Horizontal Swing Doors
Horizontal Swing Doors are used for a variety of purposes. They can be dual opposing or single leaf. They can also be of the FourFold or Accordion type. Normally used for special applications; such as paint booth or corrosion control applications, they have also been used for vehicle entry door in hangar doors. Carefully machined and balance hinges are mounted on the jamb columns and articulate to accommodate dimensional tolerances.
The state-of-the-art Low Observable Corrosion Resistant Facility (LOCRF) at Langley Air Force Base's new F-22 Maintenance Facilities features three bays. Two of the bays feature Swing "Plenum doors" and the third bay features a Swing "Wash Bay" door. Shown above is one of the "Plenum Bay" doors which is a 67'-0" wide by 26'-0" (5-6' thick) 2-leaf Swing door in the full close, partially and full open positions.
Hellenic Aerospace's paint booth facility in Greece was designed by The Austin Company. One pair of Pneumatically Operated 64'-0" wide by 32'-0" high by 6'-0" thick Swinging Paint Booth doors were provided .The air flow enters through the top of the door and returns through filters attached to the inside face of the doors into the building. A nylon curtain divides the booth in half allowing two fighter aircraft to be serviced simultaneously.
Mounted within each pair of Braced Arm Canopy hangar doors at the Smithsonian Institution's Air & Space Museum is a 2-Leaf 11'-4" wide by 16'-0" high manually-operated Swing door system. This door system was added to the Canopy doors so that there was minimal disturbance to the artifacts in the Exhibit Hall when new additions arrived at the museum.