If you’re looking for a piping system that is specifically designed for the use of compressed air, then be sure to check out the aluminium compressed air pipe range from Air Energy. Light and strong, and making for a highly appealing installation, our aluminium powder coated blue pipework delivers high performance no matter what the application.
Installation is fast, secure and easy, with special aluminium pipes and fittings replacing the need for traditional welding. The tubes are internally coated with polymer corrosion protection which helps to enhance the system’s performance. Air Energy stocks top brands of aluminium compressed air pipes and pipe fittings– Vastair, Airnet, Transair and Unipipe. Discover why you should always opt for aluminium over PVC piping systems.
There are many advantages to installing an aluminium compressed air pipe system over a steel or PVC system. In fact, although it is a reliable material for many applications, PVC should never be used for compressed air. The compressed air causes it to degrade and become brittle and PVC could explode in a hail of jagged plastic shrapnel. In systems channelling large volumes of compressed air, the added presence of compressor oils, heat and high pressure can turn PVC into a significant OSHA risk. If ruptured, PVC pipes may fail catastrophically and can injure workers and damage equipment.
Aluminium is less prone to high pressure system leaks. An aluminium compressed air pipe system does not require the parts to be threaded in order for the pipes to be connected, which means that it takes far less time – and therefore less cost – to install. Most importantly, it is corrosion resistant which means it won’t rust and therefore pollute clean air travelling through the pipes. The system will also minimise air pressure drop, which saves on power costs as air won’t be forced to work harder due to loose scale deposits that build up over time in galvanised or even copper pipes during the corrosion process.
If you would like to speak to an experienced professional about installing an aluminium compressed air pipe system on your worksite, or would like someone to examine your existing system, give us a call today on (03) 9765 5600.