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June 6, 2019

Compressed Air Systems Require Decent Air Filtration

Filters play a vital role in the compressed air process. Sanitary air impacts a number of different factors and elements regarding the performance, efficiency, and durability of various compressed air systems. By removing contaminants, compressed air filter systems protect the equipment and can actually extend the life of an air compressor system.

Effects of Contaminated Compressed Air

  • Rusting and leaking of compressed air lines
  • Pressure drop due to clogging and build up
  • Reduced efficiency
  • Increased costs

Types of air filters

  • Particulate filters – Used to remove dust and particles from the air.
  • Coalescing filters – Used to capture oil and/or moisture
  • Activated carbon filters – Remove odours and vapours.

 

What are the important factors to consider when choosing the right filter for your application?

Size: A filter for an air compressor is rated based on inlet flow, which is generally measured in cfm. Match the inlet and outlet pipe size of the filter assembly to avoid generating excessive pressure drop across the compressed air filter.

Extraction efficiency: Extraction efficiency refers to the filter’s ability to remove dust from the air.  You might be surprised to learn that a 99.8% filter will pass double the amount of dust that a 99.9% filter would.

Temperature: Filters have a maximum operating temperature. General use compressed air filters are designed for use at 38°C. It is a best practice to position compressed air filters in a location where the temperature is as low as possible.

Pressure drop: There is a pressure drop between the upstream and downstream sides of a filter. This is known as Delta P. You want a Delta P that is as low as possible when sizing a new compressed air filter and housing.

Infinity Pipe Systems provide a wide range of air filters and dryers. Contact us to enquire about our quality industrial products.

 

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May 7, 2019

Infinity in the Cabinet Making Industry

Having an efficient and working air line is crucial to managing a successful and effective workshop. Most tools that are being used would often require compressed air systems to work, and without compressed air being delivered in the right amount and correct flow rate, your business could face downtime and inefficiencies.

Operating in the compressed air industry for over a decade, Infinity Pipe Systems offer a range of products such as aluminium pipe, filtration, fittings, valves, cylinders and tubing.

This vast selection, in conjunction with unique and innovative patented solutions such as the Zero Condensate Reducing Tee, means we have the product versatility to ensure the most efficient compressed air solution.

The non–corrosive extruded aluminium pipe provides structural strength in a leak free piping system; ensuring the compressed air powering your tools is reliable and cost effective.

There are a variety of ways that using an Infinity Pipe System can save your business money:

  • Infinity aluminium pipe is naturally stronger and provides more airflow
  • Due to its larger internal diameter, Infinity Aluminium Pipe allows for on average a 23% higher flow rate than poly piping
  • Simple push in system
  • No need for swan necks – built-in zero condensate tees for low pressure systems

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June 26, 2018

Determine the correct aluminium compressed air pipe size

One of the most common questions we get asked about aluminium compressed air piping is what size air pipe is needed for our client’s system. Unfortunately, this isn’t a one size fits all industry. Some people have greater compressed air requirements than others and if you choose a pipe that is undersized, your system’s performance can suffer. To make things simple for you, you can use our compressed air pipe sizing chart to quickly determine the ideal size. Here’s how it works.

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June 21, 2018

What is a Reducing Tee?

In a compressed air piping system, a reducing tee allows you to join the same size air pipe with an intersecting smaller pipe to form a T junction. Reducing tees are used to redirect the pipeline to a dropper which may be connected to a piece of equipment such as an air hose reel.

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April 11, 2019

D’Orsogna, Melbourne VIC

Clean DRY Energy efficient compressed air system reduces costs at Dorsogna

 

Brief Overview

Infinity Pipe was recently installed in the new D’Orsogna facility in Melbourne. Infinity Aluminium Pipe was installed throughout the plant to distribute consistent leak-free compressed air to the new facility.

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D’Orsogna came to Infinity Pipe Systems with concerns over air quality, pressure loss and electricity bills. Like most leading food and beverage wholesalers and manufacturers, their factory relies heavily on compressed air. In order to cater to the needs of their compressed air reliant operations, D’Orsogna required the implementation of a unique pneumatic network.

Pipework

Infinity Pipe Systems was commissioned to design and supply a 700m system of ring mains, with 60 stainless steel droppers into meat processing rooms. The system also featured filtration packs and 200m of stainless steel pipe for CO2 and Nitrogen gasses.

The stainless steel droppers and pipes have extreme resistance to corrosion and oxidation and are used in the ‘High risk, High care’ area

 

This installation was directed by our business development manager, Dillon Smith. Dillon specialises in creating turnkey, compressed air systems that are tailor-made for the needs of Western Australian companies.

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