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Jan. 29, 2009: SMACNA Publishes Industrial Duct Construction Guide

CHANTILLY, Va. - The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has announced publication of the second edition of Accepted Industry Practice for Industrial Duct Construction, a compilation of the latest accepted industry practices and construction techniques.

The 208-page guide covers round (long-seam and spiral) duct from 4- to 60-inch diameter, both reinforced or unreinforced, for operation from 4- to 20-inch wg positive or negative pressure, and from ambient to 650°F for carbon or stainless steel, 400°F for galvanized steel, and 120°F for aluminum. Also included is information on rectangular duct fabricated from panels from a few inches up to 5 feet wide; all welded, Pittsburgh, grooved seam pipe lock or standing seam joined duct for operation from 4- to 20-inch wg positive or negative pressure; and for the same materials and temperature limits as round duct. Chapters on industrial applications, material properties, hangers and supports, fittings, vents, doors, discharge ducts (small stacks), and surface preparation of metals are part of this comprehensive publication.

SMACNA members may purchase Accepted Industry Practice for Industrial Duct Construction, second edition, at the member price of $22 for the book, $26 for the CD, and $22 for the PDF download. Architects and engineers may purchase the publication at the discounted price of $96 for the book, $115 for the CD, and $96 for the PDF download. The list price for the book is $138, $166 for the CD, and $138 for the PDF download.

To order, visit www.smacna.org/bookstore or contact the SMACNA Publications Department at 703-803-2989.

Publication date: 01/26/2009

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