HVAC Design


DuctSox HVAC Design Criteria

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Using custom built and traditional design tools, experts on staff work with trained and experienced DuctSox reps to create custom engineered air distribution and dispersion systems for:
  • Open or finished ceiling applications. Designs can be simple, straight systems or very intricate layouts.

  • Critical environments such as laboratories, caustic environments and commercial kitchens.

  • Underfloor applications. Typical applications that employ UFAD design are in high tech office and business spaces utilizing cable for voice, power and data transmission.

When designing an HVAC installation, we consider:

  • Shape/Suspension/Fabric Retention

    • First, select shape including Round, Oval, Half-Round, or Quarter-Round.

    • Then select Suspension/Fabric Retention including 1 Row Cable or Track, 2 Row Cable or Track, SkeleCore IHS, 3 Row Cable or Track, 3 x 1 Row Cable or Track, 4 x 2 Row Cable or Track, Hoops (IHS) Cable or Track, SkeleCore Pull-Tight with Cable or Track, or SkeleCore FTS.

  • Layout/Fittings: Determine duct layout and sizing. Select DuctSox location, diameter, lengths, and required fittings.

  • Air Dispersion: Determine location and size of linear vents, nozzles and/or orifices. Calculate required porosity for air porous fabric used to supply air flow and static pressure.

  • Fabric: Select fabric based on product quality, porosity, color, and/or required air dispersion type.

  • Options: There are also Options that can be added to your DuctSox Systems, such as AFD’s and personalization graphics.


Engineering, Design, and Layout Criteria

Besides the Key Elements of configuring a DuctSox System, there is additional criteria/information needed to ensure that it is engineered and designed correctly to provide the best performance possible. Typical information required includes the following:

  • Volume of air at the inlet of the DuctSox

  • Static pressure at the inlet of the DuctSox

  • Air dispersion requirements based on application needs

    • Heating, cooling, and ventilation

    • Supply-side air, air makeup, air de-stratification, and air displacement

    • Uniform air dispersion

    • Spot heating and cooling

    • Versatile and multiple airflow designs

    • Terminal velocity

  • Condensation

  • Hanging height

  • Design layout

  • Noise

  • Installation requirements and limitations

  • Cost

For design assistance please request a copy of the DuctSox Engineering & Design Manual.

Contact us by email sales@ductsox.com or call 866-563-7729 to discuss your HVAC design needs.