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What Exactly Is Compressed Air Piping And How Does It Work?

Compressed air piping systems are an integral part of compressed air distribution systems. It helps distribute compressed air from compressed air sources to compressed air end-users. Compressed Air Piping Systems (CAPS) can be used in various applications and industries, such as food processing plants, pharmaceutical companies, chemical plants, and mines. They are also widely used for providing compressed air to pneumatic tools in manufacturing facilities.

1) What is a compressed air piping system?

A compressed air piping system is a network of pipes that run throughout an industrial plant. A compressed air source pumps compressed air into the CAPS, which then carries it to end-users through branches and distribution boxes along its path through the facility.

2) How does it work?

The compressed air source is typically a rotary screw compressor that liquefies and compresses atmospheric pressure into compressed air. The compressed air in the piping system remains at high operating pressures, from 100 to 250 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch), with flows as large as 500 SCFM (Standard Cubic Feet per Minute).

3) Who should have this system?

Any facility that uses compressed air should have a compressed air piping system. This includes any facilities in the following industries:
Manufacturing
Pharmaceuticals
Food & Beverages
Aerospace and Defense
Construction, Mining, and Quarrying (C&MQ)
The industrial sector can benefit from this efficient and helpful system.