Compressed Air Applications
Easy-to-install aquatherm PP-R and PP-RCT piping is corrosion-free and lightweight. This makes it a great alternative to steel for compressed air systems.
Whether it’s light or heavy industry, automotive, manufacturing, aviation, or any other compressed air application, aquatherm’s PP-R and PP-RCT provides tangible advantages over traditional pipe systems, including excellent total installed costs and ease of maintenance. aquatherm piping systems are delivering compressed air in systems nationwide.
For low pressure systems, use aquatherm blue SDR 11 MF RP, and for increased pressure capabilities, use blue SDR 9 MF RP, or green SDR 7.4 MF. Please refer to the aquatherm Design and Planning Guide for pressure ratings and acceptable use temperature range.
Warning: Failure of a compressed gas (air or inert gas) system can be extremely violent and dangerous. In a compressed gaseous media piping system, energy is applied to compress the gaseous media in addition to pressurizing the system. If failure occurs, both energies can be suddenly released and can be extremely violent compared to failure during leak testing or system operation with an incompressible liquid media.
aquatherm recommends that thermoplastics piping intended for the transport of compressed air or other compressed gases should be installed by burial, encasement in shatter-resistant material or other appropriate means, to prevent or minimize the possibility of mechanical damage. The piping must also be protected from other sources of degradation such as ultraviolet light (UV) exposure, chemical effects, temperature and oxidation.
Compressed Air Applications Case Studies
SPORT COURT FLOORING MANUFACTURER SCORES WITH INDUSTRIAL COOLING PIPING SYSTEM
aquatherm pipe was used for chilled water and compressed air applications to cool the large plastic injection-molding machines for many years without worries of failures or future maintenance.
PP-R PIPE SYSTEM ENDURES “CRAZY DRUMMER” AND CAUSTIC CHEMICALS AT TANK FARM
The plant manager realized aquatherm would be an affordable, quality piping product that, if installed properly, would safely transport the chemicals without leaks.
MONTANA CAR DEALERSHIP SHIFTS TO AQUATHERM PIPE FOR THREE-BUILDING PLAZA
Heat-fused aquatherm pipe was used for a huge array of applications, providing upfront material and labor savings.
ALASKA PRISON EMPLOYS AQUATHERM PRESSURE PIPE IN SEVERAL KEY SYSTEMS, INCLUDING WASTEWATER
Green Pipe and Blue Pipe were specified to meet all the above-listed applications at the prison, providing a much lighter weight, noncorrosive alternative, while also being a more environmentally friendly option.