It is clearly proven that textile air ducts can be used to effectively air condition halls, factories, offices, warehouses and other premises, yet there are many misconceptions surrounding the subject. Below we have collected the most common misconceptions about textile systems.
Misconception 1 - Air technology can only be created with metal.
With more than 10 years of design and installation experience behind us, we can safely say that this statement is not true. The metal can be replaced and the air can be blown in just as efficiently with textile ducting. Perfect air distribution is one of the biggest advantages of textile air duct systems, as the thousands of tiny perforations allow air to flow out of the duct evenly and without draughts. The traditional spiral-wound anemostatic system can do this, but it is much more complicated and expensive.
Misconception 2 - Textile ducting costs the same as metal.
It makes a difference how much it costs, so it's important to make it clear that textile ductwork is at least 40 percent cheaper to design, build and install than metal ductwork.
The savings are on both the material and installation side. The installation of textile ducts takes a fraction of the time of a metal duct system. This is a huge advantage even when installation time is limited.
Misconception 3 - Textile duct systems cannot be used in sports facilities.
There is often concern that the textile ducting at high altitude may not be able to bring the air down to the residence zone. This depends on how perforated holes are selected for the textile duct. If we want to, we can easily bring the air down from above.
In addition, the air duct is not damaged by sports equipment (e.g. a ball) in a gym, just like hitting a hard inflated rubber ball on the beach. There's no damage in that either.
It is very suitable for wet and humid environments such as swimming pools. Firstly, it is very easy to control the treated air thanks to the arbitrary positioning of the perforations, and secondly, as our system is not made of metal and our support structure is aluminium, it does not corrode. Air can be delivered from heights of up to 10m with the right sizing and optimum perforation placement. In the video below we demonstrate this:
Misconception 4 - Textile ducting will break down quickly.
Unfortunately, this is a strong misconception, but it is understandable that people are more afraid of textiles than of metal, which seems to be durable. However, in all our work we have never come across a textile duct system that has worn out with proper periodic maintenance. That's why we offer a 10-year warranty. Maintenance is simpler, faster, cheaper and more efficient to clean than metal air duct networks. While textiles can be made new again with a simple wash, cleaning metal systems is very expensive and complicated, which is why they are not cleaned very often. Remember that textiles do not corrode, EXANDAIR textile air duct systems can also be made of fire-resistant, antibacterial and antistatic materials for food and cleaning applications.
Misconception 5 - Textile ducting can only be circular and straight
Many people believe that only straight and circular textile duct systems exist. However, we also offer semi-circular and quarter-circular ducting and we manufacture the same air duct fittings as for classic metal ducting. It is also possible to design branching systems with elbows and reducers. In addition, the transport and storage of our textile systems is very simple, requiring no extra effort, equipment or vehicles, so the logistics are also extremely easy.
Misconception +1 - Office workers' draughts are difficult to reduce if they are sitting under a ventilator
EXANDAIR has developed the textile anemostat . to solve such problems. This solution is a one-to-one replacement for the classic 600*600 mm or 600*1200 mm ceiling grid anemometers. Thanks to our special perforations, we can control the amount of air blown in without draughts.
Learn about EXANDAIR duct systems!
EXANDAIR duct systems work as end-filling systems, but our aim is to be able to create a complete network of textile backbones in the future, in the interests of sustainability.
Remember! EXANDAIR systems are easier and quicker to clean than metal solutions, can be customised to meet individual needs, provide an aesthetic appearance and last but not least, are extremely cost-effective. We look forward to hearing from you.