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Get Smart! Kaeser’s SmartPipe+ Compressed Air Pipe

19 September 2022

Kaeser’s SmartPipe+ Compressed Air Pipe

Compressed air piping

 Kaeser's SmartPipe+ is a modular compressed air distribution system that  provides both lower installation costs and lower long-term operating costs. It offers an excellent choice for compressed air and inert gas distribution for pressures up to 232 psig and in temperatures from -22°F to 248°F. SmartPipe+ is also ideal for vacuum up to 98.3% (29.5" Hg).

Innovation you can trust

With a cutting edge research and development team committed building industry-leading products, Kaeser continues to deliver better solutions to meet our customers' compressed air needs. Kaeser's expertise and world-wide reputation for superior reliability and efficiency offer great performance and peace of mind.

Piping selection

Piping selection directly affects the three key elements of every compressed air system: flow, pressure, and air quality. Poor choices in pipe materials, diameter, and layout cause flow restrictions, often resulting in significant pressure drop. Pressure drop is 01 the main cause of increased energy consumption and underperforming air driven tools and equipment.

Rugged reliability

Kaeser's SmartPipe+ is designed to meet our rigorous "built for a lifetime" standard. Its smooth interior and no-leak fittings ensure low pressure drop and prevent contaminant build- up. Using SmartPipe+ with Kaeser's line of rotary screw compressors and air treatment components will give you years of energy efficient operation.

Installation costs

Choices in piping also directly impact installation costs.
Heavier materials cause fatigue and slow work, especially in overhead installations. The types of fittings used must also be considered. Some connection types cause pressure drop, need special tools, and take more time to install. The combination of lightweight materials and connectors dramatically reduces labor and installation time for SmartPipe+, especially in overhead installations.

What’s so smart about smartpipe+?

Rigid Aluminum calibrated pipe

Rigid Aluminum calibrated pipe ensures clean air and optimum flow rate performance.

Optimum flow and air quality

The smooth calibrated aluminum construction of SmartPipe+ has a low coefficient of friction, providing the best possible laminar flow. Full-bore fittings further minimize pressure drop for optimum flow and energy efficiency. Leak-free connectors prevent air loss and wasted energy.

SmartPipe+ is ideal for installations requiring the highest quality air. Aluminum material will not rust or corrode. Further, it has no rough surfaces or interior restrictions that accumulate contaminants. The smooth interior with full-bore design allows them to flow to your dryers and filters for efficient removal.

Robust valves

Robust valves and fittings for ease of installation and minimized pressure losses.

Unique fittings

SmartPipe+ pipe and fittings are made of aluminum. Fittings are easy to install and are contractor friendly. Their robust design means they can withstand harsh environments without leaking or cracking.


Wide scope of supply

SmartPipe+ is available in five sizes from 63 mm down to 20 mm and is perfect for use as headers, branch lines, and drops to point of use.

The SmartPipe+ line includes all the accessories you need for a top quality installation:

  • SmartPipe+ sizestraight unions
  • elbows and tees
  • cross connectors
  • reducing fittings
  • gooseneck drops
  • ball valves
  • quick assembly brackets and hangers
  • snap-shut pipe clips
  • expansion and flex hoses
  • variety of ISO 4414/EN983-compliant safety couplers

SmartPipe+ components are non flammable and 100% recyclable. Piping is constructed of 6063-T5 calibrated alloy aluminum and is blue powder-coated outside. Pipe, fittings, and valves are guaranteed silicone free.

Connectors are compression type, manufactured in aluminum alloy ASTM B.26-356.0. The fitting bodies are black cataphoresis coated. The connectors are the same type throughout the entire SmartPipe+ range.

Wide scope of supply

materials cost comparison

Factoring in material and labour costs, SmartPipe+ offers a clear savings advantage. (Based on 500 feet of 2" pipee, sixteen elbows, seven tees, and ten couplings. Labour rates are calculated using MCAA labour with rates factored at 0.70.)

table to shows the advantages and disadvantages of conventional pipe material

cutaway of black iron

This table to shows the advantages and disadvantages of conventional pipe material. Note that Kaeser's SmartPipe+ shares all of the advantages with none of the disadvantages.

This actual cutaway of black iron compressed air piping shows typical contaminant build up and flow restriction after just a few years of operation.

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When you speak to us, ask for an Air Demand Analysis. It will give you the performance data of your current compressed air system and show the savings you can generate. We offer a performance guarantee - if we don’t identify inefficiencies within your system which are equivalent to the cost of the ADA study, then the study will be free! And in the meantime, download the Ultimate Guide on Rightsizing your Compressed Air System. You can stop being frustrated that they were over promised and under delivered, and instead be confident with a radically different solution that serves your needs better at a lower cost. 


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