Processing Magazine

Compressed air piping system

September 11, 2007

Asahi/America’s Air-Pro™ Compressed Air Piping Systems are designed specifically for compressed air applications. The system is available in sizes from ½” to 12” with socket, butt and electro-fusion fittings in a variety of styles including tees, reducing tees, 90s, 45s and more. Air-Pro’s unique trapping saddle allows for the installation of the entire pipe system with no drops. The drops are installed after using the trapping saddle and electro-fusion at any location under any pressure, reducing the number of required welds in half. The system is engineered for continuous operating pressures from 150 to 230 psi. Air-Pro Systems use specially-engineered Solvay Eltex TUB 124 blue high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin, which is extremely ductile, light-weight and corrosion-free. Additionally, Air-Pro Systems are chemically resistant to compressor synthetic oils and mineral oils that traditionally attack glued systems. Color-coded blue up to 4”, and black from 6” – 12” for easy identification of compressed air lines, Air-Pro comes equipped with transition fittings, stub ends and backing rings for flanging. The Air-Pro System is joined through socket-fusion, butt fusion and electro-fusion.