Choosing the best type of piping material for your compressed air system is critical for your safety and the overall quality of your air supply. In the past, engineers relied on a variety of piping materials such as black iron, galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and in some cases, even PVC, for compressed air systems. Recently however, aluminum piping has become a popular alternative to more traditional materials, as it offers several advantages including increased durability. It also requires far less maintenance than its other piping counterparts. While the upfront costs associated with PURESTREAM® aluminum piping may be higher, they offer you more in terms of versatility and compatibility for your clean air systems in the long run.
3 Advantages of Aluminum Piping Over Traditional Piping Materials
When it comes to installing new piping material for your compressed air system, you may feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless number of options for your application. How do you determine which type is best? To help you make your decision a little easier, take a closer look at some of the benefits PURESTREAM® aluminum piping offers and why it may be the right choice for your compressed air system:
- Minimized Leakage: Traditional threaded piping connections are more prone to leaks due to system vibration and corrosion. This can cause your compressor to use up more energy since it has to work harder and longer to produce the desired results caused by leakage, resulting higher utility costs. Conversely, fittings that are used with an aluminum piping system can ensure a secure fit between joints and are far less likely to leak. Thus, you can avoid a costly problem while improving your productivity.
- Corrosion-Resistant: While steel or copper piping for use as your compressed air systems are better alternatives than relying on PVC piping, which may be illegal in some regions, their purchase and installation costs are very high. Unlike these traditional piping materials, aluminum piping contains corrosion-resistant properties that provide optimal air flow and improve the overall air quality. By eliminating corrosion and rusting throughout your piping system, you can also ensure your energy costs remain low.
- Low Maintenance and Installation Costs: Aluminum piping is easier to install and modify compared to other pipe systems for several reasons. The material is much lighter than a traditional steel or copper pipe and aluminum piping is supplied ready for use, further reducing installation, modification and labour costs. Thanks to its quick connect components, there is no need to use special equipment or hire skilled workers to install your aluminum piping system. When you build your system using aluminum piping, you can ensure that your compressed air system is delivering cleaner air.
Quality PURESTREAM® Aluminum Piping at Trident Compressed Air
There are many choices you can make when it comes to piping for your compressed air system. However, if you want to save time, money and energy, it’s best to avoid traditional options and opt for a more suitable alternative for your applications, such as aluminum piping. If you are still unsure about which piping you should choose for your new or existing compressed air system, speak to a specialist from Trident Compressed Air. We offer PURESTREAM® Aluminum Piping, an integrated and flexible system that is easy to install, ensuring that you minimize downtime, keep your system functioning at maximum efficiency and save on precious resources. Additionally, all our products including pipes and fittings are TSSA approved and certified, giving you consistent quality and peace of mind.
Please contact our office at (519) 737-9905 or fill out our online form for more information about our compressed air system products and services. Our service department is on call 24 hours a day and we are eager to help answer any questions or concerns you may have about your equipment.