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CO (Carbon monoxide) Measurements

Carbon monoxide is a gas known to the public as silent killer. It is named for its unpleasant, odorless, colorless, toxic and irritating properties. Generally, fuels containing carbon elements such as gasoline, diesel oil, natural gas, gas oil, wood, coal and tubular gas contain carbon monoxide gas when it is burned or when it is not completely burned.

Where these fuels containing carbon are used, ventilation systems are required. Carbon monoxide poisoning is very common in areas with poor ventilation, fires, mines, garages, or indoors with exhaust fumes. Prolonged inhalation of carbon monoxide can cause serious health problems and even death.

Carbon monoxide, if inhaled, passes into the blood through the lungs and replaces the oxygen in the blood. Carbon monoxide gas binds 200 times faster than oxygen to hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the tissues in the blood. When oxygen is replaced and decreased by carbon monoxide in the body, tissues become oxygen-free and the brain, heart and other organs become inoperable. The first symptoms are fatigue and fatigue, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath and nausea.

During combustion, the hydrocarbons in the fuel are broken down. Hydrogens combine with oxygen in the air and turn into water vapor. The carbons combine with oxygen and then convert to carbon monoxide, followed by carbon monoxide with oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Carbon monoxide is formed as follows:

  • When the combustion air is incomplete (ie when there is no complete combustion)
  • When the combustion air is high (in this case the flame cools and the combustion temperature decreases)

If carbon monoxide is present in the smoke and cannot escape the chimney, it will backfire and pose a fatal hazard to human health. For this reason, carbon monoxide measurements should be carried out by authorized laboratories in houses and workplaces.

Our company performs carbon monoxide (CO) measurements within the scope of gas measurements. In these studies In accordance with the relevant legal regulations, standards and test methods published by domestic and foreign organizations.

In the meantime, our organization, ÖSAS Accreditation Agency, Accredited according to TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 standard.