ComFlor® Active facilitates truly sustainable control of room temperature in new buildings without heavy reliance on carbon intensive fuels.
ComFlor® Active is an innovative new approach that permits circulation of cool or warm water through a network of water pipes embedded into the concrete to thermally activate the floor.
This method provides highly effective cooling for office buildings and similar heating benefits in residential structures. In both cases, the low temperature differential between the room temperature and the circulated water allows the use of low carbon technologies, rather than traditional carbon intensive heaters or chillers, to supply water at the required temperature. The low water temperature also reduces heat losses from the intermediate pipe-work and increases the system’s overall efficiency.
Thermally activated traditional concrete slab floors provide a high comfort level, reduce the need for radiators and provide a self regulating, energy efficient system offering cooling and heating in a single package.
ComFlor® Active offers all these advantages, with some key extra features. Benefits include a large radiant surface to maximise output and optional Colorcoat FD® 25 or Colorcoat FD® 170 pre-finished steel to further improve performance and offer an aesthetically appealing finish.
ComFlor® 9.0.34 Software analyses each of the ComFlor® composite floor decks in construction stage, service stage and for fire resistance, under a wide range of loading configurations.
Design principles are in accordance with the appropriate parts of BS 5950 : Part 4 (1994), Part 6 (1995), Part 8 (1991) For design to the Eurocodes, the design principles are in accordance with EN 1994-1-1 and EN 1994-1-2:Eurocode 4. The design checks performed by the program cover the construction stage, the normal design stage and fire.
The slab may be propped or unpropped during construction and may also span over one or more permanent or temporary supports. In the double span case, the spans may be equal or unequal. At the normal design stage, however, the slab is always assumed to be simply supported between permanent supports. The slab is assumed to span only in the direction of spanning of the decking i.e. two-way spanning floors are not covered.
How to download ComFlor® 9.0.34 Software
1) Download Version 9.0.34 here
2) Install Version 9.0.34
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To download ComFlor® 9.0.34 software for the Middle East only
A version of this software, using customary dimensions for the Middle East market, is available and can be downloaded here.
We maintain a friendly technical help desk which is freely available to all Consulting Engineers, and Contractors to assist with all aspects of ComFlor® composite floor design. The services we offer include:
To assist the specifier, the team are able to provide design calculations, generally dictated by the construction stage condition, the load and span required for service and the fire resistance required for the slab. Our team can also help with specialised design issues such as point loads, requirements for anti crack mesh, openings, etc.
ComFlor® composite floor decks can meet the most stringent vibration applications, such as those required for National Health Service operating theatres.
Comprehensive ComFlor® Software is free to download here. The ComFlor® Software provides quick and easy calculations for different building categories, loads, fire performance, spans, vibration, point loads and line loads. Regular updates are sent to all registered users.
Supporting beam width
For all ComFlor® 46 load/span tables, the width of the support beam used is assumed to be 152mm.
The capacity of the composite slab in fire may be calculated using two methods, either ‘Mesh and Deck Fire Method’ (mesh only and no trough bar reinforcement) or ‘Bar Fire Method’ (trough bottom bar reinforcement only with no contribution from the mesh and profile).
Our ComFlor® team are able to provide a comprehensive specification guidance to ensure the correct composite floor specification goes into the contract documents.
In-house CPD seminars
Primarily aimed at Engineers and Architects, these free seminars last around 50 minutes, ending with a question & answer session and are delivered by our experienced regional teams. Topics include:
- Composite floor decking in construction.
- Structural roof decking in construction.
- Steel building envelope systems for non-domestic buildings.
- Factory tour – Insulated Panel Line at Shotton works.
To request a CPD seminar please click here.