Aircraft icing protection systems are classed as either anti-icing (prevent ice
from accumulating) or deicing (remove ice after accumulation). Anti-icing systems
typically use heat (engine bleed air or electro-thermal) or chemicals to prevent
ice buildup. Bleed air systems reduce engine thrust, require heavy and expensive
plumbing to route dangerously hot air, and are susceptible to "runback refreeze,"
where melted ice migrates back and re-freezes on unprotected areas.
IDI has developed a series of products that address the deicing needs of the
aviation community without the compromises of current technology. These light
weight low energy systems are the wave of the future. Whether you are looking
for state of the art deicing systems or for ice detection technology, IDI has
the expertise. In addition to aircraft deicing we have developed a cutting edge
rotor-craft deicer (using a Shape Memory Alloy) that autonomously detects ice
and removes it from helicopter blades. IDI also has new technology for ship
deicing and anti-icing, large bridge and building structure de-icing and anti-icing,
as well as antenna tower and radome anti-icing systems.
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