CO₂ recording – benefit from the detailed display of measuring values
The CO₂ concentration in buildings can have different levels. Various factors play a role here. The concentration can itself have a significant influence on the indoor air quality. An optimization of ventilation behaviour is generally required, particularly in rooms where many people are active. Unpleasant odours are an indication that the CO₂ concentration is too high. This may lead to headaches and discomfort. A CO₂ logger makes it possible to get an overview of the level of concentration. This enables a better evaluation of where an adjustment of ventilation behaviour is still possible.
However, it is not only in living and working areas that the concentration of CO₂ is a necessary measurement parameter. CO₂ data loggers are also used in industrial and agricultural systems. So, a data logger allows pressure to be taken off system monitoring, because the measurement results enable faster adjustment of the ventilation. In some cases, it is necessary not just to carry out a natural air exchange, but to use injections in the form of tracer gas. It is all the more important to be able to use a CO₂ data logger to assess when the addition of injections is required.
Analysis of the measurement results should be carried out as regularly as possible. Nevertheless, it is important for you to be able to respond quickly, especially when measuring CO₂ values. A good data logger has a visual and acoustic prompt when the standard values are exceeded. You can input the standard values yourself and thus determine what concentration should not be exceeded.
Another point when purchasing is data storage. It may of course be the case that the instrument has no more mains power or rechargeable battery. It is annoying if data are lost in these circumstances, and it may lead to long-term problems. Integrated data storage, even if there is a power outage, is therefore recommended.
In principle, the following functions are helpful with a CO₂ data logger:
- very high measuring range
- possibilities of visual and acoustic alarm
- detailed display of the CO₂ concentration
- adjustable log rates
- no data loss when there is a power outage