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Areas of Expertise - Compressed Breathing Air


Compressed Air:

Compressed air has many applications, including, use in Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA). This webpage provides some practical information about the tests needed to guarantee SCBA / SCUBA Breathing Air Quality as described in:


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in its document NFPA 1404 "Standard for a Fire Department Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Program - 1966 Edition", Ch. 7.
The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) in its publications CGA G-7 "Compressed Air for Human Respiration" & CGA G-7.1 "Commodity Specification for Air".
Federal Specification BB-A-1034b "Air, Compressed for Breathing Purposes."
Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) in its QVL D "Air Specification for Workplace Environments".
  Atlantic Analytical is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Compressed Gas Association (CGA). We offer a simple, convenient SCBA air testing program. Please call or e-mail us for more details or to obtain a quotation.