Twenty years ago, Parker Transair launched the first aluminium pipework system for compressed air, vacuum, liquid and inert gas applications, transforming the market.
As one of the largest suppliers of Parker Transair in the UK, we have installed these flexible and easy-to-modify systems many times over a number of years. Indeed, our experience with them is hard to beat!
Here’s our quick guide to Transair pipework, its uses and benefits.
Where is Parker Transair pipework used?
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, including shock resistant options and products for harsh environments, Transair pipework is widely used in a number of industries.
These include: aerospace, automotive, engineering, manufacturing, construction, food and drink, chemical, pharmaceutical, textiles, paint, plastics, textiles and waste management.
What are the benefits?
The key benefit of this high-performance pipework is that it has guaranteed leak-free components. This can save you thousands of pounds every year, as leaky pipework is one of the main causes of pressure drops and low energy efficiency in compressed air systems.
Many industry managers today are being asked by their companies to look at ways of making energy savings. Investing in aluminium pipework systems can achieve this – and save costs – with a speedy payback.
• Full-bore design makes it the flexible option for most applications
• Lightweight components make layout modifications easier
• Quick and easy installation reduces downtime and labour cost, minimises the risk of installation errors and makes maintenance easier
• Aluminium does not corrode in the way that steel and black iron piping can, extending the lifetime of the piping and ensuring the quality of the compressed air
• Aluminium has a smooth surface, for maximum air flow
• Eco-friendly: has a lower environmental impact than steel pipe
What about ISO standards?
Transair pipework is designed to avoid contamination and has been successfully tested to the highest expectation of ISO 8573 standard for air quality.
What if I only want to replace part of my pipework?
Transair aluminium pipework can be integrated with your existing steel or copper piping systems without any drop in performance. In fact, the new pipework should offer improved performance.
In which formats is it available?
Originally launched in 16.5mm, 25mm and 40mm bore options, Transair pipework has been subject to a programme of continual improvements over the years. New versions were launched as follows:
2000: New technology for the 63mm diameter
2005: New technology for the 76mm and 100mm diameters
2010: New diameter of 168mm launched
2015: New diameter of 50mm with SnapRing technology launched
What other features does it have?
• 16.5mm, 25mm and 40mm: Gripping ring instant connection for maximum flexibility
• 50mm and 63mm: SnapRing quick-fit connection for security and ease of handling
• 76mm, 100mm and 168mm: Lug & Clamp quick-fit connection with internal cartridge that acts as a fuse if a network failure causes excessive pressure increase, preventing disconnection
What are the best ways to improve energy efficiency?
Our free Energy Audits can measure your current pipework, air compressor and/or vacuum pump performance and establish ways of improving energy efficiency and reducing costs. This may include the option of replacing old equipment with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressors and vacuum pumps, and replacing faulty, leaking pipework.