Do’s and Don’ts

Compressed air piping system precautions

While compressed air is quite handy in a work area, it can be compressed air safetydangerous if not used properly.

  • A blast of air under 40 psi from 4 inches away can rupture an eardrum or cause brain damage.
  • As little as 12 p.s.i can pop an eyeball from its socket.
  • Air can enter the navel, even through a layer of clothing, and inflate and rupture the intestines.
  • Directed at the mouth, compressed air can rupture the lungs.

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 30 p.s.i.
  • Always wear eye protection when using compressed air.
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
The wrong 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

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