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Water and Air lines

Trust Plumbtech Plumbing Inc. to maintain the necessary lines for water, air and process piping for your facility.

Production downtime due to lack of water can be very costly. To ensure that your heavy machinery and production equipment is up and running promptly, trust Plumbtech Plumbing Inc. to install and maintain the necessary water lines, airlines and process piping.

We know that water can be unique to the area you live in. Our fully trained commercial plumbers provide specific water testing for wells as well as lake water.

Once we know what kind of water you have, we can supply and install the right water softener, water treatment and purification system in your home, cottage or business. There are many different options. For the best model or system to suit your residential, recreational, or business needs contact Plumbtech.

Water and Air lines

Pipes, Pipes, Pipes

Just as there is a variety of pipe sizes commonly found in residential plumbing, pipes of different materials are also used in industry. They are the transportation system for a wide variety of substances that are necessary for chemical plants, refineries, pharmaceutical facilities, food
processing, and more. Substances can range from water, gases, steam, air, coolants, chemicals, petroleum products, and more.

Piping for Water

Different types of materials are used for water lines and fittings. They can range from plastic, copper, or municipex, or poly piping and CPVC pipe. Fitting materials are also different and require different techniques and expertise to be attached. Copper fittings, for example, are soldered, whereas CPVC fittings are glued. What to use depends on the application of the water systems involved and where it will be used. Plumbing on the second floor, or attic, has considerations beyond plumbing water to fixtures, including drain pipes, venting, and access.

Piping for Air

Some of the businesses that use air pipes include body shops, car washes, sheet metal shops, automobile shops, and other facilities that deal with heavy machinery. Uses range from spraying paint or finishes to tools, such as brad nailers, sanders, and some other tools. Plastic pipes, PVC pipes, PEX, or other typical water plumbing materials are not suitable or rated for compressed air. High pressure can damage or destroy the pipes. Iron, galvanized, or copper piping is used instead.

Regulators will be needed as the pressure will change with different tools and operations. Valves are used to turn the pressure on or off at various places. Filters may also be required. Air dryers are also needed to keep moisture under control in the lines. In addition, all lines are required to have a drip tube. Both will need to be maintained.

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Process Piping

Primarily used in industrial or manufacturing plants, process piping is a way of moving various fluids and/or gases through a building to its destination, such as a machine to make a product. Process piping keeps all of the substances used separated from each other. The type of piping, valves, and fittings used depends upon the substance inside the pipe.

Substances can range from water to chemicals, gases, petroleum products, steam, air, refrigerants, and more. Process piping is also used for injection molding, a manufacturing process that sends a liquid or melted substance into a mould to make a product or a variety of parts.
In addition to transporting the substances from one location to another in the plant, the pipe system can also be designed to mix, pressurize, control, and regulate whatever is in the pipe for its destined purpose.

In a car wash, for example, pipes separate the soaps from the waxes and rinses. Different pipes are used for each. In a plant that uses injection molding to make a product, different pipes would transport water or chemicals to a machine in the plant. The pharmaceutical industry will also use process piping systems to manufacture products.

Piping for Use

The type of pipe used depends on what is going through it and where it is located (above ground or underground). Varying temperatures, determined by the manufacturer, engineer, or designer of the system, will also be a factor.

Also, different pipes and fittings will be used according to the machine substance, fluid, or gas that is being used. Various pipes are also made from different materials and thicknesses depending on the substance that is travelling through them. A pharmaceutical or biotech company may use a lot of stainless steel tubing and fittings to attach to pumps and tanks. The tubing keeps everything clean and separates them. The tubing also separates any waste for disposal. The tubing is made from high-quality steel, and it can be attached by welding.

A woodshop, whether it is a hobby or larger scale, will use piping for pressurized air to blow off dust from the product under construction.
M-L-K copper pipe – each letter stands for a different thickness. K is the thickest. Type L is most often used for industrial and commercial waterlines because it is longwearing. Type M, the thinnest and lightest, is the easiest to work with, the least expensive of the three, and is used for
residential use.

Types of Pipes

Materials range from steel to copper and plastic. Within each, there are different options. Steel, for example, has three different options: carbon, stainless, and alloy. While carbon steel will work for many different general-purpose applications, it may also be prone to corrosion.

Alloy steel is frequently used in chemical and petrochemical institutions as it can withstand high temperatures and pressure. That is because alloy steel is made by combining carbon steel with chromium, molybdenum, and nickel. It is also less prone to corrosion. Of the three, stainless steel is the most common, and it is popular in the pharmaceutical and food processing industries, where hygiene is important. Stainless steel is also durable and resists corrosion.

Copper piping is available in various thicknesses depending on where it is used and what substance is running through it. Uses include water plumbing, where it is soldered to fittings and fixtures such as taps and water heaters. Plastic piping is made from a wide variety of materials, such as PVC, CPVC, and PEX piping. All are flexible, but there are differences, particularly in how the piping joins together.


All process piping requires regular maintenance, which can range from visual inspection of pipes, fittings, and components to cleaning, checking for leaks, wear, and corrosion, as well as replacing any of it, if needed.


Plumbtech Plumbing supplies and installs all the materials for water, air, and process piping.

Why Choose Us?

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We have been providing area customers with high-quality workmanship and peace of mind for over 30 years.

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We offer service and pumpwork, certified backflow installation and testing, drain services and video drain inspection.

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We can take care of your basic plumbing needs any time you need with our 24-hour emergency service available.

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We have the best customer service with friendly and courteous plumbers who have impeccable product knowledge.

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Burst pipes, flood, pump malfunction? – no problem. Plumbtech Plumbing Inc. offers a 24 hour emergency service. Call us at (877) 705-7209 and your call will promptly be returned by one of our skilled plumbers who will resolve your plumbing emergency.

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24 Hour Emergency Service

Burst pipes, flood, pump malfunction? – no problem. Plumbtech Plumbing Inc. offers a 24 hour emergency service. Call us at (877) 705-7209 and your call will promptly be returned by one of our skilled plumbers who will resolve your plumbing emergency.

We pride ourselves on being the local plumbers Barrie and area property owners trust.

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