CO2 Monitor (Industrial Safety)
- INDUSTRIAL: Heavy-duty fixed CO2 detector, range 0 - 5000ppm. Dual path NDIR sensor. Comes FACTORY-CALIBRATED.
- USE: Remote control up to 8 meters. 2 x relay alarm triggered switches (1 kW) to control fans, pumps, electrical items, garage doors, or additional alarms.
- FEATURES: Large LED alarm and buzzer. Adjustable audio and visual. Remote control. RS485 MODBUS Output and Analog Output (4-20 mA) for remote sensing and data logging.
- STRONG: Explosion, dust, water, and flameproof. Explosion-proof grade: Exd ⅡC T6 Gb with IP65 housing protection.
- TRUST: ** 1-year limited warranty ** Arrives with gas calibration and certificate.
CO2 detection: 0 - 5000 ppm with 1 ppm resolution
Accuracy: < +/- 5% F.S.
Sensor lifetime: 5-10 years
Explosion-proof grade: Exd ⅡC T6 Gb, IP 65 protection
Response time: < 40 sec
Power supply: DC 24V ± 15%
Working temperature: -20C - 50C
Output current: 4 - 20 mA
Communication: RS485 MODBUS
Working humidity: 0 - 95% RH (no dew)
Contact output: 2 x relay contact output, max power 1 kW
Dimensions: 200 mm x 180 mm x 90 mm
Weight: 3 lbs
Threads: G1/2 male-proof hose pipe thread size M20 x 1.5mm.
Calibration: USA NIST Traceable Sources. Calibrated, tested, and verified in California, USA.
In the Box?
- CO2 Fixed Gas Detector
- English User Manual
- Remote control with battery
- HEX key to remove the cover
- 24V power adapter to plug to 110V outlet and wiring
- USA NIST Calibration Certificate.
- CO2 for Breweries
- CO2 Work Occupational Exposure
- CO2 for Hydroponics, Grow Rooms
- CO2 for Triggering Fans, Exhaust, Ventilation, IAQ Control, Process Control
- CO2 for Industrial Process Control
Best CO2 Monitor (Industrial)
Introducing our advanced wall-mounted CO2 monitor, specifically designed for industrial and business settings, catering to a wide range of applications including occupational spaces, laboratories, grow rooms, process control, combustion control rooms, refineries, cryogenic rooms, hydroponics, and workplace safety.
These units boast a durable dual-channel NDIR CO2 sensor with an impressive lifespan of up to 10 years, ensuring accurate and reliable monitoring over an extended period. Additionally, the CO2 monitor features both analog (4-20 mA) and digital signal outputs (RS485 MODBUS).
What sets this monitor apart and receives praise from our customers are the two power relays integrated into the unit. These relays have the capability to control power appliances, fans, exhaust systems, vents, HVAC units, and other essential equipment. They are intelligently linked to the alarm setpoints, enhancing the efficiency of immediate actions in response to CO2 levels.
The alarm setpoints are fully adjustable, empowering you to tailor the monitoring system to your specific needs. When the CO2 levels reach a low alarm trigger, the first power relay (supporting up to 1kW) will be activated. Similarly, in the event of a high alarm trigger, the second power relay will switch accordingly.
Best CO2 Levels?
Maintaining indoor CO2 levels as close to 410 ppm, which corresponds to outdoor CO2 concentrations, is the ultimate objective in air quality. It is important to ensure that indoor CO2 does not exceed 1000 ppm. If it does, it is imperative to introduce additional fresh air to effectively renew the indoor environment.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and other organizations suggest maintaining indoor CO2 levels below 700 ppm above the outdoor air level, which is between 1000 and 1100 ppm. Therefore we recommend the first alarm point in any CO2 monitor to be set at 1000ppm.
Case Study 1: CO2 for Breweries
Case Study 2: CO2 for Hydroponics
Is CO2 used in Beer Draught Systems?
Yes, CO2 is used in the draught beer system to ensure freshness and propel the beer from the keg to the tap.
Carbon dioxide is supplied in CO2 tanks which is stationed at the retail site and refilled as required. This system is it now popular among average-sized bars and restaurants for their soda and beer systems and can be a cost-effective option for many.
The amount of CO2 stored can impact the potential for danger. With a small cylinder, if there is a CO2 leak, once the gas runs out, it is less likely to produce harm. However, bulk tanks contain significantly larger amounts of CO2, which can pose a lethal threat if there is a leak in the cooler.
Here are some guidelines and precautions to ensure safe handling of carbon dioxide:
- Early Detection with CO Monitors: CO2 detection monitors equipped with alarms can be a valuable preventive measure. Some alarms have both an audible signal and a strobe light to alert individuals. These devices are relatively inexpensive and can be lifesaving. It is important to test and ensure that all alarms are functioning correctly at least once a year.
- Adequate Ventilation: Walk-in coolers can be updated or installed with a proper ventilation system to reduce the risk of gas accumulation to hazardous levels in an enclosed space. This means ensuring fresh air from the outdoors is entering the confined space.
- Easy Exits: It is crucial to ensure that the cooler door is functioning correctly from both the inside and outside and is easy to exit in case of an emergency.
- Secure and Organized Storage: Keeping the cooler tidy and organized can also help prevent accidents such as trips or falls. A CO2 container should always be securely fastened to a wall to avoid accidental tipping and local codes for tank storage should be followed.
CO2 Air Circulation Vents
It is imperative for any CO2 monitor to have abundant air vents and openings to allow for the surrounding CO2 molecules to quickly reach the CO2 sensor. This design mechanism has a direct impact in how fast your CO2 monitor will be able to reliably react and stabilize the CO2 readings that approximate the same CO2 one is inhaling. The back of the unit also has the ON / OFF button.
What is the Lifetime of a CO2 NDIR Sensor and a O2 sensor?
Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) sensors for CO2 are durable and made of solid-state components, allowing them to last between 5 to 15 years. The crucial factor is the IR source, which may degrade or fail completely (although this is a rare occurrence). Overall, NDIR sensors are impressive inventions that have significantly decreased in price over the last decade due to the miniaturization and micromachining of electronic components.
When do I Calibrate my CO2 Monitor?
We recommend calibrating your CO2 monitors every year.
Why so Expensive?
This industrial specification CO2 monitor is made for industrial situations. This means it incorporates features not seen in lower-cost CO2 monitors that are made for the home and office.
Some features found only in industrial CO2 monitors include:
- Die Cast Aluminum Housing for industrial strength and protection
- High Power relay switching to control fans, HVAC, lights and CO2 supply valves
- Digital communication using 4-20mA and RS485 MODBUS
- Industrial spec 24v rail power
- Industrial Grade Specs Explosion-proof grade: Exd ⅡC T6 Gb, IP 65 protection
- CO2 monitoring is necessary for various industries such as breweries, wine, hydroponics, and many others.
- CO2 Monitors ensure safety and can also be used to control the environmental CO2 level by switching the CO2 supply or increasing ventilation.
- CO2 monitors that are industrial spec are more expensive since they are more robust and typically have high-power relay switch functions.
- Warning: Do not confuse carbon dioxide (CO2) with carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring. They are completely different gases.
This article was written by me, Dr. Koz (no ghostwriters and no AI content here!). I am the President of Forensics Detectors (CA, USA). I am also a subject matter expert on gas sensor technology, gas detectors, gas meters, and gas analyzers. I have been designing, building, manufacturing, and testing toxic gas detection systems for over 20 years.... and still love it.