Avoiding the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide Exposure

Why do you need a CO2 monitor?

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) occurs naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere at a rate of 400 parts per million (ppm), but its odourless and colourless nature makes CO2 monitors essential. The level of CO2 normally in the atmosphere is harmless, but an increase of levels of the gas in a work environment can have serious health effects and in extreme cases be fatal.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is used in incubators, cryogenic laboratories, sample transportation, cell culture but any leaks from concentrated sources can create a hazardous atmosphere.

A fixed O2 depletion monitor is ideal for use where there is a threat of a potential leak or build-up of an inert gas such as N2, Ar or He. Inert gases are commonly used to conduct experiments, in cryogenics and as carrier gases. A drop to just 19% O2 can start to cause harmful effects.

The Analox Ax60+ is a wall-mountable multi-gas monitor for detecting carbon dioxide with an option for monitoring oxygen

The O2 sensor is set by default to trigger low-going alarms at both 19.5% and at 18% and a high-going alarm at 23%. The alarm setpoints can be changed by the user. Warnings are announced by high-visibility strobe lights and high-volume sounders.

The CO2 and O2 sensors are interchangeable and can be fully integrated as part of a multi-point, multi-gas detection and alarm system. To learn more about the AX60+ give our team a call on 01924 444577 or email hello@gemscientific.co.uk to request more information.

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