With Transair Piping, labor accounts for 20 percent of the cost
of installing a Transair aluminum piping system. By comparison,
labor accounts for 60 to 80 percent of a steel system, 50 to 70
percent of a copper system and 40 to 60 percent of a plastic system.
The materials and modular design of Transair aluminum pipe makes
it easier and less expensive to install than traditional systems.
For example, aluminum piping is easier to handle than standard steel
piping, and its
push-to-connect fittings secure connections with a simple push
The fittings eliminate the need for skilled pipe fitters, expensive
and heavy tools, pipe preparation, and pipe threading. They also
eliminate the time needed for soldering and glue drying. Once the
pipe is pushed into the fitting, the connection is secure and ready
to be pressurized.
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Aluminum Pipe System
No doubt the best on the market
The Legris Transair® Aluminum Pipe,
Polyamide (not plastic)
fittings and valves, may be your best choice for your compressed
air distribution system. From small garages to major industrial facilities,
we have your pipe size: 4" (100mm), 3" (76mm), 2-1/2" (63mm), 1-1/2"
(40mm), 1" (25mm), and ½" (16.5mm) and an extensive range of piping
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Legris Transair Aluminum Pipe System:
And reduces labor costs.
Enables many plants to increase productivity and reduce
Includes: aluminum piping, flexible hose, push-to-connect
fittings, pipe clips, quick-assembly brackets, and air shut-off
Designed for both primary and secondary distribution of
compressed air, vacuum and inert gases, and fluids, Transair
aluminum piping system provides several advantages. Advantages
include reduced energy consumption, improved operational efficiencies,
and minimized installation and maintenance costs.
Labor accounts for only 20 percent of the cost of installing
Transair Aluminum Piping System. By comparison, labor accounts
for 60 to 80 percent of a steel system, 50 to 70 percent of a copper
system and 40 to 60 percent of a plastic system.
The materials and modular design of the Transair aluminum pipe
it easier and less expensive to install than traditional
For example, aluminum piping is easier to handle than standard steel
piping, and its push-to-connect fittings secure connections with
a simple push and twist. The fittings eliminate the need for skilled
pipe fitters, expensive and heavy tools, pipe preparation, and pipe
threading. They also eliminate the time needed for soldering and
glue drying. Once the pipe is pushed into the fitting, the connection
is secure and ready to be pressurized.
Successful operations need to be able to take advantage of new
equipment options and automation techniques without incurring lengthy
downtime and expense. Consequently, the ability to reconfigure production
layouts or implement process changes quickly is critical. Transair
aluminum pipe system makes reconfiguration practical and efficient.
Simply rotate the fitting nut 360 degrees and pull the pipe from
the fitting and reconfigure!
Since the fittings are not soldered or glued, components are
reusable, and can be removed then reinstalled. The modular design
and handling ease enables plant personnel to implement many layout
changes within minutes, instead of hours. This minimizes downtime
and increases plant productivity.
Energy costs associated with a compressed air system are significant.
For example, when analyzed over a ten-year period, the cost of energy
consumed by an average compressed air system exceeded other costs,
including the initial cost of equipment and installation. The cost
of electric may exceed the cost of the capital equipment, each year!
System pressure drops are one cause of inefficient energy use.
A 14.5 psi pressure drop uses 10 percent additional energy. These
drops can result from a number of sources, including poor system
configuration, interior pipe surface corrosion, and compressed air
System configuration - Poor system configuration
can lead to improper airflow. The flexible hose used in Transair
aluminum piping system eliminates many of the layout constraints
encountered with rigid piping systems. It accommodates physical
obstacles and provides a link between the compressor and piping.
Corrosion - Interior pipe corrosion is a common cause
of pressure drops and higher maintenance costs. Smooth bore
piping, such as plastic and aluminum, resist corrosion. Galvanized
and black iron pipe decreases in opening over time. Galvanized
and black iron fittings are crudely designed with restrictions
to air flow internally. Brass and copper fittings and valves
typically have smaller bores than the associated pipe size.
Transair pipe will not corrode and the fittings are ALL designed
for compressed air flow with full bore construction.
Durable protection of equipment Transair® enables
elimination of the problem of rust, usually associated with
steel air pipe systems. It guarantees the complete absence of
corrosion (self protection by formation of aluminum oxide).
The inner surface of aluminum pipe ensures good and constant
quality clean air continuously.
Legris Transair® also protects industrial equipment against
water deterioration thanks to its quick assembly brackets with
integral upward loop.
Transair® mini-brackets with integrated
Compressing ambient air to the discharge pressure introduces moisture
into supplied air. Unfortunately, aftercoolers, filters, and dryers
do not completely eliminate moisture and its destructive results.
As a result, steel pipe systems will begin to rust and corrode,
thereby inhibiting smooth airflow and reducing system pressure.
Pipe corrosion also
increases compressed air system maintenance. Steel pipe systems
need to be dismantled and inspected to monitor corrosion build up.
Not only does replacing corroded pipe interfere with production,
it causes rust, corrosion and other particles to be released into
the air system, thereby causing instrument, valve, tool and machine
operation problems or damage with the resultant downtime.
Air contamination - Air cleanliness is another factor
that affects consistent airflow. Dirt and dust particles passing
through the piping system are gradually deposited on the interior
surface of piping. As these deposits accumulate, friction increases
and system pressure decreases. Black iron and galvanized steel
piping systems are more prone to build-up than stainless steel.
Meanwhile, smooth bore piping materials, such as Transair aluminum
pipe, offer more resistance to deposit build-ups.
Air leaks - Inherent in threaded steel piping systems,
non productive leaks also waste compressed air, thus electrical
energy and your dollars. Difficult to trace and repair, they
can have a huge impact on operating budgets. A typical threaded
compressed air system leaks 35% of its volume, that’s one third
of the electrical bill associated with compressed air! With
its bubble-tight seals, Transair aluminum piping system offers
virtually leak-free performance. Legris Transair guarantees
the Transair pipe system to be free of leaks for two (2) years.
The Transair aluminum pipe and push to connect fittings will
eliminate compressed air leaks and lower your electrical costs
associated with the production of compressed air.
Improving productivity while reducing operating costs
is a goal shared by nearly every manufacturing plant. Compressed
air is considered the phantom utility. You cannot buy it, you must
produce it. The initial capital cost of a compressed air system
is minor compared to the operational coast. A Transair aluminum
and stainless steel pipe system will significantly reduce your operational
cost! Transair can help make your goals of reduced electrical costs
Legris Transair is proud to announce it
is now a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green
Building Council (usgbc.org) is the nation's leading non profit composed
of corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and
nonprofit organizations working together to transform the way buildings
are designed, built and operated.
Green buildings are environmentally
responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Since its
founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 10,000 member
companies and organizations, a 90-person professional staff, a broad
portfolio of LEED® green building products and services, the industry's
popular Greenbuild International Conference and Expo and a network of
over 70 local chapters, affiliates and organizing groups.