There are many factors at play when selecting the right material for your compressed air piping system. Your industry, application(s), environment, desired air quality, set-up size, aesthetics even.
Aluminium has become the industry standard for complete compressed air piping systems because it is both anti-corrosive and lightweight, and easy to handle.
Moreover, aluminium piping systems come with these benefits:
Stainless steel piping is ideal for industries with highly demanding environments and critical applications like pharma, food & beverages and process industries.
Stainless steel pipes come in two different grades, SS304L & SS316L:
Whatever the choice, you want to avoid pressure drops caused by piping wear and rust. They could damage your point of use accessories and cause production failure in the end.