Pressure Drop / Air Flow

A common error we see in compressed air systems, in addition to poor piping practice, is line sizes too small for the desired air flow. This isn’t limited to the interconnecting piping from compressor discharge to dryer to header. It also applies to the distribution lines conveying air to production areas and within the equipment found there. Undersized piping restricts the flow and reduces the discharge pressure, thereby robbing the user of expensive compressed air power. Small piping exacerbates poor piping practices by increasing velocity- and turbulence-induced back pressure.

Furthermore, leaks are inherent in threaded steel piping systems, which are difficult to trace and repair. A typical threaded compressed air system leaks 34% of its volume. However, Transair is guaranteed leak-free due to its unique sealing characteristics and “full bore” design. Transair’s airtight components and the low friction coefficient of aluminum ensures optimal air pressure throughout your compressed air system.

Contact us about the Parker Transair Value Calculator. This tool can show you the financial benefits of Parker Transair when compared to traditional pipe systems. The Parker Transair Value Calculator illustrates the typical savings you can achieve by installing Transair in place of traditional steel or copper compressed air pipe system.