Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a toxic, odorless, and tasteless gas produced by the incomplete combustion of gasoline, kerosene, natural gas, butane, propane, fuel oil, wood, coal, and other fossil fuels. Dangerous levels of CO can be produced by internal combustion engines or from any poorly vented or improperly adjusted fuel-burning appliance. Exposure to CO may cause sickness, headaches, or even death.
This Carbon Monoxide Detector can save a pilot’s life, especially when flying with the heater on, by warning of the presence of CO in the cockpit—the spot will turn gray/black when CO is in the air. The spot on the detector returns to normal color after it is exposed to fresh air.
You can use this CO-DETECTOR as your personal and portable CO detection device. With the adhesive back, stick it on the panel or dash for a semi-permanent installation, or wear it on an ID badge or on a lanyard. Unopened CO-Detectors have a shelf life of 3 years, indicated by the expiration date on the package. Once removed from the packaging, the CO-Detector will last for 12 months.Uses include:
- Fuel Trucks
- Grass Cutting Equipment
- And More!
CAUTION: Detector will be damaged by the presence of halogens (iodine, chlorine, bromine), ammoniac and nitrous gases. Do not use near diesel engines. Harsh direct sunlight will tend to bleach out indicator spot and shorten useful life.
The expiration dates are printed on the package. Typical un-opened shelf life is 3 years and is one year after opening the package. There is a place on the detector itself to write the date opened.
At 50 PPM there will be a clear reaction within 30 minutes at a relative humidity of 55%.
At 100 PPM there will be a clear reaction within 10 minutes at a relative humidity of 65%.
At 200 PPM there will be a clear reaction within 4 minutes at a relative humidity of 65%.
The reaction on the Carbon Monoxide Detector varies with Carbon Monoxide concentration and humidity levels. Reaction time is slightly faster when damp and slightly slower when dry.
Concentration Reaction Time
100 ppm________15-45 min
200 ppm________ 4-5 min
300 ppm________ 2-4 min
400 ppm________ 1-4 min
The detector will turn back to its normal orange color within a few minutes of being exposed to fresh clear air.
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