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New Technical updates: Round industrial standards, Thermoset FRP manual

Jul 26, 2017

Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards,” 3rd edition, now available

COX_0033 2013The revised “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards,” 3rd edition, 2013, an American National Standard, ANSI/SMACNA 005-2013, is now available.

The standard expands the scope of the second edition, updating the duct materials to include aluminized steel, temperature correction factors for round industrial, and minimum decimal thickness for aluminum duct selection tables. Several chapters offer a standardized, engineering basis for design and construction of industrial duct of Class 1 to Class 5 air.

A spiral duct chapter for Class 1 and Class 2 air covers design pressures ranging from 30 in. wg negative to 50 in. wg positive, plus carbon and galvanized steel tables. The 660 page-book includes expanded tables for stainless steel and aluminum, expanded tables for duct sizes up to 96 inches in diameter, plus Class 5 systems handling corrosives and spiral lock-seam pipe.

The “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards,” 3rd edition, 2013, is available in both book and PDF formats. Subscriptions are also available. Order online at: www.smacna.org/store.

Member price is $85 for the book, $85 for the PDF, and $140 for the book/PDF combination. Discounted prices for architects, engineers, government, and code officials are $256 for the book, $256 for the PDF, and $422 for the two formats purchased together. Non-member list price for the book is $356, $356 for the PDF, and $588 for the book/PDF combo.

SMACNA members received an email with instructions on how to access their gratis copy.

The discounted price is available only to architectural and engineering firms and their employees provided they are not in the contracting business as well. (Government agencies, schools and universities also qualify for the discount.)

Updated “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual” available

Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual_169x225The second edition of SMACNA's “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual” is now available. The 228-page book is an authoritative resource that design engineers, industrial engineering departments, pollution control authorities, FRP manufacturers, and installation contractors can rely upon for the proper selection, manufacture, and installation of FRP duct systems.

This American National Standard (ANSI/SMACNA 011-2017) contains language, tables, and details for the construction of hand lay-up, spray-up, and filament wound FRP ductwork from 30 inch wg negative pressure to 30 inch wg positive pressure. Round ductwork sizes are expanded to include up to 96 inches diameter. For rectangular ductwork, new duct stiffener tables are added for easier selection.

Recognizing the increased popularity of FRP ductwork, this expanded edition includes commercial/HVAC applications. Supporting this, an underground installation section is added as well as added language on testing and balancing, duct sealing, and duct leakage. Duct hangers and support information has been expanded and organized into a separate chapter which now includes: upper attachments, hanger selection tables, channel (strut) used as trapeze, riser support details, and more. Appendices cover extended hanger spacing, general information on safe handling of thermoset fiberglass reinforced plastic duct, and allowable FRP defects.

The “Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual,” 2nd edition, 2016, is available in both book and PDF formats. Subscriptions are also available. Order online at: www.smacna.org/store.

Member price is $23 for the book, $23 for the PDF, and $38 for the book/PDF combination. Discounted prices for architects, engineers, government, and code officials are $110 for the book, $110 for the PDF, and $182 for the two formats purchased together. Non-member list price for the book is $159 and $262 for the book/PDF combo.

The discounted price is available only to architectural and engineering firms and their employees provided they are not in the contracting business as well. (Government agencies, schools, and universities also qualify for the discount.)

Free eLibrary subscriptions for all members

Annual subscriptions to SMACNA’s 37-title technical library are now available via the cloud. Users can access content from anywhere – at home, in the office, or in the field.

Sign up for individual titles, bundle your most frequently referenced standards, or access the entire digital library. This web-based service allows you to search through your entire library at once, rather than through each document individually.

And there are no downloads, no installations, and no PDFs. You use your web browser to access, view, copy and paste, and print titles and standards that are part of your subscription.

SMACNA member companies receive free access for one simultaneous user to all 37 SMACNA Standards and CAD drawings. That means, at any given time, any employee of a SMACNA member company can access each of the 37 SMACNA Standards, one user at a time.

Try it out! Go to www.smacna.org/subscriptions.