Practical Applications for Aluminium Piping

AlAluminium Pipinguminium piping has many advantages over other forms of piping. It outperforms copper and is a more cost-effective material than steel. Add to this that it is a material that does not corrode and you have some of the reasons why aluminium could be the ideal piping material for your business.

Features and benefits of aluminium pipe systems

Aluminium pipes are easy to install and require minimum tooling to create even complex piping systems. The metal can withstand extreme temperatures and carry a wide pressure range. Air Energy stock and supply a number of leading brands, but the new Unipipe range outperforms all the others.

These aluminium systems also do not require as much clipping compared to poly pipe. Because they are lightweight, they require less structural support and fewer materials overall than traditional galvanized steel.

Our range of aluminium piping systems can be used in several applications. Following are some examples:

Aluminium piping for compressed air systems

Aluminium piping is a superior material to use for compressed air installations compared to other traditional piping systems. Since compressed air systems carry more risk due to the stored energy than pressurised fluids like water, pipe systems made of quality materials are of utmost importance.

Aluminium pipe systems are corrosion-resistant, providing optimal airflow, lower energy costs and improved air quality.  Fittings used with aluminium systems also provide a secure fit, eliminating the risk of leaks.

Aluminium pipes are easier to install and modify compared to their copper or steel counterpart, reducing costs and labour for installation and modification. Unlike steel piping systems, they do not require threading, welding or soldering.

While copper piping has been used as an option for compressed air systems, not all types of copper are suited for high air pressures. Copper pipes also tend to be more expensive and labour-intensive. Stainless steel, on the other hand, has been a widely used alternative. However, moisture trapped inside stainless steel pipe systems may tend to cause rusting from the inside out. Despite having a moisture trap, a small amount of moisture remains in the piping system, which will eventually lead to corrosion.

This makes aluminium piping the best option for compressed air systems.

Other uses for aluminium piping

Aluminium is ideal for use in fire protection systems. Effective fire protection systems require corrosion-resistance and robust materials to ensure that they perform at peak levels when needed.

Water distribution is another system that is ideal for aluminium piping. Water systems need to be reliable and well sized to prevent downtime. Since they operate at different pressures, aluminium piping systems can withstand varying temperatures and pressure.

Aluminium pipe systems can transport a wide range of gases and liquids. They can be used for the following applications:

  • Nitrogen
  • High-pressure oil lines
  • Vacuum
  • Industrial gases

Strong and durable pipe fittings from Air Energy

Air Energy is a trusted Australian supplier of pumps, compressed air equipment and industrial pipework. Our range includes high-pressure pipe fittings. We have recently completed a new installation in aluminium Unipipe for Natures Organics in both standard pressure and high pressure for their processes.

Contact us on 03 9765 5600 for enquiries.