As the use of CO2 gas increases in popularity as a natural refrigerant due to its low environmental impact and increasing HFC (Hydrofluorocarbon) regulations, Bacharach is offering a CO2 leak detection monitor for industrial and retail refrigeration applications. This instrument is selective, taking into consideration both response times and operating temperatures in these applications.
For example, according to the company, if you have a walk-in cold room or freezer with a room volume of 1,000 sq ft, depending on the leak rate and air exchange rate within 5 minutes that space can surpass the Occupation Exposure Limit (OEL) recommendation of 5,000 ppm, a level to which workers should not be exposed, or it can surpass the ILDH (Immediate Danger to Life or Health) level of 40,000 ppm and would be immediately hazardous to personnel in the space.
Bacharach’s instrument is also 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. Bacharach refrigerant leak detection instruments are specifically designed for the application to effectively support the user requirements for which they were intended.