Product Spotlight - July 2020

Product Spotlight - July 2020

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Carbon monoxide is a major cause of poisoning deaths in the U.S. This odorless, tasteless and colorless gas can kill in minutes or hours depending on the level of CO in the air. If it is inhaled at damaging levels, it can lead to breathing difficulties, impaired judgment and memory, nervous system damage, cardiac trauma, brain damage, coma and even death.

In an effort to combat the issue in garage and shop environments, Bacharach has released the Monoxor XR high-range CO exhaust gas analyzer. Ideal for OSHA safety compliance and engine efficiency testing for forklifts and other equipment, the Monoxor XR measures CO in ambient air or directly from the exhaust pipe of forklifts, floor burnishers or other equipment burning propane, gasoline, diesel or compressed natural gas. For plumbers who maintain a shop of equipment and supplies, it can be a lifesaver.

The analyzer detects and displays the presence of CO by first drawing in a gas sample from the area being tested by the analyzer’s built-in motorized pump. The gas sample is next directed into a sensor chamber, where the sample is analyzed for the presence of CO. If CO is detected, the parts-per-million level is given on the analyzer’s main display. A trending screen shows dynamic CO levels graphed over a programmable time period (from 30 seconds to 15 minutes). In addition to the visual notifications, the user can set a CO alarm limit, above which an audible alarm buzzer will beep repeatedly. An audible alarm with a slower beep frequency occurs when the batteries are low.

The Monoxor XR is the suitable instrument for verifying worker safety and achieving compliance with OSHA air-quality regulations. It can also be used for engine tuning and diagnostics, resulting in improved equipment efficiency and fuel savings. The instrument provides visual and audible alarming for instant alerting of personnel to dangerous CO levels.

The expanded measuring range of 80,000 ppm allows technicians to test even the most poorly maintained equipment without risking damage to the gas sensor. Bacharach’s combustion mobile app allows the user to quickly and easily create and send customizable emissions reports from his or her smartphones or tablets. 

A specialized exhaust probe kit is available for direct connection to various exhaust pipe designs, and a magnetic rubber boot is available to provide a nonslip, secure grip for hands-free testing. The Monoxor XR employs Bacharach’s B-Smart sensor technology for precalibrated sensor replacement in the field. 800-736-4666; www.mybacharach.com.



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