When it comes to tough conditions for ventilation systems, it doesn't become much tougher than in swimming pool facilities. Over the last few years the trend has been to go from swimming arenas to pool recreation lands and with this change the temperature has been increased and the environment has become even more aggressive to metals.
The air in swimming pool facilities is often very humid with hypochlorous acid (HClO) added to the pools to keep the water clean. When the hypochlorous acid comes in contact with water it forms the highly corrosive hydrochloric acid (HCl) which is harmful to most metals.
If it can be guaranteed that the ventilation system won’t come in contact with water, neither on the outside nor on the inside, galvanized steel is recommended for all parts of the system. The most important aspect when designing a swimming pool facility is to keep the ventilation system dry and special care must be taken to:
Aluminum duct can also be a preferred material to prevent corrosion from occurring but the finish, strength, delivery time and so on will not be of the same high quality as the galvanized system.
For the suspension of the system products made of galvanized steel are recommended.
When it cannot be guaranteed that the system will be completely protected from water, the system will have to be coated to fulfill corrosion category C4. This will have to be done at the building site after the system has been fully installed to make sure that the system is completely protected from humidity.
Water Technics can provide pre painted ducts of very high quality but there will always be weak points that have to be taken care of at the building site like cutting of ducts, screw holes and hangers.
Neither stainless steel nor aluminum zinc is preferred for use is in these facilities.
Why not let Water Technics help you with your air handling system and duct work design.
We are comfortable designing domestic and commercial systems, with many years experience with both.
We offer our customers a wide range of options that will suit all budgets and design requirement.
We can offer slot diffuser systems, concealed ventilation in the roof space (or stretch ceiling), standard galvanised ducting, powered coated inside and out to any RAL, Systems made from insulation, fabric air socks to name just a few.
Please contact us for more details – 0800 246 5879 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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