Ducting Condensation Trap
For Control of condensation/moisture in ducted ventilation systems
Condensation will occur when warm, humid air extracted from bathroom, shower, kitchen or utility room hits the cooler surface of your ventilation duct.
If the extracted air is significantly cooled and you have a vertical pipe the moisture will condense back to water and become trapped in your ducting, potentially causing damage to the fan and property.
Systems using Roof Vents or Ducting rising vertically carrying extract air to outside benefits with the use of a condensate trap, this is to prevent any moisture forming inside the ductwork, dropping back down and into the fan unit.
This should then be connected to a suitable soil vent pipe using 21.5mm overflow pipe. A condensation trap must be used where pipe ducts pass through unheated roof voids
Constructed of PVC
- UK Manufactured
- Easy to install and durable, just push-fit duct and fittings together.
- Compatible with most other manufactures
- Extensive range of fittings, outlets, and grilles available
- Max / Min Temperature: +60c / -15c.
- DW/154 and meets UL94HB Flammability standard
- Suitable to use in compliance with Part F Building Regulations.
- Sap Appendix Q Compliant
- Airflow performance independently tested by BSRIA or BRE.
Compatible with most manufactures including
Solid Rigid ducting is suitable for use in all buildings to provide superior airflow performance vs. comparative size rectangular or flexible PVC or Aluminium duct. Suitable to use in compliance with Part F Building Regulations.
Fit the condensation trap on a vertical pipe between the unit and outside used for air discharge (extraction) - if the pipe is horizontal install a small fall to outside and the trap will not be required
To provide the best performance in airtightness and durability we recommend You provide greater mechanical strength to a joint by using a combination of Plastic Ducting Sealant and Aluminium Duct Sealing Tape
- Apply Duct sealant to the male fitting
- Push together
- Apply Aluminium Duct Sealing Tape over joint
Alternatively, if you use seal-sealing fittings, you could save yourself up to 70% of time
Insulation of Ductwork
It is important that any ducting located in a cold area (e.g. loft space) to be insulated. The insulation needs to be the equivalent of 25mm thick and have a thermal conductivity of 0.04W/ (m.k) or less.
This ensures that condensation doesn’t form due to the difference in air temperature inside the duct when compared to the air temperature in the cold space.
If you don’t have a loft space there is still a need for insulated ducting on the intake and exhaust legs, as they will be carrying cold air in a warm space. The level of insulation can be achieved by wrapping PVC duct in a layer of 25mm duct wrap that has a silver foil face on a 25mm rockwool
It is also worth noting that foil wrap with air bubbles (bubble wrap) is no longer applicable in building control regulations
Ducting Condensation Trap is available in three different sizes:
If you require larger ductwork we recommend you use Metal Spiral ducting and fittings due to its superior strength
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- Technical Specification
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Pressure Loss (Pa) 15 l/s
Pressure Loss (Pa) 30 l/s
Pressure Loss (Pa) 60 l/s
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