Keeping carbon monoxide concentrations at a safe level
Carbon monoxide is an extremely dangerous gas. It is found in the smoke and fumes produced after fuel is burnt such as car exhaust. At high concentrations, carbon monoxide can be fatal to humans within minutes. At lower concentrations symptoms such as headache, aches and pains, dizziness and fatigue are felt, with serious effects developing over a longer period of time. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because the gas is tasteless and odourless which means it is virtually undetectable without using detection technology.
Carbon monoxide monitoring systems provide effective monitoring and response actions. Carbon monoxide sensors measure the concentration of gas over time and sound local and remote alarms if dangerous levels are detected. This gives building occupants adequate warning to ventilate the area or evacuate. EastlinkAir performs scheduled inspection, calibration and testing of carbon monoxide monitoring systems to ensure monitors, digital displays, alarms and back-up systems are fully functional and comply with Australian Standard AS 1668.2.