Most of us take pure breathing air for granted, but for workers in various industries, it’s a matter of life or death.
Firefighters need to know that their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) cylinders are safe and ready for an emergency. Navy diving teams must confirm safe breathing air for each batch of underwater cylinders that are filled. Pharmaceutical manufacturers require high purity air when packaging medication. Airlines must test their medium pressure compressors. Various other industries rely on SCBA cylinders for safe escape in case of emergency.
Uniphos understands these needs and is committed to working with industries that require equipment like our Airtester HP and MP Detector Tubes, which are used to monitor the purity of breathing air as supplied directly from air compressors, breathing air cylinders or medium pressure air lines supplying air for airline applications and pneumatic machinery.
The Airtester enables the user to check for the four primary contaminants relevant in the USA and Canada: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, oil and water vapor. (According to the CGA standards for Grade D or E and the Canadian CSA Z1800.1-M85 standard.)
In conjunction with the Airtester HP [high pressure maximum 4500 psi] or the Airtester MP [medium pressure 29 to 145 psi], the HP and MP Detector Tubes can indicate quickly and quantitatively the concentration of water vapor, oil, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrous fumes.
There are two versions of the high pressure Airtester: the Airtester HP, a basic version, for testing one tube at a time; and the Airtester HP Multi-Port configuration to test up to four tubes simultaneously.
The HP version is used directly from 2216 or 4500 psi SCBA cylinders or high-pressure compressors using the DIN 300 to SCBA adapter suppled with each kit. The Airtester MP tests with one tube at a time and is ideal for plant supplied systems where the typical in-plant air lines operate at 80 to 120 psi and the MP can be connected directly to the plant airline using a quick disconnect.
The Airtester is the answer for on-the-spot results to assure your workers are receiving air which is not contaminated with high levels of water, oil, CO or CO2. The tests are economical with the standard test well under $10 per analyte tested.
Uniphos wants to ensure you keep your employees safe and reduce loss in production time so everyone can breathe easier.
Contact us today for more information.