Active Chilled Beams

FTF Group designs, manufactures and supplies a range of active chilled beams. They draw upon high performance technologies and patented design features to deliver efficient cooling to commercial, educational and healthcare environments.

The cooling batteries that characterise FTF Group's range of active chilled beams enables the units to deliver unrivalled levels of cooling capacity with a given air volume. The units are so efficient that they can provide in excess of 142.8 BTU/hr/ft with fresh airsupply of as little as 16.7 CFM/ft.

Compact is one of the FTF Group's latest range of high performance Chilled Beams. Energy efficiency has been a key driver for such advancements in the FTF Group's Chilled Beam Technology.

Compact is only 5.2" deep and can achieve up to 1039.7 BTU/hr/ft total cooling (based on 18dTF and 16.7 CFM/ft for a 5.9ft long beam, supplied at 60.8°F with a 0.4"H20).

The Compact beam contains a number of Patent pending performance enhancing features and as can be expected from the FTF Group's brand, the Compact beam is designed to be easily tailored to suit the unique parameters of individual project sites, for the optimum product / system efficiencies. This is partly achieved by the "burst nozzle" arrangement that not only encourages induction, but also reduces noise. Given the size and amount of burst nozzles being appropriately quantified for each project, this provides consistent jet velocities, equal distribution of the air discharge and continuous induction through the heat exchanger (battery). There are no dead spots due to plugging back nozzles from a standard pitch or having to adjust the pressure in the system to suit the amount of open standard nozzle sizes as associated with many competitors' active beams as dead spots and / or reduced jet velocities decrease their cooling capacities / efficiencies.

Eco is one of the FTF Group's latest range of high performance Chilled Beams. Energy efficiency has been a key driver for such advancements in the FTF Group's Chilled Beam Technology.

Eco is 9" deep as standard and can be increased to 10" deep for higher air volumes. Eco and can achieve 967.4 BTU/hr/ft total cooling (based on 18dTK and 16.1 CFM/ftfor a beam supplied at 60.8°F with a 0.4"H20).

The Eco beam contains a number of Patent pending performance enhancing features and as can be expected from the FTF Group's brand, the Eco beam is also designed to be easily tailored to suit the unique parameters of individual project sites, for the optimum product / system efficiencies. This is partly achieved by the "burst nozzle" arrangement that not only encourages induction, but also reduces noise. Given the size and amount of burst nozzles being appropriately quantified for each project, this provides consistent jet velocities, equal distribution of the air discharge and continuous induction through the entire length of the heat exchanger (battery). There are no dead spots due to plugging back nozzles from a standard pitch or having to adjust the pressure in the system to suit the amount of open standard nozzle sizes as associated with many competitors' active beams as dead spots and / or reduced jet velocities decrease their cooling capacities / efficiencies.

Ultima is one of the FTF Group's latest range of high performance Chilled Beams. Energy efficiency has been a key driver for such advancements in the FTF Group's Chilled Beam Technology.

Ultima is only 8.2" deep and contains a number of Patent pending performance enhancing features and as can be expected from the FTF Group's brand, the Ultima beam is designed to be easily tailored to suit the unique parameters of individual project sites, for the optimum product / system efficiencies. This is partly achieved by the "burst nozzle" arrangement that not only encourages induction, but also reduces noise. Given the size and amount of burst nozzles being appropriately quantified for each project, this provides consistent jet velocities, equal distribution of the air discharge and continuous induction through the heat exchanger (battery). There are no dead spots due to plugging back nozzles from a standard pitch or having to adjust the pressure in the system to suit the amount of open standard nozzle sizes as associated with many competitors' active beams as dead spots and / or reduced jet velocities decrease their cooling capacities / efficiencies.

Halo is one of the FTF Group's latest range of high performance Chilled Beams. Energy efficiency has been a key driver for such advancements in the FTF Group's Chilled Beam Technology.

Halo is only 9.1" deep and can achieve up to 4596.7 BTU/hr total cooling (based on a 4ft long beam with a 18 dTF between room and mean water temperature and 93.3 CFMof air 60.8°F with a 0.4"H20).

The Halo beam contains a number of Patent pending performance enhancing features and Registered Designs for aesthetic enhancements, all as can be expected from the FTF Group brand.

These high-capacity active chilled beams have a small footprint and as such have become increasingly popular as they can free up ceiling area whilst still handling significant heat gains and heat losses. However, the challenge has been to meet these demands whilst still delivering high levels of occupancy comfort. the FTF Group's Halo active chilled beam meets these challenges with its unique, true 360° air discharge characteristic with concealed air discharge veins.

Cornice is one of the FTF Group's latest range of high performance Chilled Beams. Energy efficiency has been a key driver for such advancements in the FTF Group's Chilled Beam Technology.


Cornice is only 13.4" deep and can achieve 599.8 BTU/hr/ft total cooling (based on 18dTF and 10.3 CFM/ft for a beam supplied at 60.8 °F with a 0.4"H20).

The Cornice beam contains a number of Patent pending performance enhancing features and as can be expected from the FTF Group's brand, the Cornice beam is designed to be easily tailored to suit the unique parameters of individual project sites, for the optimum product / system efficiencies. This is partly achieved by the "burst nozzle" arrangement that not only encourages induction, but also reduces noise. Given the size and amount of burst nozzles being appropriately quantified for each project, this provides consistent jet velocities, equal distribution of the air discharge and continuous induction through the heat exchanger (battery). There are no dead spots due to plugging back nozzles from a standard pitch or having to adjust the pressure in the system to suit the amount of open standard nozzle sizes as associated with many competitors' active beams as dead spots and / or reduced jet velocities decrease their cooling capacities / efficiencies.

The Bulkhead Active Chilled Beam is one of FTF Group’s latest range of high performance Chilled Beams. Energy efficiency has been a key driver for such advancements in FTF Group’s Chilled Beam Technology.

The Bulkhead beam contains a number of performance enhancing features as can be expected from the FTF Group brand. The beam is designed for discreet installation into bulkheads, primarily for use in hotel bedrooms.

All induced / recirculated room air is via the return air grille which conceals the inside workings of the Active Beam, from an occupant which is resting in bed for example. The Bulkhead beam discharges its reconditioned air (which is a mixture of fresh air and recirculated air) at high level out of the top of the unit which then entrains across the ceiling (dependent upon discharge mounting height relative to ceiling) before gently dispersing and mixing with the room air.