This recommendation from Analox Sensor Technology follows reported incidents involving CO2 leaks, which have caused stores to be evacuated for a time.
Supermarkets use CO2 as a refrigerant and often pipe the gas, via a pressurised feed, from an outside store to refrigeration areas. There are examples of these pipes passing through enclosed or confined areas, or office space.
Mark Lewis, managing director of Analox Sensor Technology, commented: “Carbon dioxide has many uses in our everyday lives, but it is important to remember that it is highly toxic and leak can easily go undetected by humans. Wherever the gas is used, piped or stored, there is a risk to humans’ health in the event of a leak. The gas is odourless and colourless and cannot be detected without appropriate equipment.”
Analox Sensor Technology has designed a CO2 sensor, which is ideal for use in any enclosed space, such as any area where the gas is being stored, piped through or used in a supermarket. The A50 is a fixed alarm with a remote alarm repeater. The alarm will sound if it detects raised levels of CO2, alerting staff to a leak well before the gas becomes a serious risk to human health. www.analox.net