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Air Line Installation

Are you in need of compressed air line piping service at your facility? The C-Aire service and maintenance team is here to help! We can perform air system inspections with our Fluke ii900 precision acoustic imager, as well as compressed air line piping installations.

What Are The Best Materials For Compressed Air Piping?

Iron

An old favorite, iron piping has been around for decades. One benefit to iron piping is that fittings for it can be found at any hardware store and are generally inexpensive. However, tailoring iron piping to your facilities can be challenging and often requires a plumber. Also, because of the condensation that is unavoidable with compressed air systems, iron compressed air piping is prone to corrosion. Corrosion, in turn, leads to rusty debris, blockages, and possibly even leaks that affect the pressure of the compressed air. This, in turn, diminishes the power put out by your machine.

Copper

Copper piping is an excellent choice for use with air compressors. Any condensation that builds up in the system will not corrode copper air compressor lines, so the risk of debris entering the system is very low. It also withstands heat well. However, it can be expensive because installing it requires time and skill. Copper pipes require threading and soldering that can require expertise to be properly installed.

Stainless Steel

A great choice for compressed air piping is stainless steel because it is strong and resists corrosion. Like with copper, corrosion resistance in stainless steel piping produces a cleaner, more consistent stream of air. However, also like copper, installing stainless steel piping can be time-consuming since the joints require welding and threading. Sometimes strut cushion clamps can simplify the installation process depending on the specific demands on the air compressor system, lowering the installation time and cost.

Aluminum

The current compressed air piping material of choice is aluminum. Lightweight but durable and resistant to corrosion, it is easier to install and modify than most alternatives. Typically, aluminum piping arrives ready to install and requires few tools to set up. It does not require soldering or threading, and it provides much cleaner air, leading to lower repair costs and a more efficient air stream. The downside is that, like copper, it can be more expensive upfront. However, many believe that aluminum pays for itself in the long run.

C-Aire's Top Picks for Compressed Air Piping Brands

RapidAir MaxLine

RapidAir MaxLine is an industrial compressed air piping system that installs in half the time of traditional methods. It is a semi-flexible tubing that comes in a 100 ft or 300 ft coil and uses compression fittings for leak-proof performance. It delivers clean compressed air, inert gas, and vacuum.

MaxLine flexible tubing is made of several layers: the inner and outer layers are HDPE and the center layer is aluminum. Its smooth inner surface delivers air efficiently and remains corrosion free for decades. It will maintain its shape after bending, which makes it ideal for layouts with many obstructions and corners.

Maxline piping is designed for efficient installation in diverse settings, from small shops and farms to large manufacturing facilities. We understand that each set-up will have unique needs, and we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. You can trust RapidAir to offer the most options and the highest quality products. Our team is equipped with the knowledge to help you find the best system for your needs, and we carry a wide range of products to help you find the right setup.

MaxLine Tubing by RapidAir from C-Aire Compressors

Infinity Piping

Infinity Aluminum Air Piping Products are engineered to be high-performing, leak-free, and long-lasting.

The compressed air market needed a non-ferrous metal system that offers superior strength with a lightweight design or a system that’s easy to install, yet ensures high performance and versatility. So Applied System Technologies created Infinity — the first all-metal, quick-connect piping system at an affordable price.

Heralded for its innovative design, Infinity out-performs heavy, traditional steel pipe, without sacrificing quality and safety typically associated with plastic systems. Its revolutionary lock and seal design ensure a safe, leak-free system for compressed air, vacuum, and inert gas applications.

Infinity Piping - C-Aire Compressors

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