Exposure to excessive CO (carbon monoxide) is responsible for an estimated 15,000 emergency room visits and 500 deaths in the United States each year. Most such tragedies caused by the deadly odorless gas are preventable by having working CO detectors installed. All CO sensors have a finite life, and they must be replaced periodically to ensure reliable operation in detecting conditions that are potentially hazardous to human health and safety. Many installed detectors in buildings are already in need of replacement.
KMC Controls now offers a new line of improved CO detectors that replace the discontinued SAE-1101/1102/1151/1152 detectors. The new models offer additional standard features (e.g., alarm buzzer, status indicator, test button, and selectable ranges and alerts), much easier setup and configuration via the built-in back-lit LCD display, more compact and attractive cases, and all with no added cost.
The SAE-1111/1112 space CO detectors come with or without two installed, configurable (“high” and “low” alarm) SPDT relays. The SAE-1162 duct CO detector comes with the relays installed. All models operate from 24 VAC or VDC, and they offer selectable analog outputs of 4-20 mA, 0-5 VDC, or 0-10 VDC. The analog output and/or relays can be used by a building automation system to not only trigger an area alarm but also increase the ventilation to dilute the problem area with outside air until the CO source can be found and fixed.
Ben H. Dorsey III
Sr. VP of Marketing
LEED Green Associate
KMC Controls, Inc.