It’s important to implement effective protocols to ensure that your compressor is working properly. Proper compressor maintenance will save dive shop owners time, costly repairs, and prevent the need to retest.
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) requires that dive shop owners test their compressed air quarterly according to CGA grade E specifications, and CSA Z180 for Canadian members. Trace Analytics, LLC offers testing according to these standards, in addition to ANDI and others found on this chart here. Testing your compressed air regularly with an accredited laboratory will provide scuba divers with safety and peace of mind.