Carbon Monoxide, CO
Measuring devices for carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a combustible, non-irritating, colourless, tasteless and odourless gas of carbon and oxygen. It is mainly caused by the incomplete combustion of carbonaceous substances such as wood, coal or fossil fuels. The toxic gas binds by inhalation to the hemoglobin in the blood and thus prevents the oxygen transport. Carbon monoxide can therefore be fatal even in small quantities.
CO measurements are necessary in areas where high concentrations of carbon monoxide are expected in the air. There are portable hand-held measuring instruments, portable and stationary alarm devices with display of the readings as well as CO measuring transducers without display, which are used as sensors for the control of alarm and ventilation systems.
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