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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

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Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015

15. Air compressors


The user of a positive displacement-type air compressor that is not provided with automatic means for limiting the operating temperature to a safe level shall provide a fusible plug fitted close to the outlet valves or discharge ports of every stage of compression: provided that the provisions of this regulation shall not apply to air compressors with a free air delivery of less than 8,5 cubic metres per minute or in which compression does not take place in the presence of lubricating oil.



(a) Piston type air compressor are used in industry.