Compressed Air Piping Systems

FastPipe Pipe Learn More

  • Compressed Air - Inert Gas - Vacuum
  • Aluminum alloy pipe
  • Polymer compression fittings
  • Lightweight, easy install
  • Corrosion-free
  • Smooth inner surface is more efficient
  • Modify/change system ANYTIME, even after install
  • 190 PSI, Sizes:
    • ¾", 1", 1 ½" , 2", 3" Outside Diameter
    • 20mm, 25mm, 40mm, 50mm, 80mm Outside Diameter
  • Pipe lengths 19 ft 8 in, and 8 ft 6 in

¾" thru 2" Fittings

3" Fittings

Recommended For:

  • Straight runs with minimal obstructions
  • Professional look needed
  • Multiple air users
  • On wall/hanging installations

MaxLine Semi Flexible Tubing Learn More

  • Compressed Air - Inert Gas - Vacuum
  • HDPE/Aluminum core multilayer tubing
  • Nickel plated brass compression fittings
  • Maintains shape after bending
  • Corrosion-free
  • Smooth inner surface is more efficient
  • Modify/change system ANYTIME, even after install
  • 200 PSI, Sizes: ½”, ¾”, 1” & 2" inside diameter
  • Roll lengths up to 300 ft

½” thru 1" fittings compression style

2" fittings crimp style

Recommended For:

  • Layouts with many obstructions, corners
  • Long continuous piping lengths
  • Direct burial
  • In wall/on wall installations

Size Guide from Compressor to Outlet

  • 1/2" up to 75 ft
  • 3/4" up to 150 ft
  • 1" & 2" Large volume needs

MaxLine vs Duratec

Maxline is a great choice for compressed air applications. It does not hold expensive agency ratings for food and beverage.

Duratec Semi Flexible Tubing Learn More

  • PE-RT/Aluminum core multilayer tubing
  • Nickel plated brass compression fittings
  • Maintains shape after bending
  • Corrosion-free
  • Smooth inner surface is more efficient
  • Modify/change system ANYTIME, even after install
  • NSF, FDA and CSA ratings
  • 200 PSI, Sizes: ½” , ¾” & 1” inside diameter
  • Roll lengths up to 300 ft

Recommended For:

  • Inert/Welding gas and compressed air
  • Beverage piping
  • Layouts with many obstructions, corners
  • Long continuous piping lengths
  • Direct burial
  • In wall/on wall installations

Size Guide from Compressor to Outlet

  • 1/2" up to 75 ft
  • 3/4" up to 150 ft
  • 1" Large volume needs

Rapidair Home Garage Kit Learn More

  • Nylon tubing single layer
  • Nylon Push to Connect, sharkbite type fitting
  • Corrosion-free
  • Smooth inner surface is more efficient
  • Modify/change system ANYTIME, even after install
  • 150 PSI, Size: 1/2 outside diameter x 3/8 inside diameter
  • Roll lengths up to 100 ft

Recommended For:

  • Home garage/workshop
  • Hobbyist woodworking
  • In wall/on wall installations
  • Single air users

Size Guide from Compressor to Outlet

  • 1/2" up to 50 ft
  • For shop sizes under 1200 sq ft

1 inch Maxline vs 1 inch Fastpipe

The 1" Maxline may seem a good flexible choice when the 1" size is needed. However, it works best for underground burial, or installations where the piping can be hidden behind perlins in a steel building, or laying on trusses or above false ceilings, with minimal joints.

The 1" Maxline tubing does unroll harder than the smaller sizes and is more difficult to get straight for surface mounted systems. The compression fittings for the Maxline require more force to tighten. For on wall installations, we recommend the Fastpipe, as it is an already straight pipe, and as an easy install fitting system.

For long continuous runs with minimal fittings, Maxline is a good choice. If meticulous, straight, professional appearance is desired, always choose the Fastpipe.

1" Maxline is a great choice for direct burial, in wall or hidden installations. For in wall installation pictures of how to use the ¾" or 1" behind wall outlets see Maxline Installation photos

3/4in Maxline vs 3/4in Fastpipe

The 3/4 Fastpipe measures .69" on the inside of the pipe. The 3/4 Maxline measures .80" on the inside of the tubing. When comparing system flow capacities, keep in mind that the inner diameter of the 3/4 Fastpipe is smaller and in most cases a main line of 1" Fastpipe is a better choice.

Old Compressed Air Piping Methods


Black Steel Pipe

black steel piping
  • requires special threading equipment/skill in fabrication for joining
  • prone to rust and loose scale deposits over time
  • rough inner surface restricts air flow
  • modifying the system is more difficult
  • inexpensive material costs
  • longer time needed for installation

Copper Pipe

copper piping
  • skill in soldering needed to assemble joints
  • smooth inner surface has good air flow
  • not all types are suitable for pressure
  • expensive material costs due to the high price of copper raw material

PVC Pipe

pvc piping
  • not recommended for pressure
  • becomes brittle over time and is not safe, can explode, sending shrapnel everywhere
  • see US Dept of Labor document: OSHA Document