In a world first exclusive, Bo Hansson, CEO of LogiCO2, demonstrates his newest invention for carbon dioxide (CO2) safety – the LogiCO2 Scout – and tells gasworld why he believes his company is leading the way in this industry.
Safety is the predominant driving force behind this new innovation. The device is inserted into a foam ball which can then be thrown into a contaminated area to check for excess CO2. The Scout will then communicate to a sensor attached to the operator via Bluetooth to ensure the safety of the user. The personal CO2 detector instrument is also compatible with smartphones.
“I don’t know anyone else who has done this – and we are doing it. So it’s pretty cool. We look at the whole picture which has made us different,” Hansson (left) explains.
LogiCO2 offers economical CO2 safety systems with simplicity and safety at the forefront of each device. The company’s sensors are installed in more than 125 countries around the world, and as such, its central unit has been developed to incorporate over 21 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai, for the Asian market where “sales are just going through the sky right now.”
All the additional sensor units are easily expandable and can connect an extra eight sensors to the central unit, as well as being self-calibrating and utilising Cat-5 cables for digital communication.
“We are going to take over this market”
Reaping the benefits, the Luxembourg-based business has just secured a contract with major chain store SevenEleven to implement these sensors throughout their stores in Taipei in Taiwan. It is understood that around 2,500 CO2 sensors will be installed in the Asian city alone.
I think we are going to take over this market and I think people will embrace this. We have done so much work to build a base for about 15 years, and now it’s starting to go ballistic.
Each sensor kit from LogiCO2 currently sells for between €300-500 ($333-556), which Hansson claims is “lower than anything else on the market – and it’s still actually the only one that works.”
“I think we are going to take over this market and I think people will embrace this. We have done so much work to build a base for about 15 years, and now it’s starting to go ballistic.”
“I believe that we are by far the world’s leading CO2 safety system manufacturer and we make the most sophisticated CO2 monitors on the planet. We have a patent we use and so far in 20-25 years we have never needed to manually calibrate the sensor. This is then linked to cost, if you have to calibrate a device every year then it adds up to cost the same amount as buying a whole new system.”