Kingspan KoolDuct


Suitable for use in HVAC systems.


An energy-efficient ductwork solution for HVAC applications offering premium thermal performance and reducing air leakage to a fraction of typical sheet metal ductwork. The system is comprised of rigid phenolic insulation panels with aluminium facings and includes fabrication methods, jointing systems and accessories.

Ductwork design and frictional resistance:

Kingspan KoolDuct rectangular ductwork, including fittings, follows the same calculation principles and duct sizing methods as are used for rectangular metal ductwork. The frictional resistance is comparable with that of galvanized sheet steel ductwork.

Features and benefits:

  • Low air-leakage – can meet meet air–leakage Class C and D both at low and medium pressures (ref. BS EN 1507: 2006; BS EN 13403: 2003 and BESA DW/144).Installed cost savings – can provide an ideal value-engineered ductwork solution
  • Installed cost savings – can provide an ideal value-engineered solution.
  • Space saving – fits flush to ceiling.
  • Faster installation – up to three times faster.
  • Single fix installation – one less trade onsite and less disruption for others.
  • Up to 75% lighter than sheet metal ductwork) – can overcome severe constraints on structural loading.
  • Non-fibrous insulation.

Operational limits:

The recommended operational limits for ductwork fabricated from the Kingspan KoolDuct® System:

  • Mean air velocity (maximum): 25 m/s.
  • Design pressure (maximum): Positive: 1000 Pa, Negative: 750 Pa.
  • Internal air temperature: -20ºC to +80ºC during continuous operation.
  • Size: Unlimited (provided that recommended Kingspan KoolDuct® fabrication techniques and installation procedures are strictly observed)
  • Outdoor ductwork must be protected with a compatible weatherproof.


- Quality Control:

Kingspan KoolDuct panels are manufactured to the highest standards under a quality control system certified to:

  • BS EN ISO 9001: 2015 (Quality Management Systems. Requirements).
  • BS EN ISO 14001: 2015 (Environmental Management Systems. Requirements).
  • BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 (Health and Safety Management Systems. Requirements).


CFC-free and HCFC-free with zero ozone depleting potential (zero ODP) and a global warming potential (GWP) of ≤5.

BREEAM – ductwork fabricated from The Kingspan KoolDuct® System can contribute directly, and indirectly, toward the achievement of credits in the building rating system, BREEAM. The relevant credits are Ene1 – Reduction of energy use and carbon emissions Mat 1 – Life Cycle ImpactMat 3 – Responsible sourcing of materials.

BES 6001:

Certified to BES 6001 ‘Excellent’ (Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing).

General information




Phenolic foam


2950 x 1200 mm

Uniclass 2015

Pr_65_65_25_64 Pre-insulated ductwork and fittingsPrimary


U90/425 Rigid ductwork and fittings

U90/425 Rigid ductwork and fittings

Specification data - Pre-insulated ductwork and fittings Enhanced data


To BS EN 14314:2009+A1:2013.

Insulation material

Phenolic foam.

Product Reference

Kingspan KoolDuct


0.022 W/m·K at 10°C mean.

Insulation thickness (minimum)

22 mm.

30 mm.

Vapour barrier material

Factory-applied aluminium foil (standard for indoor use) vapour barrier facing


If the duct system is to the external of the building it has to be protected by one of the following: aluminium sheet, aluminium–zinc alloy coated steel sheet, heavy-duty self-adhesive laminate, reinforcing glass/ synthetic cloth embedded between two coats of appropriate coating or UV resistant glass reinforced polyester/ epoxy (GRP/ GRE)


For duct assembly: Either tiger clips or adhesive, aluminium foil tape and silicone sealant. Flanges/ couplings: tiger clips or 4-bolt flange/ aluminium grip flange with bayonet cleat. Reinforcements / stiffners: Tie rods/Reinforcing bars

Reaction to fire classification

To BS EN 13501-1, class B-s1,d0.

FM approved

No (not applicable to pre-insulated ductwork for HVAC application).

Global warming potential


Ozone depletion potential


Compressive strength (minimum)

200 kPa at 10% compression.

Closed cell content


Nominal density range

55–60 kg/m³.

Third party certifications

  • UL Listed : the only premium performance pre–insulated ductwork in the world to be UL Listed as aClass 1 Air Duct, to Standard for Safety UL 181 (Underwriters Laboratories: Factory Made Air Ducts & Air Connectors), when fabricated to a specification clearly defined by UL.

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