AIRnet Basics

A compressed air piping system is the vascular system of your manufacturing process. Your compressed air system plays a vital role in your production process.  Delivering high quality air exactly where you need it, at the right pressure and lowest possible cost, is accomplished with the AIRnet piping system. From your compressor to the point of use, you can choose from our wide range of products to create a complete compressed air system tailored for your specific needs. AIRnet products are designed to the highest standards to allow for a seamless integration, ensuring the maximum level of reliability and energy efficiency.  We have the size to fit your needs!

Saves Money Compared to Traditional Air System

AIRnet Pipe

Galvanized Pipe

  • Smooth Inner Surface of pipe & fittings.
  • Rough Inner Surface of Pipe & Fittings.
  • Low friction factor (measurement of resistance to air movement), this results in an unrestricted air flow saving you money on your electricity bill.
  • Friction factor of a galvanized pipe is almost double of an aluminum pipe. Restricting the air flow requires the compressor to work harder. Due to corrosion, the friction factor increases dramatically over time.
  • Low pressure drop that remains constant over time.
  • High initial pressure drop (increasing over time with corrosion).
  • Requires lower loading pressure at the compressor consequently lower power consumption.
  • Requires higher loading pressure at the compressor and higher power consumption.
  • AIRnet pipes - standard painted blue (compressed air) or green (inert gases) for easy network identification.
  • Pipes need to be painted in the appropriate color in accordance with international standards for compressed air piping.  Allowing for easy identification for emergency responders.

Increased Life Cycle

AIRnet Pipe

Galvanized Pipe

  • Airnet's Aluminum pipes and polymer/aluminum fittings do not corrode. Their smooth inner surface keeps air clean, now and in the years to come.
  • Corrosion protection varies depending on the quality of the galvanization process.
  • Cutting pipes to length does not increase the corrosion process.
  • When the pipe is cut, the galvanization is removed, resulting in a high risk of corrosion now and in the future.
  • AIRnet's fittings are leak free backed by an industry leading 10 year warranty.
  • Galvanized fittings and pipe have a very high rate of corrosion, especially at any low points in the system and at all fittings where threads do not have any corrosion protection.

Quick and Easy Installation

AIRnet Pipe

Galvanized Pipe

  • Lightweight Pipes: A standard 2" pipe weights less than 11 lbs.
  • Heavy Pipes: A stand 2" pipe weights more than 55 lbs.
  • Short manual cutting time.
  • Very long manual cutting time. Requires an electrical cutter which may generate some metallic dust, polluting the air.
  • Fast deburring of the pipe. Pipes can be simply pushed into the fitting.
  • Threading the pipe requires a high level of expertise adding to the assembly cost.
  • Fittings are push to fit and require no tightening, loosening, or tools (3/4" - 2").
  • The galvanized fittings need to be tightened using sealing material. The risk of leakage depends on the quality of the thread.
  • Modifying the network is easy and fast: The fittings and pipes can be simply disassembled and reused.
  • Modifying the network is difficult, expensive, and time consuming: The pipes need to be cut, changed, threaded and reassembled.

Reduced Energy Cost

  • AIRnet significantly reduces your operating costs by providing more air flow with less pressure drop thanks to its smooth inner aluminum surface.
  • AIRnet's corrosion - free pipes and fittings minimize the risk of leakage and maintains the pressure drop constant over time, reducing energy waste.
  • An integrated o-ring ensures an airtight fit.
  • A pressure drop reduction of 1 bar (14.5 psi) results in a 7% energy savings of your total compressor power consumption.

Time Savings

  • AIRnet can be installed easily and quickly by one person, without requiring any training.
  • An AIRnet system can be built in one-third the time of a conventional one, no specialized tools needed. Network maintenance is equally fast.
  • As all components are easily adjustable and reusable, AIRnet evolves along with your production setting.
  • AIRnet is compatible with any existing pipe work and equipment.
  • To minimize downtime, your installation can be pressurized immediately upon completion.