Verifying Compressed Air and Gas Safety in Medical Applications
in November 18, 2019 in Education, Pharmaceutical

Original article featured on Compressed Air Best Practices. Health care facilities utilize compressed air and gases in a variety of procedures for their patients....

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Preventing Carbon Dioxide Toxicity in Diving
in August 16, 2019 in Breathing Air, Dive, Education

Exposure to different levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) can affect the human body in a variety of ways. It’s important to have an understanding...

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Compressed Breathing Air: Impacts of Oxygen Levels on the Body
in June 25, 2019 in Breathing Air, Education, Fire

Firefighters are constantly exposed to dangerous hazards while on the job. It’s critical that the air in their SCBA be free of contamination and...

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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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ISPE Good Practice Guide and Compressed Air
in May 31, 2018 in Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical

Compressed air, also referred to as process gas, is used in many capacities in the pharmaceutical industry. Regular quality control testing plays an important role...

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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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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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Food Safety Management Systems: Who Regulates Compressed Air?
in May 31, 2017 in Food, Manufacturing, News

The food industry does not currently have a universally accepted regulating body. There are many different regulating organizations, and food manufacturers may subscribe to...

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The New SQF Code, Edition 8: Compressed Air Changes
in April 28, 2017 in Food, Manufacturing, News

Trace Analytics was honored to participate in the 2017 SQF International Conference. Thank you to everyone who met with us to discuss the changes...

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How to Designate ISO 8573-1 Purity Classes
in October 19, 2016 in Manufacturing, News

The designation of ISO 8573-1 Purity Classes for compressed air includes the specification name and edition date, followed by the purity class number(s) in...

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How to Sample for Particles, Water, and Oil
in July 16, 2015 in Food, Manufacturing, News

The International Food Safety & Quality Network (IFSQN) and Trace Analytics LLC detail the process involved with testing particles, water, and oil in compressed air...

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