Pneutech compressed air reticulation
Industrial Air Systems’ Pneutech aluminium air piping range brings some real cost savings to your compressed air system, says technician Nigel Poole.
Cost savings because it combines the huge benefits of highly effective air transfer piping with ease of installation, giving the best of both worlds-efficiency and economy. In fact, in most instances the Pneutech Alu Air piping can be easily and rapidly installed without the need of professional labour.
Pneutech aluminium piping is both lightweight and exceptionally rigid, requiring less than half the usual supports as needed by equivalent poly pipe systems. There is no risk of sagging (and resulting water accumulation,) as in poly piping and even in adverse climates, the aluminium piping maintains absolute rigidity.
The thin-walled pipe construction makes for very high air flow rates and when compared to poly pipe will transfer up to twice the airflow for the same outside wall diameter.
The piping is extremely lightweight and in most cases can be hung by a single installer, saving on expensive labour charges. The smooth internal wall creates very little resistance, reducing pressure drop to an absolute minimum, which increases the air efficiency and leads to significant energy savings, especially with larger compressed air set-ups.
Pneutech piping uses strong nylon push-lock style fittings, which can be disassembled and reused at any point down the track. This means the system can be very simply extended added or altered as is so often the need with growing compressed air requirements.
Industrial Air NZ’s technical manager Poole says: “Of the many compressed air pipe systems I have seen over the years, the new Alu Air piping would ‘take the cake’ as it’s not only a high quality and efficient fluid transfer system, it is also very fast and simple to install.
“I would predict that most companies would choose to install this system themselves, as it requires no glue, no special tooling, and it very easy to assemble! And unlike other aluminium piping systems we have sold and used, our superior Pneutech product is also very competitively priced.”
Industrial Air Systems Pneutech air piping is available in 20mm up to 63mm sizes and is suited to reticulate air volumes from 20 to 1,000cfm.
The aluminium compressed air piping carries internationally recognised certification and is now being widely used in 1,000’s of installations globally.