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Today, I want to discuss about aspect ratio in ducting. What is it and how is it so important?
Aspect ratio is very simple term. It is the ratio of two sides of duct, i.e. height: width. We consider 1:4 as acceptable aspect ratios as per standards. It is always better to have lower aspect ratio up to 1:1 .That means square duct. As aspect ratio increases, friction to air flow increases and thus cost of fan too increases. Similarly, cost of material also increases with increase in aspect ratio. Because thickness (gauge) of GI sheet (or any other duct material) used for duct-work depends on the size of duct. If you increase one side of duct, thickness of sheet will increase after specified size. As we move from square to rectangle, surface area increases. Increase in surface area increases duct heat loss. Furthermore, insulation material is increases because of increase in surface area.
Though, aspect ratio looks like very trivial term, but cost wise it plays very important role. Therefore, always keep aspect ratio in range of 1:1 to 1:2 and maximum up to 1:4 which is acceptable in case when there is no enough space to install the duct. In all such conditions you are supposed to re-calculate the ESP of fan before making decision to change the size.