Fabric ducts in the food processing environment help to generate a healthier and more hygienic atmosphere by improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and an optimised air distribution. And we know that improved IAQ has proven to significantly increase labour productivity and reduce sickness related absence, and the costs associated with the correlated downtime. They also guarantee stable and homogeneous air diffusion in all types of installation.
In addition to these benefits to employees there are other very sound technical reasons to be using fabric ducting in your food processing plant.
Here we take a quick look at these. They include:
- The high cooling loads required in a typical food production area usually lead to quite wide temperature differences. As a result this can lead to high volumes of very cold air entering the room. It is vital to maintain a low air velocity in the room air movement so that this cold air doesn’t make people ill or uncomfortable, and this is really only achievable with fabric ducting. This is due to the high diffusion area of fabric installed within the production space.
- Due to the lightweight nature of the fabric design, fabric ducting is more hygienic but also far easier to install and clean. Usually duct cleaning can be a time consuming and complicated procedure. However, fabric duct systems can be easily washed by simply removing, washing and sanitising the fabric ducting systems, and then replacing them in their original positions.
- Due to their size and rigidity, most ductwork systems often require specialist transport arrangements for delivery. However, due to their lightweight design, the fabric ducting systems can be easily transported using a standard delivery method. Their lightweight construction also means that the fabric ducts require fewer fixings and assembling components, therefore making installation quick and simple
If you need help or advice with your ducting systems or air ventilation requirements, get in touch with HVDS today on 01785 256976.