Prior to the installation of an AIRpipe
compressed air distribution system, the installar should ensure that the
installation area complies with any regulations applicable to explosive hazards
(in particular the effect of static electricity in a silo area.) AIRpipe should
be installed downstream of the compressed air receiver, or after the dryer.
Flexible AIRpipe hose can be installed at the start of the system in order to
eliminate any sources of vibration and to facilitate maintenance operations.
When miantaining or modifying an AIRpipe system, the relevant section should be
vented prior to the commencement of any work. Installers should use only
AIRpipe components and accessories, in particular AIRpipe pipe clips and
fixture clamps. The technical properties of the AIRpipe components, as
described in the AIRpipe catalog, must be respected.
AIRpipe aluminum pipe is supplied ready for use.
No particular preparation (cutting, deburring, chamfering, etc.) is required.
Thanks to the rigidity of AIRpipe aluminum pipe,
temperature-related expansion/ contraction is reduced to a minimum. The AIRpipe
system retains its straightness, and hence its performance, over time
(reduction of pressure drop caused by surface friction).
AIRpipe aluminum pipe is calibrated and fits
perfectly with all AIRpipe components.
AIRpipe components are provided with assembly
instructions for their correct use-simply follow the methods and recommendations
stated in this document.
Expansion amd constraction of the system should
be calculated prior to installation. The system designer and installer should
calculate the elongation or retraction of each AIRpipe line according to the
recommendations in this installation guide.
Situations to aviod
AIRpipe should be protected from mechanical
impact, particularly if exposed to collision with fork-lift trucks or when
sited in an environment with moving overhead loads. Similarly, rotation of the
pipe and pipe supports should be avoided. AIRpipe pipe must not be welded.
Flexible AIRpipe hoses should be used in accordance with the recommendations of
the installation guidelines.
Installation within a solid mass (concrete, foam,
The hanging of any external equipment to AIRpipe
The use of AIRpipe for grouding, or as a support
for electrical equipment.
Exposure to chemicals that are incompatible with
AIRpipe components (please contact us for further details).
Best practices to maintain an optimized AIRpipe
Besign, installation, and maintenance should be
performed in accordance with reasonable engineering knowledge and practice with
involving piping systems.
Maintain high-quality air levels within your
To avoid pressure drops within your system,
minimize pipe diameter reductions.
Properly size your system to allow for optimal
flow and efficiency.