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NFPA 1989 Compressed Air Testing


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NFPA 1989 Compressed Air Testing

NFPA Member 2014At Trace Analytics, our team of experts is dedicated to providing safe, clean air of the highest quality standard. Unregulated or infrequently-tested compressed breathing air contains contaminants that can pose long-term health concerns, as well as immediate life-threatening risk for a firefighter.

For over 28 years, Trace Analytics has specialized in the testing and analysis of compressed breathing air for firefighters. Our laboratory is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and we are proud members of the Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection Equipment with NFPA 1989.

We offer custom testing specifications tailored to meet individual testing needs, including NFPA 1989, CGA Grade D, and OSHA. Our simple, reliable, and accurate testing kits comply with NFPA 1989′s sampling and analytical requirements and are designed to obtain an air sample that is representative of the air used to fill your SCBAs.

Fire Compressed Air & Gas Testing Specifications

Trace Analytics, LLC can test to a wide variety of specifications. Some example specs commonly used in the Fire industry are shown below:

SCBA Use - Selected Air Quality Specifications

Air Quality Specification THC CO CH4 CO2 H2O DP, °F O2 N2 OIL ODOR
CGA G-7.1-2011 Grade D (0) N/A 10 N/A 1000 67 -50 19.5-23.5 N/A 5 None/Slight
CGA G-7.1-2011 Grade L (SCBA) N/A 10 N/A 1000 24 -65 19.5-23.5 N/A 5 None/Slight
NFPA 1989-2013 (N) 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 (Y) N/A 10 N/A 1000 67 -50 19.5-23.5 N/A 5 None/Slight
OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection - 2004 SCBA (S) 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: Trace Analytics SCBA Air Specs PageCGA - Compressed Gas AssociationNFPA - National Fire Protection AssociationOSHA - Occupational Health & Safety Administration

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