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Your air compressor works hard to provide clean air in an efficient manner, for whatever application your business needs. It’s important that you don’t compromise air quality or pressure by choosing the wrong piping for your compressed air system.

Sometimes the most readily available piping can present further complications. While the tendency is to concentrate on the compressor itself, air delivery is extremely important. You don’t want to overlook components in this key area. 

Below are some potential air piping options, and what they may do for your system. 

Piping For Compressed Air – The Options


While PVC is readily available, it can present some concerns when it comes to compressed air. It may work for a period of time, but it can eventually crack, break, or even shatter. When you combine this potential with air flow at a heavy volume, you could have potential for serious injury or even fatality in a worst-case scenario. This option is not only dangerous, it’s also an OSHA violation. 

Rubber Hoses

This is not an optimal solution for air flow. When you have this type of bending and flexibility within the delivery system, air pressure drops can come with it, causing your compressor to need to work harder to achieve the same results. 

Stainless Steel

While there are some advantages to stainless steel for strength and durability, installation can be a lengthy, complex process. The threads can freeze up, which can cause difficulty if disassembly is needed, or during maintenance. 

Aluminum Piping 

A lightweight aluminum option can provide you with a long-term quality air delivery system. If you select a quality aluminum system, you can protect piping from long term corrosion from the oxidation inside the piping – making it a more effective long-term solution than steel alternatives. 

When you combine your aluminum piping with leak-proof fittings, you create a highly efficient delivery system that allows for a sustainable flow throughout the entire system. It’s important to make sure that the fittings are sized right in order to prevent air loss throughout the system. When you choose a quality aluminum system, you can pipe compressed air without an impact on the quality of the gasses. 

Aluminum Piping For Compressed Air Is The Best Option

Aluminum piping for compressed air offers a high-quality delivery system that will benefit your business for a long time to come. It requires less maintenance than other potential options. You can talk with an experienced compressed air sales company to make any necessary enhancements to your system. Proper installation can also help ensure that your system is working efficiently.

If you are looking to make a change to your compressed air system, contact us today! 

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