Spiral Seam Flat Oval Duct

Truestar Air Systems

Spiral Seam Flat Oval Duct

A specialised kind of ducting used in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems is spiral seam flat oval duct. The flattened oval design of flat oval ducts, in contrast to standard circular ducts, enables them to fit into smaller locations while still providing effective airflow. The following are some essential features of spiral seam flat oval duct:

Spiral Flat Oval Duct

Construction: Flat oval ducts are created by winding a metal strip around a cylindrical mandrel to make a spiral shape, just like round spiral ducts. On the other hand, flat oval ducts have a flattened oval cross-section because the mandrel’s form is elliptical rather than circular. Next, a continuous seam is created by joining the metal strip’s edges longitudinally.

Material: Stainless steel, aluminium, or galvanised steel are commonly used to make spiral seam flat oval ducts, depending on specifications like cost, durability, and resistance to corrosion.

Sizes: To meet a range of airflow needs and space limitations, flat oval ducts are available in a number of sizes. The equivalent round diameter (ERD), or the diameter of a round duct having the same cross-sectional area as the flat oval duct, is commonly used to specify the dimensions of flat oval ducts. ERDs that are 4 inches, 6 inches, 8 inches, 10 inches, 12 inches, and bigger are common sizes.

Smooth Interior: Flat oval ducts, like round spiral ducts, usually feature a smooth interior surface that reduces pressure drops and airflow resistance.

Installation: Compared to conventional rectangular ductwork, spiral seam flat oval ducts are comparatively lightweight and simple to install. They can be hung and supported in a variety of ways and placed above ground, below ground, or inside walls and ceilings. Elbows, reducers, and branches are examples of flat oval duct fittings that are provided to make routing and connecting to other duct components easier.

Applications: In HVAC systems for both commercial and industrial buildings, spiral seam flat oval ducts are utilised to distribute conditioned air. Depending on what the system needs, they can be used for exhaust, return, or supply air. For applications requiring a low-profile duct design or where space is at a premium, flat oval ducts are especially well-suited.

Efficiency: Compared to standard circular ducts, flat oval ducts may squeeze into narrow locations more readily thanks to their flattened oval design, which eliminates the need for intricate elbows and transitions. By reducing airflow resistance and pressure losses, this can enhance the HVAC system’s overall efficiency.