Spiralite ductwork is suitable for use in any environment that has a flow of conditioned air, but is particularly well suited to sterile environments that have a more onerous requirement for optimal air quality – clean, with the correct volumes, temperature and humidity.
These environments include:
HVAC designs for sterile or high hygiene facilities demand very high quantities of outside air along with significant treatment of this ventilation air, including cooling, dehumidifying, reheating, humidifying and filtration.
The internal cryogenic laminate is significantly more sterile than the metal and non-lined equivalents, both in terms of its composition and surface quality. It has a natural anti-microbial smooth surface with an absence of pitting, preventing the proliferation of microbes and other foreign/hostile organisms. The internal laminate also contains a mould inhibiting agent that further maintains the sterility of the surface. Spiralite can also be fabricated with a Biocote anti-microbial agent bonded into the internal laminate; this has been tested to be 99.99% successful in killing both E.coli and MRSA bacteria coming into contact with it.
Spiralite is quicker and easier to clean and maintain in a sterile condition because of the smooth internal laminate and lower accumulation and adherence of foreign particles. Where hepa-type filters are required to ensure optimal air cleanliness, the high internal negative pressures that they can create have no impact on the structural integrity of Spiralite. And as with all these installations, Spiralite ductwork saves energy, cuts costs and reduces environmental impact.
Almac Pharmaceutical, Northern Ireland – sterile production environmentGilmore Engineering / Williams & Shaw
Nottingham University GSK CSC (Centre for Sustainable Chemistry) / AECOM, Cunnington Clark, Gleeds
Spiralite is quicker and easier to clean and maintain in a sterile condition because of the smooth internal laminate and lower accumulation and adherence of foreign particles…