It is a fact that isocyanate paints, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, oil vapors, and other toxic gasses are extremely hazardous to your health. While working in contaminated air spaces, the use of a supplied air respirator is mandated by OSHA [29CFR 1910.134 (d)(1)]. A NIOSH approved supplied air respirator must be provided with Grade "D" breathable air.

Martech Services Company's Quality Air Breathing Systems remove moisture, oil vapors, gaseous hydrocarbons, dirt, rust, scale and other potentially dangerous contaminants, to provide clean, safe compressed breathing quality air. Then the on-board carbon monoxide monitor continuously samples the supplied air for compliance with current OSHA standards.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) when compressed, becomes a very toxic air contaminate. It reduces the ability of the red blood cells to carry the necessary oxygen to the body tissues. This potentially dangerous condition is extremely hazardous, when you consider that carbon monoxide is absorbed twice as fast as oxygen. This is true even when the supply of oxygen is abundant. All breathing air compressors can intake carbon monoxide and other contaminants. Therefore it is imperative that all supplied breathing air be properly monitored.

OSHA and CSA Regulations:

This Table will show the maximum allowable contaminant levels as regulated by OSHA and CSA. All Martech Services Company's Systems are designed to comply with these regulations.

Contaminant OSHA CSA
Carbon Monoxide (CO) by volume 10 ppm 5 ppm
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) by volume 1000 ppm 500 ppm
Hydrocarbons (condensed) by weight 5mg/m³ 1mg/m³
Hydrocarbons (gaseous) by volume N/A 25 ml/m³
Odor slight not detectable

For more information about any of our Quality Air Breathing Systems contact us today at 800-831-1525.


Quality Air Breathing Systems are designed to provide Grade "D" Breathable Air.