Air Purity Testing

Breathing Air Purity Testing is a legal requirement, demanding regular tests in environments where compressed air is used for breathing.

Reasons We Test Air Purity

Compressed air purity testing is legally required when users are breathing compressed air, this is to protect and prevent illness from harmful contaminants. Food and drink producers must also ensure that compressed air which has the potential to come into contact when packaging or even the via the product itself must be safe.

What Do We Test Against?

Samples taken during the compressed air purity test are tested against European standard EN12021:2014 for the following:

  • Oxygen
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Oil Mist
  • Odour
  • Liquid Water & Vapour
  • Other Contaminants

What Report Is Produced based on findings?

All elements are tested to produce a sample result for each test point, with an air purity testing certificate being generated for samples which pass the test within the standard.


How Frequently Should You Test Air Purity?

For breathing air the recommendation in normal environments would be to test at the point of use at least every 3 months, or more frequently if there has been a change or concern surrounding the production process or environment within your business. In regards to who and where air purity testing is carried out, our experienced engineers will take a compressed air sample from key take-off at the point of use, which will then be sent off to a specialist laboratory for detailed analysis.





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