[Knoxfield, 1/11/2017] – Air Energy, a trusted provider of compressors, compressed air equipment and industrial pipework, offers air quality testing to assess the quality of breathing air systems in accordance with ASNZ 1715. Testing is carried out using either the Drager or Parker Breathing Air Test Kits to measure the concentration of water vapour, oil, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in the air.
Contamination in compressor supplied air is a major health hazard, and testing is one of the most cost-effective measures to prevent exposure to this type of risk. Workplace Health and Safety states that breathing air must meet the underlined requirements and be tested to an agreed schedule. Testing helps ensure air quality and workplace safety, providing employers with confidence that their workers can rely on the air system and gives employees the confidence they need to trust the air quality that they are breathing.
High Risk of Contamination in Compressed Air Systems
A typical compressed air system has a warm and moist environment conducive to the growth of micro-organisms. While surfaces such as conveyors are visible and manageable contact points, air leaves no trace where it contacts food or packaging. The introduction of this kind of microbial contamination to food products is highly dangerous and can be considered a health and safety breach, underlining the importance of quality air testing.
The Need for Appropriate Testing
Compressor breathing air quality testing must be conducted to an agreed appropriate schedule. In many cases, annual checks are adequate to identify any deterioration in the system. The frequency of tests must be determined upon the usage and results of the testing.
Air Energy offers testing services as well as expert advice on breathing air quality in the workplace.
About Air Energy
Air Energy started in 1993 as family-owned business that supplies a wide range of compressors, compressed air equipment and industrial pipework. The company comprises a team of experienced problem-solvers, advisors and designers who have dedicated their expertise to ‘best practice’ solutions. Air Energy’s equipment and services are actively available in Victoria, Tasmania, SA and WA, but are called on by national companies for all states and even overseas.
For more information about the company and its services, visit https://www.airenergy.com.au/.