Maxair

UPG’s own compressed air system. Consisting of PE100 pipe (the highest grade of polyethylene available), Maxair is the only recommended system and is widely recognised by consultants and installers throughout the industry.

Boasting a 50 year guarantee, and thousands of successful installs, the Maxair system is ductile, impact resistant, corrosion free, leak free and is amazingly safe with a 2:1 safety factor. Along with this guarantee, Maxair is OSH and MAF approved meaning it’s safe for any industry including food-related sites.

There’s no need for painting or other markings as the pipework is blue sleeved – conforming to international compressed air colour coding.

Maxair Pipe

ADVANTAGES

  • Food grade material – suitable for breathing air
  • Smooth bore – higher flow rates due to less friction
  • Cleaner and dryer air supply – less condensation compared to steel systems
  • Resistant to compressor oils and a wide range of chemicals
  • Extremely high resistance to seismic stresses
  • Higher pressure rating – 16 bar with a 2:1 safety factor
  • Simple and fast to install
  • Easy to alter or adapt – under-pressure connection fittings are available
  • Wide range of pipe sizes – 20 mm to 250 mm
  • 50-Year Guarantee

INSTALLATION

When it comes to installation there’s a number of options on offer – choose from compression, socket fusion or electrofusion. With no pipe threading, gluing or flaring needed, Maxair is fast to install – the industry says it can take only a third of the time a galvanised system install takes. As the pipework is more rigid than other commonly used plastic pipes and is lightweight, it’s much easier to get a neat install and you don’t need so many mounting clips. When modifications are needed you can be sure to get it done with minimal downtime – under-pressure tapping saddles allow new off-takes to be installed without shutting down the air supply.

Maxair Installation Guide

COMPRESSION
FITTINGS

Maxair Compression Fitting
  • Are simple and fast to install
  • Require no special tools 
  • Are easily installed by the customer 
  • Can be dismantled and re-used or adapted
  • Are strong and leak free

SOCKET FUSION
WELDED FITTINGS

Maxair Socket Fusion Welded Fitting
  • Provide a leak-free, 4-minute cure-time, permanent bond
  • Are maintenance free
  • Are compact in size
  • Are the same colour as the pipe
  • Are ideal for underground installations
  • Require a socket fusion welder which UPG have available for hire or purchase
     

ELECTROFUSION
WELDED FITTINGS

Maxair Electrofusion Welded Fitting
  • Connect effortlessly – ideal for larger pipe sizes
  • Provide a maintenance-free, leak-free, permanent bond 
  • Have an under-pressure tapping saddle option – nil factory downtime
  • Can be pre-assembled and pre-aligned
  • Require an electrofusion welder which UPG have available for hire or purchase
     

Maxair distinguishes itself from its competitors…

  • It’s ADVANCED – optimum designs and materials
  • It’s VERSATILE – application limited only by imagination
  • It’s LOGICAL – ideas are easily implemented
  • It’s CLEVER – if you can think it, you can do it
  • It’s PRACTICAL – it simply does what’s required!
  • It’s SAFE – meets all the required standards

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