Ductwork Compliance for HVAC Applications
Kingspan KoolDuct may seem like a new product, but it has been in the United States for almost 20 years. With historical use in Europe for even longer, KoolDuct is a long lasting duct system that provides many benefits over traditional sheet metal.
Standards are an important part of providing solution to customers that will stand the test of time. Kingspan is the leader in insulated duct systems and has thorough installation and fabrication guidelines. In addition to these, the 2015 SMACNA Phenolic Duct Construction Standards were published as a baseline to officially bring the KoolDuct product into SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association) compliance.
With differences between metal and phenolic, these standards gave engineers and contractors guidelines from the leading authority in HVAC. For questions regarding these standards, please contact us and we'd be happy to help show you how KoolDuct can be a SMACNA compliant solution for your ducting applications.
Long Term Duct Solutions With KoolDuct
Long Term Pre-Insulated Ductwork Solutions
With our 15 Years of Experience with KoolDuct, our team of partners continue to provide long term applications built to Kingspan and SMACNA standards to their customers throughout the country. These systems are a low embodied carbon alternative to traditional metal or doublewall ductwork and can greatly reduce air leakage and weight of the duct system.
KoolDuct History In Sheet Metal Workers Trade
Phenolic foam panels that can be fabricated into duct segments have evolved over the past 25 years with KoolDuct revolutionizing the industry.
In 2004, a product known to the US market as “KoolDuct” emerged as a leader of efficiency in the HVAC market. Thousands of HVAC systems employing KoolDuct are in service today and saving the owner’s millions of dollars in operating costs by providing a more energy efficient air distribution system due to high R-value and low air leakage.
In 2009 SMACNA began to study phenolic duct construction and by 2012 had assigned a task force to use industry experience to develop a standard for construction of phenolic ductwork. SMACNA submitted these standards to ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to achieve accreditation for an approved material and construction standard.
In February of 2015 ANSI Accreditation was awarded which opens the door for KoolDuct phenolic ductwork to become specified by architects, engineers, and owners without the risk of using a product that lacks these attributes.
Closed cell phenolic foam is uniquely suited for air distribution because it offers fire safe air distribution method that meets the UL181 Class 1 ductwork requirements. KoolDuct phenolic foam is unique in that it employs a closed cell foam content greater than 90%...meaning it is highly resistant to water intrusion and thus explains the years of success in the US market for the past 15 years.
KoolDuct demonstrates the technology and efficiency of phenolic duct built to the quality level of the SMACNA Phenolic Duct Construction Standards.
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