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The superior system for compressed air

28 Aug 2019 | NEW PRODUCTS

Maxair is a superior system for your compressed air reticulation requirements. Maxair utilises PE100, a product of advanced materials technology which outperforms other pipes for pressure, flow, corrosion resistance, compatibility with compressor oils & ease of installation and alteration. Complementing this outstanding development in clean robust pipework is a comprehensive range of quality components to help you select the best solution for your individual requirements. This range is a result of research and experience within a broad cross section of industrial applications. Compressed gasses have inherent dangers, so an uncompromising standard of quality, conservative pressure ratings and the highest safety factors of any polymer piping system as set out in Australian Standards is now available.

Economic advantages of Maxair pipe systems

Elimination of costly air leaks. This is now possible with fusion welded fittings and/or proven O-Ring fittings. Common problems with traditional materials of maintaining air pressure and recurring air leaks, prove costly in both wastage of valuable compressed air and downtime/maintenance costs to rectify leaks. Energy savings through reduced friction. Ultra smooth bore and low friction material. Savings in labour costs in installation & modification. Low capital costs. Low maintenance. Along with low initial costs, the true economy of the Maxair PE100 pipe system is realised in long term efficiency, reliability, versatility and minimisation of maintenance.  

Why invest in Maxair?

  • 50 year warranty
  • Simple & fast to install
  • Easy to alter or adapt
  • Lightweight
  • Strong, robust, safe
  • Low friction, smooth bore
  • Broad chemical resistance
  • No corrosion
  • No metallic contamination
  • Wide range of pipe sizes 20mm to 160mm 
  • Food grade materials Suitable for breathing air
  • Distinctive blue colour
  • Good thermal properties
  • Suitable underground
  • Under pressure connection fittings

Elimination of pipe corrosion

A major disadvantage with traditional galvanised iron air pipe has been corrosion of pipe with consequent problems: Contamination of air supply, damaging tools & pneumatics, increased friction giving energy losses, reduced bore and eventual need for replacement. Maxair eliminates this corrosion giving cleaner air and long lasting smooth bore.

Design Flexibility

The three extensive ranges of Maxair fittings - Socket Fusion, Electro Fusion or Compression, all using the same pipe, offer the Designer/Engineer maximum design flexibility. The value to Industry of a total package which is readily altered at any stage is inestimable. This system is ideally suited to today’s requirement for rapid installation schedules.

Quick, clean, simple installation

No tedious threading of pipe, flaring or gluing. Installation can be 2-5 times quicker than with traditional materiaIs. Simple to modify. New branches, extensions or take-offs can be added with a minimum of disruption & cost. The typical inflexibility of traditional systems is overcome. An extensive range of fittings provides further design versatility.

Chemical resistance

Maxair has broad chemical compatibility and provides a solution for harsh corrosive environments. Fusion welded fittings provide a high degree of safety in these areas. Welded PE 100 is the ultimate Polyethylene system due to its fused jointing, minimum entrapment and high safety factor. Please refer to Technical Department for specific applications.

Superior strength

Maxair has higher strength, greater wall thickness and a higher safety factor of 2:1 than other grades of PE currently on the market. Maxair has excellent pressure/ temperature capabilities with minimum 50 year design life. Manufactured to PN25 providing a compressed air rating in accordance with Australian Standard AS4130 of 16 bar or 235 P.S.I. @ 20deg C with a 2:1 safety factor. Extremely robust. Impact resistant - is ductile in nature so will not shatter like PVC (PVC is not safe for compressed air). Excellent for underground applications. Thermally stable and suitable for -20deg C to +60deg C continuous, with peaks of up to 95deg C.

Meets Australian standards

Meets Australian Standards AS4130 & AS4131 and made in Australia under strict ISO 9002 Certified Quality Systems. Maxair PE 100 is the highest grade of PE in Australian Standard AS4131. Blue colour to assist in identification and colour coding without painting. (Australian Standards require marking/colour coding).


Maxair PE 100 pipe is manufactured in accordance to AS 4130 / AS 4131 and is accordingly guaranteed for 50 years provided recommended design, installation and operation practices are adopted. As established from long term testing, PE 100 may be operated continuously under pressure for up to 200 years at 20 degrees celsius.

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