NFPA 1989 / Fire Compressed Air TestingAmanda Richards2022-07-15T13:52:19-06:00
NFPA 1989 Compressed Air Testing
NFPA 1989 establishes criteria for the safe supply of comprssed breathing air for fire and emergency service personnel. Meet your quarterly compressed air specifications with our easy-to-use AirCheck✓Kit™.
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The AirCheck✓ Kit™ K902 is designed for use with breathing air specifications requiring a dry dew point, such as NFPA 1989, OSHA 1910.134 (Cylinder or SCBA), CGA Grade D (0), and CGA Grade L. Other specifications are available at an additional cost. This kit is typically used by fire service, industrial fire brigades, some dive facilities who use high pressure breathing air to fill SCBAs or any compressor with a desiccant dryer. Test from the compressor or cascade. Watch our online sampling video for Breathing Air Testing.
NFPA 1989 requires quarterly compressed air testing but many fire departments choose to test more frequently to ensure the safety of their breathing air. Sampling compressed air is easy and can only take a couple of minutes – saving costs on expensive replacements and reports down the road.
Some contaminants that can be found in a firefighter’s SCBA include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, total volatile hydrocarbon, and water vapor, which can all severely impact their health. Regular monitoring not only reduces risk but may help identify sources of contamination.
Trace Analytics, LLC has two members on the Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection Equipment which is responsible for NFPA 1989. We have ensured that our kits and analyses comply with NFPA 1989’s sampling and analytical requirements for compressed air.
NFPA 1989: 5.1.1 requires compressed breathing air to be tested quarterly by an accredited laboratory, or sooner if contamination is suspected. If a compressed air test fails, the compressor must remain out of service until the air quality has passed laboratory testing.
NFPA 1989: 22.214.171.124 requires that air samples must be tested before and after the installation of a new air purification filter.
Testing your compressed air is simple with Trace Analytics. We’ll set you up with easy to follow instructions, comprehensive videos to guide you and a helpful and certified customer service team.
The AirCheck Kit is easy-to-use and designed to obtain an air sample that is representative of the air used to fill your SCBAs. You can use the kit to test your breathing air quality from your compressor or cascade system.
AirCheck Kit Model K902 is Trace’s solution to affordable testing per NFPA 1989 standards. This kit allows for sampling of Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Methane, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Moisture, Odor, Oil Mist and Particles, and Total Volatile Hydrocarbons.
Trace Analytics’ laboratory is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. We use state-of-the-art lab equipment that allows us to analyze hundreds of compressed air and environmental samples daily. The result is consistency, accuracy, precision, and rapid turnaround. Trace is an A2LA accredited laboratory complying with ISO 17025, certificate #0322-01.