Leminar’s team at its facilities in the UAE.

Leminar Air Conditioning Industries, a leader in quality HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) ductwork manufacturing, has successfully tested and certified its Flame Safe non-coated duct systems for fire performance at Applus+ Laboratory in Spain.

Designed and developed entirely by Leminar, Flame Safe is a cost-effective alternative to the coated-type duct system. It was introduced on the market in early 2016, making Leminar the only manufacturer in the Middle East to produce both coated as well as non-coated type fire-rated ducts in the same facility.

Commenting on the development, Dipak Bhadra, general manager, Leminar Air Conditioning Industries, says: “Integrity is an important value at Leminar. From our early days, we have voluntarily opted to subject all our products to rigorous testing in European countries. Testing helps to increase the product’s reliability by detecting latent defects, improves its quality and avoids any post-sale incidents. We believe it is one of the best ways to make sure we offer only the highest quality products to our customers.”

The recent test results have confirmed the product’s strict compliance with the technical specifications required by British Standard 476 part 24 (ISO 6944) that relates to a ductwork’s ability to resist the spread of fire. Flame Safe meets and exceeds the stability, integrity and insulation criteria set forth under this framework. The results also validate Flame Safe’s superior quality and Leminar’s credible manufacturing practices.

Flame Safe fire test ... conducted in Spain.

Flame Safe fire test ... conducted in Spain.

Testing was conducted for both Type A (external fire) and Type B (internal fire) uninsulated and insulated ducts suitable for smoke, ventilation, car-park extracts, pressurisation systems and commercial kitchen extract systems. In addition to this testing, Leminar has also obtained certification and third-party listing with Exova Warringtonfire, UK, for Flame Safe.

Applus+ is an independent testing, inspection and certification company that ensures products meet environmental, quality, health and safety standards and regulations.

Established in 2000, Leminar is a member of the Al Shirawi Group and an ISO 9001:2008-certified company. It is one of the largest manufacturers of high-quality HVAC products ranging from sheet metal galvanised iron (GI) ducts with CGF 1-type integral flange system, fire-rated ducts (coated and non-coated), spiral round ducts, sound attenuators, acoustic louvres, volume control dampers, VAV (variable air volume) boxes, fire dampers and other accessories.

Leminar currently has international tie-ups with Spiro of Switzerland as well as for Fenland Fire Rated Duct System and Galloway Acoustics, both from the UK. It has three offices and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the UAE and Qatar, including the region’s largest ductwork manufacturing facility in Dubai.