Peosta, Iowa-based air-dispersion systems manufacturer DuctSox introduces SkeleCore Pull-Tight to its SkeleCore line of internal framework systems for fabric-duct air dispersion. Pull-Tight is a solution for commercial, institutional and industrial buildings requiring textile HVAC ductwork, but without the sagging, wrinkling, movement and sound associated with conventional, non-tensioned fabric duct.
Featuring a combination of tensioning baskets and internal hoops to support, streamline and tension the fabric system, Pull-Tight is suspended from either a tension cable or track suspension system. The tensioning locks, which are attached to the tensioning baskets and suspension system, tighten and lock the fabric externally for a taut, smooth appearance.
The powder-coated steel tensioning baskets are positioned at multiple locations throughout the system, typically located at the opposite ends of fabric sections and at intermediate points for extended lengths. The tensioning baskets and locks are field-adjusted by installers to streamline a perpetually inflated, wrinkle-free appearance even during idle air handling unit periods. Pull-Tight also eliminates popping rollout sounds and other fabric movements during AHU start-ups.