Breathing Air in Industrial Settings
Clean and safe breathable air is critical for commercial and industrial facilities. Industrial processes can introduce contaminants such as dust, mist or fumes into the air. These contaminants put employees’ health and safety at serious risk. The risk becomes greater when employees are working in enclosed spaces, such as manufacturing plants and other industrial settings. To ensure the safety of all employees, employers must understand the risks of poor indoor air quality and the importance of meeting Grade D breathable air standards in the United States and CSA Standard Z180.1-13 in Canada.
Breathing Air Standards in USA, Canada, EU & UK
|Region||United States||Canada||EU & UK|
OSHA Grade D
|Maximum Dew Point||Varies by Application||5oC below lowest system temperature||-23oF (-31oC)|
|Odour & Taste||no pronounced odour||no pronounced odour||no pronounced odour|
|Allowable O2 Range||19.5 to 23.5%||20 to 22%||21% ±1%|
|Maximum CO Levels||10ppm||< 5ppm||< 5ppm|
|Maximum CO2 Levels||1000ppm||< 600ppm||< 500ppm|
Ambient Air Filtration
Dust, Mist & Fume Collectors can and should be used to filter contaminants from the ambient air within a facility.
Use the links below to learn more about Ambient Air Filtration:
When working in confined areas or hazardous areas where ambient air filtration will not meet air-quality standards, breathing air systems must be employed.
Breathing Air Systems
Whether it is working with fine abrasives, cleaning, hazardous locations it is paramount that you select a breathing air system that is safe and reliable.
Breathing Air Equipment Uses
AIRPLUS Industrial offers breathing-air equipment for use in hazardous environments to address problems with:
- chemical gases
- particulate from abrasive blasting or other process
- oil & oil by-products
- odours from processes including VOC’s
- carbon monoxide – CO
- carbon dioxide – CO2
Breathing Air System Certification
AIRPLUS Industrial offers the certification and parts required to keep your breathing air system working properly.