High-performance aluminum piping for compressed air systems

Compressed Air Piping

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE PIPING FOR COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS

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When it comes to Compressed Air Piping, our experts have a range of flexible options to ensure our customers have a great distribution system that efficiently delivers high-quality, clean air where it’s needed with the lowest total cost of ownership.

  • Design & Installation of new piping systems

  • Expand, Modify, and/or Upgrade existing systems

  • (Optional) Provide to customer for self-installation

  • Full-service Maintenance & Repair

  • Inspection, Assessment, and Air Audit services including Ultrasonic Leak Detection

Compressed Air Piping connected to Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor, Air Dryer, Filters, and Air Tanks/Receivers
Let our experts do the heavy lifting to ensure your air piping isn’t wasting money!

Although often overlooked, the piping system can make a huge impact on the total cost and performance of a compressed air system; the wrong piping can reduce air delivery/flow rates, increase energy consumption, and create corrosion that can damage downstream equipment & instrumentation or even contaminate end-products.

Plus, the total cost of air distribution also includes installation labor (typically 5 times as much as the material costs), wasted energy from leak-prone systems (often 20-30% after 10 years from start up), and increased energy consumption to compensate for pressure drops (7% for every 1 barg drop).

Non-Ferrous Aluminum Air Piping

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High-performance aluminum piping and fittings for compressed air
Infinity piping and fittings for compressed air

Increased efficiency = Reduced operating costs & Increased air delivery

  • Lowest Friction & Highest Flow Rates – Aluminum is significantly smoother at the microscopic level, which creates less pipe friction and therefore less pressure drop. This means that the system can deliver more air with less work!
  • Unrestricted by corrosion – Unlike ferrous metals, aluminum does not create corrosion that can build-up to create artificial pressure drops that restrict flow.

  • Leak-Free All-metal piping and fittings come with a manufacturer’s 10 Year Leak-Free Guarantee and are much less prone to leaking over the long-term than Black Iron or Galvanized, which means less wasted air and less wasted energy!

FLOW RATE COMPARISON

Bore Size Aluminum Pipe
(cfm @ 125psi)
Black Iron Pipe
(cfm @ 125psi)
20mm (3/4”) 36 31
25mm (1”) 76 64
32mm (1 ¼”) 146 117
40mm (1 ½”) 266 187
50mm (2”) 476 405
63mm (2 ½”) 881 729
70mm (2 ¾”) 1,064 940
90mm (3”) 2,164 1188
115mm (4”) 4,205 2488
168mm (6”) 11,194 7292

Based on: 1 psi pressure drop per 100’, 125psi, 20 degree C, straight run.

Fast and easy installation = Reduced installation & labor costs

  • Quick-Connect Fittings – Push-to-Connect and Grooved Fittings make this the fastest and easiest system to install, without ANY welding, threading, or gluing. Also, the fittings are reusable!

  • Lightweight – Aluminum is ten times lighter than steel pipe of the same diameter, making it easier to handle and install than plastic without compromising any structural strength

  • Flexible for Future Modifications – The modular system design also makes future modifications & expansions a breeze, making layout changes easy and allowing air distribution to keep up with fast-paced operations.

Push-to-connect Fitting for Aluminum Air Piping

Contaminant-free = increased air performance & end-product quality

  • Non-corrosive – Marine-grade aluminum delivers the cleanest, highest-quality air without the oxidation and corrosion of ferrous metals.

  • Protect Quality of End-Products – Eliminates the risk of degraded product quality from inserting a source of contamination between the compressor and the end-use

  • Protect Downstream Equipment & Instrumentation – Built-up corrosion in ferrous pipes can be dislodged and get stuck in downstream equipment, valves, & instrumentation, which can cause damage and/or disrupt operations.

Built-up corrosion from ferrous compressed air piping

Contact us today for more information or a free, no-commitment Walkthrough Assessment
from one of our Compressed Air Experts!

Size options for Infinity Air Piping

Sizes up to 10″, which is rated for flows up to 48,000 cfm at 125 psi!

Color options for Infinity Air Piping include blue, green, gray, and black

Multiple color options including blue, green, gray,  and black

Fittings & piping for Infinity Compressed Air Piping

High-performance fittings and connectors for any configuration

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