CSA - Z180.1-00
Compressed Breathing Air and Systems
|Publication Date:||1 March 2000|
This Standard provides the minimum requirements, unless otherwise specified by the authority having jurisdiction, for the purity of compressed breathing air supplied to the service outlet and for breathing air systems required to produce, store, and distribute such air.
This Standard is limited to compressed breathing air and compressed breathing air systems used in the following applications:
(a) supplied-air respirators;
(b) supplied-air suits;
(c) self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) (open-circuit); and
(d) other applications for which qualified persons deem it appropriate to reference the compressed breathing air purity requirements described in this Standard.
(1) The quality requirements for breathing gas in closed-circuit SCBA are addressed in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.4.
(2) For diving operations, refer to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z275.2.
This Standard includes requirements applicable to the design, construction, testing, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of components for compressed breathing air systems that supply compressed breathing air.
The values given in SI (metric) units the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
In this Standard, the word "shall" indicates the minimum mandatory requirement; "should" indicates a recommended good practice that is advised but is not mandatory. Notes accompanying Clauses provide explanatory or informative material that is not properly a part of this Standard.