YES, AIR IS FREE BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE!
Whilst fresh air is free, air under pressure or compressed air is not. The compressed air distribution network is all too often a cause of leaks and load losses. The actual cost of compressed air therefore depends directly on the type of distribution circuit.
Increased compressed air costs
Although the compressor acts as the real motor in the assembly, in reality it is generally not this item which is the most expensive. Other essential factors must be taken into account when drawing up an objective analysis of the network: - air quality - required working pressure – type of network - air losses - choice of material. Apart from poorly designed networks requiring more powerful compressors, air leaks are all too often present throughout the system and in some cases can absorb nearly 50% of the compressor’s production, wasting both energy and money. But is this tolerable? On an older network, leaks or the like are in abundance. After a time, the compressor becomes out of breath and is replaced with a more powerful one. Do you believe that this is the correct way to solve this problem without effectively dealing with the causes?
Productivity and savings
To obtain the optimum efficiency from a network, apart from the ultra-fast assembly aspect, four criteria are absolutely essential:
For your company and those of your customers, productivity gains are a constant concern. Under these conditions, each factor involved in the correct running and operating quality of the company must be taken into account, with the utmost thoroughness. However, there is one factor in many production facilities which is all too often neglected since it is invisible. In fact, just as invisible as air itself - compressed air.
This essential driving force behind various manufacturing steps in the most diverse sectors of activity is quite troublesome and very costly if not closely monitored. A poorly designed, poorly suited or old compressed air distribution circuit may therefore invisibly but unavoidably steal the so carefully acquired productivity gains. Money, your money and your customers’ money may be stolen in the most cunning way ever!
A complete pipe and fitting system for transport of compressed air with two technologies of joining. Solvent cementing with fast curing welding polymer (GIRAIR) from Ø 16 to Ø 110 and fittings for compression (Quickair) from Ø 20 to Ø 63. The system has high performances, flexibility and reliability. All QUICKAIR/GIRAIR fittings are adjusted to GIRAIR pipes: high mechanical resistance PN 12.5 and excellent resistance to impact. Components of the GIRAIR pipe material have excellent resistance to usual compressor oils. GIRAIR is also resistant to atmospheric agents (air humidity, aggressive surroundings) and to condensates (without the hydrolysis phenomenon). Networks are long lasting and impermeable. GIRAIR pipe demonstrate excellent behaviour in case of a mechanical impact.
GIRAIR - Technical characteristics
GIRAIR: THE QUALITY REPOSNSE TO NEW COMPRESSORS