Environmental Site Services can help you meet your Occupational Health and Safety obligations by providing you with Breathing Air Quality Testing for supplied air respirators by testing the quality of compressed air within your breathing air system. The purity of the compressed air is essential to a safe working environment for numerous applications: air hoods used for spray painting; tank cleaning; sand blasting; confined spaces using airline systems with face masks; as well as a diverse range of pharmaceutical and chemical applications.
All testing is undertaken as directed in AS1715:2009 – Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment. The Breathing Air Quality Testing parameters are outlined in Appendix A of AS1715:2009 – Requirements for Air Quality (Compressors or Cylinders) for Supplied-Air Respirators.
Capacity – The capacity for any air service for respiratory protection is to be calculated at a minimum requirement of 170 litres per minute continuous flow per person
Quality – Breathing Air Quality Testing is undertaken to ensure that air used to supply respirators is free from;
- Objectionable odours
- Harmful levels of;
- Carbon Monoxide
- Carbon Dioxide
- Water Vapour
Air Temperature – Air temperature from a compressor to a facepiece, hood or helmet should be at a comfortable breathing temperature within the range of 15ºC to 25ºC.
We will be equipped to provide instantaneous results of the compressed air quality tests which will subsequently be submitted to our clients in the form of a written report, complete with results, calibration certificates, observations, advice on further investigation and management recommendations.
Environmental Site Services recommend to conduct breathing air quality testing on a bi-annual basis for all breathing air equipment to ensure the health and safety of personnel using the breathing air equipment is not compromised.
Please contact us for further details on Breathing Air Quality Testing completed to the AS1715:2009 – Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.