Reduced Energy Costs Among Advantages of Aluminum Piping

Five reasons why aluminum piping makes sense for compressed air systems

Plant Engineering, November 8, 2013

Aluminum piping offers many advantages for compressed air installation including reduced costs and increased longevity

Traditionally, engineers have specified a variety of piping materials for compressed air systems, including black iron, galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and even plastic. More recently, aluminum piping has become an option considered by many contractors, architects and engineering firms. Aluminum piping makes sense for compressed air systems in many different applications.

Black iron and galvanized steel pipe are two common types of pipe used for compressed air systems. More than 60% to 70% of all compressed air systems installed today use black iron or galvanized pipe, due to a variety of factors:

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