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Carbon monoxide – CO

This page details information about carbon monoxide (CO) or carbonous oxide, appropriate detection means – carbon monoxide CO detector – and respiratory protective equipment (ABEK1NOCO20-P3 combined filter or self-contained breathing apparatus).

CO detector and carbon monoxide respirator for better safety

Carbon monoxyde properties

Carbon monoxide (CO) or carbonous oxide is produced by incomplete combustion of organic matter (wood, fuel). As it is also released by engines exhausted gases (incomplete gasoline combustion), it is partially responsible for atmospheric pollution in big cities and car parks. It can also be found in the chemical industry in many substances synthesis or in the steel industry as a reducing agent to produce some catalysts.

CAS TWA (8 hours) STEL (15 minutes) LEL IP Density / Air Filter / SCBA
630-08-0 50 ppm 12.5 % 14.01 0.968

SCBA
ABEK1NOCO20-P3

Carbon monoxyde effects on health

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that is not detectable without proper equipment. This gas is very toxic by inhalation (H331) and reduce the blood oxygen rate – that’s why it is classified as a toxic asphyxiant. It is also very flammable with explosive limits set between 12 and 74 % volume, which explains its presence in many types of combustion. However its main hazard remains its toxicity.

Carbon monoxide exposure symptoms: why use a CO detector

Carbone monoxyde effects on health (CO)

Carbon monoxide CO detector

As CO gas is colorless, odorless and not detectable, only a carbon monoxide CO detector can accurately measure concentrations of this gas. Even if it is explosive at 0.8% volume, an explosivity measurement (in LEL) would be pointless for this very toxic gas. It is advised to use fixed or portable carbon monoxide gas detection systems or devices.

The Radius BZ1 is a high performance area gas monitor. As it is made with rough materials, it suits in the most demanding ATEX standards and the harshest environments.

  • Industrial scientific area gas monitor Radius BZ1 for workers safety
  • Detection of combustible gases, Cl2, CO, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO2, O2, SO2 and VOC.
  • Duplicate 108 dB audible alarm and red & blue LED visual alarm
  • Runtime: 168 hours without pump (7 days) and 84 hours with pump
  • Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 55 cm – weight 7.5 kg – 11.2 cm LCD display
  • Available with optional LENS wireless technology
  • Additional information
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Area gas monitor – RADIUS BZ1

The Radius BZ1 is a high performance area gas monitor. As it is made with rough materials, it suits in the most demanding ATEX standards and the harshest environments.

Industrial scientific area gas monitor Radius BZ1 for workers safety
  • Detection of combustible gases, Cl2, CO, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO2, O2, SO2 and VOC.
  • Duplicate 108 dB audible alarm and red & blue LED visual alarm
  • Runtime: 168 hours without pump (7 days) and 84 hours with pump
  • Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 55 cm – weight 7.5 kg – 11.2 cm LCD display
  • Available with optional LENS wireless technology
Additional information

Designed in an impact and weather-resistant polycarbonate alloys housing, the Radius BZ1 area gas monitor is an extremely flexible solution to monitor a clearly defined area or a confined space. Moreover, the Radius BZ1 area gas monitor is equipped with the DualSense technology and is available with optional LENS Wireless technology.

 

DualSense technology uses two sensors of the same type to determine the concentration of a target gas in the atmosphere and reduce the risk of instrument failure while improving gas reading accuracy.

 

LENS is the first wireless gas detection solution that allows personal monitors and area monitors to communicate gas readings and alarms with one another. Thanks to the 360-degree gas path and all-weather sensor use, the Radius BZ1 area monitor can accurately detect gases regardless of environmental conditions and avoid false alarms.

 

The special nature of this gas detection area monitoring device lies in its SafeCore® module. This unit concentrates every critical technology pieces such as software, pumps and sensors. this module can be easily removed to be placed in any base in order to have a smaller fleet of instruments, easily dock it on a socking station – to download data logs and alarm events, bump test, calibrate and change settings – or to adapt each configuration to changin environment.

 

In case of anormal concentrations, powerful audible (108 dB at 1 m) and visual (ultra-bright blue and red lights) alarms will alert any operator working in the area, even in high-noise and dark environments. Custom alarm action messages like “EVACUATE” or “VENTILATE” can furthermore be configured in case of emergency situations in order to quickly and safely take corrective actions.

 

Lastly, the Radius BZ1 area gas monitor is equipped with a long-duration battery with 7 days (1168 hours) or typical runtime. An optional external extended battery can extend it over one month.

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VENTIS-MX4 portable gas detector that complies with ATEX standards. This detector can detect from 1 to 4 gases with a large range of sensor combinations (Explo 0-100% LEL, O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2).

  • Detection of Explo (0-100% LEL), O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2
  • Robust, shock-resistant and waterproof device (IP66 and IP67)
  • Enhanced visibility with safety orange overmold
  • Compact and lightweight: first multigas detector with a single-gas detector size
  • Optional slide-on sampling pump (up to 30 meters)
  • Additional information
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Portable 4 gas detector – VENTIS-MX4 – EXLO, O2, CO, H2S

VENTIS-MX4 portable gas detector that complies with ATEX standards. This detector can detect from 1 to 4 gases with a large range of sensor combinations (Explo 0-100% LEL, O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2).

Portable gas detector MX4-Ventis
  • Detection of Explo (0-100% LEL), O2, CO, H2S, NO2, SO2
  • Robust, shock-resistant and waterproof device (IP66 and IP67)
  • Enhanced visibility with safety orange overmold
  • Compact and lightweight: first multigas detector with a single-gas detector size
  • Optional slide-on sampling pump (up to 30 meters)
Additional information

The Ventis-MX4 is a portable multigas detector. Contrary to single-gas detectors, it can detect up to 4 gases. Thanks to its rechargeable Li-ion battery, it can continuously operate during around 12 hours at 20°C ambient temperature. This battery can be replaced by an optional extended battery for up to 20 hours of autonomy without pump.

The Ventis-MX4 portable gas detector can detect up to 4 gases amongst explosive gases, oxygen (O2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). A specific location is dedicated to the explo sensor (catalytic sensor) and the oxygen sensor (electrochemical sensor). A 4 gas unit will basically include oxygen and explo sensors.

The Ventis-MX4 features 3 different alarms. The first one is a powerful 95 dB at 30 cm audible alarm to alert in noisy environmets. A high visibility red LED visual alarm and an ultra- vibrating alarm are added to improve safety. Two alarm levels are configures: low and high alarms – which are basically calibrated under occupational safety at work data.

The Ventis-MX4 portable gas detector also features the same physical properties – dimension and weight – than a single-gas detector. It can be wore close to the breathing tracts thanks to its crocodile clip without disturbing the user. This multigas detector shock-resistant and waterproof thanks to its high visibility polycarbonate-made overmold.

As this device can detect explosive gases, it meets current EU ATEX standards (explosive atmosphere). A sampling pump – VSP for Ventis-MX4 – is available to draw remote samples (up to 30 meters) before interventions – e.g. in confined space.

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Disposable gas detector for SO2, CO, H2S or O2 hazardous concentration levels monitoring. Pac® 6000 features a 2 years maintenance free lifetime.

  • Drager disposable gas detector PAC 6000 for reliable gas monitoring
  • Dust and water proof.
  • Easy and comfortable use, high accuracy measurements.
  • LED visual, audible (90 dB) and vibrating alarms.
  • Lower purchase and operating costs.
  • ATEX, CE, IECEx and cCSAus compliant.
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Disposable gas detector PAC 6000

Disposable gas detector for SO2, CO, H2S or O2 hazardous concentration levels monitoring. Pac® 6000 features a 2 years maintenance free lifetime.

Drager disposable gas detector PAC 6000 for reliable gas monitoring
  • Dust and water proof.
  • Easy and comfortable use, high accuracy measurements.
  • LED visual, audible (90 dB) and vibrating alarms.
  • Lower purchase and operating costs.
  • ATEX, CE, IECEx and cCSAus compliant.
Additional information

Designed to precisely monitor carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), hydrogen dioxide (SO2) or oxygen (O2), the disposable portable gas detector Pac 6000 alerts of gas presence with a very efficient response time and strong performances.

 

This disposable detector can fit in any situation with an operation temperature between -40°C and +55°C. The Pac 6000 is precise and reliable in every situation, even in the toughest conditions.

 

Thanks to its extended measuring range, the Pac 6000 provides optimal safety and efficiency with for example CO concentrations measurements from 1 up to 1,999 ppm.

 

With its robust design, this disposable gas detector ensures continuous safety up to two years with virtually no maintenance required. The large backlit display indicates gas concentrations and the battery capacity. In addition the Pac 600 logs concentrations and any alarm event in its internal memory.

 

Its two bright, flashing 360° LEDs and its 90 DB acoustic alarm ensure that the alarm is easily seen from all sides. With an oxygen or a carbon monoxide sensor, the Pac 6000 has two additional alarm thresholds as a supplement to the standard settings.

 

Each version of the Pac 6000 features a reliable and sustainable filter that features IP 68 protection. When the filter is soiled, it can be easily and quickly replaced.

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Especially designed for use in boiler rooms or parkings, the OLCT10 sensor range is used to monitor presence of explosive vapors and gases or combustion toxic gases in ambient air.

 

  • Fixed gas detector OLCT10
  • Detection of the combustible gases, CO, NO, NO2
  • Power supply: 15 to 30 VDC
  • 4-20 mA linear output
  • Robust, user-friendly and easy to install
  • ATEX II 3 G / EEx nA IIC T4 approved
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Gas detector – OLCT10 Atex

Especially designed for use in boiler rooms or parkings, the OLCT10 sensor range is used to monitor presence of explosive vapors and gases or combustion toxic gases in ambient air.

 

Fixed gas detector OLCT10
  • Detection of the combustible gases, CO, NO, NO2
  • Power supply: 15 to 30 VDC
  • 4-20 mA linear output
  • Robust, user-friendly and easy to install
  • ATEX II 3 G / EEx nA IIC T4 approved
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Carbon monoxide respiratory protection - CO

As carbon monoxide gas is toxic and asphyxiating implying severe risks of suffocation, it is recommended to wear a carbon monoxide respirator. It can be an open circuit self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or a full-face respirator for carbon monoxide equipped with an ABEK1NOCO20-P3 combined filter for very short interventions at low concentration levels.

CEN-PAQ is very convenient and ideal for short interventions (15, 20 or 30 minutes), highly polluted environment applications or for emergency rescue in confined space or stale environment.

  • High visibility fireproof jacket with VELCRO fastener
  • Warning whistle and pressure gauge
  • Vision3, Promask or Panaseal full face masks
  • Stainless steel or composite compressed air cylinder
  • Compliant with EN137, EN136; EN139 standards
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Self-contained breathing apparatus – CEN-PAQ

CEN-PAQ is very convenient and ideal for short interventions (15, 20 or 30 minutes), highly polluted environment applications or for emergency rescue in confined space or stale environment.

Self-contained breathing apparatus CEN-PAQ
  • High visibility fireproof jacket with VELCRO fastener
  • Warning whistle and pressure gauge
  • Vision3, Promask or Panaseal full face masks
  • Stainless steel or composite compressed air cylinder
  • Compliant with EN137, EN136; EN139 standards
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The SARI gas mask provides operating comfort and efficient protection against toxic gases and particles (solid, radioactive, smokes), bacteria and virus.

  • Compatible with PRO2000 filter range (gas, particle and combined)
  • Central phonic membrane for easy communication
  • Compatible with powered air equipment
  • Internal mask with non-return and anti-fog valves, reduces CO2
  • Fully adjustable 5 points harness for improved operating comfort
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Full face gas mask – SARI

The SARI gas mask provides operating comfort and efficient protection against toxic gases and particles (solid, radioactive, smokes), bacteria and virus.

masque sari contre les gaz toxiques et vapeurs chimiques
  • Compatible with PRO2000 filter range (gas, particle and combined)
  • Central phonic membrane for easy communication
  • Compatible with powered air equipment
  • Internal mask with non-return and anti-fog valves, reduces CO2
  • Fully adjustable 5 points harness for improved operating comfort
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The use of PRO2000 NO & CO respiratory protection filters is currently the worlds most complete filtration.

  • Respiratory protection filters PRO2000
  • High-performance filter: A1B1E1K1NOCO20-P3 & A2B2E2K1HgNOCO20-P3.
  • Efficient against almost every gases and vapors that can be filtered.
  • DIN40 mm universal connection.
  • Cas ematerial : reinforced polyamide
  • Compliant with EN 14287:2004 and EN 148-1 standards
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High-performance respiratory protection filters

The use of PRO2000 NO & CO respiratory protection filters is currently the worlds most complete filtration.

Respiratory protection filters PRO2000
  • High-performance filter: A1B1E1K1NOCO20-P3 & A2B2E2K1HgNOCO20-P3.
  • Efficient against almost every gases and vapors that can be filtered.
  • DIN40 mm universal connection.
  • Cas ematerial : reinforced polyamide
  • Compliant with EN 14287:2004 and EN 148-1 standards
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Sigma self-contained breathing apparatus from SCOTT Safety combines highest respiratory protection levels to a cost-effective and user-friendly equipment to meet industrial and marine sectors requirements.

  • High performance pneumatic system
  • Ultra-compact demand valve triggered from first breath
  • Lighweight and ergonomic backplate and fireproof harness
  • Possibility to switch to demand constant flow
  • Large range of full face masks: Vision 3, Promask PP and Panaseal
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Self-contained breathing apparatus – SIGMA

Sigma self-contained breathing apparatus from SCOTT Safety combines highest respiratory protection levels to a cost-effective and user-friendly equipment to meet industrial and marine sectors requirements.

Self-contained breathing apparatus SIGMA
  • High performance pneumatic system
  • Ultra-compact demand valve triggered from first breath
  • Lighweight and ergonomic backplate and fireproof harness
  • Possibility to switch to demand constant flow
  • Large range of full face masks: Vision 3, Promask PP and Panaseal
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