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Rus1969  
#1 Posted : 07 October 2019 07:33:53(UTC)
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Rus1969

Morning H&S community!,

Can anyone recommend a compliant personal and portable carbon monoxide detector, compact enough to attach to an engineers laptop bag strap or toolbag strap. All recommendations will be appreciated.

Holliday42333  
#2 Posted : 07 October 2019 12:27:22(UTC)
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Holliday42333

Wore one of these for many years.

Used for a decade or more where I used to work with very few issues.

https://www.arco.co.uk/products/4T0800?s=1

Hsquared14  
#3 Posted : 07 October 2019 12:28:34(UTC)
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Hsquared14

There are loads of them out there but I believe that the National Grid Gas Safety people (Transco by any other name) use Draegar equipment.

stevedm  
#4 Posted : 08 October 2019 07:58:47(UTC)
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stevedm

Hang on...laptop strap or toolbag strap?...it sound be in his breathing zone!...

fairlieg  
#5 Posted : 08 October 2019 09:31:48(UTC)
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fairlieg

Originally Posted by: stevedm Go to Quoted Post

Hang on...laptop strap or toolbag strap?...it sound be in his breathing zone!...

The risk is not just from inhalation H220 LEL 10.9 %(V).  Depending on where the risk is coming from you might want to check the area before you take a laptop into it

stevedm  
#6 Posted : 09 October 2019 19:30:08(UTC)
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stevedm

Checking the area should be part of entry procedures you are not are looking at CO which also has a decent flammable range so I'm a wee bit concerned you or you guys don't actually appreciate the risk fully. Personal monitors are just that for the breathing zone...so unless he has a refugee in his working or laptop bag it is in the wrong place no matter how good it is or whether you get it from a reputable supplier :)
Steve e ashton  
#7 Posted : 12 October 2019 10:49:09(UTC)
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Steve e ashton

Carbon monoxide is very slightly lighter than air at stp. For all practical purposes, provided you are not standing with your nose a vehicle exhaust pipe (or similar point source) a monitor at waist/hip level will give exactly the same reading as one with the inlet mounted under your nose. If flammability is assessed as a problem then you are in seriously different territory since the LEL is so high.
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