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Management of CO2 settling in area below process space


Triangle Distiller

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Inside the production area containing fermentation tanks, 1000L still and 2000L still is a set of stairs downstairs to the boiler room/bathroom/storage area (steel door separation at bottom of stairs). An engineer was concerned about the settling of CO2 in the bottom of the stairwell. The stairwell is on an outside wall. Best way to manage this? My intention was to put a CO2 sensor in that area.

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The sensor will be helpful but you need ventilation.  A wall vent with a fan that is triggered by the sensor would do the job.

 

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  • 11 months later...

We continue to work through this issue as the wall vent placement is tricky. The bottom 4 -5 feet of the stairs is below ground level and I haven't been able to locate the sensor to activate a fan. If anyone can point me in the direction of a supplier I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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These folks seem to have it all.  https://www.aerospheremonitoring.com/products  If they can trigger a strobe or horn they can trigger a fan. 

Would your engineer be satisfied with a standard CO2 sensor that has a self contained alarm?  Would they allow you to turn on the fan manually for a remote switch that is outside the danger area based on the alarm being triggered?  

 

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