Modern Compressed Air Pipe Systems

The purpose of the compressed air piping system is to deliver compressed air, efficiently, to the points of use. Compressed air needs to be delivered with the right volume, appropriate quality as well as pressure, to properly power the components that use  compressed air.

Compressed air is costly to manufacture. A poorly designed compressed air system can increase energy costs, promote equipment failure, reduce production efficiencies, and increase maintenance requirements.

It is generally considered true that any additional costs spent improving the compressed air piping system will pay for itself many times over the life of the system. Compressed air is utilized in many commercial industrial facilities and is considered a utility that is essential to production. AirPro’s aluminum compressed air pipe system provides airtight fittings with full bore flow creating a more energy efficient system.

Aluminium compressed air pipe systems are quick to install and ready for immediate pressurization. Components are removable and interchangeable and allow immediate and easy layout modifications reducing production downtime. Unlike the performance of steel pipe, which degrades over time due to corrosion, air quality is clean with optimum flow rate performance with the use of a Aluminium pipe system.

Thanks to its large choice of sizes in 100mm (4″), 76mm (3″), 63mm (2 1/2″) , 40mm (1 1/2″), 25mm (1″), 16.5mm (1/2″) and an extensive range of accessories, the Airpro system meets the requirements of numerous industrial and garage workshop installations. Furthermore, you can’t beat the simple installation, energy savings, and layout flexibility of AirPro compressed air piping solutions.

Example of a Compressed Air Pipe System

Controlling Operating Cost
Pressure Drop Costs: To compensate for pressure drops, the compressor must work harder, which implies more energy consumption and additional costs.
Cost of pressure drops over a 10-year period:
Technologies offering smooth bore pipe work (aluminium, plastic) provide a high reduction in pressure drop and thus also operating costs. Conversely galvanized steel systems, affected by rust and pitted interior surfaces after several years of use, cause higher operating costs.

Annual costs: In terms of overall performance versus costs, the choice should not only depend on technology and purchasing price. The exact cost of a system also includes annual operating costs (such as installation and commissioning of a system.

Example of Annual Costs for a 200m system:

Operating:                  addition of drops, pressure drop, leaks, maintenance
Commissioning:         leak detection, painting
Installation:                materials, labor

Compressed Air Pipe System
The purpose of the compressed air piping system is to deliver compressed air to the points of use. The compressed air needs to be delivered with enough volume, appropriate quality and pressure to properly power the components that use the compressed air
History of Compressed Air Pipe Systems