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New Flexible Ductwork Guide assists with design, installation and maintenanceFebruary 2013

Flexible Ductwork is commonly used in the Built Environment in order to make the final connections in ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Malcolm Moss, President of ADCAS, says "there is a lack of clarity over statutory requirements, product standards and technical guidance relating to flexible ductwork".

This has left the industry to make their own interpretations of previous information and has resulted in buildings that don't meet statutory requirements and do not perform as efficiently or as safely as intended.

The development of the Flexible Ductwork guide included a review of Approved Documents of the Building Regulations, British and European standards, industry guidance literature produced by organisations such as CIBSE and B&ES, manufacturers' technical guidance and a wide range of construction project specifications.

The guide focuses on metallic and non-metallic flexible ductwork in insulated and uninsulated forms only. It aims to help improve the performance of buildings by providing guidance about the legislation, product standards, specifications, installation practices and maintenance requirements relating to flexible ductwork.

Chapters focus on:

  • An overview of flexible ductwork
  • Specifying flexible ductwork
  • Dimensions and mechanical requirements
  • Installation of flexible ductwork
  • Reaction-to-fire-performance
  • Maintenance of flexible ductwork

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