Specifying Air-Duct Systems

Williams, Gerald J.
November 2004
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Nov2004, Vol. 76 Issue 11, p36
Discusses several issues regarding the specification, design and selection of sheet-metal air-duct systems with a focus on rigid sheet-metal ductwork. Documents published by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association that serve as the basis of standards on duct construction and application; Joints used in duct construction; Considerations in duct sealing.


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