Ventilation hoods (sometimes known as extractor, range, or exhaust hoods) are a kind of device containing a mechanical fan which hangs above a room or surface. These appliances can be made from a multitude of materials including stainless steel, copper, bronze, zinc, wood, brass, and heat resistant plastics. The sheer variety of material from which ventilation hoods can be made allows this product to be a ubiquitous and familiar component of homes and businesses. The purpose of these devices is to remove and filter gases for the purpose of air purification and filtration. Most types of extractor hoods consist of three main components: a skirt to capture rising gases and a fan. However, as with other types of gas-handling appliances, it is only natural that ventilation hoods depend on one more important product in order to achieve their purpose: hood ducting.
Hood Ducting is an efficient tool for the transferring of air, chemicals, and fumes from an enclosed environment to an ambient air source. Ventilation hoods are effective in a variety of situations, from stove hoods above home and restaurant kitchen stoves to removing harsh chemicals from an industrial environment. Ducting.com offers several options of hood ducting to fit your applications demands.
Ducted stove hoods are more powerful than alternative options, like ductless filter vents, because they offer a more powerful and efficient ventilation solution. Another benefit when compared to ductless vents is that our ventilation duct hoods do not require you to replace a filter when it gets filled with materials, which makes them a more economical long-term investment. This cost-effective feature is also beneficial to the environment, as it minimizes that amount of waste generated by the disposal of filters throughout the course of the hoods lifespan.
For lightweight applications like home kitchen stove hoods we offer an aluminum ventilation duct. The aluminum ducting provides a great temperature with extremely high heat resistant with great chemical abating properties; truly, the single-ply, helically corrugate alloy of this flex ducting is something to marvel at. What’s more, this kind of hood ducting is generally sold in several different lengths, facilitating its use in many different commercial and industrial settings, which makes them perfect for residential ventilation situations. Ranging in interior diameters from 2 inches up to 12 inches, aluminum hood ducts are suitable for virtually every interior environment imaginable.
Stainless steel ventilation hoods are perfect for heavy-duty high temperature applications. We offer two stainless steel alloys, 304 and 316TI, which feature maximum temperature ranges of 800 to 1650 degrees Fahrenheit respectively. These commercial hoses are often sold –like their aluminum counterparts -in varying lengths and diameters, allowing them to be a ubiquitous and relied upon product. These stainless steel hood ducting products also feature excellent resistance to chemicals and corrosive materials. The resistant capabilities of these hoses makes them ideal for ventilating large amounts of hazardous chemicals and corrosive materials that need to be transferred to ambient air.
All of our ventilation hoods are extremely durable and self-supporting with semi-rigid flexibility. With these vents you can bend them into the most efficient position to transfer air and fumes outside and they will stay in place without sacrificing the integrity of airflow. The durability and stability of these air ducts makes them a dependable long-term investment to meet your ventilation needs.
To further increase the “mileage” you can get from these great duct supplies, consider incorporating some accessories into your hood ducting systems. Duct materials such as flex hose extenders and connectors are an invaluable component of many commercial hose applications. End cuff reducers and enlargers are popular attachments for hood ducting that allow flex hoses of different diameters to be adjoined to one another, or even to the ventilation hoods themselves.
To find the right hood ducting product to meet the demands of your ventilation application, browse through our detailed online catalog to find the product with the right features for you. Give us a call if you would like assistance in deciding which of our ventilation hoods best meets the demands of your applications. One of our ducting specialists would be happy to assist you!