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Airline Filtration & CO Monitors

When to use an airline filtration & CO monitor


Gas purity and filtration are critical aspects of operation and maintenance when working with compressed air. For this reason, airline filtration is an essential part of an industrial compressor system. Selecting the best filter will increase the unit's efficiency and lower energy costs.

What's more, by stopping dust, water, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants from entering and accumulating within an air compressor, a filter not only maximizes its efficiency, but employees stay protected from harmful particulates, avoiding infection.

For additional protection, airline filtration systems can be paired with a C0 monitor to prevent the buildup of toxic gases, particularly in confined workspaces.

How Airline Filtration & C0 Monitors Work

Compressed air used in industrial or medical applications needs to be clean to ensure user safety and the efficiency of equipment that requires pressurized air. 

Industrial airline filters strain air, trapping solid particles and separating liquid droplets from compressed air. For medical use, a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is a type of mechanical air filter system that a CDC report indicates removes at least 99.9 percent of bacteria, dust, pollen, mold, or other airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns. 

Additionally, it is crucial to detect a dangerous buildup of harmful carbon monoxide in spaces where people and equipment work in poorly ventilated areas. A C0 monitor constantly samples the air for high concentrations of Carbon Monoxide and other hazardous gases.

When Does Airline Filtration and C0 Monitoring Become Necessary?

There are several good reasons to install airline filtration & C0 monitor systems. They include:

Protecting Industrial Workers from Elevated C0 Levels

Machinery and operations in factories and other industrial plants can produce significant amounts of carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, which means that an exhaust leak or a machine burning fuel inefficiently could put work crews at risk of inhaling deadly levels of this toxic gas without being aware of the situation. 

It is critical to find a way to identify heightened C0 levels within enclosed workspaces, and this is where the Industrial Scientific Gas Badge Pro detector comes into play. Thanks to its rugged, over-molded and concussion-proof case, the C0 Monitor can withstand the extreme abuse that any industrial user throws at it. It also has an intuitive navigation panel for easy setup, calibration, and operation. 

Fulfilling Workplace Safety Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires all employers to fully comply with all safety and health regulations and standards promulgated by the act or a state's OSHA-approved plan. OSHA regulations stipulate that workers should always have access to safe, breathable air and access safeguards if they work in environments with contaminated air.

One of the most significant advancements in personal respiratory protection is the invention of Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR). PAPRs are portable, battery-powered devices that consist of a full or half facepiece, a breathing tube, an electronic blower, and a particulate filter (HEPA). The filter can help eliminate dust, spores, chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and harmful gases.

One of our top recommendations for airline filtration is the Honeywell North® PA7HE HEPA Filter for PAPR Systems. The unit is easy to assemble and use with many applications, including:

●    Pharmaceutical Development
●    Manufacturing 
●    Construction 
●    Abatement
●    Hospital labs

Ensuring Longer Uptime and Extended Lifespan of Equipment

An air compressor must have an intake filter for long-lasting and reliable performance. The filter keeps contaminants and debris away from the rest of the system. The filter ensures that the compressor only supplies clean air and its internal components stay protected from contamination or moisture.
Users should remember that replacing a worn air compressor filter in time will prevent product pollution, mechanical damage, and costly system outages. The MSA 484923 Filter Replacement Kit, Class R29, 0.99 Efficiency for Airline Filter Assemblies is an excellent replacement filter assembly that helps to protect compressors and related appliances from dust, steam, mists, fumes, smoke, and petroleum vapors, among other contaminants.

Choose Premier Safety for Your Airline Filtration & C0 Monitor Needs

For decades, Premier Safety has provided quality, innovative, and reliable workplace solutions for clients throughout North America. We offer a comprehensive solution with original equipment from the world's top safety equipment manufacturers supplied from our network of warehouses across the nation, ensuring our clients receive service as quickly as possible.

If you are looking for an unbeatable airline filtration & C0 monitor, contact us today.Your perfectly optimized content goes here!