How to Set Up Compressed Air Pipes Properly

Setting up an air compression unit can be a difficult job, especially if you are new to the industrial scene. There are lots of technical and mechanical areas and discussions that you would have to tackle, which is why hiring a professional to do it is the most sensible and wise option.

Compressed air systems are one of the utilities that you would have to spend on in an industrial project. Make sure to follow these tips to get it right the first time.

Choose a loop type distribution system.

Most industrial projects benefit from a loop type distribution system. This type of air compression system allows the air to flow in any direction. This way, the air will get to the demand in the path of least resistance.

To install it properly, multiply the capacity of straight-line piping by 1.5. However, you should still consult a professional air compressor contractor to make sure that the loop type distribution system would be the best choice for your project.

Get one pipe size larger than the loop piping.

Place the loop type distribution system in a dry storage tank. Get one pipe size larger than the loop piping, as the loop type system allows for 1.5 times of a straight-lined pipe’s flow. Feeding the loop with both pipes of the same size will only serve as a bottleneck in the system.

Placing one pipe larger than the loop piping itself will feed your piping loop to the fullest capacity and will eliminate the bottleneck.

Check for any leakage.

Any type of leakage is unacceptable when it comes to compressed air piping. Start by conducting an overnight leak down test and see if it exceeds 10% of the starting pressure. If it does, then call a professional to repair it soon.

Again, having a professional install your air compression system is the wisest decision that you can make for your industrial project. If you know you cannot do it, then do not attempt and just call for professional help.