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Air quality testing for privately-owned compressors
December 11, 2018
Air quality testing for privately-owned compressors
Air Purity offers a professional-level air quality testing service for owners of private dive and air compressors. The potentially life saving air testing procedure, which is mandatory for commercial operators, involves a procedure suitable for testing compressors anywhere in New Zealand reachable by a courier service.
Air Purity offers a professional-level air quality testing service for owners of private dive and air compressors. The potentially life saving air testing procedure, which is mandatory for commercial operators, involves a procedure suitable for testing compressors anywhere in New Zealand reachable by a courier service.
Is your dive air safe?
December 6, 2018
Is your dive air safe?
Many recreational operators of dive compressors are not be aware of the severe risk even well-serviced compressor units can pose to themselves, their friends and family. A number of life-threatening air contaminants can enter SCUBA cylinders via the filing air compressor including carbon monoxide, excess carbon dioxide, oil residues and other hydrocarbons.
Many recreational operators of dive compressors are not be aware of the severe risk even well-serviced compressor units can pose to themselves, their friends and family. A number of life-threatening air contaminants can enter SCUBA cylinders via the filing air compressor including carbon monoxide, excess carbon dioxide, oil residues and other hydrocarbons.
WorkSafe withdraws cylinder design approvals
October 9, 2018
WorkSafe withdraws cylinder design approvals
WorkSafe New Zealand considers there to be health and safety risks arising from SCUBA and SCBA cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloy 6351, and has withdrawn their design approvals.
WorkSafe New Zealand considers there to be health and safety risks arising from SCUBA and SCBA cylinders manufactured from aluminium alloy 6351, and has withdrawn their design approvals.
About Air puriTY

Set up in 2013, Air Purity Limited is an independent, and 100% owned subsidiary of the New Zealand Underwater Association. In 1982, NZ Underwater identified the need to ensure safe diving practices were supported by quality assurance procedures extended to dive cylinders and air filling equipment, thus developing the SCAP (Scuba Cylinder Audit Program). Today, Air Purity is a primary point of contact for clean breathing air testing, SCAP cylinder audit and certification, air-fill operator certifications, and recreational boat training courses specific to the New Zealand underwater community.

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