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Category Archives: Gas Dangers
Did you know that carbon dioxide or CO2 becomes a poisonous gas when there is too much of it in the air you breathe? High CO2 levels can cause headaches, dizziness, confusion, loss of consciousness and even death. CO2 is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas and is undetectable by the human senses but for some reason, a high percentage … Continue reading
Bartender pouring beer from a dispenser which uses gas for pressure.
Commercial gases are used commonly in areas where humans are often working including leisure facilities like bars, restaurants, swimming pools, theatres and sporting stadiums. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen (N2) are often used in the soft drink carbonation process and as a pressure tool in dispensing beverages. Why do I need to monitor gas levels? Although small amounts of CO2 … Continue reading
Confined space- Emergency exit for an underground tank.
The most frequent confined spaces found in the beverage and hospitality industry include cellars, walk-in coolers, commercial refrigerators and freezers. These cool areas are built with limited space and an airtight seal, the risk is even more heightened due to their use of CO2. A carbon dioxide leak would quickly become a health hazard to an employee entering the … Continue reading
Not so scary ghost is easier to see than CO2 gas!
Halloween can be a scary time of year, with tales of ghosts and ghouls, spookily decorated houses and everyone from kids to animals dressed as spiders, witches, zombies and mummies… but make sure they’re the only things making you want to pass out! Another invisible threat that could get your heart rate up and take your breath away, is … Continue reading
Analox's personal CO2 Alarm, the CO2BUDDY.
Personal CO2 safety Alarms – what are they? If you work in an environment where you could be exposed to increased levels of CO2 you need to consider investing in personal CO2 alarms. A personal CO2 alarm is a lightweight device with CO2 sensor and alarm method to notify the user of a potential leak or dangerous levels of … Continue reading
Gentleman enjoying a beer at Oktoberfest.
The largest celebration of beer and folk festival activities in the world will be starting this weekend with Oktoberfest kicking off on 21st September. Each year the official host city, Munich in Germany, attracts more than six million people from around the world. Pubs and pop up bars will be using CO2 in abundance as they satisfy the demand … Continue reading
Those working around CO2 gas cylinders need protecting from potential leaks.
A guide to personal CO2 safety monitoring The safety of your staff and customers within your workplace or facility is a high priority, this includes keeping personnel safe from CO2 leaks and gas exposure. Ensuring ventilation in confined areas and places where gas is used and stored is important, but not the only answer. Ventilation of an area often … Continue reading
New Zealand flag flying
CO2 safety in bars and restaurants in New Zealand There has been an increase in health and safety advisors promoting the need for CO2 safety alarms within the food and beverage industry in line with upgrades being implemented to workplace safety guidelines. Significant effort and focus has been made towards reducing work related injuries since the introduction of the Health … Continue reading
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a very clever gas which is widely used across a number of industries. However, it can also be a very dangerous gas to humans if exposed to higher levels. For more information about carbon dioxide and its dangers, read this blog post. In order for businesses to protect their employees and customers from harmful CO2 leaks, it … Continue reading
What is a CO2 incubator? Laboratory incubators are often divided into two main markets, those that operate using gas and ungassed incubators which are also known as microbiological incubators. Incubators in general are used to grow and maintain cell cultures with carbon dioxide gas used as a control over variables including temperature, humidity and pH levels. CO2 incubators are designed … Continue reading