Does your food processing and packing business use compressed air for critical applications?
If so, are you aware of the relevant ISO standards your compressed air equipment needs to comply?
Compressed air is a versatile utility, that is widely used throughout food manufacturing industries. Some compressed air applications, however, are more critical than others – particularly when compressed air comes into direct contact with products intended for human consumption.
Air compressors work by drawing in ambient air at atmospheric conditions and compressing/storing it for use at a higher pressure. Ambient air is often contaminated with water vapour, dust, dirt and hydrocarbons to name but a few.
When compressed, the concentrations of these contaminants can rise above the levels considered safe for human consumption.
Compressed Air Contaminants and Purity Classes
ISO 8573-1:2010 Compressed Air Contaminants & Purity Classes is an international standard developed to specify purity classes of compressed air with respect to particles, water & oil contamination, independent of the location in the compressed air system at which the air is specified or measured.
ONSITE COMPRESSED AIR PURITY ANALYSIS
Compressed Air Technology is a Sydney based company specialising in compressed air purity analysis, testing and ISO certification. Our technicians can visit your food manufacturing, processing and packaging premises and perform a Compressed Air Purity Analysis & Certification for your business.
We can perform the required ISO 8573-1:2010 testing using state of the art equipment and sample critical control points (CCPs) where the product may come into direct contact with compressed air.
We can consult with Quality Assurance Managers to develop and maintain a compressed air purity & analysis program specific to your business and requirements.
To book an air purity assessment to ensure you’re ISO compliant, call us on 1300 663 113 or send us an email.
About CAT Air – Sydney’s leading compressed air specialists
Compressed Air Technology are specialist consultants and contractors for the compressed air industry. Working with industrial compressed air operators to maximise efficiency, reliability and productivity. We design, supply, install, monitor and certify compressed air systems for a wide range of industries Australia wide.
Our independence is the key to our success
Huge increases in the cost of energy has seen the company start to focus on energy management. We are now regularly called upon in a consulting capacity to design compressed air systems that are efficient as well as reliable and safe. Our independence is key to our success, we are not encumbered by the constraints of a typical compressor dealer, we design each system with an open mind and scour the market for equipment that best suits our client’s needs.
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