Low Cost and high performance
Air socks’ (textile air ducts) use in the world began quite a long time ago. One of the first mentions of it was the integration of an air distribution textile system in 1973 at a slaughterhouse in Denmark. This technology provides a means to replace the traditional metallic ducts for textile counterparts with varying cross sections.
Primary features of Air Socks air ducts
Facility ventilation: no draft even under conditions of very high air exchange intensity (air is distributed through air permeable or microperforated fabric).
High level of intermixture: of the supplied air with the air located in the facility (as air is distributed through an enormous amount of small holes).
Washable: in an ordinary industrial washing machine for maintaining the necessary cleanliness (may also be decontaminated).
No duct corrosion: due to the chemical resistance of the materials used against most bonds present in the air.
No risk of condensate formation: on the surface of the air distribution system (with the use of air permeable fabric).
Light-weight: of the system thanks to the light weight of the textile sleeve as well as the intricate manufactured elements made from the same material.
Quick installation: and dismantlement Thanks to a system of light attachments snapped onto a cable or inserted into a groove of the installation section.
No noise during: operation due to a property of the textile materials that they do not transfer sound waves well.
Original appearance: the ability to select an appropriate color (company style).
Low cost: the total combined cost of the ducts, installation expenses, shipping expenses, and finishing works turn out about 1.5 to 3 times cheaper.
The use of air ducts in the public and industrial spheres
Two trends may be discerned regarding the use of air socks (fabric air ducts): industrial and public.
The benefit of their use in the industrial sector is that the even distribution of air and maintenance of the necessary temperature marks an unmistakable advantage that air socks have over other systems.
In all industrial facilities, whether textile, chemical, or food facilities, a great number of facilities exist which are rather difficult to scheme for with the large amount of production pipes, cables, and other elements that impede the installation of metallic (traditional) ducts. That is where air socks come in handy with their light weight, which allows them to be snapped in at any location without overburdening the construction.
In accordance with the particular aspects characteristic of the food industry, all equipment used in operation must ensure that the food products are preserved and correspond to needs for easy and efficient cleaning. The air socks fully satisfy this need considering that they may be cleaned in a washing machine without impeding the factory's operating processes using the necessary disinfection remedies.
In the public sector, air ducts can provide air distribution in accordance with the specific conditions needed for particular zones. This type of air distribution is considered lower cost, since air ducts function simultaneously both as ducts and diffusers. Fabric ducts are offered with the choice of a broad color range, so they enjoy great demand in such public facilities as cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, public pools, and fitness clubs.
It is also worth noting that air ducts are easily installed means of air conditioning, ventilation, or air heating systems, which allows them to be used at exhibitions and other temporary events.