Rectangular ventilation ducts

Ventilation is essential to guarantee indoor air quality and protect the health of building occupants. It is therefore essential to choose quality ventilation ducts. At SNVG, we specialise in the manufacture of top-of-the-range rectangular ventilation ducts for airtightness systems and aeraulic networks.

Advantages of SNVG rectangular ventilation ducts

  • Superior quality Our products are designed for long life and optimum performance.
  • Variety of sizes and shapes We offer a wide range of sizes and shapes of rectangular ducts to meet all your ventilation needs.
  • Customisation possible We can also customise our products to meet your specific requirements.

Characteristics of rectangular galvanised steel ventilation ducts

  1. Durability Galvanised steel is a highly resistant material, capable of resisting corrosion, rust and deterioration caused by environmental factors. As a result, galvanised steel ventilation ducts can last for many years without the need for costly repairs.
  2. Easy to install Rectangular galvanised steel ventilation ducts are designed to be easily installed in existing ventilation systems. They can be cut and shaped to suit different pipe configurations, making them highly flexible for ventilation applications.
  3. Heat resistance Rectangular galvanised steel ventilation ducts can withstand high temperatures, making them ideal for industrial applications involving high temperatures.
  4. Saving space Rectangular galvanised steel ventilation ducts can be installed in tight spaces, making them ideal for industrial and commercial installations that need to maximise the use of space.

Applications for galvanised ventilation ducts

Rectangular galvanised steel ventilation ducts are frequently used in the following applications:

  • Industrial and commercial facilities These ducts are often used to evacuate fumes, vapours and odours from industrial or commercial installations.
  • Residential installations Rectangular galvanised steel ventilation ducts can be used to improve indoor air quality in residential installations.

Frequently asked questions about ventilation ducts

  • A rectangular ventilation duct is a rectangular-shaped duct used to convey air in a ventilation system. These ducts are generally made of metal, plastic or composite materials and are designed to facilitate the circulation of air between different rooms or areas of a building.
  • Rectangular ventilation ducts offer a number of advantages over round ducts. Firstly, their rectangular shape makes better use of space, as they fit easily into corners and tight spaces. In addition, rectangular ducts have a greater airflow capacity than round ducts of comparable dimensions. Finally, they are often easier to install and connect to existing ventilation systems.
  • To choose the right size of rectangular ventilation duct, it is important to consider the airflow capacity required by your ventilation system. This capacity depends on factors such as the size of the room, the number of occupants and the intended use of the space. You should consult a ventilation professional to determine the airflow requirements of your building and choose the right rectangular ventilation duct.
  • To ensure optimum operation and healthy air quality, it is important to clean the rectangular ventilation ducts regularly. Surface cleaning can be carried out using a damp cloth to remove dust and debris. For a thorough cleaning, it is advisable to call in a professional who will use specific equipment to remove contaminants such as mould, bacteria and allergens. It is also important to inspect ducts regularly for signs of deterioration and replace them if necessary.
  • Installing a rectangular ventilation duct generally requires the skills of a ventilation professional. Here are the main stages in the installation process:

    a. Planning: Determine the location and size of the rectangular ventilation ducts based on the airflow requirements of your building.
    b. Preparation: Cut and shape the rectangular ventilation ducts to the required dimensions.
    c. Installation: Fix the rectangular ventilation ducts to existing or new ventilation systems using brackets and clamps.
  • d. Connection: Make sure that the joints and connections between the rectangular ventilation ducts, air vents, air diffusers and other components of the ventilation system are properly sealed and fixed. This ensures optimum system efficiency and prevents air leaks. Don't forget to check that the ducts are correctly connected to the filtration and controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) equipment to ensure good indoor air quality.
    e. Tightness: Ensure that all joints and connections of rectangular ventilation ducts are properly sealed to prevent air leaks and energy efficiency losses.
  • Rectangular ventilation ducts are generally made from materials such as galvanised steel, aluminium, plastic or composite materials. Each material offers advantages and disadvantages in terms of cost, durability, weight and corrosion resistance. It's important to choose the material best suited to your application and environment.
  • The installation of rectangular ventilation ducts must comply with current local standards and regulations on construction, safety and energy efficiency. Among the most common standards is NF DTU 68.3 for controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) installations in France. It is essential to consult a ventilation professional to ensure that your installation complies with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • The noise generated by rectangular ventilation ducts can be reduced using various techniques, such as :

    a. Acoustic insulation: Install acoustic insulation around the ducts to absorb vibrations and reduce noise transmission.
    b. Silencers: Install silencers or sound traps in the ducts to reduce airborne noise.
    c. Anti-vibration mounts: Use anti-vibration mounts to minimise the vibrations and noise generated by the ducts.
    d. System design: Optimise the design of the ventilation system to minimise turbulence and pressure drops, thus reducing the noise generated by the ducts.

The average lifespan of rectangular ventilation ducts depends on the material used, the quality of the installation and regular maintenance. In general, rectangular ventilation ducts made of galvanised steel or aluminium last between 15 and 30 years, while ducts made of plastic or composite materials can last between 10 and 20 years. However, these estimates may vary depending on factors such as exposure to corrosion, temperature, humidity and mechanical stress.

To prolong the life of your rectangular ventilation ducts, it is vital to inspect them regularly, clean and maintain them, and replace them if necessary.

Yes, it is possible to adapt rectangular ventilation ducts to existing ventilation systems. To do this, you will need to use specific adapters to connect the rectangular ducts to the round elements or other duct shapes present in your system. It is recommended that you consult a ventilation professional to ensure that the adapters and connections are correctly made to ensure optimum efficiency and avoid air leaks.

The choice of location for rectangular ventilation ducts depends on a number of factors, such as the configuration of your building, airflow requirements, aesthetics and space constraints. It is important to plan the installation carefully to ensure optimum efficiency and minimise aesthetic disruption.

You should consult a ventilation professional to determine the best location for your rectangular ventilation ducts based on your ventilation system and the characteristics of your building.

To ensure good indoor air quality with rectangular ventilation ducts, it's important to install an efficient, well-maintained ventilation system. Here are a few tips to help you achieve this: 

  • a. Use quality filters: Install quality air filters to remove contaminants and allergens from the air circulating in the ducts.
  • b. Clean ducts regularly: Clean rectangular ventilation ducts regularly to prevent the build-up of dust, mould and bacteria.
  • c. Maintain the ventilation system: Inspect and maintain the entire ventilation system regularly to ensure optimum operation and healthy air quality.
  • d. Ensure good air circulation: Make sure that air vents and diffusers are correctly positioned and unobstructed to ensure good air circulation throughout the building.
  • e. Control humidity: Maintain an adequate level of humidity in the building by using dehumidifiers or mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery (dual-flow CMV) to prevent the formation of mould and the proliferation of bacteria in rectangular ventilation ducts.
  • f. Regular ventilation: Open the windows and doors regularly to allow natural air renewal, in addition to the mechanical ventilation system. This dilutes indoor pollutants and improves air quality.
  • g. Controlling sources of pollution: Reduce sources of indoor pollution by limiting the use of chemicals, building materials and furnishings that emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), by avoiding smoking indoors and by regularly maintaining combustion appliances.
  • h. Air quality monitoring: Use air quality sensors to continuously monitor pollutant and humidity levels in the building. This allows you to quickly identify potential problems and adjust your ventilation system settings accordingly.

    By following this advice, and ensuring that rectangular ventilation ducts are regularly maintained and inspected, you can help to ensure good indoor air quality in your building and protect the health and well-being of occupants.