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Air Quality Test Results

Should you find your cylinder has been contaminated by bad air, you should follow the guidelines below.

Before you dive.
Return cylinder to source of fill, explain cylinder is contaminated and ask Fill station Manager to check.
If you are happy with their response or actions, then proceed with their recommendations

Should a diver have breathed contaminated air at depth

  • Check diver for signs of CO poisoning
    i.e. Red finger nail beds, or inside of lips, headaches, dizziness, nausea or unconsciousness may also ensue.
  • Check divers LOC
  • Administer 100 % Oxygen, if available
  • Arrange transport to medical assistance preferably, HBC
  • Take contaminated cylinder with patient for analysis and divers' computor for dive profile.
  • Do not administer fluids, keep patient warm, not hot. (shock management)
  • Inform fill station of incident.
  • Maintain watch on patient until medical help arrives and inform officers, that patient has breathed compressed air at depth that is suspected of being contaminated.

    Express patient should be maintained on Oxygen for transport to hospital or HBC.

    To avoid breathing contaminated air, always test your air supply before use.

Step One: Have cylinder filled only at reputable air source.  Ask to sight latest air purity report, should be dated within three months.
Step Two: Smell supplied air before leaving fill station.
Step Three: Place white cloth or hanky over outlet, purge valve slightly and view for signs of rust or foreign material.
Step Four: Taste air for anything out of the ordinary, remembering air should not have any taste or odour.

How is your Breathing Air Quality Analysis Conducted?

As part of our quarterly scheduled analysis, your breathing gas requires a rigorous testing regime-
This analysis that gives an accurate report (at the time of testing) of your compressed breathing air being produced, onsite.

We test for the following components:

Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Water Vapour (H2O)
Oil Mist
Delivered Air Odour Quality

Should a high reading be found, a quality assessment is made and the problem rectified.
All results are accurate at time of testing.

Pro-Dive Central Coast is proud of the fact, their quality of supplied Air easily meets and exceeds Australian Standards.

So are our clients, they include:

  • Research Diving Network
  • NSW Rural Fire Brigade
  • Wyong Shire Council
  • Gosford Shire Council
  • Gosford Fire Services, Rural Division
  • Sanitarium Australia
  • Masterfoods Australia
  • Albany International
  • Kariong Rural Fire Brigade
  • Lake Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade
  • Chittaway Rural Fire Brigade
  • Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade
  • Norah Head Treatment works
  • Bateau Bay Treatment works




    Bi - monthly Air Quality testing regime

    Air Quality Management Test Results

    February 2019           Tested By: Bob Diaz
    TestingAllowanceResult
    Carbon Monoxide<10 ppm<2 ppm
    Oil<1 mg/m30 mg/m3
    OdoursSlightNone
    Water< 100 mg/m340 mg/m3
    Carbon Di Oxide500 ppm50 ppm
    27.01.19

Air Quality Management Test Results

 April 2019           Tested By: Bob Diaz
TestingAllowanceResult
Carbon Monoxide<10 ppm0 ppm
Oil<1 mg/m30 mg/m3
OdoursSlightNone
Water< 100 mg/m330 mg/m3
Carbon Di Oxide500 ppm65 ppm
22.03.19

Air Quality Management Test Results

June 2019           Tested By: Bob Diaz
TestingAllowanceResult
Carbon Monoxide<10 ppm<0 ppm
Oil<1 mg/m30 mg/m3
OdoursSlightNone
Water< 100 mg/m330 mg/m3
Carbon Di Oxide500 ppm60 ppm
20.06.19

Air Quality Management Test Results

 August 2019           Tested By: Bob Diaz
TestingAllowanceResult
Carbon Monoxide<10 ppm<0 ppm
Oil<1 mg/m30 mg/m3
OdoursSlightNone
Water< 100 mg/m330 mg/m3
Carbon Di Oxide500 ppm5 ppm
17.08.19

Air Quality Management Test Results

 October 2019           Tested By: Bob Diaz
TestingAllowanceResult
Carbon Monoxide<10 ppm0 ppm
Oil<1 mg/m30  mg/m3
OdoursSlightNone
Water< 100 mg/m315 mg/m3
Carbon Di Oxide500 ppm45 ppm
28.10.2019

Air Quality Management Test Results

 December 2018           Tested By: Bob Diaz
TestingAllowanceResult
Carbon Monoxide<10 ppm0 ppm
Oil<1 mg/m30 mg/m3
OdoursSlightNone
Water< 100 mg/m320 mg/m3
Carbon Di Oxide500 ppm65 ppm
07.12.2018