Not all CO detectors are made equal
Carbon monoxide (CO) can be generated onboard a submarine from both routine and emergency operations such as cooking, incomplete combustion of diesel fuel and the use of chlorate candles.
Consequently, it is vital for the safety of all submariners onboard to monitor the carbon monoxide (CO) levels in the atmosphere.
To do this, a carbon monoxide (CO) atmosphere monitor is required, but not all electrochemical carbon monoxide (CO) sensors are made equal. Most industrial carbon monoxide (CO) sensors that are targeted towards the submarine market are extremely cross sensitive to hydrogen (H).
Hydrogen (H) can be present on submarines due to the batteries that are used and can give a false reading of carbon monoxide (CO).
So, how do you accurately monitor carbon monoxide (CO)?
By using the bespoke designed Carbon Monoxide (CO) Submarine Atmosphere Monitoring System (COSAMS).
The COSAMS assists submariners with managing the atmosphere more effectively and safely during operations.
The sensor used inside of the COSAMS is an infra-red sensor which uses a Gas Filter Correlation (GFC) technique, ensuring the system is not sensitive to hydrogen. The COSAMS will not provide ‘false positives’ or false alarms during operations.
Providing real-time information and alarms within the compartments where it is installed, the COSAMS can also provide a 4-20mA signal to a central Submarine Air Monitoring System or the Submarine Platform Management System.
The COSAMS is used in applications such as:
Carbon monoxide (CO)
From understanding your specific requirements to arranging installation and maintenance schedules of the COSAMS unit, Analox are there to support you and your crew with the use of the COSAMS analyzer effectively and with minimal downtime to operations.