NFPA 1989 Compressed Air Testing

NFPA 1989 establishes criteria for the safe supply of breathing air for fire and emergency service personnel. Meet your quarterly compressed air specifications with our easy-to-use AirCheck✓Kit™.

Fire Industry – Compressed Air Testing

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Fire/NFPA 1989 Kits and Tips

NFPA 1989 Breathing Air Standards

SCBA USE - SELECTED AIR QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS
AIR QUALITY SPECIFICATION THC CO CH4 CO2 H2O DP, °F O2 N2 OIL ODOR
CGA Grade D (G-7.1-2011) N/A 10 N/A 1000 67 -50 19.5-23.5 N/A 5 None/Slight
CGA Grade L (G-7.1-2011) (SCBA) N/A 10 N/A 1000 24 -65 19.5-23.5 N/A 5 None/Slight
NFPA 1989-2013 25 (T) 5 N/A 1000 24 -65 19.5-23.5 75.0-81.0 2 Not Pronounced
OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection - 2004 Cylinder N/A 10 N/A 1000 67 -50 19.5-23.5 N/A 5 None/Slight
OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection - 2004 SCBA N/A 10 N/A 1000 67 -50 19.5-23.5 N/A 5 None/Slight
Air & Gas Specifications referenced above may be viewed and/or purchased from: CGA - Compressed Gas Association NFPA - National Fire Protection Association OSHA - Occupational Health & Safety Administration

K902 Breathing  Air Kit

The AirCheck Kit™ K901 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.

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Why Do Fire Departments Choose Trace Analytics?

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Preventative Maintenance

NFPA 1989 requires quarterly 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.

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Online Reports and Tools

Access reports, sampling instructions, troubleshooting tips, and more all through the Trace Analytics website and AirCheck Academy.

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Contamination in SCBA’s

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.

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Other Breathing Air Testing Services

DIVE

Trace Analytics was selected by PADI Americas in 1995 to offer the AirCheck™ Kit and laboratory services to all PADI members.

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OSHA

Compressed air is used in a variety of industries including welding, sandblasting, spray painting, chemical spill cleaning and more.

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MILITARY

Compressed air testing is available for all branches of the United States military and government, in addition to international governing bodies.

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Testing Made SimpleAccurateEasy

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.

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