Climb every mountain
23 January 2013
Crowcon's CellarSafe O2/CO2 gas detector and control system is being used to monitor the level of the two gases in 'artificial mountains' â€“ enclosed endurance training chambers designed to simulate depleted oxygen lev
Generators filter O2 molecules out of the air feeding the chambers, resulting in concentrations of 14% or even lower, depending on the settings. In this way the 'altitude' can be simulated up to 6000m.
While training in the chamber an athlete will breath out a lot of CO2 which, if not monitored closely, can build up to dangerous concentrations.
The compact CellarSafe is therefore equipped with both O2 and CO2 sensors and constantly monitors the concentration of the two gasses in the chamber. O2 and CO2 levels are transmitted to an adjacent control unit which adds or removes O2, depending on the demand. In this way a safe, constant 'altitude' is maintained for the athlete.
The CellarSafe gas detector also has many other applications. It is most commonly used in wineries, breweries, food processing facilities and pub cellars to monitor and control CO2 levels.