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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.

CAS TWA (8 hours) STEL (15 minutes) LEL IP Density / Air Fliter / SCBA
124-38-9 5 000 ppm 13.77 eV 1.53 SCBA

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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Multi gas 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 multi gas 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 multi gas 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 multi gas 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
  • 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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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
  • Additional information
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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
Additional information

The Qualit-air Pro air quality analyzer has been especially designed for use in hazardous operations like cutting and welding, the food packing industry, the beverage industry, the agriculture and food industry, waste management or thermal treatments.

 

This monitoring device continuously detects presence of carbon dioxide (CO2) in ambiant air on a measuring range set between 0 and 50,000 ppm (part per million). Its remote display unit placed outside the monitored room enables operators to easily and safely read concentrations in presence.

 

The main controller and the remote display unit enable a digital display of CO2 concentrations in a room and both feature 4 LED visual indicators for a permanent monitoring of gas levels.

 

The operation principle of these two devices is relatively simple to understand. The remote display unit copies and displays controller measures on an LCD as well as relevant safety information. It is linked to the controller with a maximum 8 meters wire and must be placed outside the controller room. The remote display unit must be installed where it can be easily read before entering the controller room.

 

The two alarm thresholds of the Qualit-air Pro can be adjusted in the measuring range. Moreover, the integrated audiovisual alarms enable to alert operators in case of abnormal carbon dioxide concentrations. This detector can also trigger actuators such as initiating a ventilation system.

 

Thanks to its intuitive and user-friendly menu of the Qualit-air Pro, operators can check the connection between the controller and the remote display unit, calibrate the detector, select the temperature unit (°C or °F) and setup the alarm thresholds.

 

Thanks to the easy wall mounting of this fixed CO2 detector and its two plastic made housings both IP54 certified against water spray, the Qualit-air Pro is a relevant cost-effective solution to protect an hazardous area that might contain carbon dioxide.

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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.
Additional information

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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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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