Food courts are big business all over the world, from the glossy fast-food outlets in shopping malls (you would not believe how excited I was when I found out you could get Taco Bell in the Arndale Centre in Manchester) to the massive ‘hawker centres’ of Singapore where they’ll cook seafood fresh to order and bring it to your table. Many food courts are now getting more sophisticated, with burgers and fries giving way to sushi and gourmet hot dogs.
The Analox Ax60 has long since been a favourite of the fast-food industry when it comes to carbon dioxide monitoring (CO2), however smaller restaurants in food courts have not had the space to place a central display, a sensor and an alarm. This is why, following feedback from the fast food industry, we have created the Ax60k.
The Ax60k (the ‘k’ stands for ‘kiosk’, the alternative name for fast-food outlets in Asia), is much more compact, consisting of just a sensor and an alarm. The sensor is installed at floor level where carbon dioxide could leak, and the alarm is located either above the sensor, or at the entrance to the fast-food outlet. The alarm sounds and lights up when there are elevated levels of CO2 in the air.
CO2 is used in fast-food to put the fizz in the soft drinks that we consume with our meals. It’s an essential gas for the fast-food industry, but as it displaces oxygen in the atmosphere and is odourless and colourless, it is hard to detect – just a couple of breaths of air with elevated levels of CO2 is enough to render a person unconscious. CO2 monitoring is needed in order to ensure that if there is a CO2 leak, action can be taken and life can be safeguarded.
The Ax60k provides the safety and security of the Ax60, but in a much smaller package. If you’d like to find out how we can help keep your fast food outlet safe from gas leaks, visit our Ax60k page, or give our sales team a call.
Author: Kate Ingham, Digital Marketing Executive