CO2Meter, Inc. has extended its range of carbon dioxide (CO2) alarms with the addition of a version that can handle up to 100% concentrations of CO2.

The Florida-based business specialises in the design and manufacture of gas detection and monitoring devices, mainly CO2.

CO2Meter ExplorIR-W

Source: CO2Meter

GSS ExplorIR CO2 sensor

CO2Meter has been using and supplying their partner Gas Sensing Solutions’ (GSS) next generation, LED-based CO2 sensors at the heart of its range of CO2 detection devices, from level controllers to alarms and data loggers.

“We use GSS NDIR CO2 sensors because of their best-in-class technology and proven reliability,” said Ray Hicks, CTO at CO2Meter.

“Because GSS manufactures its sensors with their own proprietary LEDs – rather than using a heated source of IR – the sensors are small, robust and provide almost instant readings.”

Scotland-based GSS manufactures a range of sensors – under the ExplorIR and SprintIR brands – that are capable of reading up to 100% CO2 concentrations.

“GSS provided us with our first ever 100% CO2 Sensor many years ago,” Hicks added.

“As an example, we’ve used the ExplorIR®-W with voltage output to produce a new addition to our range, the iSense 100% CO2 sampling logger alarm. Having this solution has enabled us to extend our reach in specific industry applications, as very few monitors can measure up to 100%.”

The iSense alarm (CM-0052) is suitable for both permanent and temporary installations in industrial applications. It can be used for a range of different processes, including monitoring and control, long-range data collection, sampling inspections, remote deployment and CO2 leak detection.

The ExplorIR®-W 100% concentration CO2 sensor inside the iSense provides an optimal fit with the industrial environments being measured.

“The sensor has a particularly robust design, thanks to its core mid-infrared LED technology,” said Calum MacGregor, CEO at GSS.

“It’s this solid-state platform that enables the earliest warning of any possible CO2 leaks. This also provides the exacting precision needed in leak detection and similar applications.”

CO2Meter’s partnership with manufacturer GSS is approaching its tenth year.

“We have developed an incredibly valuable relationship with the team at CO2Meter,” MacGregor added.

“We share the common goals of ensuring that customers get the correct, fit-for-purpose solution for their specific needs, using cutting-edge CO2 detection technology. CO2Meter has an in-depth knowledge of gas detection technology and delivers a first-class service to its clients. Together with their immense technical expertise, this makes them a highly valued partner for GSS, and we look forward to growing together further in the future.”