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Industry-Compliant Ductwork Solutions: Ensuring Efficiency and Safety

Our expert team is committed to delivering efficient, safe, and reliable ductwork solutions that adhere to industry standards such as H.V.A.C. DW154 and B.S. E.N. 14175. Whether you need ductwork for educational-style fume cupboards meeting Building Bulletin 88 specifications or for other industrial applications.

Utilizing hot air welding techniques, we ensure impeccable joint integrity minimize the risk of leakage throughout the ductwork’s lifespan. Our extensive range of materials, including chemically resistant P.V.C., polypropylene, galvanized metal, and fire-retardant coated glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), guarantees durability and performance in diverse environments.

Elevating Efficiency and Safety: Custom Ductwork Solutions for Your Unique Needs

From design conceptualization to on-site fabrication and seamless installation, we prioritize precision and quality every step of the way. Whether you’re in pharmaceuticals, education, research, or facilities management, our ductwork solutions are tailored to meet your unique needs.

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What materials can industrial ductwork systems be fabricated from?

Ductwork systems can be fabricated from a variety of materials, each with its own set of characteristics and suitability for different applications. Some common materials used for industrial ductwork fabrication are included below.

The choice of material for industrial ductwork fabrication depends on factors such as the specific requirements of the application, the operating environment, and budget considerations. Consulting with a qualified ductwork engineer or contractor can help determine the most suitable material for your project.

Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel ductwork is durable, corrosion-resistant, and suitable for a wide range of industrial applications. It offers excellent structural integrity and can withstand high temperatures and harsh environments.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel ductwork is highly resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for applications where exposure to moisture or corrosive substances is a concern. It is also durable and can withstand high temperatures, making it suitable for demanding industrial environments.


Aluminum ductwork is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and easy to install. It is often used in applications where weight is a consideration or where corrosion resistance is required.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

PVC ductwork is lightweight, cost-effective, and resistant to corrosion and chemical damage. It is commonly used in applications where non-metallic ductwork is preferred, such as in laboratories or chemical processing facilities.


Polypropylene ductwork is highly resistant to chemical corrosion and is often used in applications where exposure to corrosive chemicals is a concern. It is lightweight, durable, and can withstand high temperatures.

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

FRP ductwork is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and suitable for a wide range of industrial applications. It offers excellent structural strength and can withstand high temperatures and harsh environments.

Composite Materials

Some ductwork systems may be fabricated from composite materials, which combine the properties of different materials to achieve specific performance characteristics. These materials may offer advantages such as enhanced corrosion resistance, reduced weight, or improved thermal insulation.

Ducting FAQ

What is LEV extraction ducting, and how does it relate to fume cupboards?

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) extraction ducting is a system designed to capture and remove airborne contaminants at their source, such as fumes, dust, or vapors. In the context of fume cupboards, LEV ducting connects to the fume cupboard’s exhaust system, ensuring that hazardous substances are safely removed from the workspace and vented outdoors. This setup helps protect laboratory personnel from exposure to harmful airborne pollutants.

LEV extraction ducting systems typically consist of ductwork, extraction hoods or capture devices positioned near the emission source, an exhaust fan or blower, and filters or other air treatment devices. The ductwork transports captured contaminants from the extraction point to the exhaust fan, which then expels them safely outside the building. Proper design and installation of these components are crucial for effective contaminant capture and removal.

Designing an effective LEV extraction ducting system requires consideration of factors such as the type and quantity of contaminants, airflow requirements, the layout of the laboratory space, and regulatory guidelines. Consulting with ventilation engineers or specialists experienced in LEV design can help ensure that the system is appropriately sized, configured, and positioned to achieve optimal performance and safety.

Regular maintenance is essential to keep LEV extraction ducting systems operating efficiently and safely. This includes inspecting ductwork for leaks or damage, checking and replacing filters as needed, cleaning extraction hoods or capture devices, and ensuring that exhaust fans are functioning correctly. Any issues or malfunctions should be addressed promptly to prevent exposure to hazardous contaminants.

Yes, safety is paramount when working with LEV extraction systems. Proper installation and maintenance are critical to prevent leaks, ensure adequate airflow, and minimize the risk of exposure to hazardous substances. Users should be trained in safe operating procedures and emergency protocols, including how to respond to leaks, spills, or equipment failures. Regular monitoring and testing of the system’s performance can help identify and address potential safety hazards.

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