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Breathing air purity testing

Breathing air requirements

Are you aware of the quality of your compressed air?

Thorite offer accurate compressed air quality testing to the requirements of EN12021; ensuring your breathing air complies with with the mandatory requirements of COSHH L5.

"178 The quality of the air supplied to breathing apparatus should be tested at least once every three months and more frequently when the quality of the air supplied can not be assured..."

Using automatically controlled tests to establish the levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oil, water and oxygen content we can meet or exceed the detection parameters of both EN12021:1998 and BS4275:1997, helping you to ensure the safety of your workforce.

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Removal of typical contaminants such as water, particles, oil etc can be achieved through standard filtration offered in the Thorite Breathing Sets. These filter assemblies are specifically assembled to remove these contaminants. See our range of breathing air sets.

Air quality standard

Does your air supply need to meet the international standard for compressed air quality? ISO 8573:2001 is the internationally recognised standard; by using our air purity check service you can establish your conformity to this standard.

Where the compressed air system is supplying air to more than one application, the air treatment in the compressor house is likely to remain unchanged. However, point of use protection levels will vary depending upon the air quality requirements of each application.

Food grade compressed air

The compressed air itself is never the issue, it is the added 'ingredients' to the compressed air that cause the problem. Compressed air which is likely to come into contact with food stuffs or ingredients will require the highest level of purification. Current food hygiene regulations introduce the requirement that food business operators put in place, implement, and maintain procedures based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Points (HACCP)principles.

A joint publication by the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) entitled 'Food Grade Compressed Air - A Code of Practice' assists food producers to comply with the 852/2004 EU Regulation covering the hygiene of foodstuffs in the 'Farm to Table process'. This Regulation introduced the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles (HACCP) to the food supply chain and sets the scene for establishing good practice. Until now, there have been no controls governing the use of compressed air for food producers.

The code of practice is available at £25.00 each + postage and packaging - click here.

To ensure your compressed air meets current standards and requirements contact us for a free no obligation review.

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BCAS - British Compressed Air Society -- EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation -- CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme -- SafeContractor Approved