CO2 METER

CO2 meters or detectors are a device that interacts with carbon dioxide in the air to gives a reading the that quantity based on ppm (parts per million). Keeping CO2 levels low at home or in the office is critical for health and safety, because if the levels go too high, serious medical consequences will occur. Therefore using a desktop or wall mounted CO2 meter will ensure high levels never happen and they also confirm to health and safety assessments.

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WHAT IS CO2?

CO2 or carbon dioxide is a natural greenhouse gas that is essential for the cycle of life and air as we breath out CO2, plants will take CO2 to produce oxygen. While in small quantity it is harmless to humans, but in high concentrations it will negatively impact sleep and productivity. Indoor places with poor ventilation are vulnerable to high concentrations of CO2 and this is where a CO2 meter comes into play.

CO2 METER

CO2 meters or detectors are a device that interacts with carbon dioxide in the air to gives a reading the that quantity based on ppm (parts per million). Keeping CO2 levels low at home or in the office is critical for health and safety, because if the levels go too high, serious medical consequences will occur. Therefore using a desktop or wall mounted CO2 meter will ensure high levels never happen and they also confirm to health and safety assessments.

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WHAT IS CO2?

CO2 or carbon dioxide is a natural greenhouse gas that is essential for the cycle of life and air as we breath out CO2, plants will take CO2 to produce oxygen. While in small quantity it is harmless to humans, but in high concentrations it will negatively impact sleep and productivity. Indoor places with poor ventilation are vulnerable to high concentrations of CO2 and this is where a CO2 meter comes into play.

What is the difference between
co and co2?

While they both seem very similar CO which is carbon monoxide should not be confused with carbon dioxide.
Let's start with the similarities:

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Both odourless gases, colourless and without smell
Both have carbon and oxygen molecules
Both are present naturally in the world
Both are produced from combustion 

The real problem is that CO is very poisonous to humans even at lower concentrations whereas carbon dioxide starts to cause complications at higher levels.

While they are both produced from combustion, carbon monoxide is produced from an incompletely combustion where there wasn’t sufficient intake of oxygen to form CO2.
Some common applications are oil and gas furnaces, gas water heaters, gas ovens, gas or kerosene space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves and cars that don’t use catalytic converters.  

How to measure Co2?

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The most common and effective method to measure CO2 is to use a nondispersive infrared sensor (NDIR). The sensors works by taking sample of the air into a chamber which has infrared radiation (IR) light passing through. The CO2 particles in the sample chamber will affect the wavelength of the IR light and enables the sensor to calculate the amount of CO2 present. There is also a filter used to prevent wavelengths of the IR light that react to other than CO2 to pass through. To ensure it is accurate each time, another chamber filled, typically, with nitrogen is used as a reference.  

What are safe
levels of co2?

Regardless if you are in the office, home, or any other locations, these levels are standard:

It's important to note that while these are standard guidelines everyone is different and will be affected differently. The important thing is to be aware of changes to CO2 levels and health and to move to a well ventilated area if feeling unwell.

250 - 400 ppm

400 - 1,000 ppm

1,000 - 2,000 ppm

2,000 - 5,000 ppm

5,000 ppm

40,000 ppm

Background (normal) outdoor air level. 

Typical level found in occupied spaces with good air exchange. 

Level associated with complaints of drowsiness and poor air.

Level associated with headaches, sleepiness, and stagnant, stale, stuffy air. Poor concentration, loss of attention, increased heart rate and slight nausea may also be present. 

This indicates unusual air conditions where high levels of other gases could also be present. Toxicity or oxygen deprivation could occur. This is the permissible exposure limit for daily workplace exposures.

This level is immediately harmful due to oxygen deprivation. 

What are the effects 
of co2?

What are the effects 
of co2?

High levels are directly correlated to low productivity and high sick leave making this a crucial concern in offices, schools and home environments.

AIR QUALITY METER

Air quality meters are a device used to measure how much pollutant is in the air in a confined space. They can come in handheld, stationary or fixed to wall version to monitor the air as to ensure its safe for personnel to breath.

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WHAT IS CO2?

CO2 or carbon dioxide is a natural greenhouse gas that is essential for the cycle of life and air as we breath out CO2, plants will take CO2 to produce oxygen. While in small quantity it is harmless to humans, but in high concentrations it will negatively impact sleep and productivity. Indoor places with poor ventilation are vulnerable to high concentrations of CO2 and this is where a CO2 meter comes into play.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
CO AND CO2?

While they both seem very similar CO which is carbon monoxide should not be confused with carbon dioxide. Let's start with the similarities:

5 icons showing difference between co and co2

Both odourless gases, colourless and without smell
Both have carbon and oxygen molecules
Both are present naturally in the world
Both are produced from combustion 

The real problem is that CO is very poisonous to humans even at lower concentrations whereas carbon dioxide starts to cause complications at higher levels. While they are both produced from combustion, carbon monoxide is produced from an incompletely combustion where there wasn’t sufficient intake of oxygen to form CO2. Some common applications are oil and gas furnaces, gas water heaters, gas ovens, gas or kerosene space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves and cars that don’t use catalytic converters.

HOW TO MEASURE CO2?

Air quality meters work by capturing air samples into a chamber and beaming a laser from an optical sensor in the captured air. If there are PM particles present, it will cause the laser light to scatter. A light detector will capture the scattered light and transform this information into results showing the concentration of pm particles ranging from as little as 0.3μm, 2.5μm and 10μm.

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WHAT ARE SAFE
LEVELS OF CO2?

Regardless if you are in the office, home, or any other locations, these levels are standard:

250 - 400 ppm

Background (normal) outdoor air level.

400 - 1,000 ppm

Typical level found in occupied spaces with good air exchange.

1,000 - 2,000 ppm

Level associated with complaints of drowsiness and poor air.

2,000 - 5,000 ppm

Level associated with headaches, sleepiness, and stagnant, stale, stuffy air. Poor concentration, loss of attention, increased heart rate and slight nausea may also be present.

5,000 ppm

This indicates unusual air conditions where high levels of other gases could also be present. Toxicity or oxygen deprivation could occur. This is the permissible exposure limit for daily workplace exposures.

40,000 ppm

This level is immediately harmful due to oxygen deprivation.

It's important to note that while these are standard guidelines everyone is different and will be affected differently. The important thing is to be aware of changes to CO2 levels and health and to move to a well ventilated area if feeling unwell.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS
OF CO2?

High levels are directly correlated to low productivity and high sick leave making this a crucial concern in offices, schools and home environments.

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CO2 METER

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