Industrial Scientifics portable multi-gas detectors provide reliable worker protection in industries that use carbon dioxide (CO2). Because it is odorless and colorless, workers can easily be overcome by high levels of CO2 in confined spaces. ...
Where should a carbon dioxide detector be placed?
Because carbon monoxide is slightly lighter than air and also because it may be found with warm, rising air, detectors should be placed on a wall about 5 feet above the floor. The detector may be placed on the ceiling. Do not place the detector right next to or over a fireplace or flame-producing appliance.
How do you detect carbon dioxide?
Carbon dioxide reacts with calcium hydroxide solution to produce a white precipitate of calcium carbonate. Limewater is a solution of calcium hydroxide. If carbon dioxide is bubbled through limewater, the limewater turns milky or cloudy white.
How long does a CO2 detector last?
If your carbon monoxide alarm has replaceable batteries, they should be changed at least every 6 months. Although you replace your batteries, carbon monoxide alarms dont last forever. They have a lifetime of anywhere between 5 to 7 years, but it is important to check the specific product for lifetime.