The Kingspan KoolDuct System has many benefits that make it the ideal air distribution system for your project. Below are just some of the features you'll get when you use The Kingspan KoolDuct System.
Benefit from Reduced Heating and Cooling Loads
The air leakage rate of Kingspan KoolDuct® System ductwork can be a fraction of that of insulated sheet metal ductwork and can easily meet the requirements of SMACNA Class 3. The graph shows the maximum allowable air leakage for each leakage class over a range of pressures from 0.1 to 4 in.w.g. Less air leakage equates to significant energy savings in both fan horsepower and heating and cooling energy.
Industry Leading Performance
The insulation core of Kingspan KoolDuct® panels has 90% (or greater) closed cell structure, which means that they are non-wicking and highly resistant to moisture penetration. In addition, the risk of moisture absorption into the core is effectively eliminated as the factory applied aluminum foil facings provide a high performance and impervious vapor barrier. The panels have a water vapor transmission of 0.34 grains/hr•ft²
Highest R Value to Size Ratio on the Market
The thermal conductivity (k-value) of Kingspan KoolDuct® panels is 0.146 Btu·in/hr·ft²·ºF at 50ºF (ASTM C 518), the lowest of any commonly used insulation material. A low thermal conductivity allows thinner insulation to achieve the required thermal performance. The installed material thermal resistances (R-values) for the range of panel thicknesses are shown in the table below:
Reduce Installation Costs
Kingspan KoolDuct weighs a fraction of insulated sheet metal; this means cheaper handling, lower transport costs, fewer supports and easier installation. Being pre-insulated, KoolDuct removes the need to wrap the ductwork. With less weight to work with, one worker can do much more.
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Kingspan KoolDuct® panels have a resistance to burning and spread of flame far superior to that of rigid polyurethane (PUR) or rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulations. In addition, there is an almost complete absence of smoke when the panels are subjected to a flame source. The insulation core of the panels is thermoset and unlike thermoplastic materials it does not melt, drip or produce flaming droplets. The panels successfully pass the Burning Test (UL 181) and do not exceed flame spread / smoke developed indices 25/50 (ASTM E 84 / UL 723).