Do I need to have my equipment tested?
Yes, it is a requirement by Australian workplace health and safety law.
Compressor breathing air quality tests should be conducted to an appropriate schedule. In many situations annual checks are sufficient to show if there is any deterioration in the system. The frequency of testing should be reviewed dependent on the usage and results of the testing.
How often do I need to test my equipment?
Under Australian Standards, breathing air quality should be tested every 12 months (maximum) for low pressure compressed air systems to make sure it complies with Australian Standard 1715:2009. Compressors used to fill diving or self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders should have air quality tested every 3 months (AS3848.2).
At Safe Air Testing Australia we recommend regular breathing air quality testing on a quarterly basis, this helps to ensure that workers breathing compressed air are not placed at undue risk. Breathing air quality testing should be conducted and reported to AS 1715-2009 Appendix A – Air Quality Requirements.
Why choose Safe Air Testing Australia?
We care about our clients! We not only use the latest testing equipment and procedures to ensure the most accurate results, we make sure we put you first and keep any interruption to operations to an absolute minimum.
How can you test air quality to ensure it is safe?
We conduct an in-depth professional assessment of your equipment, inline breathing respiratory protection requires an assessment on the compressed breathing air quality, including testing the following:
- Air Temperature Testing
- Air Humidity Testing
- Oxygen (O2) Testing
- Water Vapour (H2O) Testing
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) Testing
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Testing
- Oil Mist Testing
- Odour Air Quality Test
We ensure that the compressor line or cylinder be filled initially to at least 12 MPa and subsequently tested to ensure the air quality of the breathing air. The capacity of the breathing air should be 180 litres per minute (L/min) for each person using the equipment. Compressor lines with a ring circuit are recommended to reduce the potential of flow reduction due to multiple lines feeding off the same compressor.
When it comes to Australian Standards and ensuring the health of you and your employees, it can sometimes get a little confusing. If there are any other questions you would like to clarify please CONTACT US and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.