Compressed air systems come in all shapes and sizes and one of the most overlooked parts of any compressed air system is the Pipework distribution system. The role of the distribution network is to deliver the compressed air from the compressor discharge to the points of use with minimal leakage, minimal loss of pressure and minimal effect on the quality of the air. Friction and leaks cause a pressure drop between the compressor output and the eventual point of use. This lost energy in the distribution network is largely due to its design and layout.

Here at UAP we can design and install a wide range of compressed air and water pipework specifically designed to reduce pressure drops and increase efficiency. We are experienced in installing pipework systems throughout the entire UK in a wide range of sizes from 1/2” (12.7mm) to 10” (254mm).

Pipework fittings and materials

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Parker - Transair
Aluminium Pipework

Transair® offers an innovative solution that meets the needs of demanding users, whether for the energy source, the main network or to feed the points of use:

  • High flow performance for all the diameters for higher efficiency.
  • Air quality (ISO 8573-1 class 1.1.1) from the production up to the point of use.
  • Secured connection regardless of the environment.
  • Lightweight and compact products.
  • Quick and easy installation for easier maintenance and reduced downtime.

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Crimped / Press fit
Stainless Steel / Copper / Carbon steel

Crimped / Press fit pipework is becoming increasingly more popular within the compressed air industry as an alternative method to Standard Galvanised pipework systems.

With no threading, welding, or soldering to be done, the system provides tight, leak-free joints using a simple, portable press tool.

With a variety of materials to choose from, the press-fit system can be used for a number of different applications

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Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel pipework is often used in the food and pharmaceutical industries to provide a sterile and clean distribution system for compressed air.

UAP can offer a number of different solutions to meet your industries standards for Air Quality and provide a clean and bespoke system to suit your needs.

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Threaded Steel
Galvanised / Malleable Iron

Galvanised pipework systems have been used for many years to provide sites with a strong and robust compressed air distribution system and are still a popular choice today.

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We can provide a wide range of energy efficient air compressors to meet with your individual requirements.