1. Transair pipe and hoses: Transair pipe should be protected from
mechanical impact, particularly if exposed to collision with fork-lift trucks
or when sited in an environment with moving overhead loads. Similarly,
rotation of the pipe and pipe supports should be avoided. Transair pipe
must not be welded.
2. Expansion and contraction: Expansion and contraction of the system
should be calculated prior to installation. The system designer and installer
should calculate the elongation or retraction of each Transair line
according to the recommendations in this installation guide.
3. Situation to avoid: Installation within a solid mass (concrete, foam, etc.),
the hanging of any external equipment to Transair pipe, the use of Transair
for grounding or as a support for electrical equipment, and exposure to
chemicals that are incompatible.
4. When assembling Transair connectors, do not interchange the nuts
with different Transair bodies due to our calibration process.
1. Cutting the pipe:
place the pipe in the pipe cutter
position the blade onto the pipe -
rotate the pipe cutter around the pipe
while gently tightening the wheel.
2. Carefully deburr the outer and inner edges of the pipe
3. Creating the lugs for 3", 4" or 6" cut pipe.
Open the retaining pin at the front of the machine by pressing the jaw release button.
Place the jaws in the housing. Lock in position by closing the retaining pin
4. Manually open the jaws of the clamp and insert the aluminum pipe into the clamp as far as it will go
Release the jaws. Press the trigger and crimp the tube until a ‘snap’ sound is heard
Re-open the two jaws to remove the pipe and rotate the pipe slightly
Renew the operation until the required minimum number of lugs for each diameter is achieved
Min. number of lugs:
Ø 3" (5 lugs)
Ø 4" (6 lugs)
Ø 6" (10 lugs) Do not overlap the lugs!
1. Slip the cartridge over the end of the first pipe fully up to the shoulder
2. Bring the second pipe to the cartridge and slide fully up to the shoulder
3. Position the clamp over the cartridge / pipe assembly
4. Hand tighten the pre-fitted screws with an Allen key
5. Pull the pipes fully back towards the outside of the clamp
6. Fully tighten the clamp screws (maximum tightening torque: final closure of clamps)
For effective clamp sealing, screw tightening should be performed on
alternate sides of the clamp as shown. A 6mm Allen bit is used to tighten 3" and 4" clam shells and an 8mm bit
is used for 6". The torque range is 7.38 lb-ft and 17.5 lb-ft for all sizes.
For 3" and 4" assemblies, the clam shell halves should be flush with
each other when tight. For 6" assemblies, it is acceptable to have a
small gap between the clam shell halves.
To disconnect, perform the same operations in reverse order.
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