Spiralite ductwork can help improve both the functionality and the sustainability of sports and leisure facilities, by transforming the way they are planned, designed, built and maintained. Both the initial capital investment and the ongoing operating costs are significant so an efficient ductwork solution that is cost-effective and easy to maintain is essential.
Ventilation and air conditioning equipment in these circumstances use lots of energy and need to operate 24 hours a day. The system has to work constantly to provide both fresh air and to remove moisture laden air from within pool areas to prevent condensation. Maintaining the required air temperature within pool areas uses a combination of ventilation and air conditioning systems, whilst other air conditioning is needed to reduce the heat generated by people and exercise equipment in gyms and exercise studios.
Under these circumstances, air tightness and pressure must be maintained to keep the ventilation system energy consumption to a minimum. Spiralite delivers optimal thermal efficiency as the rigid phenolic insulation panels used in its manufacture have a very low thermal conductivity because of the closed cell construction. This means that they are both resistant to moisture absorption and heat losses/gains. The ductwork is insulated over its entire length with built in vapour seals to ensure that it is airtight.
Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, Birmingham - time critical installation for international test match / Hoare Lea
The Space Project – Prestigious building, acoustics and performance important / Foreman Roberts
…Spiralite ductwork can help improve both the functionality and the sustainability of sports and leisure facilities, by transforming the way they are planned, designed, built and maintained.