How Firefighters Can Reduce Inhalation Risks
in February 19, 2019 in Breathing Air, Education, Fire, News

Original article published on FireRescue1. For many years, the consequences of not wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) were overlooked. Inhaling unseen toxic vapors,...

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Establishing A Compressed Air Monitoring Plan
in February 1, 2019 in Education, Food, Manufacturing

Original article published on International Food Safety and Quality Network. In order for manufacturers to ensure the safety of their end-products, a compressed air...

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Food Grade Air and the Impact of Microorganism Contamination
in January 9, 2019 in Education, Food, Manufacturing, Microbiological

Microbial contamination in the food manufacturing industry is a serious concern. In addition to environmental concerns, microorganism contamination can also impact food products through...

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Diving for Knowledge: The Importance of Compressed Air Testing
in January 5, 2019 in Breathing Air, Dive, Education

When it comes to scuba diving, safety is paramount. PADI, (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) dedicates its organization to providing scuba diving safety and...

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Compressed Air Sampling Methods for Microbial Contamination
in January 3, 2019 in Education, Manufacturing, Microbiological

Original article published on International Food Safety and Quality Network. Regulations protect the health and welfare of consumers. One such regulation is ISO 8573-7...

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Compressed Breathing Air: What’s in Your SCBA?
in January 1, 2019 in Breathing Air, Education, Fire

Original article appears on FireRescue1.com Every firefighter knows the dangers of inhaling smoke or toxic gases while on an incident. However, few think about...

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Compressed Air: Risks of Oil Contamination in the Food Manufacturing Process
in December 10, 2018 in Education, Food, Manufacturing

Original article published on International Food Safety and Quality Network Food manufacturers hold the important role of ensuring that the food we eat is...

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DIY Diving Air Tests Aren’t Enough: Ensure compressed breathing air safety with a third-party lab
in September 18, 2018 in Breathing Air, Dive, Education

Although some people may take the air they breathe for granted, SCUBA divers are acutely aware of its necessity. When underwater, divers need to...

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Avoid Pet and Animal Food Recalls with Compressed Air Testing

Compressed air is used for a variety of systems in the animal and pet food manufacturing industry. Because this air both directly and indirectly...

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The Cost Of Doing Nothing: Compressed Air Testing and Preventative Maintenance
in June 13, 2018 in Breathing Air, Education, Fire, Uncategorized

Each year, experts gather at the annual NFPA Conference and Expo to share insights on issues affecting the firefighting community. Many of the exhibits...

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Total Volatile Hydrocarbon Contamination in Compressed Breathing Air
in May 30, 2018 in Breathing Air, Education, Fire

Finding out your air sample is out of specification can be costly and time consuming. While many compressed air users are aware of the...

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Passing Your Compressed Air Analysis: Tips and Troubleshooting

Quality testing is an important control measure for any compressed air system. Particularly in the food industry, a variety of pitfalls exist that can...

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Compressed Breathing Air: Water Vapor Contamination
in April 10, 2018 in Breathing Air, Education, Water

In our last blog on breathing air contamination, we discussed the dangers of Carbon Monoxide contamination. While CO is one of the most dangerous...

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Sampling Plans for GFSI-Required Compressed Air Monitoring
in March 5, 2018 in Education, Manufacturing

This blog outlines some questions you need to consider when establishing a routine monitoring program. How you answer the following questions will vary depending on the...

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Compressed Breathing Air: Carbon Monoxide
in February 26, 2018 in Breathing Air, Education, News

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide The dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) are well documented. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), each year...

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Microbial Compressed Air Sampling Explained
in February 5, 2018 in Education, Manufacturing, Microbiological

Compressed air has been referred to as the fourth utility and is a diverse tool that is used by many different types of manufacturers....

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Compressed Air System Risk Assessment: Do I Need to Test?
in December 12, 2017 in Education, Food, Manufacturing, Webinar

Compressed air is a critical utility that is widely used throughout the food industry. Many of the GFSI schemes like Safe Quality Food (SQF),...

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Compressed Air Systems: Causes of CO2 Contamination
in December 11, 2017 in Breathing Air, Education, News

A failed compressed air test can be a hassle, often leaving companies who thought their compressed air was contaminant free struggling to figure out...

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The Seven Principles of HACCP Application: Compressed Air Systems
in December 11, 2017 in Education, Manufacturing, Webinar

HACCP is the internationally recognized preventative management system and is defined by the Food and Drug Administration as an entity addressing food safety “through...

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HACCP and Compressed Air Testing
in December 11, 2017 in Education, Manufacturing, News

HACCP is an internationally recognized preventative management system and is defined by the Food and Drug Administration as an entity addressing food safety “through the analysis and...

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NFPA 1989: A Look at Firefighter Health and Safety
in June 13, 2017 in Breathing Air, Education, Fire, News

When a firefighter puts on in their safety equipment, they knowingly accept the risks and the responsibilities necessary to guarantee the safety of a...

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