Ask Atlas: Does piping connection material impact performance?
Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2017
Aluminum piping systems offer many advantages to operators. Corrosion resistant, lightweight, easy to install, and low cost, these systems are a great choice for compressed air distribution.
But not all aluminum systems are equal. Different manufacturers use different materials to connect the pipe segments, and operators often wonder if this can affect the performance. The simple answer is, yes.
Let’s look at two commonly used connection materials for aluminum systems and how they stand up in compressed air applications.