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Air Standards

ISO 8573 Air Standards

Quality Control matters.  How do you know your electronics are manufactured with high-reliability, superior quality, and consistency? We use ISO 8573 air standards to make sure we do not contaminate your product.

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • RoHS
  • SOC 2
  • IPC A 610

ISO 8573 is a series of international standards that specify the quality of compressed air used in various industrial applications. ISO 8573-1, in particular, outlines the classification of air quality by specifying limits for various contaminants in compressed air. These contaminants include particles, water, and oil.

if compressed air becomes contaminated, it will adversely affect the quality of the product. ISO 8573 is the standard to ensure that compressed air is not a source of contamination. It is essential to producing a high-quality product.

Prevent Product Contamination: We use plastic explosion-proof pipes by Maxline or solid brass fittings. There are no rusty pipes, excess water, oily piping, mold, or bacteria in our compressor fittings, distribution piping, storage receivers, or other parts.

Here are several reasons why ISO 8573 air quality is essential in PCB Manufacturing:

Equipment Performance: Many industrial processes rely on compressed air for the operation of pneumatic tools, control systems, and various machinery. Poor-quality compressed air can lead to equipment malfunction, reduced efficiency, and increased maintenance costs. ISO 8573 air quality standards help ensure that compressed air meets the required quality levels, thus maintaining equipment performance.

Product Quality: In industries like food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and electronics manufacturing, compressed air can come into direct contact with products or packaging materials. Contaminated compressed air can introduce particles, water, or oil into the product, leading to product defects, contamination, or even health hazards. Adhering to ISO 8573 standards helps maintain product quality and safety.

Energy Efficiency: Compressed air systems are often energy-intensive, and maintaining air quality within ISO 8573 standards can help improve the efficiency of these systems. When air is clean and dry, compressors and pneumatic equipment operate more efficiently, reducing energy consumption and operational costs.

Regulatory Compliance: In certain industries, there are regulatory requirements or guidelines that mandate the use of clean and dry compressed air to ensure product safety and environmental compliance. Adhering to ISO 8573 standards can help companies meet these requirements.

Process Reliability: Critical manufacturing processes often rely on compressed air for precise control and automation. Contaminants in compressed air can disrupt these processes, leading to production delays, defects, and increased downtime. ISO 8573 compliance helps ensure the reliability and consistency of industrial processes.

Safety: Contaminated compressed air can pose safety risks in industrial settings. For example, oil or water in compressed air can lead to slippery surfaces, creating a hazard for workers. Proper air quality control according to ISO 8573 standards contributes to a safer work environment.

Reduced Maintenance Costs: Clean and dry compressed air reduces the wear and tear on pneumatic equipment, leading to longer equipment lifespans and reduced maintenance and replacement costs.

Environmental Impact: In some cases, the discharge of contaminated compressed air into the environment can have negative ecological consequences. Ensuring compliance with ISO 8573 standards helps minimize the environmental impact of compressed air systems.

In summary, ISO 8573 air quality standards are essential for maintaining equipment performance, ensuring product quality, enhancing energy efficiency, meeting regulatory requirements, ensuring process reliability, promoting safety, reducing maintenance costs, and minimizing environmental impact in various industrial applications that rely on compressed air.