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Gas measurement and monitoring company Bacharach has an instrument for CO2 leak detection in cold storage and machinery rooms.

The CO2 leak detection monitor takes into consideration both response times and operating temperatures in these applications.

Product manager Tom Burniston says not all CO2 monitors are suitable for leak detection in refrigeration applications.
"The sensors used need to respond quickly to a rise in CO2 levels," he says.

"Since CO2 has a high operating pressure, gases can quickly escape into the refrigerated space at very high rates.

"Instrumentation designed to monitor for gradual changes in atmospheric CO2 may not alert personnel in a timely manner, creating a potentially dangerous condition that quickly poses a threat to personnel.

"CO2 leaking on the shop floor is less a safety issue, but, when it comes to machinery rooms, cold rooms or other enclosed areas, there is a definite safety issue."

Bacharach’s instrument is appropriately specified for use in the operating temperatures required within refrigeration applications.

The Bacharach sensor is rated for use at temperatures as low as -40°C / -40°F. Sensors that are not designed to perform in this environment may be inoperable or provide inaccurate CO2 readings.

Its refrigerant leak detection instruments are specifically designed for the application to effectively support the user requirements for which they were intended.