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MAKE INSTALLATION A BREEZE WITH FASTPIPE

MODULAR ALUMINUM COMPRESSED AIR PIPING

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FastPipe is today’s improved compressed air piping method that can be installed by one person, without any expensive tools, and connect to any existing piping system. Its long, straight blue aluminum pipe can be mounted on ceilings and inside or outside walls.

Other systems, like PVC, copper, and black iron, leak 8-10% of air through threaded connections, which taxes your compressor and adds to your utility bill. But our FastPipe blue aluminum compressed air pipe connects perfectly through compression fittings. Sealed connections mean your compressor run time is less. The smooth inner wall and free flowing fittings also lower your compressed air costs.

RapidAir’s FastPipe compressed blue aluminum air piping is lightweight, making it easy to cut and lift. It is available in 3/4”, 1”, 1-1/2”, 2”, 3”, 4”, and 6” pipes and can be joined with our MaxLine system through blue air pipe thread adapter fittings.

The FastPipe compressed air system is ideal for industrial plants, manufacturing facilities, small businesses, auto shops, heavy truck repair, and more.

When you need the best, most efficient compressed blue airline pipe at the best price, choose the FastPipe system.

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Choose FastPipe Aluminum Compressed Air System For:

  • Straight blue air line pipe, running with minimal obstructions
  • A professional look
  • Multiple air users
  • Installing on wall or hanging from a ceiling
  • Operating heavy-duty tools

Fast & Easy Installation

FastPipe blue aluminum airline installs in half the time as most traditional methods. You’ll save on labor costs by needing fewer people to install the system, and your installer will complete the project in half the time. Saving 30-50% in labor costs simply makes sense.

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When it’s time to purchase or design a new compressed air line system, many people don’t know where to start. That’s where we come in. Use the tools below or contact us, today.

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Aluminum Pipes for Superior Air Quality

FastPipe blue compressed airline pipes are corrosion resistant. No corrosion in the pipe and fittings means clean pipes and longer tool life. Debris forms in other kinds of pipe systems because of their threaded connections. The debris must be cleaned from your pipes after installation. If your pipes are dirty—whether from corrosion or debris created during installation—your tools pay the price. Cleaner air translates to lower maintenance costs. FastPipe also cools hot compressed air quickly for better filter performance.

  • Compressed Air - Inert Gas 190 psi max
  • Vacuum to 29 inHg
  • Operating working pressure 190 psi @70°F
  • Temperature range 0°F to 140°F
  • Compatible with common compressor oils
  • Alloy 5042
  • Seamless extruded to ASTM B241
  • Powder coat outside, clear anodize inside
  • For outside installation, cover or paint the nylon fittings to protect from direct sunlight (UV rays), pipe is ok

3/4" Fastpipe
Outside Diameter: 20mm (.79 in)

1" Fastpipe
Outside Diameter: 25mm (.98 in)

1-1/2" Fastpipe
Outside Diameter: 40mm (.1.57 in)

2" Fastpipe
Outside Diameter: 50mm (1.97 in)

3" Fastpipe
Outside Diameter: 80mm (3.15 in)

4" Fastpipe
Outside Diameter: 100mm (3.94 in)

6" Fastpipe
Outside Diameter: 150mm (5.90 in)

FastPipe Fittings

Compression style blue aluminum air pipe fittings make installation a breeze and keep saving you money in the future. No gluing, threading, welding or soldering is needed—which also saves you from having to find highly skilled labor to finish your project. Our O-ring seals fit perfectly and ensure a leak free system.

 

 

Fittings 3/4" thru 2"

FastPipe Fittings
  • Compression style
  • Nylon with fiberglass reinforcement
  • Oring seal: Nitrile
  • Bite ring: Stainless steel
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Fastpipe Fittings

Future drops install in seconds with our saddle drops

Fittings 3"

Fastpipe Fitting

  • Compression style
  • DieCast Aluminum Alloy
  • Oring seal: Nitrile
  • Bite ring: Stainless steel

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Fastpipe Fitting

Future drops install in seconds with our saddle drops

Fittings 4" - 6"

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  • Lug Type
  • Steel/DieCast Aluminum Alloy
  • Seal: Nitrile
  • Powder Coat

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Fastpipe future drops installation with saddle drops

Future drops install in seconds with our saddle drops

FastPipe Installation

You don’t need expensive specialized tools to assemble the FastPipe blue aluminum air line system. All you need are spanner wrenches, a deburr tool, and a pipe cutter. And you bet we make it easy for you to get all the parts you need—just add the tool set to your parts list when you order.

 

 

Installation 3/4" - 3"

Installation 4" - 6"

FastPipe Installation Tips & Recommendations

The aluminum airline FastPipe system is only as safe as a thorough installation. Blue pipe will carry compressed air/gas up to 190 psi. Care must be taken on any installation of the FastPipe system. Read all installation instructions and watch installation videos before starting

Each shipment will contain installation instructions. If you do not receive them, please call us immediately at 866-792-6009. We strongly recommend that the installer contact our tech department for installation questions prior to the installation

  • Assemble all NPT PIPE THREADS with two wraps of Teflon tape and then pipe sealant to prevent thread galling.
  • Support the pipe with clips/hangers a maximum of 10 ft spacing and on one side of each fitting.
  • Do not overbend. FastPipe can be bent to conform around minor obstacles to a maximum of 15 degrees.
  • Any machine/compressor plumbed to the FastPipe must have a JUMPER HOSE to reduce vibration.
  • Any piping system will expand and contract with temperature changes. Use EXPANSION JOINTS to compensate for this movement of aluminum pipe in non-conditioned buildings.
  • DO NOT USE FastPipe for PULSING desiccant dryers or other like equipment.
  • CAUTION installing inert gas bulk tank systems. Gas must be warmed up to FastPipe temperature range.
  • Use a strain relief attached to the building for any rubber hose drops attached to the piping.
  • DO NOT connect quick couplings for air hoses to reduce elbows or tee fittings. The constant connecting/disconnecting and pulling of air hoses could loosen the fitting. Use the FastPipe Wall Outlet, which can be secured to a wall or post. Any hoses attached in the ceiling area to a fitting must use a strain relief attached to the building structure.
  • FastPipe is not designed to electrically ground equipment, to be welded, to take violent impacts or for environments of caustic or corrosive chemicals. While MaxLine fittings do not interchange directly with FastPipe, the two systems can be joined through pipe thread adapter fittings.
  • Check that all fittings are tightened before pressurizing the system for the first time.
  • For initial installation, pressurize the system SLOWLY to 50 psi and check for leaks. Then, pressurize slowly to MAX 190 psi.
  • After 24 hours of being pressurized, depressurize the system and RETIGHTEN the compression nuts. Some settling of components may have occurred. This is not optional. It must be done.
  • Make sure compressor output temperature does not exceed 140°F.

WARNINGS

  • Compressed air is DANGEROUS if not used properly
  • Always use EYE PROTECTION when using compressed air
  • DO NOT POINT compressed air at your body or any person
  • Pressurize system SLOWLY
  • TURN OFF air compressor when not in use
  • CHECK local building codes before installation
  • ALWAYS RELIEVE the system pressure when installing or performing maintenance
  • Systems must have a SAFETY RELIEF valve installed at the compressed air source to prevent over pressurization
  • When using FastPipe in direct sunlight, cover or paint the polymer fittings to protect from UV exposure. (Pipe needs no covering and can be exposed.)
  • Keep children away from the system

Happy Customers

Thanks for all the help in setting up my system. Everything works great with no leaks anywhere. The convenience of having multiple outlets in my workshop is fantastic. I have recommended RapidAir to all my friends. Thanks again!

— John

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