Breathing Air Quality Test Kit
This comprehensive breathing air quality test kit is compact, easy to operate and can be used to indicate the level of contamination, as well as, operating flow, temperature and pressure. Sampling of compressed air is fast, with the ability to process results in less than minutes. Concentrations of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxygen and oil & mist can be determined almost instantly without further lab analysis.
With everything you need contained in one convenient, lightweight aluminium case and with no power source required, the AIRQUAL-1 is suitable for a variety of applications including; offshore oil rigs and on-site visits. In addition to the detection of the compressed air contaminants listed, AIRQUAL-1 also features an oxygen analyser allowing for constant real-time display of the oxygen content within the compressed air system.
- Low test costing
- On site customer calibration function
- No downtime, on the spot measurement
- No battery required
- Rugged design – housed in protective aluminium casing
- Only 4kg
- No additional equipment required
- compliance with AS 1715-2009 Appendix A and BS EN12021
|Technology||Gas tubes and electrochemical cell|
|Measurement||CO2, CO, H2O, O2, Oil Mist|
|Sensitivity||Oxygen: 21% (+/-1%)
Carbon Dioxide: Not More Than 500ppm
Carbon Monoxide: Not More Than 15ppm
Oil Mist/Vapour: Not More Than 0.5mg/m³
Odour/Taste: Without Significant Odour
|Interface||Colour touch screen display|
|Logger||2GB SD Memory & USB port|
|Kit content||Calibration flow meters
1/4” Female BSP Connection
Tube breaker & receptacle
4 packs of Airtec tubes
O2 Gas detector
|Performances||Maximum inlet pressure: 10 bar g (145 PSI)
Analysis operating pressure: 1 bar g (14.5 PSI)
Maximum inlet temperature: 40°C (104°F)
Minimum inlet temperature: 5°C (59°F)
Air flow rate range at outlet: 100 – 5000 cc/min
|Oxygen||0 – 30%|
Breathing air quality
Why test breathing air?
It is imperative that breathing air is tested often and thoroughly for contaminants in compressed breathing air, excessive levels of CO, CO2, oil and mist can cause the user to become lightheaded, nauseous and dizzy.
High levels of contaminants can be caused by saturated filters or incorrect compressor servicing; these factors would not necessarily be picked up in the initial stages of servicing, adding emphasis to the importance of compressed air testing.
It’s difficult to detect CO or CO2 as, until they’re at a harmful level, they don’t give off any taste or odour. In addition to potential health risks, contaminated air can also create problems such as inefficient filtration which in the long run can lead to unnecessary costs.
The international standard for the quality of compressed air states that “in any event all contaminants shall be kept to as low a level as possible and shall be below the national exposure limit.”
The “AS 1715-2009 Appendix A – Air Quality Requirements” provides standards to ensure that workers breathing compressed air are not placed at risk.
Breathing air is primarily used for medical application. Hazardous breathing conditions exist in routine industrial operations, such as abrasive blasting, paint spraying, industrial cleaning, and arc welding. In these and other operations that introduce contaminants into the workplace, supplied-air respirators are frequently used for worker protection. These applications utilize “low pressure” air (normally between 90 and 125 psig).
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