Fabric ducts advantages
- Chemical and corrosion resistant
- Neutral to magnetic and electric fields
- Antibacterial properties
- Installation flexibility
- May be used within a broad temperature range: From -50°C to 380°C
- Convenient assembly: dissassembly and ease of installation
- Lengthy service life: 10 years or more
In the manufacture of its air socks, TEXAIR uses materials that are chemically resistant and non-reactive to the majority of components floating around in the air. Meanwhile, for use in aggressive environments or at enterprises whose equipment calls for high requirements in the materials, TEXAIR uses special fabrics. For instance, material made of out of 100% polyester with no admixtures or additives exhibits sufficient resistance to such substances as synthetic hydrochloric acid, chemically pure sulfuric acid, and ammonium chloride , which allows it to be used for ventilation systems in facilities for microcircuitry production. The features of our products also allow material to be manufactured for ducts or a special coating to be applied on them with a particular combination of properties. In this way, companies may receive a customized material that best handles the aggressive environment that they operate under. This offers the customer a system of specially tailored ducts for each unique type of facility without having to depend on the standard solutions that the market imposes.
One of the characteristics of antistatic fabric is the pressure from an electrostatic charge that is created as a result of friction from air particles. Since the duct materials are primarily dielectric, fabrics are used which are made out of carboniferous thread in order to remove the static charge from the duct. This allows the customer to use such ducts in facilities where additional requirements are necessary to protect against explosions.
The company places a particular emphasis on the development and integration of new types of fabrics with different properties. For instance, elastic, fire-proof material with a special silicon covering withstands the influence of temperatures of up to 380°C and may be used in ducts in facilities with special requirements. In this regard, the characteristics of this material exceed the essential requirements for the materials pertaining to the fire-safety category G1 and B1, thus the ducts negate any need for the customer to conduct any additional fire-safety protection measures.
The antibacterial effect was achieved by way of adding special properties to the fabric by including special threads within the material (bacteriostatic or antibacterial). The content of threads with antibacterial properties is somewhere between 5 and 99% of the entire volume of the fabric and may feature such components as triclosan, pure silver or silver ions, silver zeolites (silver with a non-organic ceramic base), copper oxides, and non-organic bonds of silver and zinc. The use of such materials provides a means to extend the life cycle of the fabric diffuser during intervals between operations.
TEXAIR presents a wide selection of various standard sizes and geometrical shapes of ducts. For instance, for facilities with low ceilings we recommend using semi-circular-shaped ducts; meanwhile, for ceilings on which no systems can possibly be placed, we recommend them in the form of a segment or a sector. Such a variety offers the chance to select the most convenient, lowest-cost shape option and duct placement, regardless of the particular features of the facility.
TEXAIR Company has materials at its disposal with a broad range of consumer properties. Since the conditions under which the fabric ducts may be used vary greatly, each type of fabric used features its own temperature range. This allows customers to choose the most suitable solution for their facility, rather than overpaying for a universal option.
Fabric ducts are lighter-weight than metallic ducts. The maximum density of the material is about 600 g/m², so the average weight of a linear meter of a duct usually is less than a kilogram. This allows them to be snapped onto self-supported constructions in which the use of traditional systems would be out of the question. So the use of fabric air ducts allows a full ventilation system in any facilities without in any limits for the customer. .
The ducts feature a smooth inner surface designed to minimize losses due to air friction against the wall, which impedes the deposit of contaminations during use. The materials used in production feature a hygiene certificate, are tested, and have been approved; they do not cause any allergic reactions and are thus completely safe and suitable for use in various facilities. This allows air socks’ use to continue to expand in such fields where previously metallic ducts were used by default.
TEXAIR air ducts provide for efficient distribution of air without any additional, expensive distribution devices. Furthermore, such ducts allow customers to cut back on their budget substantially thanks to the simplicity of installation as well as the lower cost of the materials and components compared to the zinc-coated ducts. When folded up and packaged their overall dimensions are far less, resulting in lower logistics expenses. Textile air ducts do not require many elements that traditionally systems call for, in particular: air distribution elements (diffusers, anemostats, grids, etc.), mufflers, numerous attachments and connecting parts, and fixtures.
One of the main advantages with textile air socks is their ease of assembly. In this regard, customers can save as much as up to 90% in expenses compared to dealing with traditional metallic systems. And keeping in mind that any ventilation system must be services and periodically cleaned, the ease of its disassembly and subsequent installation gives fabric ducts an unmistakable advantage over its zinc-coated counterparts.
Any segment in TEXAIR's ducts can be easily replaced. This is thanks to its simple zipper fastening connection mechanism. If suddenly for any reason one has the need to switch a segment of the duct, this can be easily done by the customer on his or her one without having to call in a representative of an installation organization.
The ducts are easily connected with metallic ducts into a unified, combined system. For assembly onto the supply line, a connecting component is provided for on the duct which can be used to connect a textile system to the end of any shape or configuration. This is very convenient since it doesn't require the manufacture of any specially shaped elements on the customer’s part.
The ducts do not require any additional measures to return a balance as a result of the air flow. The customer is delivered a fully prepared, balanced system in terms of the air distribution system’s air flow and pressure. For this reason, the customer will no longer have the need to subsequently readapt the system following installation.
The air socks can be operated with faster air speeds than metallic ducts and feature a smooth inner surface. For this reason, the TEXAIR ducts do not accumulate a dust layer in the course of their operation. The entire system, including all its passages and turns, are manufactured out of fabric, so it can undergo cleaning and washing with no restriction in a washing machine. As a result, the amount customers will be able to save on subsequent servicing is also an unmistakable advantage that fabric ducts have.
The fabric ducts are produced out of certified materials characterized by a high level of durability and wear-resistance. The ducts can handle a large number of washing cycles in a washing machine. If the rules of use are properly observed, the service life of the air socks will exceed 10 years. Meanwhile, considering the fact that people clean traditional systems, due to the expenses, as seldom as possible, air socks are the most preferable option from an operation perspective as well.
The air ducts are capable of accentuating and adding variety to the design of an interior. This is yet another benefit that TEXAIR brings to the table. Depending on the customer’s interior, we can offer the choice of various construction styles and a broad color range. Furthermore, ducts with a neon lighting and their one-of-a-kind of appearance could add to your facility a touch of exclusivity. This designer solution will undoubtedly attract a greater level of attention to your facility among visitors.