Fact Sheets

Energy Efficiency - Zero-loss Drains

A zero-loss drain is a type of drain valve designed to remove accumulated water and contaminants from the compressed air system without wasting compressed air.

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CAAA’s Air Leak Fact Sheet

Compressed air leaks can cost thousands of dollars and are a potentially easy source of minimising energy use and saving money”. Check out the CAAA’s Air Leak Fact Sheet and learn how to calculate the cost of air leaks in your business.

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Compressed Air Technology Fact Sheet

From positive displacement to dynamic type compressors, in this section you can learn more about the types of air compressor technologies, their characteristics and application suitability.

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Compressed Air Quality

The type of application, for which compressed air is produced, will impact the level of air quality required. Learn more about the air purity classes defined by ISO 8573-1 and the various technologies available to treat compressed air.

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Compressed Air System Design

To operate an effective and efficient compressed air system a number of factors should be considered when planning and designing the compressed air distribution network and installation.

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Health and Safety

From compressed air installations to the operation and maintenance of equipment; there are a number of OH&S standards and regulations that must be met.

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Regulations

Learn more about the Australian regulations that apply to compressed air equipment including GEMS and Energy Minimum Standards.

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Service and Maintenance

Compressed Air Systems require periodic maintenance for safety; efficiency; and reliability. The life of compressed air equipment will all be directly impacted by the frequency of servicing; the provider; and the consumables chosen.

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Energy Efficiency

Equipment selection; design and maintenance play an important role in lowering the cost of producing compressed air.

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COMPLIANCE - PROTOCOL 2000+

Protocol 2000+ ® is a Code of Practice committed to by all CAAA members to ensure that their products meet all relevant state, federal and international standards and best practice for performance, safety and compliance. You can be sure the product you are buying is accurately specified by looking for the Protocol 2000+. Suppliers who use this label follow a Code of Practice to protect the consumer.

Code

AS1210

Internal Pressure Vessel Design

AS1271

Safety Valves

AS3873

Pressure Equipment - Operation And Maintenance

AS3892

Pressure Equipment - Installation

AS3788

Pressure Equipment - In-Service Inspection

AS4041

Pressure Piping

AS4343

Pressure Equipment - Hazard Levels

AS3000

Australia Wiring Rules

AS4637

2006 Measurement of Pump Displacement and Free Air Delivery Of A Reciprocating AIr Compressor Package

AS2971

2007 Serially Produced Pressure Vessels

AS4024

Safety of Machinery

Code

Hierarchy of Compliance

Health and Safety In Work Acts; Health and Safety Regulations; Approved Codes of Practice; Standards.

HSE/ PECPR Regs 1999

ACoP Pressure Equipment (Excluding Boilers)

Any Other Standards in App A of ACoP Pressure Equipment Not Listed

BS/ASME Included in Code 87/404/EEC

Pressure Equipment Directive 92/23/EC (Must Be Made for Seismic Design; CE Mark; English Documentation)

Additional BS/ASME Standards for Other Types of Pressure Equipment e.g. Painting Equipment, Reinforced Plastic Vessels

List of Recognised Design Verifiers

http://dol.govt.nz/hs/services/eng-safety/inspect.shtml

Inspection Bodies

Management Systems ISO 17020

Code

98/37/EC

Machinery Directive

73/23/EEC

Low Voltage Directive

7/404/EEC

Simple Unfired Pressure Vessels Directive

89/336/EWG

Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

DIN EN 1012-1

1996-07 Safety Requirements For Compressors And Vacuum Pumps

DIN EN 292-2 / A1

1995-06 Safety Of Machinery: Basic Concepts, General Principles For Design

DIN EN 294

1992-08 Safety of Machinery: Safety Distances To Prevent Danger Zones From Being Reach By The Upper Limbs

DIN EN 60204-1

1998-11 Safety Of Machinery - Electrical Equipment Of Machines

DIN EN 50082-2

1993-02 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Generic Immunity Standard

ISO 1217:2009

Displacement Compressor Acceptance Tests

New Zealand

Approved Code Of Practice For Pressure Equipment (Excluding Boilers) 2001

Worksafe NZ

Standards NZ

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