"Radiant" Passive Chilled Beams

The FTF Group's X-Wing chilled beam represents the very latest development in passive chilled beam technology. X-Wing employs convective and "Radiant" cooling principles and is designed to deliver high cooling duties (up to 352.3 BTU/hr/ft) with no noise and minimal air movement.

As cold water passes through the chilled beam the warm room air is cooled against the beam's cooler surfaces. This cooled air, which is heavier due to it's higher density, then streams through the punched louvres in the beam and percolates through the small ceiling perforations into the room space below. In this way air is circulated within the room, with warm air from the room being continually replaced by cooled air.

X-Wing is one of The FTF Group's latest range of next generation Chilled Beams. Energy efficiency has been a key driver for such advancements in The FTF Group's Chilled Beam Technology.

X-Wing is only 4.8" deep and can achieve up to 1162.5 Btu/hr as an exposed passive "Radiant" / convective cooling unit and up to 49.6 BTU/hr/ft² when concealed behind an S5046 perforated metal ceiling (both sets of maximum performance are based on 18dTF).

NB. The above performance figures are waterside cooling and no inclusion made for any additional cooling effect from any separate supply air system for respiratory requirements.

X-Wing contains a number of Patent pending performance enhancing features, as can be expected from the FTF Group brand.

X-Wing is constructed from copper and aluminum and is 100 percent recyclable. The copper coil is produced byThe FTF Group's in house fully automatic bespoke "state of the art" serpentine bending machine. This produces seamless sinusoidal copper coils (without any joins) up to 19.7ft in length, with up to 12 water passes at 2.8" tube centres. The aluminum radiant "wings" are produced in house by bespoke power press and roll forming machines, all of which are then assembled by The FTF Group's fully automatic CNC controlled machine which mechanically bonds the "radiant wings" to be in metal to metal contact with the seamless copper waterways.


The finished products are hydraulically tested to 246.6 Psi positive pressure as standard before automatic machine wrapping and packaging.


The FTF Group, have automated the vast majority of processes for this particular next generation product to ensure that the highest levels of quality are both repeatable and consistent at all times.