Transair Compressed Air System Benefits
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All Transair components are 100% recyclable. Transair components meet the guidelines for LEED certification points.

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Case Studies

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, 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, but the contractor wanted to give Watts a solution with a rebate back to the end user.
Transair Install at Watts Water
DMS needed a new installation for its startup vehicle component manufacturing facility. They contracted L.S. Brinker Co. of Detroit, MI, to construct a new compressor room, compressed air network, information technology studio and various commercial and industrial components.
Transair Install at Detroit Manufacturing
Able needed a monitoring system that could be easily modified and expanded, and that wouldn’t require additional wiring infrastructure. Parker’s Transair Condition Monitoring technology wireless, cloud-based system was an ideal fit, recording data on pressure, power, temperature, humidity, and flow.
Transair Install at Able Engineering
Nypro needed a Compressed Clean Dry Airsystem for a 193,000 sq ft abandoned building that it was retrofitting for modern-day manufacturing. The facility would manufacture products for the medical industry, so everything needed to be ISO 8-compliant and be completed within 6 months.
Transair Install at Nypro

Traditional Compressed Air Piping Systems

The compressed air industry has long been dominated by traditional piping systems including steel, stainless steel, copper, and black iron. While these types are very familiar to the market, they present a number of disadvantages:

Copper

  • Labor intensive
  • Danger from flames and fumes when welding
  • Air leaks

Steel

  • Special tools required
  • Required experienced labor
  • Susceptible to corrosion
  • High-pressure drop/air leaks

Stainless Steel

  • Bulky and heavy tools
  • Weight of larger pipes
  • Non-versatile system

Black Iron

  • Very heavy and difficult to install
  • Susceptible to corrosion and air leaks
  • Experienced fitters only
  • Difficult to modify
  • Costly to repair

Advantages of Aluminum Piping Systems

Your compressed air distribution piping is your means for transporting compressed air and represents your link between supply, storage, and demand. Furthermore, compressed air represents one of the largest opportunities for immediate energy savings. A properly designed compressed air system typically saves a plant 20 to 50% of its electric bill, sometimes even up to 60% within 24 months.

In recent years, aluminum compressed air piping systems have risen in popularity, particularly due to several factors:

• Modularity
• Quick Installation
• Aestheticism

Aluminum also has a low friction coefficient, providing the best possible laminar flow. Full-bore fittings further minimize pressure drop for optimum flow and energy efficiency. Leak-free connectors prevent air loss and wasted energy.

Aluminum is ideal for installations requiring the highest quality air. Aluminum material will not rust or corrode, and has no rough surfaces or interior restrictions that accumulate contaminants. The smooth interior with full-bore design allows air to flow to your dryers and filters for efficient removal ensuring higher longevity of equipment.

Sustainability

Parker focuses on providing sustainable solutions Parker focuses on providing sustainable solutions at every stage – from research and development, product manufacturing, system installation and efficient operations through the life of a building – for the people, planet and increased profits.

No Flames, No Fumes: Our no-flame connection method allows for faster installation and safer environments by reducing hazardous and noxious fumes and reducing overall man-hours on a project.

Improved Air Quality: Transair reduces the emissions of Particulate Matter on the job site.

Zero Incremental Electrical Energy: There’s no need for electricity and no draw on the power grid. Welding or soldering can use up to 2,000 watts per hour on a four-inch joint.

Decreased Carbon Footprint: In a life cycle analysis, the use of a six-inch Transair aluminum pipe system is five times less harmful to the environment than a traditional steel pipe system.

Transair pipe and connectors are 100% recyclable which results in a decrease in the carbon footprint compared with traditional steel pipe. By using natural resources during manufacturing, Parker eliminates waste, emissions, and noise.
Using Transair results in higher air quality, greater health benefits, and a cleaner environment. Reducing Particulate Matter (PM) preserves indoor and outdoor air quality, leading to a safe and healthy environment. The installation process significantly impacts the environment in a positive manner.
Transair's modular design enables disassembly when required, unlike permanently crimped or welded connections. The components are reusable and interchangeable, eliminating waste on any project, whether installing a new compressed air system or modifying an existing system.
The innovative product design of Transair aluminum piping is inherently sustainable and offers solutions that reduce the impact on our environment and meet the guidelines for LEED certification points according to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Industry Applications

Dust and outdoor installations rapidly accelerate the deterioration of compressed air systems. To combat these elements, all Transair pipe is specifically coated with a Qualicoat certified powder-coating to enhance its mechanical, physical, and chemical properties, making it ideal for the most aggressive industrial applications. Transair is also 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 in a wide range of industries.

Parker Hannifin has successfully installed optimal performing Transair air systems for a number of industries, including:

• Military
• Marine/Shipbuilding
• Energy/Power industry
• Textile
• Semiconductor
• Aerospace
• Automotive
• Wood working
• Rail metal fabrication
• Food and beverage

• Pharmaceutical
• Chemical
• Mining
• Paper and pulp
• Printing
• Biomedical
• Waste water treatment
• Electronics
• Agriculture
• And many others!

Transair Air Systems are ideal for a range of industry applications


Thanks to its large selection of diameters from ½" (16.5 mm) to 6" (168 mm) and an extensive range of accessories, a Transair system meets the requirements of numerous industrial and garage workshop installations. Furthermore, the simple installation, energy savings, and flexible modular design of Transair makes it the most efficient piping solution available.

Application: Compressed Air



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.

Application: Vacuum



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.

Application:Inert Gas



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.