Why Aluminum Piping?
You have several options of piping materials available on the market today ranging from black iron, galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and even plastic. Aluminum piping made its debut more recently and has become a prime option considered by contractors, architects and engineering firms.
More than half of all compressed air systems installed today use black iron or galvanized pipe because contractors are familiar with the materials, the costs are low, the products are readily available and steel is great for high pressure. So why bother with aluminum piping?
There are five key reasons why aluminum piping is a superior material to use for most compressed air installations today.
Compressed air can represent 20-50% of a plant’s electric bill. Using an efficient piping system specifically designed for compressed air can reduce your energy bill by 30-60%, many times within a 24-month period.
Aluminum piping offers a cost effective, innovative and energy efficient compressed air pipe system that is easy to assemble, change and expand. Labor accounts for only around 20 percent of the cost of installing aluminum piping and it also meets ISO 8573-1: 2010 air quality standards. Download your copy of the 5 Reasons Aluminum Piping Makes Sense and download your copy today.
FIVE REASONS WHY ALUMINUM PIPING MAKES SENSE FOR COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS
LOWERING INSTALLATION COSTS
Easy installation and modifications because of light weight. No threading or soldering required.
MINIMIZING SYSTEM LEAKS
The absence of corrosion caused by moisture gives long-term protection against pressure drop and leaks.
Its corrosion-resistant properties mean optimal air flow, reduced energy costs, and better air quality.
OUTPERFORMS THE COPPER ALTERNATIVE
Copper is attractive but expensive. The fittings must be soldered as well creating safety concerns in some environments. Not all copper is suitable for high pressure. Aluminum piping is your one-stop-shop.
PVC AND STAINLESS STEEL PRESENT OBSTACLES IN COST AND DURABILITY
Other types of pipes can be costly to install. PVC becomes brittle overtime and threaded stainless steel can be difficult to seal and might need lubricants to thread correctly. Aluminum Piping is a solid alternative for compressed air systems.
Aluminum piping is the ideal pipe system for any industrial application
• Food & Beverage
• Industrial Plants
• Climate Control
• Automotive Assembly
• Compressed Air
• Inert Gas
Contact John Henry Foster Today
JHF provides the pneumatic fittings, compressed air pipe, and compressed air fittings and parts required to keep your compressed air systems operating efficiently. Our unmatched expertise combined with the best available compressed air piping and accessories from manufacturers like Transair ensures your piping needs will be met every time. In addition JHF offers compressed air piping design, air system drawings and compressed air piping system installation to get your systems up and running quickly.
Please contact us today at 651.452.8452 or request more information to learn about our vast compressed air piping systems inventory and the rest of our product line and service offerings.