What is a compressed air distribution piping system exactly?

An air distribution system is designed to deliver an uninterrupted supply of compressed air right where you need it. A good air distribution piping network transports the compressed air from the source to the point-of-use in optimal conditions: with minimum pressure drop, maximum flow and the highest quality of air. 

Typically, a compressed air network system consists of pipes and fittings and point-of-use accessories.

Air and gas power at maximum efficiency

A compressed air distribution system can be installed as an upgrade of an existing pipe line system, or as a completely new one.

For an optimal return of an investment in a compressor installation, a compressed air and gas line pipe system: 

  • Produces an adequate flow
  • Prevents leaks
  • Reduces friction to a minimum
  • Avoids pressure loss
  • Minimizes energy costs and the total cost of ownership (TCO) 
  • Contributes to overall production sustainability

Key are seamless connection technology, faultless pipe sealing and corrosion-free materials. The pipe system requires an extra investment at the beginning that, however, earns itself back if the installation is done according to the designed guidelines. 

It should guarantee an overall increase of efficiency and savings, maintained over years.

Wide range of industries and applications

Compressed air serves many purposes across a wide range of sectors. Mainly, it has two functions:

  • Energy air
    for storing and transmitting energy in order to do work
  • Active air 
    active part of a chemical, pharmaceutical, fermentation… process

No wonder it’s often called the Fourth Utility. You’ll find it in all major and critical industries, such as the pharmaceutical, aviation, automotive, chemical or metal industries as well as non-manufacturing sectors, such as mining, agriculture and transportation.