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Transair® Advanced Air Pipe Systems

Transair® Advanced Air Pipe Systems

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Compressed Air Piping 1/2” to 4” (16.5 mm - 100 mm)

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Transair's additional benefits include:
• 1/2" - 4" pipe sizes
• Energy efficient
• Lower install costs
• Push-to-connect technology
• Immediate pressurization

• Removable and reusable
• Modular design
• No corrosion
• Leak-free guarantee
• Full bore design

Transair's aluminum compressed air pipe system is quick to install and easy to modify. Transair components are removable and interchangeable, which allows immediate and easy layout modifications. Unlike the performance of steel and copper, which degrades over time due to corrosion, Transair provides clean air quality with optimum flow rate performance.

Transair also offers significant savings on installation, maintenance and operating costs compared to traditional pipe. The quick, instant connections eliminate the need to thread, solder or glue pipe. Labor accounts for only 20% of the cost of installing Transair, while labor accounts for 50% to 80% of the cost of installing steel or copper systems. Transair's aluminum pipe system significantly reduces plant energy costs by increasing efficiency, reducing pressure drops, and eliminating leaks.

Products

Search for Transair products by categories below. If you have questions, download the Transair® Product Catalog or Full Installation Guide. Contact our customer service team for additional assistance toll-free: 866-650-1937 or email sales@ecompressedair.com

Product Categories

To properly select the pipe size needed, use our sizing chart tool on the sizing tab. The Transair Flow Calculator can help you select the proper sizing for your system. Click below to find products available in those categories.

Rigid Aluminum Pipe
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Flexible Hose
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Pipe-to-Pipe Connectors
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Threaded Connectors
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Automatic Pipe Couplings
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Quick Assembly Brackets
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Pressurized System Outlets
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Wall Brackets
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Valves
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Tools
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Fixture Accessories
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Benefits

Aluminum is an Efficient Alternative

Transair offers a cost effective, innovative and energy efficient aluminum compressed air pipe system that is easy to assemble, change and expand.

Labor accounts for only 20 percent of the cost of installing Transair. By comparison, labor accounts for 60 to 80 percent of a steel system and 50 to 70 percent of a copper system. The materials and modular design of a Transair air pipe system makes it quicker and less expensive to install than traditional systems. Transairs aluminum piping is easier to lift and handle than standard steel piping. The push-to-connect fittings secure connections with a simple push, which is much quicker and safer than soldering copper.

Renovate Your Steel System with Transair

Transairs aluminum pipe ensures a total absence of corrosion. The inner pipe surface consistently delivers clean compressed air. Transair prevents the problems caused by rust, which affects galvanized steel systems. Due to consistent clean quality air, from compressor outlets to machines, Transairs aluminum pipe ensures higher longevity of equipment and avoids frequent changes of filtration elements. Transair can also be integrated into existing copper and steel piping without compromising performance, making it perfect for upgrades or expansion projects. Transairs additional benefits include:

  • Energy Efficient
  • Lower Install Costs
  • Push-to-Connect Technology
  • Immediate Pressurization
  • Removable and Reusable
  • Modular Design
  • No Corrosion
  • Leak-Free Guarantee
  • "Full Bore" Design
  • 1/2" - 4" pipe sizes
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Significant Energy Savings

Compressed air represents one of the largest opportunities for immediate energy savings. Plant management is often surprised to hear that compressed air can represent 20-50% of a plants electric bill. Plant management is truly amazed when they find out that using an efficient piping system specifically designed for compressed air can reduce their energy bill by 30-60%, many times within a 24-month period.

For instance, a large industrial plant recently redesigned their compresed air system with Transair. This accounted for 35% savings in the plants monthly energy bill, which paid for the system in 15 months. The plant continues to save by:

  • Increased air system reliability
  • Reduced maintenance cost and extended equipment life
  • Reduced system downtime, increased production rates

The results speak for themselves and show that Transair is the best performing system and the best long-term choice, no matter whether the project is for an extension, the modi cation of an existing pipe system or a new installation.

Certifications and Guarantee

Certification
ISO 9001
version 2000

Legris S.A. is certified ISO 9001 version 2000 and operates a Quality Management System in order to ensure the level of quality and service that is expected by its customers.

TÜV
certification

A product certified TÜV is a pledge of safety and quality. The Group TÜV thus certifies independent test results - in particular, the properties of the products and the standards whereby they were examined.

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QUALICOAT
certification

QUALICOAT certification is a guarantee of the quality of the lacquer finish applied to Transair aluminum pipe.

ASME B31.1
ASME B31.3

Transair meets the requirement of ASME B31.1 and B31.3. - which stipulates "the minimum requirements for the design, materials, fabrication, erection, test and inspection of power and auxiliary piping systems  for industrial institutional plants"

All Transair components
are guaranteed for 2 years
.

Parker Hannifin agrees to replace free of  charge any Transair component which  does not function due to a manufacturing or material defect, within a period of  2 years from the date of the installation.

 

Specifications

Technical Specifications

Suitable Fluids:

  • Compressed air (dry, wet, lubricated)
  • Vacuum
  • Inert gases: argon, nitrogen (For other fluids, please consult us.)

Working Pressure:

  • Compressed air - 232 psi
  • Vacuum - 29.6" Hg vacuum
  • 188 psi from -4°F to +140°F
  • 232 psi from -4°F to +115°F

Working Temperature:

  • from -4°F to +140°F

Storage Temperature:

  • from -40°F to +176°F

Resistance to the Working Environment:

  • Storage temperature: -40°F to +176°F
  • Excellent resistance to:
    • corrosion
    • mineral compressor oils
    • aggressive environments
    • synthetic compressor oils
    • mechanical shocks
    • compressor oil carry over
    • thermal variations
    • U.V.

Safety:

  • Resistance to mechanical shocks: The pipe material (aluminum) is ductile, which in case of a shock causes simple deformation of the tube.
  • Fire resistance: All Transair components are non-flammable, with no propagation of flame.
  • Transair fittings: Conform to UL94HB
  • Transair mounting clips: Conform to UL94V-2

Extruded Aluminum Pipe:

  • Conforms to ASTM B241, EN 755.2 and EN 755.3

Materials:

  • Polyamide
  • Plated brass
  • Stainless steel
  • Powder-coated aluminum
  • Nitrile seals

Recyclability:

  • 100% recyclable materials

Guarantee:

  • Components guaranteed for 2 years
Sizing

Any compressed air system must be controlled, regulated, and sized to ensure that an adequate volume of air, at a pressure and purity necessary to satisfy user requirements, is delivered to the most remote outlet during the period of heaviest anticipated use. Some safety factor must be also incorporated into the system to accommodate additional pressure drop for some period of extremely high use if appropriate for the facility.

Design Sequence

  1. Locate and identify each process, workstation, or piece of equipment using compressed air.
  2. Determine volume of air used at each location.
  3. Determine pressure range required at each location.
  4. Determine conditioning requirements for each item.
  5. Establish how much time the individual tool or process will be in actual use for a specific period of time (duty cycle).
  6. Establish the maximum number of locations that may be used simultaneously on each branch, main, and for the project as a whole (use factor).
  7. Establish the extent of allowable leakage.
  8. Establish any allowance for future expansion.
  9. Make a preliminary piping layout and assign preliminary pressure drop.
  10. Select the air compressor type, conditioning equipment, and air inlet locations making sure that consistent SCFM or ACFM is used for both the system and compressor capacity rating.
  11. Produce a final piping layout and size the piping network

Piping System Design

Piping layout on the plans shall be reasonably complete, with checking for space, clearances, interference, and equipment drops. In order to use pressure drop tables, it is necessary to find the equivalent length of run from the compressor to the farthest point in the piping system. The reason for this is that the various pipe-sizing tables are developed for a pressure drop using friction loss for a given length of pipe.Transair Thumbnail Compressed Air System Design Example

  1. Measuring the actual length is the first step. In addition, the affects of the fittings must be considered.
  2. Determine the actual pressure drop that will occur only in the piping system. Generally accepted practice is to allow 10% of the proposed system pressure for pipe friction loss. It is a good practice to oversize distribution mains to allow for future growth as well as the addition of conditioning equipment.
  3. Size the piping using the appropriate charts, having calculated the SCFM and the allowable friction loss in each section of the piping being sized.
  4. The temperature used to calculate the friction loss is 60°F (16°C).

Pipe Sizes

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Sizing Chart

Select the Transair diameter for your application based on required flow against pressure drop. Estimated values for: a closed loop network, a pressure of 115 psi with 5% pressure drop. Numbers in the colored fields designate the size of piping needed in mm. Use the pipe sizing table above to match sizes.

Flow Rate 164ft 328ft 492ft 984ft 1640ft 2460ft 3280ft 4265ft 5249ft 6561ft
Nm3/h Nl/min cfm 50m 100m 150m 300m 500m 750m 1000m 1300m 1600m 2000m
10 167 6 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 25 25 25
30 500 18 16.5 16.5 16.5 25 25 25 25 25 25 40
50 833 29 16.5 25 25 25 25 25 40 40 40 40
70 1167 41 25 25 25 25 40 40 40 40 40 40
100 1667 59 25 25 25 40 40 40 40 40 40 63
150 2500 88 25 40 40 40 40 40 40 63 63 63
250 4167 147 40 40 40 40 63 63 63 63 63 63
350 5833 206 40 40 40 63 63 63 63 63 63 76
500 8333 294 40 40 63 63 63 63 63 76 76 76
750 12500 441 40 63 63 63 63 76 76 76 76 100
1000 16667 589 63 63 63 63 63 76 76 100 100 100
1250 20833 736 63 63 63 63 63 100 100 100 100 100
1500 25000 883 63 63 63 76 76 100 100 100 100 100*
1750 29167 1030 63 63 76 76 76 100 100 100 100* 100*
2000 33333 1177 63 76 76 76 100 100 100 100* 100* 100*
2500 41667 1471 63 76 76 76 100 100* 100* 100* 100* 100*
3000 50000 1766 76 76 76 100 100 100* 100* 100* 100* 100*
3500 58333 2060 76 76 100 100 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100*
4000 66667 2354 76 100 100 100 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100*
4500 75000 2649 76 100 100 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100*
5000 83333 2943 76 100 100 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100*
5500 91667 3237 100 100 100 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100*
6000 100000 3531 100 100 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100* 100*

*Pressure drop >5%

Example: (highlighted in yellow)

• Main network length (ring main): 984 ft
• Compressor power: 40 hp
• Required flow rate: 147 cfm
• Working pressure: 115 psi
The most suitable Transair diameter is: Ø 40 (1 1/2" ID).

Compressor (HP) Nm3/h Nl/min cfm
2 - 10 10 - 50 167 - 833 6 - 29
10 - 40 50 - 350 833 - 5833 29 - 206
40 - 100 350 - 1000 5833 - 16667 206 - 589
100 - 425 1000 - 3500 16667 - 58333 589 - 2060
> 425 3500 - 6000 58333 - 100000 2060 - 3531
More Information

Download more information about Transair products below. If you have questions, contact our customer service toll-free: 866-650-1937 or email sales@ecompressedair.com.

Product Catalog

Transair® Product Catalog

 

Flow Calculator

Transair Flow Calculator

 

Installation Guides

Full Installation Guide

1/2" - 1 1/2" (16.5, 25, 40 mm)

2 1/2" (63 mm)

3" & 4" (76, 100 mm)

 

Transair Website Links

Designing Compressed Air Systems

Sizing Compressed Air Systems

Dos and Donts - System Precautions

Technical Videos

 

Transair Piping Design Example

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Industry Applications

The non-corrosive piping is designed for both primary and secondary distribution systems and can be used for compressed air, vacuum and inert gases.

The Transair pipe system is easy to install and ready for immediate pressurization. The components are also removable, interchangeable and allow for immediate and easy layout modifications

Many of they industrys below benefit using Transair piping material.

  • Military
  • Marine/Shipbuilding
  • Energy/Power Industry
  • Textile
  • Semiconductor
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Wood Working
  • Rail Metal Fabrication
  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical
  • Racing Teams
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Printing
  • Frame Construction
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Electronics
  • Tire Suppliers
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