Carbon Monoxide gas detectors from Compur Monitors safe and reliable.
Carbon oxide or or carbon monoxide is produced by incomplete combustion of coal or hydrocarbons. This may happen, if there is not enough oxygen for a complete combustion. The chemical formula is CO. This gas is called the „silent killer“ because humans do have any sense to detect it: It is invisible and odorless.
In UK carbon monoxide intoxication causes 4000 medical visits annually.
Hemoglobin ist he oxygen carrier in the human blood circulation. Carbon Monoxide, if inhaled is adhering on this substance 300 times better than oxygen. Consequently the blood is no longer capable transporting oxygen into the organs. 100 ppm lead to short – tern healths hazards, 0.5 % are lethal within minutes.
Carbon monoxide gas detection
Areas with potential hazards, caused by this dangerous substance must be monitored by carbon monoxide gas detectors. Carbon Monoxide gas detectors can operate with infrared absorption technology, or with electrochemical sensors. For industrial hygiene applicatins and plant safety installation electrochemical sensor are the preferred sensing technology.
They are used in the product families Monitox, Statox 501, Statox 505, Statox 502,Statox 560, Micro 5, and Microclip.