Ductwork isn’t usually something that gets all the attention in a finished industrial, commercial or residential space. As long as it’s working properly, a building’s occupants could probably care less about the aesthetics behind the system keeping them cool or warm.
Ductwork used to channel or direct air to spaces throughout a building can impact the efficiency of the structure’s HVAC system. That’s why it’s important to properly design and install ductwork and its components, including the dampers used to regulate or stop airflow.
Lean manufacturing techniques are being applied successfully throughout the construction industry and are especially useful in the shop. To improve your ductwork fabrication methods, consider these five suggestions.
One of the country’s foremost wholesalers of sheet metal working machinery is Vorys Bros. Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. Richard S. Voorhees is manager of the machinery division. When he heard that we were putting together some information on shop layouts, he kindly submitted for inclusion in this booklet some very helpful information. Voorhees has assisted many shops in his trading area with their shop layout problems.