Reasons to Continuously Monitor Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an invisible gas that occurs naturally in the environment through the human respiratory system; humans breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2. Small levels of this gas are harmless, however larger amounts create a toxic atmosphere for nearby personnel.

Reasons to Continuously Monitor Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels

In indoor spaces with limited ventilation, the dropping of oxygen levels can cause minor symptoms, like nausea and headache. As the CO2 levels grow, the effects can become more severe, like difficulty breathing or death.  

Carbon dioxide is present within many industries and applications, including agriculture facilities, food and beverage production processes, and throughout laboratory practices. 

Agriculture

When grain is stored in a silo, it emits carbon dioxide. To ensure worker safety and prevent grain from spoiling, grain storage facilities should implement the necessary gas detectors for continuous monitoring of CO2. 

Food & Beverage

During the beverage brewing process, CO2 is emitted. Although fermentation tanks trap this gas, tank leaks can lead to hazardous conditions. In addition, this gas creates the carbonation in soda and excessive amounts can be dangerous to workers and consumers.

Laboratory

Some research done in laboratories involves substances or processes that create CO2. Due to this type of environment, carbon dioxide monitors are necessary to prevent further contamination and ensure the safety of workers in the lab. 

To properly monitor the overall gas levels in diverse workplaces and prevent potential leaks from turning into disaster, carbon dioxide detectors are critical tools. Otis Instruments offers a range of wired and WireFree gas detection monitoring systems, capable of continuously monitoring carbon dioxide levels in an area. 

To learn more about our gas detection equipment, contact us at (979) 776-7700 or sales@otisinstruments.com.