Compressed Air/Shop Air

Compressed / Shop Air

Most often used as a fuel gas for flame ionization gas chromatography (FID), compressed or shop air is utilized by a variety of industries. The food production and pharmaceutical industries use compressed air as a biological atmosphere when humidity control is necessary for controlled spaces. It is also utilized in breathing apparatuses in various medical settings.

Properties of Compressed Air

  • Molecular Weight: 28.96
  • Specific Volume: 13.3 CF/lb
  • Flammable Limits: Nonflammable
  • CGA Valve: 590
  • DOT Name: Air, Compressed
  • UN No.: UN1002
  • DOT Class: 2.2
  • DOT Label: Nonflammable Gas
  • CAS Registry: 25635-88-5