Air Compressor Safety Checklist

Compressors - Air Receivers

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________


Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Is every receiver equipped with a pressure gauge and with one or more automatic, spring-loaded safety valves?

Compressed Air Pressure: Is the total relieving capacity of the safety valve capable of preventing pressure of compressed air in the receiver from exceeding the maximum allowable working pressure of the receiver by more than 10 percent?      
Is every air receiver provided with a drain pipe and valve at the lowest point for the removal of accumulated oil and water?      
Are compressed air receivers periodically drained of moisture and oil?      
Before using an air compressor: Are all safety valves tested frequently and at regular intervals to determine whether they are in good operating condition?      
Is there a current operating permit used by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health?        
Is the inlet of air receivers and piping systems kept free of accumulated oil and carbonaceous materials?      

This pressure safety systems regulations checklist is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to it as necessary or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each of these items of safety and policy procedure, and refer to OSHA for complete and specific occupational safety regulations that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.

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