FabricAir Inc of Lawrenceville, Georgia, the original manufacturer of fabric HVAC duct, recently introduced the FabricAir Ceiling Diffuser, the HVAC industry’s fastest-installing fabric air diffuser for T-Bar ceilings in office, education and other commercial settings. 

The FabricAir ceiling diffuser consists of an 11.8-inch-high (300-mm) plenum and a flat seamless flow panel in sizes of 24 x 24 --inch (600 x 600—mm) or 24 x 48-inches (600 x 1,200—mm). The extruded aluminum, fabric-covered plenum adapts to round supply duct ranging from 5 to 10-inches (127 to 254-mm). The plenum’s insulation prevents condensation and energy loss. The insulation, plenum design and flow panel combine to help reduce airflow noise to an industry-low NC-30 or less, depending on operatic static pressure.

The flow panel offers nine standard colors, as well as customized prints, that can match the most popular styles of most suspended ceiling tile brands. Flow panels are also offered in custom hues from a 1,100-color palette. Surface-prints of repeatable patterns from nearly any Internet-available photo stock images can be applied to the fabric to help create bold interior design statements. The FabricAir Ceiling Diffuser is also ideal for exhaust air.

The FabricAir ceiling diffuser is shipped to the jobsite within three weeks of ordering. It then installs within three minutes by lowering the flow panel into the T-Bar track, slipping the diffuser plenum’s 8-inch-long (203—mm) insulated Combi 90 fabric sleeve onto the supply duct and finally tightening an integral fastener strap. The sleeve and strap accommodate insulated or non-insulated flex duct and metal round duct.  

The flow panel is comprised of FabricAir’s Combi 80 fabric with MicroFlow™ perforations and an antimicrobial treatment. Its uniform dispersion outperforms metal four-way diffusers in airflow and draft prevention. The flow panel is similar and customizable to static pressure levels of metal diffusers.