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Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and Ash Air – A 10 Year Partnership That’s Going Places!

Ash Air have provided our services to Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) for more than 10 years. In 2019, MIT decided to move their technical departments from Otara and Mahunga Drive Campuses to their new facility in Manukau City Centre.
The new facility at Manukau was designed specifically for Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Automobile and Marine Engineering departments.
In New Zealand, many people are familiar with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). They are one of the largest providers of technical, vocational, and professional education in the country, offering practical hands-on learning and industry placements, with an exceptional first-class learning facilities.
Proud to be the partner of choice for MIT, Ash Air assessed and realised that compressed air requirements were necessary in the Welding area, Automotive, Civil workshop, Gas workshop, plumbing, Metal fabrication, Electrical workshop and Mechanical HVAC test room.



From here, structural drawings of the new site were provided to us by Haydn & Rollett through client meetings and discussions.The Ash Air team came up with the following plan through the study of drawings and background knowledge of MIT's existing plant requirements:

1) Designing the compressor room to contain a full compressed air set-up: Chicago Pneumatic rotary screw CPB30 and CPVSd 30 compressors, air dryer, air receiver and installations.

2) AIRnet Piping System to be provided to each department with required air droppers based on the location of the machines – around 2.4 kilometres of AIRnet installed!

3) Planning safety measures in the AIRnet Piping System to avoid obstacles installed by third parties like overhead bridge cranes, electric power connections, heaters and sprinklers.

The above processes were completed with high quality due to which the plant is running successfully and has resulted in Ash Air receiving a service contract for five years, including air leak tests.


Figure 2: The Chicago Pneumatic CPVSD 30 variable speed drive rotary screw compressor for 35% energy savings, alongside the CPB 30 unit for redundancy and performance, receiver, and AIRnet Piping System – the revolutionary air distribution system that offers highest level of performance and efficiency.

Figure 3: Chicago Pneumatic CPB 30 rotary screw compressor, air dryer, AIRnet Piping System and filtration can be seen in MIT's compressor room.



With this project, Ash Air was pleased to deliver significant energy savings, reduced maintenance costs, more capacity in terms of free air delivered, and the rolling out a full facility AIRnet Piping System; making sure that high quality compressed air reaches MIT’S point-of-use in optimal conditions, with the right pressure and flow. A compressed air system providing optimal performance and efficiency, day in, day out!



Figure 4: AIRnet Piping System was installed throughout the facility, engineered to support sustainable operational excellence in MIT's product process. Super reliable, supporting energy efficiency with superior sealing to prevent leaks and reduce friction, preventing pressure drops and saving energy.  



What MIT say about the Ash Air experience...


“In Tech Park, MIT needed to create the sort of inspiring modern learning environment for the trades and engineering workforce of the future. We are training the builders and makers of Aotearoa. Our new school needed to reflect the mana of those careers for our learners, their whānau, communities and region.

Ash Air was involved in this project from the very start, recommending the best options for providing compressed air throughout the complex and ideas for the fit out.

The company was very professional, reliable and supportive of MIT’s goals for its learners. We enjoyed a very good working relationship with Ash Air and would not hesitate to recommend them for your next major installation.” 

Mike F, Head of Automation Technology Manukau Institute of Technology.

Our team say...

“We are passionate about understanding our customers and we have helped them save costs on their compressed air and vacuum systems. Since 1979, the Ash Air team has striven to improve our customers performance and achieve maximum efficiency for the longevity of their operations – MIT included!"
Scott, CTS Operations Manager Ash Air
"We are proud of who we are, what we know, and what we can achieve. We simply want to bring our customers ideas to fruition and help them in their business.”
Sunil, Sales Engineer Ash Air


Figure 5: MIT has expressed acknowledgement and thanks to Ash Air, displaying a branded banner in their facility, and Ash Air has gained service contract agreements for their air systems for five years.


Products of Choice for Manukau Institute of Technology

Chicago Pneumatic Rotary Screw Compressors

Introducing direct driven transmission in its variable speed range of compressors, Chicago Pneumatic sets a new mile stone in compressed air. The new design, fully dedicated to variable speed applications, grants a maximum of energy saving, very high flexibility, and very low ownership costs.

Combining an intelligent Variable Speed Drive (VSD) with an advanced direct driven transmission together with a high-frequency motor, the CPVSd Series is the most recommended compressed air solution for future-proof businesses. Up to 35% of energy saving can be achieved by this clever combination.



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AIRnet Aluminium Piping System: Designed to Perform! AIRnet saves you 70% on installation time vs. traditional piping systems


AIRnet is a fast, easy and reliable piping system, designed for compressed air, vacuum, and other inert gas applications from the source to the point of use with the lowest total cost of ownership.

If you look at your total cost of ownership, AIRnet will turn out to be the best investment choice you can make. Airnet piping network is engineered to support sustainable operational excellence in your production process. Material and product design, installation and maintenance costs, flexibility and safety - they all influence your total cost of ownership and the level of efficiency in your production.



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AIRnet Aluminium Piping System: Designed to Perform! AIRnet saves you 70% on installation time vs. traditional piping systems

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Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!

Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!

  • Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Nitrogen
  • An extensive line of air treatment components

Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.

Reliability and Efficiency

With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our efforts on the following:

  • Increasing uptime
  • Reducing unexpected repairs
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Improving the cleanliness of compressed air


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