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Carbon dioxide safety is on the menu at the NRA show in May.

The Ax60 is the order of the day at NRA Show 2016

Analox Sensor Technology will be at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (NRA Show) in Chicago from 21 – 24 May 2016 at stand 1591. The annual event, which is being held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, attracts over 63,000 attendees from around the world and is the largest gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals. In response … Continue reading

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Dry ice by Toshiyuki Imai

Dry ice – a useful form of carbon dioxide, but still dangerous

In this blog post we look at how dry ice is formed, how it is used, and how it can be dangerous if used in confined spaces. Dry ice is useful for many things, including cleaning, refrigeration and even fog effects in theatres. However if it is if stored or used improperly it can be dangerous. What is dry ice? Dry … Continue reading

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What's on the menu at your favourite pub or restaurant?

The FDA menu labelling and alcohol – what you need to know

If you live in America and visit chain restaurants on a regular basis, you may soon be surprised to find out how many liquid calories you are consuming with your meal. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have stated that chain restaurants in the US will have to provide nutritional information for the items they serve from 1 December 2016, and … Continue reading

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If a normal cup of coffee leaves you too full of beans - decaffeinated coffee may be the way forward.

What is supercritical carbon dioxide?

Want to know more about supercritical carbon dioxide? View all of our CO2 blog posts, or find out more about our carbon dioxide monitors. Sometimes I can’t start the day without my morning coffee, and I’m sure most adults would agree that consuming caffeine is a part of their daily routine. A regular cup of coffee can contain 95 to … Continue reading

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The Ax60 carbon dioxide monitor
Keeping you safe from carbon dioxide, all over the world.

First Ax60 installed in McDonalds in China and they’re lovin’ it

Analox is breaking into new markets after the first Ax60 carbon dioxide detector was installed in McDonalds in China. Analox have a global agreement with McDonalds to distribute Ax60’s to their restaurants all over the world, and the very first unit in China was installed in a McDonalds in Gungzhou City in November 2015. There are almost 1800 McDonalds in … Continue reading

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Xmas 2015
Getting in the Christmas mood at Analox!

The big fat Analox review of the year 2015

Don’t forget to check out our ‘Twelve Days of Analox’ video at the bottom of the page! 2015 has nearly gone – and there are only eight working days until Christmas Day. We hope that you’ve got your Christmas shopping sorted… if not, Analox products are still available from your friendly local distributor. 2015 has been a busy year for … Continue reading

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August 15 if you're interested!

National food days – what food should you eat on your birthday?

A little while ago I stumbled upon a post on the (unfortunately now defunct) us vs th3m website where you could enter your birthday and find out which foods and drinks were being honoured on your birthday. It was interesting to see how many different food days there were. So… how do food days come into being? Some are created … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Warning
Don't let carbon dioxide play a trick on you this Halloween weekend.

Carbon dioxide leaks – and leaks, and leaks…

The recently reported carbon dioxide incident at Greene King Brewery was just the  latest in a series of seemingly endless carbon dioxide leaks. Whilst breweries are a major producer and user of CO2, this is not the only industry whose staff, neighbours and passers-by may be exposed to this potentially deadly gas. CO2 is widely used in food processing, beverage … Continue reading

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Carbon dioxide in commercial kitchens - do you know the regulations?

If you can’t stand the CO2, get out of the kitchen – Part 2

In Part 1 we reviewed the many standards, specifications and technical bulletins on commercial kitchen ventilation that have been published since 2000. In Part 2 we investigate four of the more recent ones, with a particular focus on carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring in commercial kitchens. These publications are: IGEM/UP11/Edition 2 (2010) Gas installations for educational establishments IGEM/UP19/Edition 1 (amended 2015) Design and … Continue reading

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Compressed air... doesn't that take the biscuit?

Compressed air in the food industry – the importance of purity

Compressed air has numerous applications in the process industries. Pharmaceuticals, chemical plants, water companies, bulk materials handlers, oil and gas producers all use compressed air in abundance. It’s a versatile utility that is used for many purposes. But its valuable contribution to food engineering is perhaps the least well known of all. The UK food and drink industry is the … Continue reading

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