Transair is a fast, flexible and easy to modify aluminum pipe system for compressed air, vacuum and inert gas applications. Transair components are reusable and interchangeable – and easily integrated into existing copper and steel piping systems – which enables immediate and easy layout modifications.
Available in a full range of diameters to meet market requirements, from 1/2" to 6", the Transair system features quick connect technology that secures connections with a simple push and provides a leak-free guarantee. The aluminum pipe is corrosion resistant, ensuring the longevity of equipment and avoiding frequent changes of filtration elements.
Transair’s quick connections reduce labor costs to only 20 percent of an installation, instead of 50 to 80 percent of steel or copper installations. Transair’s innovative aluminum pipe system also significantly reduces plant energy costs by increasing efficiency and reducing pressure drops by eliminating leaks.
Pipe-to-pipe and male connectors in Ø 1/2", Ø 1" and Ø 1 1/2" can be immediately connected to Transair pipe – simply push the pipe into the connector up to the connection mark. The gripping ring of each fitting is then automatically secured and the connection is safe.
Pipe-to-pipe and male connectors in Ø 2" and Ø 2 1/2" can be quickly connected to Transair aluminum pipe by means of a snap ring. This secures the connection between the nut and the pipe – tightening of the nuts secures the final assembly.
Pipe-to-pipe and male connectors in Ø 3", Ø 4" and Ø 6" can be quickly connected to Transair aluminum pipe. Position the pipes to be connected within a Transair cartridge and close/ tighten a Transair clamp.
Prior to the installation of a Transair compressed air distribution system, the installer should ensure that the installation area complies with any regulations applicable to areas exposed to explosive hazards (in particular the effect of static electricity in a silo area). Transair should be installed downstream of the compressed air receiver, or after the dryer. Flexible Transair hose can be installed at the start of the system in order to eliminate any sources of vibration and to facilitate maintenance operations. When maintaining or modifying a Transair system, the relevant section should be vented prior to the commencement of any work. Installers should use only Transair components and accessories, in particular Transair pipe clips and fixture clamps. The technical properties of the Transair components, as described in the Transair catalog, must be respected.
Pressurizing the System
Once the Transair installation has been installed and prior to pressurizing, the installer should complete all tests, inspections and compliance checks as stated in any contract and according to sound engineering practice and current local regulations.
Transair Pipe and Hoses
Transair pipe should be protected from mechanical impact, particularly if exposed to collision with fork-lift trucks or when sited in an environment with moving overhead loads. Similarly, rotation of the pipe and pipe supports should be avoided.Transair pipe must not be welded. Flexible Transair hoses should be used in accordance with the recommendations of the installation guidelines.
Expansion and contraction of the system should be calculated prior to installation. The system designer and installer should calculate the elongation or retraction of each Transair line according to the recommendations in this installation guide.
Transair components are provided with assembly instructions for their correct use - simply follow the methods and recommendations stated in this document.