Airline Installation

Optimize your compressed air capacity with an airline installation. We can design an effective airline for your operation requirements and prevent air leaks. Our technical team will take your specific production needs into account when they design, measure, and install your airline. A well-designed airline will be able to adapt to your factory's changing air needs and adhere to suitable safety standards. It will reduce the risk of pressure drops, allowing air to travel to where it is required at the right pressure.

We can help you prevent situations where you have the wrong size or a badly designed compressed air system. How so? By carefully considering the following factors ventilation, isolation, piping materials, pipe sizing, pressure drop, maintenance access, and future requirements before we install your airline. This will help you to spend much less on energy and maintenance costs over the lifespan of your system. Additionally, we make sure we select the best materials for your pipes, by considering the impact they will have on the environment, and your future expansion plans.

The materials we will use for your airline's pipes will depend on your application and requirements.

Copper pipes

Copper is a durable material for airline installations. You can bend and expand pipes on-site, and save cost on installation and fittings. 

  • Crimped fittings eliminate the need for oxy/acetylene welding during installation.
  • Soldered or crimped fittings guarantees that you will not have air leaks
  • Speedy installation
  • No rust
  • The fittings are cheaper than aluminum or plastic fittings
  • Long-lasting
  • Joints and fittings have a 25-year guarantee

Galvanised Steel Pipe

Galvanized steel is just as durable as copper and stainless steel, but it is labor-intensive. Thus, labor will cost you more whereas the materials are cheap. 

  • Joints will cause it to rust over time
  • You'll need a pipe cutter
  • Long-lasting
  • Cheap fittings and pipes
  • Higher labor costs

Plastic Poly Pipe

One of the cheapest options for an airline installation is plastic compressed air piping. It works well for a temporary setup, or for a cable tray. To prevent the pipes from sagging be sure to place them at least 250mm apart. Plastic pipe has a large wall thickness, and you will have to install a larger mm plastic pipe to achieve similar flow rates than with a smaller mm copper pipe, for example. It is best not to use them for the pipes directly out of your compressor because of the heat.

  • No rust
  • Cheap fittings and pipes
  • Pipe can sag
  • Easy to install
  • Air leaks can develop over time

 

Airline Installation Form