Snowmaking system

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Snowmaking system A self-contained system for efficient wide-area coverage of downhill and cross-country ski trails, toboggan runs, jump hills, etc. The main components of a snowmaking installation: snow guns, snowmaking pond, air and water lines, pumping station, water cooling systems, compressed air station, docking points, electronic control and monitoring systems.

Artificial snow making requires an entire system to be installed on the mountain slope.

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[edit] Infrastructure Requirements

This system includes;

[edit] Construction

First, plans showing the layout of the system are drawn. Then the water pipes and cables are laid in long trenches traversing the entire slope. The trenches must be dug significantly deep so water does not freeze during the winter months. At various points along the water line, valves and hoses are installed to bring water to the surface.

Read more: How artificial snow is made - material, ingredients of, making, history, used, components, machine, History, Raw Materials, Design, The Manufacturing Process of artificial snow, Quality Control

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-4/Artificial-Snow.html#ixzz1QzPsI4VJ

[edit] Also see

[edit] External Reference

  • SMI [3]
  • TechnoAlpin [4]
  • Backyard Blizzard: see [5]
  • Snow at Home: see [6]
  • Ratnik Industries Inc. [7]
  • IDE Technologies Ltd IDE Snowmaking [8]
  • Snowstar Snowmaking System [9]
  • HTM Hydro-Tech Manufacturing Inc., (“HTM”) [10]
  • Whittier Canada [11]
  • Peaks to Prairies [12]

[edit] Reference

  • Wikipedia Snowmaking [13]

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