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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).

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
  • Additional information
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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
Additional information

The Gasman CO2 portable gas detector is a compact single gas personal monitor designed for use in the toughest environments. Its stunningly compact and lightweight design makes it ideal for use in industries such as oil and gas, chemical plants (with exotic gases), steel works, hospitality and waste and water works.

Its tough high-visibility orange housing made of polycarbonate with full overmoulding, this CO2 gas detector protects users in harshest environments. With rugged impact resistant construction and compliance to IP65, Gasman CO2 offers an accurate carbon dioxide monitoring with a measuring range between 0 and 5% volume.

Small and lightweight (approximatively 100g), it is extremely durable, with high impact resistance and ingress protection against dust and water. Its combination of powerful loud 95 dB alarm, red and blue visual alert signal and vibrating alarm alerts users in case of hazardous carbon dioxide concentrations. Multiple alarm options are available to select distinctive tones for different alarm levels.

As it features a simple single-button control and an easy to read backlit LCD display, the Gasman CO2 gas detector is user-friendly and requires no technical skills. When operating, this monitor displays clear gas level readings, alarm conditions and remaining battery life with proportional indication of remaining operation time

Data and event logging are available as standard, and there is a built-in 30 day advance warning when calibration is due. The data logger can store up to 900 hours storage at 1 min. interval (54,000 logs), more than 4800 events.

Thanks to its powerful rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Gasman CO2 can operate continuously during 12 hours minimum when fully charged.

The detectors comes with an integral crocodile clip in order to be worn close to the breathing tracts. This way, gas concentrations readings are as close as possible from concentrations inhaled by the user.

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Ultra-compact and lightweight, the X-am 5600 multi gas meter has been especially designed to detect the following gases: O2, Cl2, CO, CO2, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, PH3, SO2, amines, odorants, COCl2, ozone and different organic vapors.

  • Drager x am 5600 multi gas meter with electrochemical and infrared gas sensors
  • Rugged design with ultra-compact size
  • Infrared gas detection technology
  • Hydrogen detection with electrochemical sensor
  • Opportunity to connect an external sampling pump
  • ATEX approved for use in zone 0
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Multi gas meter X-am 5600

Ultra-compact and lightweight, the X-am 5600 multi gas meter has been especially designed to detect the following gases: O2, Cl2, CO, CO2, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, PH3, SO2, amines, odorants, COCl2, ozone and different organic vapors.

Drager x am 5600 multi gas meter with electrochemical and infrared gas sensors
  • Rugged design with ultra-compact size
  • Infrared gas detection technology
  • Hydrogen detection with electrochemical sensor
  • Opportunity to connect an external sampling pump
  • ATEX approved for use in zone 0
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The X-am 5600 portable multi gas detector is a personal protective equipment that has been especially designed to simultaneously detect from 1 up to 6 gases. Thanks to an innovative combination of infrared and electrochemical gas detection sensors, this portable gas detector can quickly, reliably and accurately detect the following gases: O2, Cl2, CO, CO2, H2, H2S, HCN, NH3, NO, NO2, PH3, SO2, amines, Odorants, COCl2, Ozone and different organic vapors.

The X-am 5600 has been designed to combine performance and discretion. This way, thanks to a compact size and a light weight, it won’t annoy its user. Easy to wear and to use, this portable multi gas meter is robust and can be used in hostile industrial environments. IP67 certified, it is resistant to water and dust. Moreover, thanks to its rubber housing, this personal gas monitor features an increased resistance to impacts and shocks for use in difficult conditions. As it also features a crocodile clip, it can be easily be attached to a pocket or a collar in order to monitor concentrations inhaled by the operator.

The X-am 5600 multi gas meter can monitor up to 6 gases thanks to electrochemical and infrared sensors. Because of their huge durability and resistance, infrared gas detection sensors can operate for up to 8 years and only require one annual calibration. Thus reducing maintenance and operating costs. This way, this detector can be equipped with an IR Ex sensor to monitor combustible gases (with a measuring range between 0 and 100% of the volume for methane, ethylene and propane for example), an IR CO2 sensor to detect carbon dioxide or an electrochemical sensor for hydrogen detection.

When equipped with an external sampling pump – available in option – the X-am 5600 can draw remote samples up to 30 meters away in order to get hazardous gas concentrations before any intervention. This system is very convenient before any entry in confined spaces like tanks or pits.

Lastly, this lightweight and compact detector is ATEX approved for use in zone 0 - continuous explosive atmosphere.

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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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Especially engineered for the monitoring and the detection of the most commonly used gases in the  light industry and the tertiary sector (laboratory, hospital, wastewater treatment, refrigerated rooms, boiler rooms…), the OLCT 10N fixed gas detector has been designed to be digitally linked to the MX 43 gas detection controller only. Reliable and featuring a fast response time, the OLCT 10N fixed gas detector can be linked up to 32 detectors on the same digital line, which reduces wiring costs.

 

The OLCT 10N is a reliable digital detector transmitter with fast response time designed to detect oxygen (O2) and toxic gases (CO2, H2S, NH3, NO, NO2) as well as combustible gases such as methane, propane, butane and hydrogen. This detectors uses electrochemical, catalytic or infrared sensors depending on the target gases and the applications.

 

Made of ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material schock and UV resistant and ATEX 3 GD approved, this detector can be used for applications in ATEX zones 2 and 22 and is waterproof and immune to dust (IP65). The OLCT 10N is also compliant with electromagnetic compatibility according to EN50270 standard.

 

The OLCT 10N is a digital fixed gas detector without display with automatic non-intrusive calibration which does not require the housing opening. Manual calibration is possible by opening the OLCT 10N. After a sensor replacement, both manual and automatic calibrations have yet to be conducted. It features two M16 cable gland inputs and a digital signal output RS485 Modbus proprietary.

 

Depending on the density of the target gas or the application, the detector shall be mounted at the ground level, or on the ceiling at the same height as the airflow, or near to the air extraction ducts.

 

In option, this digital detector transmitter can be provided with shock guard protector and/or a calibration tool kit.

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The Bacharach MGS 450 fixed refrigerant leak detector is a device that can be used as a standalone detector or can be connected to a gas controller. Configuration done via Bluetooth on mobile application. To prevent false alarms, the MGS-450 is equipped with high quality pre-calibrated sensors.

  • Bacharach MGS 450 fixed refrigerant leak detector
  • HFO, HFC, HCFC, NH3 and CO2 monitoring
  • Operating in down to -40 ° C environments
  • Bluetooth connection on the MGS-400 mobile application
  • Operates independently or can connected to a gas controller
  • Three-color LED alarm lights & and audible alarm (72 dB)
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Standalone refrigerant leak detector – Bacharach MGS 450

The Bacharach MGS 450 fixed refrigerant leak detector is a device that can be used as a standalone detector or can be connected to a gas controller. Configuration done via Bluetooth on mobile application. To prevent false alarms, the MGS-450 is equipped with high quality pre-calibrated sensors.

Bacharach MGS 450 fixed refrigerant leak detector
  • HFO, HFC, HCFC, NH3 and CO2 monitoring
  • Operating in down to -40 ° C environments
  • Bluetooth connection on the MGS-400 mobile application
  • Operates independently or can connected to a gas controller
  • Three-color LED alarm lights & and audible alarm (72 dB)
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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.

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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Especially designed for emergency situations, the Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus is the ideal solutions to evacuate environments that rapidly deteriorated. This device provides up to 15 minutes of breathing air for safe evacuation.

  • Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus, short interventions SCBA by Drager
  • Easy to don
  • Hood with large field of view
  • Provides from 10 to 15 minutes of breathing air depending on the model
  • Complies with current standards
  • Reduced maintenance
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Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus

Especially designed for emergency situations, the Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus is the ideal solutions to evacuate environments that rapidly deteriorated. This device provides up to 15 minutes of breathing air for safe evacuation.

Saver CF emergency escape breathing apparatus, short interventions SCBA by Drager
  • Easy to don
  • Hood with large field of view
  • Provides from 10 to 15 minutes of breathing air depending on the model
  • Complies with current standards
  • Reduced maintenance
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The Saver CF is a compressed air evacuation breathing apparatus especially designed for emergency situations. Available in two different versions, the Saver CF provides its user 10 or 15 minutes of breathing air autonomy in order to evacuate any hazardous and contaminated area that could affect health.

Easy to don and operate, the Saver CF emergency evacuation breathing apparatus can easily been carried either as a chest bag or over the shoulder. Its flameproof hood has been especially engineered to fit in any morphologies and face shapes including people wearing glasses and/or a beard. Compact and lightweight, the Saver CF breathing can be easily mounted on a wall or any strategic location to ease evacuations from hazardous areas. Featuring a large visor, this hood provides wearer a large field of view.

Regardless the selected model – Saver CF10 or Saver CF15 – this emergency breathing apparatus provides user a pressure of 200 bar for an airflow in the hood of 35 to 37 liters per minute. The 10 minutes version is equipped with a compressed air cylinder made of aluminium that contains 2 liters at 200 bar while the 15 minutes version includes a steel cylinder of 3 liters at 200 bar.

Thanks to advanced technologies, the Saver CF self-contained breathing apparatus is compliant with current standards and regulations on compressed air emergency respiratory protective devices. Moreover, because of its unique design, this device requires hardly no maintenance. A lateral transparent window enables user to quickly and safely control the cylinder manometer without opening the device.

Available in standard orange version with a soft bag, the Saver CF also fateures a black antistatic version that meets even the most demanding requirements for use in explosive atmospheres (ATEX zone 0). An integrated alarm whistle alerts wearer in case of low autonomy of the cylinder for even safer evacuation.

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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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Designed for use in harsh conditions, the PAS Micro short duration self-contained breathing apparatus combines ease of use, durability, flexibility and robustness. Particularly resistant, it is an ideal solution for short duration interventions.

  • self-contained breathing apparatus – Pas Micro by Drager
  • Ergonomic design
  • Robust and resistant system
  • Integrated manometer
  • Possibility to add and external air supply
  • Compatible with Panorama Nova and FPS7000 masks
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PAS Micro short duration self-contained breathing apparatus

Designed for use in harsh conditions, the PAS Micro short duration self-contained breathing apparatus combines ease of use, durability, flexibility and robustness. Particularly resistant, it is an ideal solution for short duration interventions.

self-contained breathing apparatus – Pas Micro by Drager
  • Ergonomic design
  • Robust and resistant system
  • Integrated manometer
  • Possibility to add and external air supply
  • Compatible with Panorama Nova and FPS7000 masks
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Especially designed for short duration intervention in extreme conditions, the PAS Micro self-contained breathing apparatus is particularly lightweight (2 kg). Composed by a harness, a belt and a backplate, the device is designed to enhance the comfort of the user. Made from flexible, robust and antistatic materials, this breathing device suits perfectly in any morphology. The innovative material of this SCBA is resistant to extreme temperatures – from -30 up to +70°C. The backplate and shoulder straps are padded with foam. The device is also machine washable.

 

This self-contained breathing apparatus can use 2 or 3 liters compressed air cylinders made of aluminium, steel or composite material under 200 or 300 bar. The user is able to check cylinder pressure at any time thanks to an accurate manometer integrated to the belt for easy reading.

 

Initially made for use with a compressed a air cylinder, the PAS Micro can also be used with an external air supply thanks to an airline connection. It can then be connected to a compressed air network or a breathing air cart for example. An optional automatic reverser can easily and automatically switch between an external air supply to a cylinder.

 

The PAS Micro SCBA is compatible with Panorama Nova masks and the FPS7000 range of full face masks.

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