Marketair has become the exclusive North American importer/vendor for the RD-Series and PD-Series, the world’s only commercial rooftop enclosure and support systems. Developed by Inaba Denko, Osaka, Japan, the series is designed exclusively for multiple linesets used with variable refrigerant flow/volume (VRF/VRV) multi-split systems.Marketair acquired the product lines’ distribution rights and inventory last April from the previous distributor, RectorSeal Corp., Houston. Marketair will continue marketing the two VRF/VRV lineset enclosure systems under the RD-Series and PD-Series brand.
Well-established in the mature VRF/VRV markets of Asia, South America and Europe, the two series now offer a practical, economical, durable, aesthetic and professional solution for protecting multiple linesets in the rapidly emerging North American rooftop VRF/VRV system market. The series complements each other and potentially save up to 35 percent in contractor labor compared to custom-fabricated galvanized sheet metal lineset ducting or other labor-intensive fabricated alternatives.
Marketair is establishing separate channels of distribution to sell the series through conventional HVAC wholesalers, as well as a network of bid/spec manufacturer’s representatives.
“Bulk purchasing and maintaining a comprehensive inventory of stock, parts and accessories allows us to offer attractive pricing and three to four-day shipping throughout North America,” says Gerry Spanger, president, Marketair.
The RD-Series comprises roll-formed rectangular sheet metal lineset duct and fittings. It features a proprietary, anti-corrosive, scratch-resistant hot-dipped and chromium-free ZAM coating (Zinc, Aluminum and Magnesium) that provides a more durable and lighter-weight alternative to galvanized steel.
The PD-Series is a system of UV-, fire- and weather-resistant, ivory-colored extruded PVC round duct/fittings designed for standalone use in smaller VRF/VRV and minisplit projects. It can also function as a complementing transition piece between the condenser and a RD-Series duct run on larger multiple lineset installations.