Monitoring of air-quality in breathingair filling systems. This fully electronic monitoring system is integrated into the high-pressure compressor, it ensures purity of breathing-air, it includes saturation monitoring for drying agents in breathing-air high-pressure compressors, it is protected as a utility model. AIRSAVE ULTIMATE is the first device, which monitors CO, CO2, O2, SO2, NO, NO2,H2O, dew point, residual oil, temperature, and absolute humidity in mg³, and controls the compressor accordingly.
For many years little attention was paid to the monitoring of breathing-air. DIN 3188 and the later European Standard DIN EN 12021 were considered as more or less discretionary provisions. Still many operators do not realize their responsibility and the consequences of their attitude.
Most operators settle for checking concentrations of contaminants once or several times a year with detector tubes and measuring saturation in the dryer cartridges.
If they carefully read this and other international standards, they would see that this is not sufficient. The European Standard 12021-2014 is absolutely mandatory and every operator of a filling station must ensure that breathing-air meets the provisions of the standard at all times.
Many operators still do not consider the standard to be mandatory, and only a few of them buy and install one of the optional monitoring systems manufacturers offer.
Already in 2009 IDE Compressors Manufaktur was the very first compressor manufacturer to introduce and market a compressor-integrated permanently working online-monitoring system.
IDE Compressors has always been conscious of our responsibility as a manufacturer of breathing-air compressors – since September 2016 we deliver all stationary professional compressors of the IDE line with the new and refined IDE ULTIMATE online air-quality monitoring system with HMI and touchscreen as standard equipment.
Every 2 seconds the monitoring system tests the compressed air after the filter, with the highest quality sensors used and tested in science. it measures the concentrations of CO2, CO, O2, water in mg per m3,
Another option is measuring the oil content according to VOC regulations, and with us as the only manufacturer, also residual oil in aerosol form (drops) with concentrations of as little as 0.001 mg per m3.
The latest version of DIN EN 12021-2014 has a somewhat clearer wording and includes an additional reference to DIN 8573 regarding residual oil. The VOC measurement alone is not sufficient to meet the requirements of DIN 8573 for medical air.
There is also an option to install a second sensor unit, which measures for CO2, combustible gases and temperature in the intake air before it enters the compressor, and controls the compressor accordingly.
All measurements are saved in the unit and can be obtained via USB or LAN interface in the form of an excel-compatible file. Optionally, the values can also be transferred to your smartphone using the IDE-APP.
IDE offers an optional label printer to print out these data to stick them onto the filled cylinder.
Only a system like this can truly ensure that the system always delivers pure breathing-air, which meets the provisions of DIN EN 12021:2014 and other standards, and that the operator is never exposed to any liability risk.