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What do I need to look for in my piping solution?

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Most businesses concentrate on the air compressor and consider the piping as a secondary concern. The piping system can make or break your business. Faulty, inefficient piping can cause pressure loss and lost power. Keeping a close eye on the overall layout, installations and maintenance of your air piping system will help keep your business running at its’ optimal efficiency.

Tips When Installing your Piping

All too often, planning the compressed air piping system is the last consideration when organizing a shop floor. Proper time and planning needs to go into account when designing a compressed air piping system. Ensuring your system is designed efficiently will save you a headache down the road. A few things to watch for when designing your system are:

1. Leaks via connectors: One of the most common mistakes when putting together your piping system. Make sure to check for leaks.

2. Moisture: Moisture corrodes certain types of piping, causing rust to flake off into the air stream. The rust and vapor will reach at the equipment, clogging nozzles and contaminating the material you intend for the compressed air to deliver or apply.

3. Sharp angles: This is simple, sharp turns = slower pressure. Remember, A straight path in air flow is the most efficient, but we get not always possible.

4. Blocks or obstructions: Obstructions can occur as corrosion in the piping system breaks off. Main restriction points for obstructions are valves and connectors within your system.

What you Want From Your Piping:

Great! You now know what you be cautious about when planning your compressed air system, next let us focus on what you want from the piping you select for your business. - Leak Free Piping: Yep, this is an option when picking it. - Minimal Pressure Drops. - Never use PVC Pipes!

We are Here to Help!

Your compressed air pipe can make or break the performance of your compressor. We stress that good piping is just as imperative as a good (Chicago Pneumatic) compressor. Don’t overlook how important it is. Please contact [email protected] for any questions or assistance on our piping solutions. For tech support for any Chicago Pneumatic product, please call us at (877)861-2722, opt 1. Or email us directly at [email protected]. We look forward to helping.

Jim Phillis

You ask, we answer. Visit our Expert Corner for every #CPTechThursday to find answers to common industry questions and highlights of CP's high-quality compressors. We love providing our customers with answers to their technical questions.

Jim Phillis , Lead Technical Support Chicago Pneumatic

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