Safety while handling any CO2 tank or CO2 system is vital. One wrong step could lead to injury or even death in extreme cases. Even when you are doing everything correctly, it is still strongly advised you monitor CO2 levels when a CO2 system is in use, especially if it is being used indoors. Checking how high or low the CO2 levels are is possible, we recommend a CO2 detection sentry monitoring device.
How CO2 Detectors Work
CO2 concentrations in the air are detected by using nondispersive infrared (NDIR) technology. Most are capable of measuring concentrations up to 50,000 ppm. They are designed to be waterproof to prevent dust and water from impairing the IR detection sensor. CO2 detectors normally have a digital displays that show the amount of CO2 in the ambient air. This device normally has a life of up to 5 years. These are especially used for cellars, breweries, incubation, and CO2 storage rooms. These units are also used to monitor CO2 levels in nightclubs and bars.
When Too Much CO2 is Present
In case of a CO2 leak and too much carbon dioxide starts filling up an area, you and others in the same room could be in danger. Inhaling high levels of CO2 could lead to asphyxiation.
The displays most CO2 detector lets you know if the room you are in has high CO2 concentrations. An audible alarm will alert you letting you know when you have reached unsafe levels of CO2. Some can even activate a relay output that will control a fan to help with ventilation. Of course, having good ventilation while using CO2 in a confined space is required. A CO2 monitor should only be used for the monitoring of CO2 levels in a area and should not be used as a crutch for proper ventilation.
Consult one of our specialist with any question or concerns regarding safe CO2 levels or adding a CO2 monitoring system to your facility or venue.