Why should breweries and wineries care about CO2 safety?
• Increased Use of Stored CO2 • Changing Regulations and Codes • High Cost of Inaction
Winery and Brewery employees succumb to high levels of CO2 daily. For example:
An brewery owner was found dead with his head and torso in a beer mixing tank. Investigators believe that after cleaning the tank, the owner had leaned inside to check it and was overcome by the CO2 inside.
A brewery worker was found dead in a pressure tank used to recirculate wheat beer. He went into the tank to fit a yeast plug and was found up to his hips inside, poisoned by CO2.
An accident at a Mexican brewery claimed the lives of seven workers who were cleaning tanks. Three of the employees entered the tanks in an effort to rescue the other four employees.
Because of tragedies like this, most local municipalities or Fire Codes now require CO2 safety devices. Our Wired CO2 Monitors with Remote Displays are designed to:
• Meet All Local Fire Codes • Meets NFPA, IFC, and NBIC Requirements • Meets OSHA and NIOSH TWA Standards
In addition our personal safety alarms are useful for employees who may be required to enter a tank for cleaning.
If you have specific questions about which device you need, contact us. We're here to help.