed up by a UPS system.
  • Supply and installation of a refrigerant, natural gas and carbon monoxide leak detection system.
  • Utility metering

Critically, the upgrade could not disrupt building services, (such as electrical, natural gas, sewer or water) and it was essential to maintain temperature thresholds in all areas during the installation.

Industry:

Government/Institutional Building

Project Type:

HVAC
Automation

Overview:

NAV Canada provides, maintains and enhances an air navigation service dedicated to the safe movement of air traffic throughout the country and through oceanic airspace assigned to Canada under international agreements.

Kamloops Flight Service Station tower sits atop the Air Operations Centre building and operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Airport safety services include provisions of airport services, vehicle control, monitoring of navigational aids, emergency services, alerts to search and rescue centers and weather observation.

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