Compressed Air System Risk Assessment: Do I need to test?


Compressed Air System Risk Assessment: Do I need to test?

More than 70% of production facilities use compressed air in the manufacturing process. Experts like the Compressed Air & Gas Institute (CAGI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) agree that the primary contaminants to monitor are particles, water, and oil (PWO). The primary sources of contamination in a compressed air supply include the intake air quality and the compressor itself. Other significant sources include distribution piping, storage receivers, and point-of-use items such as valves, gauges, flexible tubing, and fittings.

  • Does your system filter these contaminants out?
  • Where does your compressed air system add additional contaminants that need to be monitored or filtered?
  • Are these contaminants detrimental to your product?
  • Where are your HACCP critical control points, and are you monitoring them?