Ductus understands that our clients are busy. We also understand the fear of the unknown. This is why Ductus has carefully selected all its partners from the supply chain right through to the specific consultant. Ductus has a strong history behind it. All Ductus delivery partners have decades of experience in duct-work delivery; and ALP invented the idea! The origins of light-weight ducts can trace its beginnings with ALP Italy.
Ducting has been a long-forgotten structure that has remained virtually the same for centuries. It is time we found a better way of moving the vital air we breathe within our buildings. Using innovative Patented technology, Ductus are able to offer a full array of air movement solutions, ensuing that the system looks great but also performs above the current pre-hostric systems currently in use.
Lower Energy consumption, lower air leakage, better thermal performance, lighter, safer, and advanced the Ductus -ALP system covers all your requirements. including an active anti-microbial fully accredited system.
At the helm is our Ductus GM; an individual with over 2 decades exposure into the construction markets across the globe. This kind of exposure has assisted Ductus in separating the facts from the fiction. ALP has had 40 years experience and have implemented light weight duct solutions in over 17,000 projects across the world.
In an Australian first, Ductus employed a ISO certified duct-fabricator to train all its delivery partners through Australia and NZ. Ductus only uses trained fabricators to ensure our systems are constructed correctly bringing unprecedented levels of efficiency and longevity to the installations.
We bring innovative products that meet the required strict building standards to the medical, industrial and commercial industries.
Director Jim Malek has been in the industry for over 15 years and brings with him a vast knowledge of the light-weight duct technology (LWDT) from both abroad and local market experience.
It is important to recognise that not all boards are manufactured the same nor are they designed to perform the same purpose. The Board takes a fundamental role and is critical component of the duct system, therefore it is essential that the integrity and composition of the board is tested thoroughly ensuring it can sustain its primary function structure over time.
Unfortunately, Australia has yet to identify these requirements and this is why we look to standards written internationally such as the Ventilation Standards within Europe. This provides a clearer understanding of the provisions and testing necessary for the safe and successful implementation of such LWD systems.
Ventilation Ducting has largely remained unchanged for many decades within the air conditioning and ducting supply market. Presently, as with many other industries, there is a need to address efficiency and power consumption within the ducting sector. Improvements in testing, analysis and technology will lead to future improvements of the quality of air and quality of ventilation too.
ALP, an Italian company and the ‘father’ of LWDT has been providing advanced LWD systems for more than 30 years and continues to develop their range of products using the most advanced technology available.
Ductus has been working on changing the concept of air movement within the Australian commercial and Industrial sector for almost a decade. Australia has been transfixed in dated technology lacking thermal efficiency, excessive power consumption, accumulation of structural inefficiencies and unwelcoming internal building spaces. Our Aim - “The Evolution of Air” in other words “to change the way we move conditioned air within a building space”, using innovative substrates and systems and ensuring efficient, healthier, lighter, and inviting spaces. Pre-insulated duct also known as Lightweight duct has been extensively used around the globe, although the idea had been well received in the early 2000’s, it had been poorly executed within the Australian construction industry, this has led to a range of concerns shying the courageous academics away from what is truly a great concept when executed correctly.
Throughout the globe, and with decades of trial and error, various textiles, components and properties have been used in the manufacture of rigid duct systems with aim of delivering a comfortable relaxing environment to the occupants of the building whilst reducing operating cost to the vendor.
Material behaviour is of utmost importance. Fundamentally these systems differ under certain conditions and therefore need to be assessed on their values, as these systems are exposed to a range of environmental influences including UV/sun, heat, ice/water, vibrations, various pressures, chemicals etc, it is important to recognise each is unique to the manufacturer and the behavioural characteristics will differ under certain conditions. Consequently, choosing the appropriate structure/composition is integral to the operation and longevity of any duct system. Understanding these necessities gives us valuable insights in determining our range of pre-insulated duct systems for the Australian HVAC market.
For instance, a thorough understanding of air movement, pressure loads, thermal dynamics and material behaviour is critical to supplying a pre-insulated duct system. As no two duct boards are alike. Ductus carries out a full assessment into the product/system ensuring that it not only meets the local governed standards but that the system can withstand years of environmental duress.
Once satisfied; we train our delivery partners in the “art of pre-insulated duct fabrication” ensuring it is done to manufactures guidelines. Ductus also offers a range of tools for specifiers including BIM-MEPaus and Specification handouts such as NATspec.
With increased population densities, new infectious diseases and higher air pollutants, the time for a change is now. Duct Systems - Indoor and outdoor LWD compliant to AS4254.2 Highly approved Clean Room Medical Grade Anticorrosive More information? Please call or send us an email. Email – [email protected] Ph. 039464 1433
The Ductus range of Air Conditioning Ducting Supplies ensures that engineers/specifiers, builders/developers, contractors, and end users have a full suite of Indoor, Outdoor, Round and Medical-Grade LWD solutions – including necessary accessories – for any requirement.
With 40+ years of development, Koolduct has over 30,000 installations of its lightweight pre-insulated duct systems to suit most installation. A proven tried system meeting European, UL listing and Australian requirements of the NCC, Ductus-systems have had their Air conditioning pre-insulated duct systems accredited by a third-party engineering firm to Australian Standards.
Ductus has selectively and successfully collaborated with the best fabricators Australia has to offer in the field of Air conditioning products and all partners have had vast experience in the industry.
With a focus on quality, Kingspan achieves ISO standards in IS0 9001, 14001, 18001 and 50001 These accreditations ensure that Kingspan continuously considers the impact its business activities have on all stakeholders and adopts a lifecycle perspective towards goods and services when formulating policies and procedures. Most recently Kingspan has achieved ISO 37301 is an international standard which provides the guidelines and requirements for establishing, developing and continually improving a compliance management system (CMS). The standard replaces ISO 19600:2014, expanding on its requirements.
Each of our Fabricating partners have been awarded with Ductus- Fabrication certification. All partners use the latest advancements in CNC technology to deliver a perfect finish in air conditioning products. (See our full list of accredited partners here)
The durability requirements of any pre-insulated ducts are satisfied with Ductus Regal premium duct comprehensive range of facings. From the lightweight 60micron to the extra heavy duty 500micron facing, these products are suitable for many applications.
These include, but are not limited to, plant rooms, outdoors exposed, swimming pools, crack units and many harsh unpredictable environments.
For aesthetically pleasing installations, Ductus-Regal offer unique solutions such as a stainless steel facing for that extra shine, to a “first of its kind” patented Regal round-duct solution.
Our systems carry with them all the advancements and advantages through years of technological collaborations and research with our suppliers; benefits that we pass onto our clients.
Regal antipathogen ducting system’ is a range of revolutionary air conditioning products, that actively seeks and destroys over 600 known pathogens and is recognised for its patented “Silver Ion” technology. This has been investigated and documented in several European Medical journals with surprising results, making it one of the highest awarded antimicrobial duct systems globally. Ideal for any clean room application such as Operating theatres.
With over 20 years of international experience in the Middle East and the Australasian markets, Jim has a unique perspective of the various environmental conditions and requirements of the construction sector with a particular focus on insulating properties. This intimate understanding of insulation and its workings has enabled Jim to become a recognised figure in the global insulation market. Jim has been invited to numerous insulation conferences to discuss insulation requirements and has been a guest speaker at the Kuwait Insulation conference in 2012 – 2013.
In 2015, Jim launched the Australian Ducting Solutions Co. with a focuson changing the way insulation and duct is used in today’s era.