The entire fabric air duct is an air diffuser

The entire duct is an air diffuser

The entire fabric air duct is an air diffuser

In a Fabric air dispersion system the fabric ducts distribute air along the entire length of the duct at the desired angle. The full length even air distribution is a standard feature of FabricAir's Smart Air Solutions and does not come with a significant price premium, which is the case when using conventional metal ducts. The full length distribution comes in two varieties: Directional Flow Models (DFM) and Surface Flow Models (SFM). These two methods can be co-specified as needed. For example, a swimming pool would require a permeable fabric to avoid condensation; an SFM. It would also require a type of DFM, like SonicFlow™, to wash the perimeter surfaces.

Full length fabric air dispersion is enabled through permeable fabrics and directional perforations in the surface the ducting. This creates uniform, draft-free and condensation-free air distribution throughout the entire space, regardless of system complexity.

Metal ducts need grills and diffusers, which results in highly complicated installations and higher energy consumption. These additional fittings often cause uneven air distribution and add to the expense, space requirements, man hours, etc. of the project. Such uneven air distribution is a major cause for uncomfortable and unhygienic work environments as they lead to draft and condensation problems. 

At FabricAir we design our air distribution and air dispersion systems with efficiency and excellence in mind. The fabric ducts are breathable, which makes every part of the duct functional and efficient, creating a uniform air distribution. Higher control and precision provides the area with a superior comfortable climate as far as ventilation, heating and cooling is concerned.

Full-length fabric air dispersion allows for the gentle, noiseless exit of air from the duct surface. Ideal comfort with lower energy consumption is achieved through combining flow models to suit the specific area requirements. The use of tailored flow models allows the system to suit virtually any design requirement the end-user has without compromising the air dispersion results. That is the secret behind Smart Air Solutions.

Combining flow models
Combining Flow Models

FabricAir offers a wide variety of flow models that can be combined to create the ideal air distribution in any given project to addressing your specific challenges. 

The ideal flow model often consists of primary and secondary airflows in a combination depending on throw requirements. The primary airflow addresses the main issue, such as no draft for increased comfort, whereas the secondary airflow is used to ensure that no condensation builds up on the duct in humid environments.

It is of utmost importance to understand the type of space that is being designed in order to select the appropriate flow models, especially in applications that are intended to maximize occupant comfort. 


Drafts refer to fast moving cool air that can cause discomfort in the work place. FabricAir systems are designed with the specific application in mind, and the appropriate flow models are selected to achieve the optimal air velocity in the conditioned area. In some applications a draft is desired to cool equipment, but in others it is the main reason for occupant discomfort. Where process and equipment cooling is required, high throw flow models are selected, where as low throw or displacement type flow models are selected in areas where occupant comfort is important eliminating the possibility of drafts.

It is of utmost importance to understand the type of space that is being designed and to select the appropriate flow model, especially in applications that are intended to maximize occupant comfort.