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Flexible ducting systems

Types Of Flexible Ducting

This type of product is typically constructed using a pliable plastic type that is then bound around a wire metal coil. It is then formed in to a circular arrangement to create a flexible duct. In terms of the materials used to manufacture this type of equipment, it varies from country to country; however, in most cases, the protective outer layer is made out of a substance called polyethylene (which is sometimes referred to as PET).

The following companies are full SHAPA members, and with a proven track record in providing high-quality solutions for flexible ducting systems, are our recommended suppliers of your requirements for your flexible ducting systems equipment. Please click on a name to find out more about the company.

Flexible ducting is popular in most industries, as it allows a direct connection to be formed with air supply outlets. However, your business will probably need to seek advice prior to the start of the installation process, due to the fact that pressure can easily be lost if the wrong approach is used. Our specialist members will be able to help you overcome the challenges created by flexible ducting (by failing to create a long enough run, for example, or forgetting to stop recurrent kinks in the linkages).

Other Considerations

When choosing a flexible ducting system, it’s also important to consider what components you’re likely to need. A Vibration Isolator is one such mandatory item you’ll need to purchase, as it will prevent the loud bangs that are frequently caused by intense air pressure being introduced in to the ductwork – in turn causing unnecessary noise pollution.

Other products you may need to consider could include:

  1. Take-Offs. These allow some of the air flow travelling through a duct to be diverted in to smaller, subsidiary conduits.
  2. Volume Control Dampers. The amount of air entering in to a duct can be controlled using this type of component, which can be operated manually or automatically.
  3. Fire/Smoke Dampers. This device will detect the presence of smoke and, in the event fumes are present, automatically shut down until the threat has been dealt with.

Our members will be able to explain what componentry is needed for your flexible ducting when you contact them.

Specialist Members

SHAPA screens its members using an online application process. This means we will only ever connect you with a specialist who understands your industry.

For more details about suppliers of flexible ducting systems, please click the links above.


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