Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitors

Real time monitoring of carbon dioxide within a building for healthier people

Why use sensors to monitor or detect Carbon Dioxide (CO2)?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colourless, odourless, faintly acidic-tasting non-flammable gas. In a built environment, Carbon dioxide affects the indoor air quality of building and is most commonly produced by the occupants breathing. High levels of exposure to carbon dioxide can produce a variety of health effects. These may include headaches, dizziness, restlessness, a tingling or pins or needles feeling, difficulty breathing, sweating, tiredness, and increased heart rate. Bluezone24 can help detect a high level of carbon dioxide in a building and alert occupants to take action e.g. increase the amount of fresh air supplied to an area or reduce occupany.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) - the Sensor

Carbon dioxide (CO2) - the Transfer

Carbon dioxide (CO2) - the Data

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Key Benefits of Bluezone24

Improve occupant health and well being.

Real time monitoring of indoor air quality.

Improve comfort levels, reduce consumption, reduce emissions.

Alerts when levels increase and action should be taken.

Trending data and system profiling of all buildings.

No requirement to access building power or IT data networks

Non-intrusive retro fitment within any building

System automated
pro-active compliance

Bespoke reporting capabilities.

Automated failed sensor alerts.

Scalable solution regardless of building type, size and complexity.

Identity energy savings and reduce costs.

FAQs

ppm = parts per million

250-400ppm Normal background concentration in outdoor ambient air
400-1,000ppm Concentrations typical of occupied indoor spaces with good air exchange
1,000-2,000ppm Complaints of drowsiness and poor air.
2,000-5,000 ppm Headaches, sleepiness and stagnant, stale, stuffy air. Poor concentration, loss of attention, increased heart rate and slight nausea may also be present.
5,000 Workplace exposure limit (as 8-hour TWA) in most jurisdictions.
>40,000 ppm Exposure may lead to serious oxygen deprivation resulting in permanent brain damage, coma, even death.

Typical indoor concentrations can range from 380ppm – 2500ppm, although in poorly ventilated spaces, these levels can be greatly exceded. The Workplace Exposure Limits EH40/2005 supplement the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002  enforcing 5000 ppm long term exposure (8 hour TWA) to protect against undesirable changes in the acid–base balance of the body. Although CO2 workplace exposure limits are not exceeded, lower concentrates of 1,000ppm have be shown to affect the body physically and psychologically.

High levels of exposure to carbon dioxide can produce a variety of health effects. These may include headaches, dizziness, restlessness, a tingling or pins or needles feeling, difficulty breathing, sweating, tiredness, and increased heart rate.

Carbon dioxide levels may indicate high levels of other harmful air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which contribute to indoor air pollution.

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