Bacharach, manufacturer of refrigerant and gas leak detection, is offering an effective carbon dioxide (CO2) leak detection monitor for industrial and retail refrigeration applications.
The instrument is selective, taking into consideration both response times and operating temperatures in these applications. It is appropriately specified for temperatures as low as -40°C / -40°F.
Tom Burniston, Product Manager of Fixed Instruments, said, “The sensors used need to respond quickly to a rise in CO2 Levels. Since CO2 has a high operating pressure, gases can quickly escape into the refrigerated space at very high rates. Instrumentation designed to monitor for gradual changes in atmospheric CO2 may not alert personnel in a timely manner, creating a potentially dangerous condition, that quickly poses a threat to personnel.”
“CO2 leaking on the shop floor is less a safety issue, but, when it comes to machinery rooms, cold rooms or other enclosed areas, there is a definite safety issue,” he continued.
The use of CO2 gas is increasing in popularity due to its natural refrigerant qualities, low environmental impact and the increasing HFC (Hydrofluorocarbon) regulations. Therefore, an effective leak detection solution is essential.