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Document ID (ISN)44246
CIS number 85-1035
ISSN - Serial title 0265-4792 - Safety Practitioner
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lockyer C.
Title Carbon dioxide detection in public house cellars
Bibliographic information Jan. 1985, Vol.3, No.1, p.36-37. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract In the cellars of public houses ("pubs") carbon dioxide from cylinders is used for the dispersal of beer from containers. To detect hazardous leaks from these cylinders, a detector-alarm has been developed which is cheap, maintenance-free and easily installed. It provides an immediate audible and visible alarm when the concentration by volume of CO2 in the local air reaches 0.5% (first stage), and again when it reaches 2% (second stage). Analysis is by the measurement of infrared absorption of sampled air. Test results and observations are described. Recommended safety practices for public house cellars are given.
Descriptors (primary) carbon dioxide; asphyxiants; leak detection; hotel industry; alarm systems
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; determination in air; underground work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Carbon dioxide
Hotels and restaurants