Due to its reusable connection technology, Transair is the only pipe distribution system for fluids that is able to be quickly installed and adapted. The modular design enables disassembly when required unlike other connection technologies that are permanently crimpled or welded.
General: Prior to the installation of a Transair cooling water distribution system, the installer should ensure that the installation area complies with any regulations applicable to areas exposed to explosive hazards (in particular the effect of static electricity in a silo area). When maintaining or modifying a Transair system, the relevant section should be purged prior to the commencement of any work. Installers should use only Transair components and accessories, in particular Transair pipe clips and fixture clamps. The technical properties of the Transair components, as described in the Transair cataloge, must be respected.
Commissioning the installation: Once the Transair installation has been installed and prior to commissioning, the installer should complete all tests, inspections and compliance checks as stated in any contract and according to sound engineering practice and current local regulations.
Transair pipe and hoses: Transair pipe should be protected from mechanical impact, particularly if exposed to collision with fork-lift trucks or when sited in an environment with moving overhead loads. Similarly, rotation of the pipe and pipe supports should be avoided.Transair pipe must not be welded. Note: In certain situations, Transair stainless steel pipe may be formed with a bend – please contact us for further information.
Component assembly: Transair components are provided with assembly instructions for their correct use – simply follow the methods and recommendations stated in this document or separate data sheets.
- Transair installations – situations to avoid:
- installation within a solid mass (concrete, foam, etc.), especially underground
- the suspension of any external equipment from Transair pipe
- the use of Transair for earthing, or as a support for electrical equipment
- exposure to chemicals that are incompatible with Transair components (please contact us for further details).
- Keep in mind:
- When installing a Transair system, work should be completed in accordance with sound engineering practice.
- Maintain a consistent level of good quality fluid
- Diameter of the pipe will influence pressure drop and the operation of point-of-use equipment.
- Select the diameter according to the required flow rate and acceptable pressure drop at the point of use.
- Never encase the network in a hard solid mass, in order to facilitate maintenance or servicing.
- Position drops and feeds to take-off points as close as possible to the point of use.