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PARKER HANNIFIN LTD - PARKER SALES UK | TACHBROOK PARK DRIVE - CV34 6TU WARWICK , UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. : +44 (0) 1926 317878 | Fax : +44 (0) 1926 889172 | E-mail : parker.uk@parker.com

F.A.Q.

Compressed air piping system precautions

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While compressed air is very useful in the workplace, it can be dangerous if not used properly.

Compressed air should not be exposed to skin contact at pressures of over 2bar.

This is a value, which has long been recommended by the American OSHA body.

Although not entirely satisfactory this does reduce the possibility of compressed air being injected through the skin.

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The following guidelines will reduce the risk of injury when using compressed air piping systems:

• Examine all hoses and connections to see they are in good condition before turning pressure on.
• Never point the air hose nozzle at any part of your body or at any other person.
• Never look into the end of a compressed air device.
• No horseplay with air hose.
• Never kink the hose to stop airflow - turn it off at the control valve.
• When using air for cleaning, make sure the pressure is no higher than 2 bar.
• Always wear eye proection when using compressed air.

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The right way to use Transair quick connect pipe connectors ...

Connection




Use a pipe cutter




Carefully chamfer and deburr the pipe after cutting or drilling




Check that the pipe is correctly positioned in the connector


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The wrong way to use Transair quick connection pipe connectors ...

Connection


Use a pipe cutter


Carefully chamfer and deburr the pipe after cutting or drilling


Check that the pipe is correctly located within the connector

 

 

For additional safety information download the Transair catalogue in pdf format.