Compressed Air Pipes

Compressed air piping systems, used in a variety of industrial applications, are ideal for meeting specific energy requirements and delivering uncontaminated compressed air functionally and aesthetically.

Once compressed air has been filtered to remove contaminants and dried to reduce the presence of any damaging effects of moisture, it is conveyed through a compressed air pipe system to serve its unique purpose as an energy provider for industrial processes.

Source your maXair compressed air pipes from the professionals at Air Energy. These PE100 compressed air piping lines offer superior performance with their levels of pressure and flow, corrosion resistance, compatibility with various compressor oils, and the ease in which they can be installed and modified.

Features and Benefits

When it comes to selecting the best compressed air piping systems, with Air Energy the choice could not be any easier. We have the leading types of compressed air systems in all categories- maXair PE100 polyethylene, Europress stainless steel or Unipipe aluminium that are made with high-quality materials that last for years and make your facility energy-efficient plus several tier 2 brands. We source our industrial compressed air piping systems from world-renowned brands. Enjoy these quality features and benefits:

Compressed Air Costs

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Compressed air systems are one of the most expensive utilities in many businesses. There’s an assumption that the majority of the cost of compressed air systems is in the initial purchase of the machine. In reality, the equipment itself accounts for only 21% of the cost of generating compressed air, while service and maintenance take up 7%. The bulk of the compressor’s lifetime cost goes to operation, which makes up 72% of the overall cost.

  • 50 year warranty
  • Easy to install and modify
  • Lightweight
  • Durable and safe
  • Flexible design
  • Low friction, smooth bore
  • Resistant to a wide range of chemicals
  • Non-corrosive
  • Large variety of pipe sizes ranging from 20mm-160mm
  • Conforms to AS2070.1 ‘plastic material for food contact use’ standard
  • Distinctive blue colour that meets Australian standards
  • Strong thermal characteristics
  • Can be installed underground
  • Underpressure connection fittings

With a range of diameters available, ranging from Ø20 to Ø158, and a choice of straight 3 or 6 metre, S bend or U bend pipes, you’ll be able to create a fast, easy and reliable compressed air piping systems with Atlas Copco Airnet. Contact us today by calling (03) 9765 5600 to discover how we can help you.

Compressor Brands Supplied

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When it comes to industrial compressed air piping systems, Air Energy only sells and installs the very best. You’ll find compressors as well as all associated fittings and attachments from the highest quality global suppliers including:

Atlas Copco

Manufacturers of industrial tools and equipment since 1873, Belgian company Atlas Copco is widely regarded as the world’s leading producer of compressors air pipes and associated equipment. We supply three of the brand’s major product lines: the air compressor, Air Net compressed air pipe, and air tools.


Founded in 1965, Sullair produced its very first portable air compressor soon afterwards, with their first stationary rotary screw compressor following in 1968. As a brand, Sullair continues to innovate and develop a comprehensive product range that meets the compressed air systems needs of industrial and commercial clients alike.

Glenco Air & Power

For over 30 years, Australian company Glenco Air & Power has delivered superior quality air compression solutions at competitive prices. Founded in 1984, Glenco has launched its own line of premium industrial compressors with brands such as Airmac and Senator. They continue to go from strength to strength, providing world class products and services with a distinctly Australian heritage that complements our range of compressed air pipe.


This German company has been producing quality industrial machinery since 1907. They manufacture a range of air compression products, specifically piston and screw compressors, with both oil-lubricated and oil-free variants available. BOGE epitomizes technical excellence and design innovation, two characteristics that are evident in every piece of machinery they produce.

Kaeser Compressors

Founded in Germany in 1919, Kaeser specialises in the design and manufacture of air compressors and vacuum products. They supply a versatile product range, from portable and rotary screw compressors to reciprocating and dental compressors and more. They’re committed to delivering exemplary after sales service, ensuring any breakdown and essential spare parts are despatched within 48 hours. We recommend Installation as part of a quality package with Air Energy compressed air pipe.

Selecting the Right Compressed Air Piping Systems for You

When putting together the compressed air pipe system that best meets your industrial requirements, follow these crucial steps:

  • Select the right pipe size – Take the factors of required flow, distance and future expansion into account when choosing the best size (between 20 and 160mm). Other than these factors, knowing the minimum operating pressure of your equipment is critical to choosing the right pipe size. This should be based on the manufacturer’s minimum requirements, not what you have been previously operating at.
  • Don’t Choose an Undersized Pipe – Using an undersized pipe restricts airflow and some operator’s effort to solve that is to increase the air pressure. If you need to operate your system at 125 PSI to get to point-of-use 100 PSI, this produces 25 PSI of overpressurisation – resulting in 12.5 percent of wasted energy.
  • Select fittings – there are different fittings available that best suit specific requirements. We stock Socket Fusion Weld fittings, Compression O Ring fittings and Electro Fusion Weld fittings.
  • Select outlet requirements – choose outlet filtration, regulation and lubrication requirements, as well as quick couplings, hoses and other essential pieces that best serve your requirements.

If you need assistance in choosing the right fittings and outlet requirements, give us a call. Our air pipe specialists are knowledgeable on what types of outlet requirements and fittings complement our range of compressed air piping systems.

If you need to install new compressed air piping systems on your industrial worksite, or would simply like an audit on an existing compressed air pipe system, get in touch with the experienced professionals at Air Energy today. Call (03) 9765 5600 to see how we can help you.

We have available brochures for more information, you may download it here.


The Best Materials For Air Compressor Pipe Line

The most basic question while planning a compressed air system is what material would be the most ideal. You might seemingly have two basic options for the materials- metal or plastic. But you have quite a few options you can choose from, some of which are given below:

Stainless steel- Stainless steel is widely used for its durability and corrosion resistance. There is a choice of 316L or 304 stainless steel. 304 is the most common choice due its lower cost, but 316L is preferred if there is a corrosive atmosphere. Press fittings make for a fast leak free joint and no naked flames as in welding. Stainless steel is harder and therefore slower to cut than aluminium or PE pipe.

Black Iron- Black iron pipes have been used in installations for a long time since they are durable and robust. However, a significant drawback can be corrosion and rust. Additionally, iron can be challenging to cut and join now and then.

Plastic Pipes- Plastic pipes are used very frequently too. They are lightweight, non-corrosive and easy to install. However care must be taken to support the pipe according to the recommendations to maintain straightness of the installation.

Copper Pipes- Copper pipes are an option often chosen by plumbers due to their familiarity with copper, but it is one of the most expensive choices. It is easily damaged and can develop brown or green corrosion. Correct sizing is often overlooked when not installed by someone inexperienced in compressed air pipework design principles.

Aluminium Pipes- Aluminium piping are one of the best materials for compressor air line pipe since they are lightweight, easy to install and leak-proof. They are also corrosion-resistant and inexpensive, making them ideal for installation.

Galvanised Steel Pipes- Galvanised steel pipes are similar to iron pipes except for corrosion resistance. This makes them preferable to iron. The heavy weight and difficulty in threading and leakproof sealing is a major headache apart from the likelihood of internal corrosion that over time restricts airflow and creates damage to equipment seals and pneumatics.

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