Compressed air is produced by an air compressor and has a multitude of uses for both breathing air and non breathing air, or process applications.

Breathing Air

Breathing air applications include: firefighting, damage control, diving, confined space entry, spray painting, sand blasting and HAZMAT. 

Some applications will use air fed masks with a direct supply from the compressor and other applications will utilize breathing air cylinders which have been pre-filled with the compressor. 

In both instances, the quality of the breathing air is critical as this air is used to support life. The air must be clean and contaminant free in-line with legislation such as EN12021, OSHA, CGA and CSA. 

Regulations require breathing air compressor users to take accurate measurements of oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and dewpoint to ensure the air is safe to breathe. 

Process Air

Compressed air is also vital in process applications such as: sounding alarms and whistles onboard frigates, firing missiles, and for starting a ship's engine. 

The user needs the sample to be clean and reliable to carry out these tasks.  

In both breathing air and non breathing air applications, accurate analysis can also assist with advising of the health of a compressor and when maintenance is required. 

For example, if an analyzer is showing a high dewpoint reading, it is likely there has been a seal failure and the compressor requires a new part and a service. This early indication can help prevent contaminated air being used, reduces downtime and allows for swift maintenance and continued effective operation.

Analox analyzers deliver you continuous assurance of the quality of your compressor and your compressed breathing air.

Multi gas monitor

Ensuring your compressed air is free from contaminants like carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), oil mist and water is critical to ensuring the safety of your team. The Analox design team has created an analyzer which  provides you with constant assurance that your compressed air is free from contamination and safe to breathe. Instant, verifiable, recorded results provide reassurance to testing compressed air. 

Our comprehensive training programme ensures you are fully self sufficient in the operation and maintenance of your equipment reducing equipment downtime and saving you money.

CO single gas monitor

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous and potentially lethal gas. It could enter the breathing gas from the compressor inlet or from issues relating to the compressor maintenance.

Analox offers a fixed unit capable of monitoring carbon monoxide (CO) from  the compressor outlet, ensuring tanks are not filled with bad gas.

Fun Fact

Did you know that thunder is actually the sound of compressed air exploding.