Why choose Airsox instead of steel ducting? - Euro Air

Why choose Airsox instead of steel ducting?




Textile Ducting:


Steel Ducting: 

Air Distribution*


Uniform delivery, no drafts or dead zones


Draft and dead zones occur based on proximity to vents

Cooling Capacity*


Reduced as evenly distributed cool air settles uniformly in the occupied area of the room


A higher cooling capacity is often required as uneven distribution   stirs warm and cool air around the entire room

Installation costs*


Very low: It’s possible to save up to 70% on installation time thanks to the light weight material and simple modular set-up


High: Steel ducts can weigh as much as 20 times more than  textile ducts, resulting in a heavy workload with more complex  handling requirements

Initial costs**


Textile materials are typically cheaper than steel, the prices of raw fabrics and yarn are consistent despite economic instability


Steel is typically more expensive than textiles and prices have  been rising in response to economic instability



Euro Air can deliver a huge variety of colours to satisfy architectural and branding demands


 Painting steel ducts is a time consuming and very expensive   process

Air exchange rate*


The entire surface area of the textile duct is used as one big diffuser, resulting in a very high air exchange rate


To achieve a high air exchange rate steel ducting systems need  to produce powerful, concentrated drafts

Risk of draft in the occupied zone*


Even with high air exchange rates the risk of drafts is very low as air is distributed evenly from the entire surface of the duct


There is a high potential for drafts that increases along with the air exchange rate

Weight of section

Ø-500 x 1.000 mm


App. 550 g


App. 8.700 g



The modular textile system from Euro Air is easy to dismantle and reinstall after washing


Cleaning a steel duct is a complex and costly process, this means that cleaning is often postponed or ignored altogether, resulting in a less hygenic indoor climate

Noise suppressed


The light weight and flexibility of the textile material eliminates any need for noise suppression


 Noise suppressing steel ducts is time consuming, complicated   and expensive, it is rarely pursued as a result

Noise generation


Without vibrating metal surfaces, textile ducts operate cleanly and quietly, eliminating both audible disturbances and high-frequency buzzing


Steel ducts produce a variety of noise issues that increase along  with the air flow and exchange rates, over time these disturbances have a measurable impact on workplace productivity and comfort


*) Simple layout compared with traditional steel ducting

Steel ducting is limited to a small amount of fresh air inlets, and therefore air only enters the room at a few points. This may lead to draft and cold drop in certain areas of the room and in other areas the ventilation rate may not be sufficient which can lead to stagnant air.

With fabric ducting from Euro Air it is possible to use the entire surface area of the airsox to distribute the air.


 Above is shown a traditional steel duct layout (left) compared with a modified fabric duct system layout (right). The fabric duct system is much faster to install compared with steel ducting and also provides better air distribution in the room which means a higher level of comfort.

**) Euro Air Cost Analysis

Euro Air fabric duct systems are very cost efficient compared with a similar steel ducting

***) Colours
Euro Air can supply a wide range of colours to satisfy any architectural demands. As shown in these two pictures (below) a steel duct needs to be painted white in order to meet the architectural requirements. Everything needs to be covered, the floor and the bar desk at the end, and you will need a ladder to get up and down.

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It is a lengthy and time-consuming task to paint steel ducts on site especially
 when compared with our fabric ducting that comes in the desired colour straight from our factory.


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