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■ When sampling from HP charging systems, separate samples should be taken from each compressor supplying the system. Samples from the compressors should be taken as close to the compressor as possible but down stream of the last compressor-mounted air treatment device (moisture separator, filter, etc.). Some systems do not have fittings that allow samples to be taken from the system at a location other than the charging connection. In this case, the storage flasks should be isolated from the system, the system purged with air from the compressor to be sampled and the sample taken at the charging connection.

■ When sampling from a low-pressure (LP) breathing-air system, separate air samples shall be taken from each LP compressor connected to the system. Samples shall be taken from each LP compressor as close to the compressor as possible, but downstream of the last compressor installed air treatment device (moisture separator, filter, etc.). Some systems do not have fittings that allow samples to be taken at connections other than the diver's manifold. In this case, a HP source should be isolated from the LP system, the system purged with air from the LP compressor to be sampled, and the sample obtained from the diver's manifold.

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