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The information below gives the maximum allowable levels of contamination.
Maximum allowable to BS EN12021
(21 ±1)% by volume (dry air).
Carbon Monoxide content
Shall be as low as possible but not exceed 3.5 ml.m-3 (3 ppm).
Carbon Dioxide content
Shall not exceed 500 ml.m-3 (500 ppm).
Lubricant content (droplets or mist)
Shall not exceed 0.5 mg.m-3.
There shall be no free liquid water. The maximum water content of the air measured at:
- compressor system outlet for filling cylinders, should not exceed 25 mg.m-3;
- a cylinder outlet, cylinder pressure from 40 to 200 bar, should not exceed 50 mg.m-3;
- a cylinder outlet, cylinder pressure >200 bar, should not exceed 35 mg.m-3.
Odour and Taste
The air shall be without significant odour or taste.
No dust, dirt, metallic particles, toxic or iirritating ingredients