are fixed point devices generally installed to monitor the level of gas produced from a cooker, boiler or gas fire.
This type of detector is ideal for all households that use mains or bottled gas.
These sensors are Catalytic and Infrared (IR)
Carbon Monoxide Sensor
A sensor measures CO gas concentration in the atmosphere and when the sensor detects dangerous levels it sets off the alarm.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms should be in every room with a solid fuel source.
CO detectors is only one step in preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. Other important steps include:
Have furnaces and chimneys inspected every year and serviced as required. Be sure to open the flue before lighting the fire.
Have gas burning appliances installed only by a qualified professional. Follow all manufacturers instructions carefully
Use tools that burn fuel only in well ventilated areas.
Make sure furnace, water heaters and dryer vents are kept clear of leaves, debris and snow.
Repair or replace any fuel burning tools like lawnmowers, chainsaws that are not working properly.
Have your car exhaust system inspected for leaks and never idle your car in the garage.
Never use an oven or grill as a heat source in your home.
Never use generators indoors.
Test your carbon monoxide detector once a month.
There are several types of sensor.
Metal Oxide Semiconductor
Electromechanical Instant Detection & Response
M R Fire Protection Recommend carbon monoxide detectors in several locations:
Outside sleeping areas
On each floor of the home
Anywhere else required by law.
New Smoke Alarm/Carbon Monoxide Legislation
Landlords are now required to put smoke alarms on every floor of their property and Carbon monoxide Alarms in every room with a solid fuel source.