A pneumatic connector has an important function in a pneumatic system in which it should maintain a tight grip on tubings whenever pressure increases. Pneumatic, by the way, denotes a system operated by way of compressed air, in which pipes or tubings are “filled with air.”
Pneumatic connectors function as the essential links between hoses, pipes or tubes, and other parts completing a pneumatic system. As fittings of an air operated system, they require lower pressure than hydraulic systems and have tighter seals.
Understanding How a Pneumatic System Works
As pressure intensifies on the side of the tubing, the air or water drives the band or sleeve-like segment into a groove in the interior of the connector. The little teeth of the grooves compress the sleeves to make sure the tubings or pipings are tightly sealed and will not disconnect.
Example of Pneumatic System in Buildings
The hydro-pneumatic plumbing system of multi-storey, high-rise condominiums are perfect examples of pneumatic systems as applied in the plumbing system of buildings. Each system has to be a well-designed network and robust connections of plumbing pipes. The main purpose of which is to provide the occupants of the condominium a sound plumbing system for the proper operation of water distribution in every unit of each building floor.
Actually, proper planning of the plumbing system must be ahead of all other building plans, since the system also includes drainage, vent pipes and wastes. Proper planning must include use of high quality pipes and fittings.
In homes, particularly in condominium units in high rise buildings, the main goal of a plumbing system is to efficiently deliver water. The design therefore is for a hydropneumatic plumbing system, as the key to vertical distribution is by way of applying water pressure.
Hydropneumatic pumps that provide the compressed air, are highly rated as energy efficient because they are capable of maintaining water pressure at a consistent pressure level.The hydropneumatic pump basically augments pressure, as the plumbing system has insufficient pressure to distribute water upwards, on its own network of plumbing pipes and connections. To a higher demand for a continuous water flow, there are cutting edge hydropneumatic plumbing systems made up of multiple pressure vessels supported by a single high-powered pump or multiple pumps.
A sound hydro-pneumatic plumbing system will improve the life of a building. As opposed to a plumbing system with a network of subpar pipes and fittings, which in the long run, will cause damages that compromise the integrity of the building.