Pneumatic Fittings, Compressed Air Pipe, and Compressed Air Fittings

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 you’re piping needs will be met every time.piping_and_fitting

In addition to pneumatic fittings, air pipe and compressed air pipe fittings, John Henry Foster provides Bid and Specification air system drawings along with product literature and quoting for compressed air and vacuum products. We also have a large inventory of both fluid power and air preparation products in stock such air filters, regulators and lubricators and hose reels, fittings and tubing.

To receive more information about JHF pneumatic and compressed air pipe and fittings, please call 800.582.5162 or email solutions@jhfoster.com.

 

Transair - Aluminum Piping Systems

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for clean air applications

PROS
Push-to-connect aluminum
Light-weight
Easy to handle
Non-corrosive
Remains leak free
Skilled labor is not required for installation
Energy efficient
Available in : 1/2″ (16.5 mm) – 6″ (168 mm)

Copper Pipe

RECOMMENDED for clean air

PROS
Aesthetically pleasing installation
Delivers clean air free of particulates

CONS
More expensive
Soldering of joints is time consuming
Requires skill for installation

Black Iron Pipe

RECOMMENDED for compressed air systems

PROS
Readily available
Strong and durable
Most understand how to install

CONS
Can produce rust contamination (damaging to pneumatic tooling)
The pipe is not coated
Installation requires significant time
Changes to the system will require de-pressurizing the system while new drops or additional loops are added

Galvanized Pipe

NOT RECOMMENDED for compressed air use

PROS
Great for water distribution for general plumbing

CONS
Pieces of the coating will flake off and end up in tools
The debris will cause severe damage to equipment
Can create safety issues when operating tools

Stainless Steel

RECOMMENDED for compressed air systems

PROS
Corrosion resistant/low pressure drop
Chemical compatability
Rated to high pressure

CONS
Labor intensive
Material costs
Costly to repair (labor)
Safety concerns

PVC Pipe

NOT RECOMMENDED for compressed air systems

PROS
Low cost components
Readily available
Resistant to corrosion
Lightweight

CONS
Labor instensive
Prone to leaks
Costly to repair
Incompatibility issues
Safety concerns

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651-452-8452 | 800-582-5162

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