The answer is, yes. Customer and employee safety can be compromised without proper carbon dioxide monitors installed.
CO2 is an inert gas found naturally in air. While not declared hazardous by OSHA, it is deadly above 5% concentration which can be caused by CO2 system leaks. To mitigate this risk many states and local jurisdictions now require certain precautions when working in and around CO2.
Without these precautions in place, CO2 can cause severe negative health effects from headaches and fatigue to dizziness, nausea, loss of consciousness and even fatal injuries.
That's why it is important to keep your facility compliant with the regulations in place requiring CO2 detectors or monitoring devices.
Facilities that are out of compliance have received fines exceeding $500 per day plus court costs in some jurisdictions.
CO2 alarms are critical in restaurants, breweries, wineries, beverage dispensing areas, dry ice storage, laboratories, cultivation facilities, or anywhere more than 100 lbs. of compressed CO2 is stored or produced.
The Remote Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Storage Safety Alarm is designed to protect customers and workers near stored carbon dioxide (CO2). The safety monitor measures carbon dioxide levels and detects leaks protecting facilities from over exposure to hazardous gas.
The Monitor has both audible and visual alarms. 3 built-in relays are triggered at 5,000 ppm TWA, 5,000 ppm, and 3% CO2 that can control an exhaust fan or send an alarm to the fire department or monitoring company. This meets state and local municipality inspection code requirements around stored CO2.
A gas detection system complying with Section 916 shall be provided in rooms or indoor areas in which the carbon dioxide enrichment process is located, in rooms or indoor areas in which container systems are located, and in other areas where carbon dioxide is expected to accumulate. Carbon dioxide sensors shall be provided within 12 inches (305 mm) of the floor in the area where the gas is expected to accumulate or leaks are most likely to occur. The system shall be designed as follows: