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",
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
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.