Transair pipe and fittings are 100% recyclable resulting in a decreased carbon footprint.
Transair is a fast, flexible and easy-to-modify aluminum pipe system for compressed air, vacuum and inert gas applications.
Transair's engineered polymer fittings are reusable and interchangeable and enable manufacturing plant personnel to implement many layout changes within minutes, instead of hours. The ability to reconfigure production layouts or implement process changes quickly is one of the key differentials when compared to traditional piping systems. This ease of use minimizes downtime and increases plant productivity and efficiency. Transair fittings are simply pushed or bolted together, which enables disassembly when required unlike other connection technologies that are permanently crimped or welded.
Transair pipe is lightweight, strong and resistant to corrosion. Parker manufactures the piping in aluminum 6063 T5 as defined in ASTM B241. It is extruded and calibrated within the tolerances specifically required for push-to-connect fittings. Transair aluminum pipe ensures higher longevity of equipment and avoids frequent changes of filtration elements due to its consistent clean quality air from compressor outlets to machines. Transair is an environmentally sustainable and responsible product that reduces the carbon footprint by 80 percent over steel piping installations.
Transair's various quick-connect fittings take into account the specific requirements of each diameter and provide the user with an optimum safety coefficient and easy connection, ensuring optimal and efficient flow. These engineered polymer fittings are reusable, interchangeable and can be simply pushed or bolted together, which enables disassembly when required unlike other connection technologies that are permanently crimped or welded. They are also 100 percent recyclable, guaranteed silicone free and made of non-flammable materials (UL94-HB standard).
Transair valves placed regularly throughout the system at key locations, such as compressor outlets and upstream of pneumatic tools, allow ease of system isolation and pipe reconfiguration and maintenance.
To further increase the ease of installation and maintenance of your compressed air pipe system, Transair offers an array of practical tools, accessories and kits including an anti-whip lash strap, spare cartridges, flange bolt kits, flange gaskets, hose reels and a pilot kit.
Transair flexible hose can be easily connected to other Transair components and be rapidly installed without prior preparation or cutting. Thanks to its small bend radius, it requires minimum space and avoids mechanical stress within the system. The hose is resistant to both compressor oils and to fire.
Transair couplers are ideal for pneumatic installations requiring frequent connection or disconnection, quickly and without tools, whether a single hose or two hose connection point. Transair couplers comply with ISO 4414 and European EN 983 safety standardss and include reinforced nylon with a nitrile seal.
Transair's powered by SCOUT Technology provides consistent and accurate readings for pressure, temperature, humidity, power and flow. Easy to read and accurate timely readings on the performance of your compressed air piping system allows problems to be identified before they occur. SCOUT Technology puts vital information and analytics in your hand to ensure your compressed air system is running at optimum levels. SCOUT Technology easily monitors your Transair compressed air system, alert you to system changes and provides data that helps reduce downtime and increase productivity. Learn about Transair Condition Monitoring Hardware.
Parker stands behind the Transair product line, which is why we prefer to use real world examples to demonstrate our aluminum piping system. The following case studies offer unique accounts into how a Transair piping system increased a company’s productivity and contribute to its bottom line.
Watts Water Technologies – Franklin, NH
Watts Water Technologies needed a new installation in its forging plant, where it produces temperature and pressure valves. Watts initially specified steel for the installation because of the 6-inch header size. The contractor, Granite State Plumbing & Heating of Weare, NH, wanted to give Watts a value-added solution with a rebate back to the end user.
Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC (DMS) – Detroit, MI
Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC (DMS) needed a new installation for its startup vehicle component manufacturing facility in Detroit, MI. DMS contracted Larry Brinker Jr., vice president of L.S. Brinker Co. (LSB) of Detroit, MI, to construct a new compressor room, compressed air network, information technology studio and various commercial and industrial components.
Able Engineering & Component Services – Mesa, AZ
ACS had to consider several factors, including accessibility, noise, and ambient conditions, which can impact the precision of a sensor’s reading. Able needed a condition monitoring solution that is easily modified in the event of an expansion, and wouldn’t require additional wiring infrastructure.
Nypro – Clinton, MA
Nypro needed a Compressed Clean Dry Air (CDA) system for a 193,000-square-foot abandoned building that it was retrofitting for modern-day manufacturing. The facility would be used for manufacturing products for the medical industry, so the retrofit and the CDA system needed to be ISO 8-compliant and it had to be up and running within six months.
In the past, compressed air users have been burdened by the limitations of traditional compressed air pipe systems. Difficult installation and modification, poor air quality, and high-pressure losses are all common problems. Transair solves these problems with its innovative design making installation fast, simple, and economical.
Transair offers significant savings on installation, maintenance and operating costs when compared to traditional compressed air piping systems. It is lightweight, strong, and resistant to corrosion, which ensures extended longevity of equipment and can help to avoid frequent changes of filter elements. Its removable and interchangeable components allow users to easily reconfigure production layouts or implement process changes within minutes.
The versatility of Transair's quick connections also eliminates the need to thread, solder or glue pipe. Its "full bore" components and low friction coefficient of aluminum ensure optimal and constant flow throughout your compressed air system, and its unique sealing technology guarantees Transair to be leak-free.
Transair is an environmentally sustainable and responsible product that reduces the carbon footprint by 80% over steel piping installations. The materials used to produce Transair pipe and fittings are 100% recyclable and guaranteed silicone-free. Transair is also ideal for aggressive environments, with a specifically powder-coated outer surface that enhances mechanical, physical, and chemical properties.
By installing Transair, industrial facilities can increase efficiency, reduce pressure drops, and eliminate leaks while improving operational efficiencies and minimizing installation and maintenance costs. Transair can be integrated into existing copper and steel compressed air pipe systems without compromising performance, making it perfect for upgrades or expansion projects.
Transair conveys nitrogen for a number of uses, including:
• As a blanketing gas to prevent fire and explosions
• To protect products from degradation by replacing atmospheric oxygen
• To treat molten metal manufacturing
• To avoid oxidation during the heat treatment of metallic products, and during
welding and laser cutting
• In garages – filling tires to increase their longevity
Transair piping systems are uniquely designed for optimum performance while using inert gases. The smooth interior with "full bore" design allows the gas to flow free without compromising its properties. Transair is suitable for the distribution of Argon, Nitrogen, CO2 mixtures, Helium and many mixed specialty gases for up to 232 psi in temperatures from -4°F to 140°F.
Regarding the safety aspect of Transair, the polyamide with fiberglass and treated-brass constructed connectors are non-flammable with no propagation of flame. Furthermore, Transair has Qualicoat certification that is a guarantee of the quality of the lacquer finish applied to Transair aluminum pipe, which enhances mechanical, physical and chemical properties.
Vacuum pumps are necessary elements in any workshop, but can be an unwanted source of heat and noise on the shop floor. Installing a centralized vacuum system will improve working conditions in the plant, and because pump maintenance can be performed without stopping workshop machinery, the system will increase overall productivity.
Transair's quick-connect piping system for vacuum systems to 98.7% (29.6" Hg) offers a high-quality vacuum solution that will increase the life expectancy of your equipment and the durability of your products. Our aluminum pipe is naturally resistant to corrosion and the unique quick-connect interlocking components guarantee a leak-free connection, ensuring optimal airflow and reduced maintenance costs for your system.
Transair's modular and reusable system is easy to setup and adjust, safe, durable, and requires just half the time to install compared to PVC piping systems that are traditionally used for centralized vacuum systems. All products are developed to be maintenance-free, and are stocked and available in gray for easy identification among your other piping systems.
Do you have technical questions regarding our products? We can assist you with product design and other technical details. Parker has established a network of service providers and distribution centers to ensure our customers get the help and products they need without extensive downtime. Contact us to find out which office is closest to you.