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CO2Meter Discusses GSS MAP Case Study

CO2Meter Discusses GSS MAP Case Study

CO2Meter discusses a MAP case study featuring GSS SprintIR Wide Range 100% CO2 Sensor.

A recent case study highlights the SprintIR 100% CO2 Sensor and its use to prolong the shelf life of fruits, vegetables and salads with a specific level of CO2.

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Altitude Compensation for CO2 Sensor Modules

A customer called recently and said we had sold him a defective sensor module. He had calibrated it precisely at 0.0ppm (zero parts-per-million), took it outside, and the sensor read 335ppm. “Where do you live?” we asked. “Colorado,” he replied. It took a few minutes to explain, but in the end the customer understood that altitude makes a difference when you are measuring CO2 levels. CO2 sensor modules are calibrated at sea level, and are not designed to automatically compensate for changes to CO2 at higher altitudes. When you think about altitude, it helps to imagine a vertical column of...

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Tech Tip: Blowing on a CO2 Sensor Can Produce Unexpected Results

  A client was having trouble getting correct readings with our SprintIR 60% CO2 sensor. They were attempting to use the sensor to read exhaled carbon dioxide in an application similar to capnography, but were getting unexpected results. To test the sensor, the client was breathing directly on the sensor and graphing the CO2 levels in real time using our GasLab® software. The software reported that the sensor peak readings were flat (see red lines). After verifying the sensor was not damaged, the client asked us if we knew any reason why they might be getting bad data. Fortunately, we...

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Outputs for COZIR & SprintIR Sensors

Compare Serial I/O and Linear Analog Voltage Output in the GSS COZIR and SprintIR Carbon Dioxide Sensors. By default, all COZIR and SprintIR carbon dioxide sensors use serial I/O (input/output). However, if you look closely, you can see the sensors also include a linear/analog voltage output pin. We always recommend ignoring the analog output and using the default serial I/O anyway. There are 3 reasons why. Read application note (pdf).

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GSS Wins Prestigious UK Innovation Award

Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd.has received a 2014 Institute of Physics Innovation Award in the UK. The accolade is in recognition of the company’s successful product research and development, and global commercialization of unique, ultra-low power consumption gas sensors. These include the SprintIR Ambient CO2 Sensor and the SprintIR Extended Range CO2 Sensor offered by CO2Meter.com. Dr Frances Saunders, President of IOP, said, “As we become more aware of the detrimental effect of CO2 emissions, it is excellent to see Gas Sensing Solutions using the latest advances in physics to satisfy both the societal and the market demand.” The IOP...

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