NEWARK, N.J. – Passenger growth at Newark International Airport has led to the need for a new hvac system.

Installers for MAI Corp. are completing the insulation of the hvac/mechanical duct system at the new Terminal C Concourse at Newark International Airport.
NEWARK, N.J. – During the past decade, passenger growth at Newark International Airport has risen more than 60%, to nearly 34 million passengers. In response, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and Continental Airlines have begun an ambitious $3.8 billion program to provide easier access to and around the airport, better terminal facilities, and fewer delays.

With passenger comfort and convenience in mind, Continental Airlines is adding a new 325,000-sq.-ft. concourse that has kept Martinez Associates Inc., a mechanical/hvac insulation contractor busy for the past year and a half. Since July 2000, MAI Corporation of Montville, N.J. has been handling all of the mechanical and hvac insulation, as well as the plumbing and process insulation.

The Terminal C New Concourse and Immigration Facility will accommodate 12 wide-body or 19 narrow-body aircraft, a new baggage handling system, a 20,000-sq.-ft. Presidents Club and a Customs and Immigration Facility capable of processing 1,500 passengers per hour. As it nears completion of its work there, Martinez Associates will have installed more than 250 rolls of CertainTeed standard duct wrap to the hvac system, as well as “ToughGard” rigid liner board in various parts of the system.

Composed of glass fibers bonded together with a thermosetting resin, the duct wrap helps control heat loss and condensation during hvac system operation. Its thermal properties result in energy savings and improved system performance, which is a goal of the system designers.

George Dodds has served as project coordinator for MAI Corporation at the airport. Founded in 1978, MAI Corporation employs 60 field personnel and 10 office staffers. A certified Women Minority Business Enterprise led by Lucy Martinez Jenkins, it serves all of New Jersey, as well as New York City and lower New York State. The contractor’s hvac/mechanical insulation distributor is State Insulation Corporation, Perth Amboy, N.J., serving New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

For more information write to CertainTeed Corporation, Insulation Group, P.O. Box 860, Valley Forge, Pa. 19482; or call 800-233-8990.