Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly toxic, colorless, odorless and flammable gas that is slightly lighter than air. It is produced when carbon containing materials do not burn completely to carbon dioxide because of insufficient oxygen.
It cannot be detected by our human senses. We cannot see it, smell it or taste it. But unlike many gases, small amounts are extremely harmful to us. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, nausea, temporary loss of consciousness that can lead to a coma, weak pulse, respiratory failure and sadly, death.
Analox provide the following carbon monoxide (CO) gas monitoring and detection solutions:
A multi-gas analyzer to measure: oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), Volitile Organic Compounds (VOC's) and Dewpoint in compressed air. The unit can be wall mounted or used as a portable system.
The CO Clear is designed to be installed inline on heliox or breathing air compressor arrangements to warn the operator if there is a potential contamination of carbon monoxide before it reaches the user.
The SDA carbon dioxide (CO2) monitor provides reliable carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring to maintain a comfortable and safe saturation diving chamber.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is so dangerously toxic that it doesn’t warrant a fun fact.