FabricAir ducts are lightweight and reduce the structural requirements of new and existing buildings. On a conservative basis, FabricAir systems are 2 lbs/ft, which is significantly lighter than a metal system. FabricAir ducts can also help reduce shipping and storage costs when compared to metal ductwork.
FabricAir dispersion and distribution systems have a smaller carbon footprint than conventional metal ducting. FabricAir ducts require less energy to produce and transport, and with a significantly lower weight fabric ducts place considerably less load stress on the construction, making the system ideal for retrofitting as well as new builds.
The efficiency of air distribution in fabric ducts is much higher and more precise than with conventional metal ducting. This means they can run at a low static pressure drop and require less energy to operate. Using fabric-based Smart Air Solutions enables savings of up to 40% on the energy consumption.
The ductwork will last for a long time. Many of the original 1973 installations are still in use today.
FabricAir meets the OEKO-TEX 100 requirements, proving that we are committed to environmentally friendly production methods and materials.
FabricAir ducts are made out of a variety of textiles. These ducts can be neatly folded, packaged in a box, and loaded onto a truck and/or plane without wasting any space. This allows for any size duct to be manufactured and delivered to your job site. Metal ducts cannot be collapsed into a more manageable size, which imposes many limitations on how they must be produced. The maximum length and diameter of a metal duct is limited to what can fit on a truck. These ducts then have to be loaded one inside the other, known as nesting, to attempt to optimize space, but there is only so much optimization that can be done. Furthermore, with a continuing focus on clean air standards many owners now require the duct ends to be sealed to prevent the accumulation of dirt inside the duct during transport. This makes duct nesting impossible, thus making it incredibly expensive and inefficient to ship. Sometimes the ducts are so large and numerous that the duct manufacturing has to be done on-site, which requires setting up an entire sheet metal shop at your job site.
Save on weight, save on volume, save on costs, save the headaches and use FabricAir dispersion.
Many functions known from conventional metal ducts are fully integrated in a Smart Air Solution from FabricAir, making diffusers, grilles, dampers, etc., redundant. FabricAir dispersion systems are all inclusive.
You can forget about the following when using fabric air dispersion systems:
- No extra grilles or diffusers are necessary. The FabricAir dispersion systems function as both a duct system and as an air dispersion system.
- No extra noise reduction is needed (except perhaps reduction of fan noise). Noiseless is the standard.
- No inconvenient alterations or assembly on site. A FabricAir dispersion system fits straight from the factory, is assembled with zip fasteners and is ready for installation as soon as it arrives.
- No damper is necessary. A FabricAir dispersion system does not require balancing.
- Painting is not necessary as the fabrics are dyed.
- No extra insulation is necessary. FabricAir dispersion systems are condensation free.
This is what makes fabric-based air dispersion a Smart Air Solution.