Carbon Monoxide CO Gas Detection – See How Crowcon Detects CO Gas Levels
Published 23 Sep 2016
T&D, the specialist distributor of Gas Detection, Detectors & Monitoring Equipment for CO gas detection.
Crowcon Carbon Monoxide CO Gas Detection
CO Carbon Monoxide Gas Detection
Watch, listen and learn how Crowcon, CO gas detection specialists, protect people and plant from the gas risks posed by flammable and toxic gas.
- Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas produced by the combustion of carbon-based fuels
- Motors running on petrol, diesel or gas all release CO into the environment
- CO becomes flammable at 12.5% air by volume
- CO is a chemical asphyxiant with toxic properties at low levels
- Portable gas detectors supported by fixed systems are often recommended
cARBON MONOXIDE GAS – 6 symptoms
Unsafe gas appliances produce a highly poisonous gas called carbon monoxide (CO). It can cause death as well as serious long term health problems such as brain damage. Carbon monoxide symptoms are similar to flu, food poisoning, viral infections and simply tiredness. That’s why it’s quite common for people to mistake this very dangerous poisoning for something else.
- Loss of consciousness
CO Gas Detection, Sensing, Monitoring & Alarming
CoGDEM is the Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring, a trade association with a membership of around sixty companies involved in the gas detection industry.
CoGDEM is recognised as the single representative voice serving the U.K.’s gas detection, analysis and monitoring industries.
In recent years, the true toxicity of CO2 in the workplace has been identified and publicised, including articles in IET by HSE and others. For example, it was common practice in the alcohol brewing and distilling process industry just twenty years ago to monitor oxygen deficiency as the only means of protecting workers from exposure to excessive CO2. However, it had to be pointed out that oxygen levels may only be very slightly depressed by the time a CO2 concentration exceeded Workplace Exposure Limits. In the UK the HSE’s EH40 document shows the WELs for CO2 to be 0.5% (8-hour LTEL) and 1.5% (15-minute STEL). These levels indicate that CO2 is a toxic gas in its own right, not just an asphyxiant when it displaces enough oxygen.
Detecting Carbon Monoxide With Crowcon
The following table provides an overview of the Crowcon Gas Detectors available for detecting carbon monoxide – for expert technical support and product selection guidance please call T&D Sales Engineers.
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- Crowcon Portable Gas Detectors Product Brochure Size: 267.74 KB
- Crowcon Fixed Gas Detectors Product Brochure Size: 510.79 KB
- EH 40 – HSE Containing The List Of Workplace Exposure Limits For Use With The Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations 2002 Size: 303.00 KB