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Baker Group offers a complete package of compressed air system components and services including system design and consulting. We can supply and install your plant air compressors, air dryers, air receivers and flow control equipment as well as offer the famous Transair aluminum compressed air piping to give you a complete system. In system design we focus on maximizing energy efficiency and optimum clean air delivery to all points of use. 

Compressed Air Systems

Transair
Transair compressed air piping was a significant advancement in compressed air, vacuum & inert gas piping when it was first introduced in the early 1990’s. Transair's patented, push-connect and quick-connect, reusable fittings, combined with extruded aluminum tubing, provide unmatched versatility and ease of installation and modification. Total cost of installation is usually less than conventional steel piping thanks to significant labor savings. Plus, air delivery is cleaner and more efficient, corrosion is eliminated, and leakage is non-existent (allowing some of our customers to downsize or shut down compressors).  Available pipe sizes now range from ½" to 6" diameter.

Baker Group is Midwest Distributor and the second largest Transair Compressed Air Piping Distributor in the United States, stocking one of the largest inventories outside of Transair itself. Our central location and large Transair inventory allow quick product shipment anywhere in the nation.

AIRpipe
AIRpipe has been engaging in the compressed air industry and air piping industry since 1997.  AIRpipe’s unique system is designed to ensure users’ air quality, improve environment, reduce energy costs, and prolong the lifespan of equipment and tooling.  The unique grab ring design and lugged ring allows for zero risk of disconnection and leaks, while the metal clamshell connectors for all diameters are stronger and more rigid versus polymer fittings.  The high grade aluminum pipe resists corrosion, vibration, thermal variation in outdoor weather conditions and can be supplied in single 20 ft. lengths available from ¾” to 8” diameter.

Baker Group is pleased to provide AIRpipe and their patented active concentric seals that provide leak free performance, even in high vibration applications.

For a brief overview of the numerous advantages offered by Transair piping and AIRpipe click on the links below. Additional detailed information. Product or Dealer inquiries should be directed to compressedair@thebakergroup.com or by calling Dwight Axtell at 515.299.4068 or Stacy Pearson at 515.299.4158.

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Compressors & Dryers

Baker Group is the Iowa Distributor for FS Curtis and Boge air compressors, dryers and air treatment equipment as well as Powerex medical grade compressors and vacuum pumps. FS Curtis is a U.S. based manufacturer, headquartered in St. Louis offers both reciprocating and rotary screw air compressors.   BOGE compressors are German engineered and manufactured, and have global presence with compressed air users in more than 80 countries around the world. With these leading manufacturers, Baker Group offers a full range of compressors from 3 to 350 Hp as well as comprehensive air treatment equipment.

Accessory Equipment

Accessory equipment available from Baker Group for compressed air systems includes the following.

  • FS Curtis and Domnick Hunter Filters:
    • Coalescing
    • Particulate
    • High-efficiency coalescing
    • Active carbon
  • Automatic electronic no-loss condensate drains
  • Oil-water separators
  • Intermediate Control Demand Valves (flow controllers)
  • Silvan Compressed Air Receivers:
    • From 12 to 5,000 gallon capacities
    • Vertical and horizontal configurations
  • COXREEL, and Reelcraft hose reels, cord reels and cable reels

Leak Detection Equipment

Baker Group offers the NASA-approved CTRL Systems ultrasound detection equipment. These devices can be used to detect air leaks at distances up to 300 ft. and in close enough to determine which side of a joint is leaking. In addition, the CTRL equipment is proficient in detection of faulty bearings, steam traps, solenoids and valves (contact mode), and bad electrical connections to name a few applications. For compressed air leak detection, the Air Audit Kit is recommended. Air leaks are more expensive than most system owners realize.  According to Compressed Air Challenge, each HP that is developed at a point of use (with a pneumatic tool for example), requires eight HP back at the compressor to generate.  The efficiency loss is 8 to 1, even in a well-designed, efficient system. 

Compressed air is expensive! The last thing you want to let it do is leak! That is where the CTRL equipment pays for itself typically in the first few weeks of use.