Carbon Monoxide meter or CO Meter is a device used to detect the concentration of carbon monoxide in the air. This meter is used to quickly check CO concentration for harmful levels. The meter should be fast enough to detect and give an alert if the level is high.
Carbon Monoxide Meter model BG20
The BG20 meter is part of the Multi-Measure Basic series of our instruments. This gives you the exact CO content of the ambient air.
This accurate detection ability ensures that you are adhering to the standards that are set for the workplace.
This measuring device is hand-held and ready to operate within a few seconds of turning it on. It is quick and reliable in capturing CO concentration that ranges from 0 up to 1,000 ppm. The values will be accurately determined up to an accuracy of plus or minus 10ppm. The reading is displayed clearly on its large back-lit display window. If needed 10 measured values can be directly stored within the BG20.
Thanks to its integrated alarm function, it is simple and convenient to quickly check out critical values. In the event of discovering values over 35 ppm, this measuring device will automatically alert you using an audible beep. This signal’s interval shortens as the values increase. After 200ppm is reached, the signal is emitted as one long constant warning signal.
Because of its automatic switch-off due to 15 minutes of inactivity, flat batteries are no longer needed. The function keys are clearly structured allowing for convenient single-handed operation.
Features of CO Meter BG20
Some of its major features are listed below.
- It has a measuring range from 0 up to 1,000 ppm.
- IT shows maximum value and has a hold function.
- With its economic pricing, it has an optimum ‘Price-Performance’ Ratio.
- Easy One-Handed Operation with all buttons within reach of the fingers.
- The alarm limit values can be adjusted to suit your requirements.
- Automatic Switch-Off if the instrument is inactive for a certain duration.
- It can store 10 measured values in the inbuilt memory.
- IT has an illuminable display which is useful in the night.
- Quick, Reliable Measurements of CO Concentrations in Ambient Air.
Some important facts about carbon monoxide
CO (carbon monoxide) is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. It is a gas that forms during the process of the combustion of fossil fuels. When there is not sufficient supply of oxygen, the CO concentration in the ambient air will rise especially fast. At those times even small amounts could cause damage to people’s health.
For example, with a CO share of just 1.28% within a room, death by suffocation can occur within 1 or 2 minutes. That’s why in Germany the law requires severe limit values for the CO exposure of its employees. 30ppm is the standard permitted limit value in the ambient air.
Still, the amount of air pollution found in workshops, craft enterprises, or production facilities, may be improperly assessed and the risks for CO poisoning are ignored. This is in spite of the fact that short-term operating of petrol-driven and diesel-powered machines within closed rooms (assembly shops, construction sites, car parks, etc.) may lead to symptoms related to intoxication.
Therefore it is extremely important that CO concentration is constantly being checked, particularly in indoor spaces, building sites, and factory halls, and by using the appropriate measuring devices. Inspection of air quality with these CO measuring devices can be crucial and highly recommended for places where CO is a possibility, like indoor Go-Kart operators or wherever gas radiant heaters are being used.
The above CO meters are for instant measurement and not for continuous real-time monitoring. If you are looking for continuous monitoring of Carbon Monoxide with alerts, please see our CO Monitoring systems.
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