Why need breathing air analysis?

Case Chemicals have dedicated this blog to breathing air analysis and why it is needed.

Any person that is using breathing air through a range of respiratory apparatus should know that the quality of that compressed air is up to standard with the current breathing air requirement placed in EN 12012:1998.

The European standard does specify what is asked for the quality of compressed air supplied that is used in the below equipment:

– Respiratory protective devices: self-contained open circuit compressed breathing apparatus, otherwise known as a SCBA along with an open circuit compressed underwater breathing apparatus, or SCUBA
– Respiratory productive devices: compressed air line breathing apparatus and compressed airline breathing apparatues to be used under water
– Respiratory protective devices for escaping: self contained open circuit compressed air breathing apparatus which will also have a face mask or mouthpieces assembly, or hoods.

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Breathing air analysis

Case Chemicals have a team experienced technicians and chemists that can carry out air testing requirements for you.

Our sampling kit uses dewpoint readers, O2 analysers and obscuration particle counters to provide the best results.

The quick adaptor provided by Case Chemicals makes for a swift breathing air analysis.
Once the red protection cap has been removed from the quick adaptor, the adaptor should be connected to the air source.
The air should be purged for thirty seconds, proceed to connect the adaptor the sample cylinder.
Open the air source and allow the air to flow through into the sample cylinder.*
Then the sample cylinder should be disconnected from the quick adaptor and the air turned off.
The quick adaptor should then be disconnected from the air source.
Proceed to fill out the sample form included and pack the sample cylinder, quick adaptor and sample form into the shipping box and send it off.

Click here for the diver’s breather air standard and the frequency of examinations and tests.

* After five seconds upon opening the air source, the air should flow through the relief valve.
If not, turn off immediately.

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