FastPipe

Modular Aluminum Compressed Air Piping

FastPipe is today’s improved compressed air piping method that can be installed by one person, without any expensive tools. FastPipe saves you money on installation costs and long-term maintenance. It is ideal for small to large industrial systems, especially if there are multiple air users.

RapidAir’s FastPipe aluminum compressed 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 pipe thread adapter fittings.

When you need the best, most efficient compressed air piping at the best price, choose the FastPipe system.

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Choose FastPipe Aluminum Compressed Air System for:

  • Straight piping runs with minimal obstructions

  • A professional look

  • Multiple air users

  • Installing on wall or hanging from a ceiling

  • Operating heavy-duty tools

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Pipe

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  • 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)

Fittings 3/4″ thru 2″

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

Future drops install in seconds with our saddle drops

Fittings 3″

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

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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Future drops install in seconds with our saddle drops

Installation 3/4″ – 3″

Installation 4″ – 6″

FastPipe Aluminum Pipes: Fast and Easy Installation

FastPipe aluminum air line 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.

FastPipe can be installed easily by one person because the pipes are so lightweight and easy to cut. For example, the 3” piping only weighs 21 lbs, but the same size black iron pipe weighs 140 lbs.

Compression style 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.

You don’t need expensive specialized tools to assemble the FastPipe 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.

Aluminum Pipes for Superior Air Quality

FastPipe compressed air aluminum 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.

Energy Efficient Compressed Air

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 FastPipe compressed air aluminum 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.

The FastPipe system is perfect for a broad range of uses

The FastPipe compressed air system is preferred for industrial plants, manufacturing facilities, small businesses, auto shops, heavy truck repair. RapidAir manufactures the highest quality aluminum piping and can create a custom system for you.

With FastPipe, you can connect to any existing piping system. You can expand or modify the system easily. FastPipe is ideal for multiple air users. Its long, straight pipes can be mounted on ceilings and inside or outside walls.

Rigid FastPipe is also a great option for the home mechanic who wants the power and ease of compressed air, and the professional look of the modular piping system. Compressed air systems give you the power you need to easily do things like remove tires or lug nuts from vehicles, install / remove dual wheels, or to repair equipment. There’s no other safe way to apply the strength needed in these positions. Save your strength for other heroics by letting these systems do the grunt work for you.

FastPipe is not designed for underground burial. Instead, use RapidAir’s MaxLine system, which is also a great alternative for drops and long continuous runs. While MaxLine fittings do not interchange directly with FastPipe, the two systems can be joined through pipe thread adapter fittings.

FastPipe is not designed to electrically ground equipment, to be welded, to take violent impacts or for environments of caustic or corrosive chemicals. FastPipe should not be used where compressed air temperature is above 140°F.

FastPipe Installation Tips and Recommendations

The aluminum airline FastPipe system is only as safe as a thorough installation. Pipes 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 800-954-3310. 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.
  • 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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