If the compressed air system has not been designed for your industry specific requirements, it has potential to cause major problems to product quality and operating expenses.
This is especially important for industries such as food and beverage and pharmaceutical if the air comes into direct contact with the product or indirect contact with the packaging.
In order to be compliant with industry standards, the quality of your compressed air should be considered as part of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) activity.
At Direct Air, we offer advice about your current compressed air system and provide quality solutions to ensure you achieve the air quality your business requires.To achieve the stringent air quality levels required for today’s modern production facilities, a careful approach to system design, commissioning and operation must be employed.
Treatment at one point alone is not enough and it is highly recommended that the compressed air be treated prior to entry into the distribution system to a quality level suitable for protecting air receivers and distribution piping.
Point of use purification should also be employed, with specific attention being focused on the application and the level of air quality required.
This approach to system design provides the most cost-effective solution for high quality compressed air.
Before we do anything, we ask the question: ‘what air quality do you require?’ We ensure our analysis and recommendations align 100% with industry standards, including taking into account environmental factors in accordance with your system design.
A thorough understanding of compressed air quality and testing is indispensable when designing your system to achieve the purity levels your application requires.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) sets three such standards, ISO 8573, ISO 12500, and ISO 7183.
Which standards you should apply will depend on the specific contaminants your aim to remove and the purification equipment you will rely on to do so.