Carbon dioxide in buildings
Carbon dioxide is a colourless and odourless gas produced by respiration of animal life as well as by combustion. Conversely, it is essential for plant growth.
Portable infrared analyser
The flue gas analyser has now been upgraded by the addtion of the portable infrared analyser to the list of available equipment.
The improvement in the flue gas analyser has led to the need for better sample conditioning systems and hence advances in this field are to be expected.
A good sample conditioning system requires a heated hose to connect the sample conditioner to the stack in order to receive the sample in good condition and not lose any of the soluble components.
Sick Building Syndrome and indoor climate control
High levels of carbon dioxide in the working area have been proven to increase sick time and reduce concnetration by at least 30 %. This makes the control of CO2 loading an important topic for indoor climate control.
Indoor climate control and demand controlled ventilation
Demand controlled ventilation, or DCV for short, is a method of tailoring the ventilation provided to the number of people present in a room. This technology is also useful in agriculture for cattle byres, where ventilation is very important and greenhouses, where the opposite problem exists: too little CO2 will lead to poor production.
Positive Effects of Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide is held by many to be the modern incarnation of Satan: responsible for all the problems of this planet. Yet, without carbon dioxide there would be no life on our planet and there are even cases where it is necessary or at least desirable to increase the ambient level.
Use of the Modern Flue Gas Analyzer
The modern electronic flue gas analyzer is now an essential tool for anyone working on burner systems. Like all tools, it requires some practice and training to use it properly and to the maximum advantage.
NDIR Infrared sensor
The advent of the infrared sensor at an affordable price has changed the face of flue gas analysis. The infrared sensor is not just used in flue gas analysis. In indoor climate control, safety measurements in mines, where dangerous levels of methane can easily build up, and in process control the infrared sensor has already found its niche.
The permeation dryer is another way of removing moisture from a gas stream and possesses certain advantages over other methods.
This page gives access to the sections on different types of sample conditioning systems