Harold Wagner, Kaeser Compressors, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA

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Safety Standards October 15, 2002

Compressed air quality

Contaminants can be introduced into the compressed air stream by the inlet air, compressor, receiver tank, piping, and other installed components. Contaminants include solids such as dirt, dust, pipe scale, and compressor wear particles; liquids/aerosols such as oil and water; and gases/vapors including water, oil (hydrocarbons), carbon monoxide, and chemical pollutants.

By Harold Wagner, Kaeser Compressors, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA
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