University-of-York---Prihoda-Fabric-Ducts-11_BW copy

Our Blog

sports hall

12/02/20

Sports hall ventilation design

How to ventilate a sport hall effectively Sports hall ventilation can be quite a challenge.  There could be a range of issues to overcome with the design.  Due to the nature of a sports hall, ducts are usually required to be mounted at a high level (often over 10m).  The supplied air temperature needs to […]

Read more
large spaces fabric ducting

05/02/20

Large Spaces: Warehouse/Long throw/High bay design

Designing for large spaces In a warehouse with high ceilings and large volumes, it is important to get the correct mix of throw and distribution to meet the needs of the  space or product being stored/distributed. It’s all about distributing and targeting the air where it needs to be. Traditionally steel ducting with large nozzle […]

Read more
diagram of air flow through micro-perforations

04/02/20

Micro-Perforations in Fabric Ducts

How do Micro-Perforations work? Micro-perforations are an amazing innovation and allow us so much more flexibility than conventional Permeable Only Fabric Ducts.  Originally, fabric ducting companies squeezed air through the weave of the material when cooling, but this creates issues with dust blockage. In order to stop squeezing the air through the material to avoid […]

Read more
factory view with antistatic material air ducting

29/01/20

Antistatic material

  Antistatic material is generally referred to as any material which inhibits the build-up of an electric charge by the rubbing or contact with another material. For instance, if static has built up on your body, and you start handling delicate electronic components, the sudden discharge of current from your body can be enough to […]

Read more
internal view of helix fabric ducting showing metal spiral in duct

20/08/19

HELIX fabric ducting

SPIRAL REINFORCEMENT – HELIX FABRIC DUCTING Helix fabric ducting is when a metal spiral covered in fabric is inserted inside of the diffuser. It maintains a permanently cylindrical shape with a stretched fabric duct. The spacing of the internal spiral is managed by longitudinal textile straps. Helix  fabric ducts can be any length, but are […]

Read more
white food fabric ducting with logo

12/08/19

Food Manufacturing Air Socks Design

Food Manufacturing Air Sock Design. Food facilities have some quite specific demands that make Fabric Ducts (Air Socks) particularly suited to these applications. There is no better way to deliver high volumes of very cold air without a draught, and the surface area of duct within the space creates perfect air distribution throughout the room/facility. […]

Read more
laboratory benches with air diffusers overhead

29/07/19

Laboratory make up air ventilation design

Laboratories typically require quite large volumes of make-up air to replace the air extracted through fume cupboards and other equipment.  Using a traditional ventilation system with rigid ducting and grilles could create issues with draughts affecting staff and fume cupboard sensors (which trip the fume cupboard extract when sensing a slight draught). Prihoda Fabric Ducts are […]

Read more
retail building ceiling with fabric ducting at The Farm

22/07/19

Fabric Ducting in Retail applications

Prihoda Textile diffusers offer a huge saving over traditional ducting in retail projects – and as every duct is custom designed to match the application they offer much better air distribution and control of velocities over customers in the occupied zone.  We’ve completed projects for IKEA, John Lewis, Decathlon, The Farm (gourmet farm shop) and […]

Read more
Prihoda Rectangular Extract Duct

15/07/19

Fabric Extract Duct

Prihoda are the only Fabric Ducting company to offer an extract duct as a standard production product. Normally of course we require positive system pressure to inflate the fabric duct and deliver the air. The problem with a negative pressure or extract duct is that, being fabric, it would normally just collapse. We stop this […]

Read more
food factory installation showing advantages of fabric ventilation

01/07/19

Food Based Applications

Food based applications is probably our largest sector at Prihoda UK. We offer food ventilation systems, food air sock systems and air sock cleaning services  – look here for more on our food fabric ducting services. Here we’ve created a gallery page with a mix of UK and European food projects for you to enjoy…. […]

Read more