The highest permissible concentration of carbon monoxide in the workplace is 30 ppm (parts per million). Escaping carbon monoxide can very quickly accumulate to a life-threatening extent in enclosed and semi-enclosed spaces. A Testo carbon monoxide meter enables reliable detection of this insidious gas.
What is CO?
Carbon monoxide is a combustion gas (harmful gas) that is released when combustion processes are incomplete. The most frequent day-to-day sources of CO are:
- petrol engines
- gas ovens
- heating systems
- solid fuels, such as wood and charcoal.
Carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless and prevents the blood from taking up oxygen when too great a concentration is breathed in. Breathing in a CO concentration of 700 ppm in an enclosed space leads to death after around 3 hours in an adult.
A Testo CO meter has the following qualities
- Can immediately be used at lightning speed without any zeroing phase
- Detects carbon monoxide in the environment, even in the smallest of concentrations.
- Easy and safe to handle.
- Optical and acoustic alarm if limit values are exceeded.
CO measurement made easy: CO meters from Testo
CO meter with connectable probes – With optimum accessories for special applications.
CO meter with permanent probes – Particularly easy operation due to compact, handy design.
Probes – High-precision electrochemical sensors for long-term stable CO measurement.
Flue gas analyzers – Highly efficient flue gas analysis, also via smart App control.