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CO2 Monitoring – Vaccine Transportation & Storage

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Monitoring CO2 dangers during dry ice and vaccine transportation

The safe transport of some of the Covid-19 vaccine poses special risks. CO2 is released when dry ice is used to cool the vaccine. Dräger helps to reliably monitor CO2-hazards in all areas of storage, transport and warehouse logistics.

“Elevated CO2 concentrations are one of the most underestimated health dangers.”

Rüdiger Weich - Global Product Manager - Mobile Gas Measurement


Vaccine Transportation & Storage

The new Covid-19 vaccines should reach people all over the world safely and reliably. For this, some vaccines have to be transported and stored at around minus 70 degrees Celsius. This necessary cooling poses new challenges for the pharmaceutical industry, transport companies and interim storage facilities worldwide, because large quantities of dry ice have to be used for this. Dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) exists at temperatures below -78 degrees Celsius. At rising temperatures, however, it changes directly into gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2). Airlines and other logistics companies need to protect employees from the dangers posed by possible rapidly rising CO2 concentrations.


CO2 Hazard Monitoring

In poorly ventilated storage rooms and especially in very narrow containers or even aircraft, CO2 concentrations can rise quickly. The danger for employees lies in particular in the fact that the gas is odourless and displaces oxygen. There is a risk of breathing difficulties, dizziness or disorientation. Concentrations of more than 10% can lead to coma. The occupational exposure limit (OEL) for CO2 is 5000 ppm or 0,5% by volume. This limit describes the concentration in the air we breathe up to which carbon dioxide has no noticeable effect on the body. For this reason, it is crucial that CO2 concentrations in the various areas of order picking and decanting are continuously monitored on a mobile or stationary basis.


Solutions for CO2 detection and monitoring

Dräger is a leader for portable and fixed gas detection solutions with decades of experience. Hundreds of thousands of workers in various industries all around the world trust Dräger gas detection devices and use it for safety purposes.


Solutions for Mobile CO2 Gas Detection

Portable detection technology is suitable for personal air monitoring, monitoring of smaller rooms (e.g. storerooms, offices, lounges and consulting rooms) and for use as stand-alone area monitoring.

Draeger Pac 8000

Dräger Pac® 8000

With the robust Dräger Pac® 8000, you'll be well equipped for tough conditions: this non-disposable, personal single-gas detection device is a reliable and precise instrument, which detects hazardous concentrations of 29 different gases, including special gases like NO2, O3 or COCl2.

Draeger X-am 5600

Dräger X-am® 5600

Featuring an ergonomic design and innovative infrared sensor technology, the Dräger X-am 5600 is the smallest gas detection instrument for the measurement of up to 6 gases. Ideal for personal monitoring applications, this robust and water-tight detector provides accurate, reliable measurements of explosive, combustible and toxic gases and vapors as well as oxygen.

Draeger X-am 8000

Dräger X-am® 8000

Clearance measurement was never this easy and convenient: The 1 to 7 gas detector detects toxic and flammable gases as well as vapours and oxygen all at once – either in pump or diffusion mode. Innovative signalling design and handy assistant functions ensure complete safety throughout the process.

Draeger X-zone 5500

Dräger X-zone® 5500

State-of-the-art area monitoring – the Dräger X-zone® 5500 in combination with the Dräger X-am® 5000, 5100 or 5600 gas detection instruments can be used for the measurement of up to six gases and extends the portable gas detection technology to a comprehensive system with many applications.

Solutions for stationary CO2 monitoring

Every industrial plant is different. From our more than 70 years of experience and the development of our proven DrägerSensors, we know that fixed fire and gas detection systems are only as effective as the planning which goes in to them. To that end, we work in close collaboration with our customers to provide guidance through the complete process – from consultation through design, realisation and implementation. So, you can get the best possible gas warning system for your individual needs.

In the pharmaceutical industry areas for storage and freezing process need to be safely monitored. Here advanced gas warning systems designed for individual needs offer suitable solutions for plant safety. Our modular systems also easily integrate with existing and third party components.

Draeger VarioGard 2320

Dräger VarioGard® 2320 IR

In many fields of work, quick and reliable gas detection is a must. This is why we offer the Dräger VarioGard® stationary gas detector range. Dräger VarioGard® 2320 IR monitors possible gas leaks or work place exposure limits of carbon dioxide.

Draeger Pointgard 2720

Dräger PointGard 2720

The Dräger PointGard 2720 is a self-contained gas detection system for the continuous area monitoring of carbon dioxide (CO2) in ambient air. PointGard 2720’s rugged, water-resistant housing comes complete with a horn and strobes, a built-in power supply, and is compatible with a remotely mounted Dräger PIR 7200 infrared CO2 sensor.

Dräger Polytron 8720 infrared transmitter for detection of carbon dioxide

Dräger Polytron® 8720 IR

The Dräger Polytron® 8720 IR is an advanced explosion proof transmitter for the detection of carbon dioxide in percent volume or ppm. It uses a high performance infrared Dräger PIR 7200 sensor, which can be submerged in water without damage. Besides a 3 wire 4 to 20 mA analogue output with relays, it also offers HART®, Modbus and Fieldbus making it compatible with most control systems.

Draeger PIR 7200

Dräger PIR 7200

The Dräger PIR 7200 is an explosion proof point infrared gas detector for continuous monitoring of carbon dioxide. Designed for the industrial use, the transmitter offers drift-free optics. And due to its robust product design the PIR 7200 can be operated even in harsh environments.

Draeger REGARD 7000

Dräger REGARD® 7000

The Dräger REGARD® 7000 is a modular and therefore highly expandable analysis system for monitoring various gases and vapours. Suitable for gas warning systems with various levels of complexity and numbers of transmitters, the Dräger REGARD® 7000 also features exceptional reliability and efficiency. An additional benefit is the backward compatibility with the REGARD®.

Get in touch with Dräger

Draeger Envelop

Draeger Arabia & Co. Ltd

P.O. Box 31787
Al-Khobar 31952 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

+966 11 5102636

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