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Carbon dioxide – CO2

Find here the essential information on carbon dioxide – or carbonic gas – (CO2): characteristics, effects on health, detection devices & systems – CO2 detector – and proper respiratory protective equipment (self-contained breathing apparatus or air supplying respirator).

CO2 detector and Carbon dioxide respiratory protection for better safety

Carbon dioxide properties

Carbon dioxide (CO2) – also called carbonic gas – is naturally present in the atmosphere at low concentrations (400 ppm). Essential for photosynthesis, it can be found in greenhouses to enhance plant growth. CO2 is widely used under its different states: as a cooling block when solid, in brewery and wine growing industries when gaseous and for firefighting under its liquid state.

CASTWA (8 hours)STEL (15 minutes)LELIPDensity / AirFliter / SCBA
124-38-95 000 ppm13.77 eV1.53SCBA

Carbon dioxide effects on health

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is odorless and colorless. It is involved in the greenhouse effect phenomenon as is absorbs infrared spectrum. This gas is neither toxic, nor explosive and its major hazard remains its asphyxiating properties. Heavier than air, it replaces oxygen in confined spaces or poorly ventilated areas (tanks, sewers, manholes…). Moreover, as it is not detectable without proper equipment, this gas is highly dangerous for health.

 

Carbon dioxide effects on health: why use a CO2 detector

Carbon dioxide effects on health (CO2)

CO2 detector - Carbon dioxide

As carbon dioxide is colorless and odorless, only a CO2 detector can accurately measure concentrations of this asphyxiating gas. It is recommended to use portable or fixed carbon dioxide detection equipment in volume percentage (of ambient air).

MX6 6 gas detector (EXPLO, toxic and/or VOC): very large range of detected gases (IR absorption or electrochemical sensor), volatile organic compounds (VOC) with photoionization (PID) from 0 to 2,000 ppm.

  • Detection of the combustible gases, CL2, CLO2, CO, CO2, H2, HCN, HCl, H2S, NO, NO2, NH3, O2, PH3, SO2, VOC (volatile organic compounds)
  • Colored graphic LCD display for better view on gases concentrations. Simultaneous and continuous display of all gases.
  • Available with optional sampling pump
  • User-friendly multilingual menu for easy operation
  • Additional information
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Multigas detector – MX6 ATEX – UP TO 6 GASES

MX6 6 gas detector (EXPLO, toxic and/or VOC): very large range of detected gases (IR absorption or electrochemical sensor), volatile organic compounds (VOC) with photoionization (PID) from 0 to 2,000 ppm.

Portable gas detector MX6
  • Detection of the combustible gases, CL2, CLO2, CO, CO2, H2, HCN, HCl, H2S, NO, NO2, NH3, O2, PH3, SO2, VOC (volatile organic compounds)
  • Colored graphic LCD display for better view on gases concentrations. Simultaneous and continuous display of all gases.
  • Available with optional sampling pump
  • User-friendly multilingual menu for easy operation
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The MX6-iBrid gas detector is an high-tech portable multigas detector. Thanks to its rechargeable ion-lithium (Li-ion) battery, it can operates around 24 hours continuously. The optional extended battery can replace the standard one and extend the autonomy up to 36 hours. A lighter version with AA battery is also available for 10 hours of operation.

The MX6-iBrid portable multigas detector can detect up to 6 gases simultaneously according to the configuration (some locations are dedicated to specific sensors). A large range of gases is furthermore available: combustible gases, chlorine (Cl2), chlorine dioxide (ClO2), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen (H2), hydrogen cyanide (HCN), hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia (NH3), oxygen (O2), phosphine (PH3), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and many volatile organic compounds (VOC).

The MX6-iBrid combines the highest sensor technologies for accurate measures. Oxygen and toxic gases are detected with an electrochemical sensor. Combustible and explosive gases are on the other hand detected with a catalytic sensor or through infrared absorption. This IR technology is also used to detect carbon dioxide. Lastly, volatile organic compounds are detected with a photoionization sensor (<10,6 eV).

This portable multigas detector is considered as a high-technology device as it is the first portable gas detector featuring a colored display. This allows users to easily read events curbs of every gas without misunderstanding. The MX6-iBrid is compliant with the most demanding ATEX standards and with the IP67 ingress protection level thanks to its shock-resistant polycarbonate overmolded housing.

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The Gasman CO2 is a personal gas monitor, and very important PEE (personal protective equipment), designed to detect carbon dioxide (CO2) in the harshest conditions.

  • gas detector for CO2 Gasman
  • Infrared technology sensor – 0-5% measuring range
  • Compact (90 x 48 x 24 mm) ad lightweight (100 gr)
  • 95 dB audible alarm with configurable alarm tone
  • Red & blue LED visual alarm
  • Rechargeable li-ion battery – 12 hours runtime
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Portable co2 detector Gasman

The Gasman CO2 is a personal gas monitor, and very important PEE (personal protective equipment), designed to detect carbon dioxide (CO2) in the harshest conditions.

gas detector for CO2 Gasman
  • Infrared technology sensor – 0-5% measuring range
  • Compact (90 x 48 x 24 mm) ad lightweight (100 gr)
  • 95 dB audible alarm with configurable alarm tone
  • Red & blue LED visual alarm
  • Rechargeable li-ion battery – 12 hours runtime
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The QUALIT-AIR PRO is a CO2 detector/transmitter. Featuring main controller and an external display, this wall-mounted analyzer is well-suited for monitoring ambient air quality and managing climate control systems.

  • CO2 concentration analysis – 0 to 50.000 ppm
  • Two separated parts: controller unit with display and remote display
  • Automatic internal self-check (sensor status, temperature…)
  • Measurements digital display on both screens
  • LED indicators for alarm 1 and 2 and voltage monitoring
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Air quality analyzer – CO2 – QUALIT-AIR PRO

The QUALIT-AIR PRO is a CO2 detector/transmitter. Featuring main controller and an external display, this wall-mounted analyzer is well-suited for monitoring ambient air quality and managing climate control systems.

Qualit-air pro is a air quality analyzer
  • CO2 concentration analysis – 0 to 50.000 ppm
  • Two separated parts: controller unit with display and remote display
  • Automatic internal self-check (sensor status, temperature…)
  • Measurements digital display on both screens
  • LED indicators for alarm 1 and 2 and voltage monitoring
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Especially designed for the detection of oxygen, combustible and toxic gases, the OLCT10N digital fixed gas detector ensures reliable and fast concentration levels monitoring. Every information is sent to the gas detection controller in less than a second.

  • Fixed gas detector OLCT10N
  • Detection of CH4, O2, CO, H2S, NO, NO2, NH3.
  • Power supply 12-30 V DC.
  • RS485 Modbus digital signal.
  • Immune to dust and water.
  • ATEX 3 GD, ATEX 2 and 22 approved.
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OLCT10N digital gas detector

Especially designed for the detection of oxygen, combustible and toxic gases, the OLCT10N digital fixed gas detector ensures reliable and fast concentration levels monitoring. Every information is sent to the gas detection controller in less than a second.

Fixed gas detector OLCT10N
  • Detection of CH4, O2, CO, H2S, NO, NO2, NH3.
  • Power supply 12-30 V DC.
  • RS485 Modbus digital signal.
  • Immune to dust and water.
  • ATEX 3 GD, ATEX 2 and 22 approved.
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CO2 respiratory protection - Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide is an asphyxiating gas implying severe risks of suffocation. It is then recommended to wear a carbon dioxide mask (CO2 gas mask), an opened-circuit self- contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or an air supplying respirator for long-term interventions.

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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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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Well-suited for emergency evacuation from confined spaces, the OXY 3000/6000 is a SCSR self-contained self-rescue device that chemically produces breathable air. Different versions offer from 30 up to 60 minutes autonomy.

  • drager SCSR oxy 3000 6000 oxygen self rescuer for emergency escape
  • Up to 60 minutes autonomy.
  • Shock absorbent shell to protect the device.
  • Safety Eye for easy visual safety check.
  • Dimensions: 265 x 217 x 125 mm for less than 4 kg.
  • Approved in compliance with SA 89/686/CEE DIN EN 13794 standards and Australian coal mining.
  • Storage shelf life up to 10 years.

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Self-rescuer SCSR OXY 3000/6000

Well-suited for emergency evacuation from confined spaces, the OXY 3000/6000 is a SCSR self-contained self-rescue device that chemically produces breathable air. Different versions offer from 30 up to 60 minutes autonomy.

drager SCSR oxy 3000 6000 oxygen self rescuer for emergency escape
  • Up to 60 minutes autonomy.
  • Shock absorbent shell to protect the device.
  • Safety Eye for easy visual safety check.
  • Dimensions: 265 x 217 x 125 mm for less than 4 kg.
  • Approved in compliance with SA 89/686/CEE DIN EN 13794 standards and Australian coal mining.
  • Storage shelf life up to 10 years.

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FLITE respiratory protective equipment is well-suited for many industrial applications where the oxygen rate cannot be guaranteed.

  • Compressed air supply
  • Lightweight user-friendly harness with safety belt
  • Tempest positive pressure demand valve
  • Constant flow bypass function
  • Optional escape cylinder
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Airline respirator – FLITE

FLITE respiratory protective equipment is well-suited for many industrial applications where the oxygen rate cannot be guaranteed.

Airline system FLITE
  • Compressed air supply
  • Lightweight user-friendly harness with safety belt
  • Tempest positive pressure demand valve
  • Constant flow bypass function
  • Optional escape cylinder
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