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CARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATION AND TEMPERATURE METER REGULATOR LB-850


  • function: toxic gases concentration meter in the air, thermometer, regulator
  • measurement: concentration CO 2 (carbon dioxide), temperature 
  • measurement method: CO 2 - NDIR, temperature - thermoresistor  
  • measurement result outputs:
    • analogue 4..20mA
    • analogue 0..10V
    • digital RS-232
    • digital S300
    • 2 transmitters
IGM-0171

DESCRIPTION

The basic function of the device LB-850 is measurement of carbon dioxide concentration CO2  content in the atmospheric air. The additional device functions are: temperature measurement, signaling exceeding the alarm conditions and regulation connected with CO2  and temperature measurement. 

The device LB-850 is a stationary device, of small size, powered from an outside power supply. The meter is characterized by a modern construction based on the NDIR method (non-dispersive infrared method of not scattering an infrared stream). It is relays on measurement of attenuation of infrared radiation of a defined wave length put through the measured gas, which is suppressed depending on the carbon dioxide content in the examined gas. The NDIR method assures accurate and stable measurement result as well as failure-free work for many years. A sensor for CO2 measurement is placed inside of the device and the measured air can be supplied from the outside using the connection pipes, what allows on bringing the gas using a pipe to a remote place. The device can be made in a version with different measurement scopes depending on the application (standard: 10000 ppm).

An outside sensor attached to the device’s clamps is used for temperature measurement. In the temperature sensor a precise thermoresistor was applied, which assures measurement repeatability even if the sensor is exchanged for a different one.

The device has few output interfaces, what allows on using it in many applications. A digital interface RS-232 is used during the meter’s calibration and is used for connecting the device to a digital system of measurement result collection (specialized software lbx500), just like an interface S300 LAB-EL. The device has also two analogue outputs: one 4..20 mA and one 0..10V that can be used for measurement results output or (optionally) for proportional controlling of the executive devices (i.e. a valve, a fan) in the process of CO2 concentration regulation. Two transmitter outputs can be used for signaling exceeding the alarm conditions or for regulation in a mode on/off (i.e. ventilation).

The actual measurement results of CO2 concentration and temperature are visible on an alphanumeric illuminated LCD display. A built-in keyboard is used for programming the alarm thresholds and (optionally) the parameters associated with regulation. Exceeding the programmed alarm thresholds is signaled by a built-in buzzer and the LED diodes placed on a front panel of the device.

The measurement results can be (optionally) registered in a built-in device memory (approximately 30000 measurements) and read later on through the interface RS-232.

The device casing is adapted for assembly on a bus rail TS35. The device is powered from a network 230V/50Hz or optionally from a source 24V AC/DC.

The scope of meter usage can be in example:

  • CO2 concentration measurement in the mushroom growing halls,
  • gas emission control in the industry, 
  • monitoring for the safety purposes,
  • control of the ventilation systems’ work in various places (i.e. offices, inventory buildings).

TECHNICAL DATA

Measurement CO2
CO2 sensor type
NDIR, built-in
Scope of measurement of CO2 volume content
0...10000 ppm (0...1%)
CO2 measurement accuracy
+/- 5% of the actual indication +/- 50 ppm
Measurement resolution
1 ppm
Standard scope of the analogue outputs
0...10000 ppm
Meter heating time after power supply switch on
1 minute
Temperature measurement
Temperature sensor
Outside, with a thermoresistor  T
Maximum scope of measurement
-50...100°C
Measurement accuracy in the scope –15...+70°C +/- 0,2°C +/- 1 last digit
Measurement accuracy in the scope –35...+100°C
+/-0,5°C +/- 1 last digit
Measurement accuracy outside of the scope -35...+100°C
+/-2°C +/- 1 last digit
Measurement resolution
0,1°C
Outputs
Digital RS232
KRS232, 19200/8/1/N
Digital S300
Insulated, wattless, voltage 8..29V, 300bit/S/7/1
Analogue 0...10V
Not insulated, minimum load 1000 ohm, scope 0...10000 ppm
Analogue 4...20 mA
Insulated, wattless, outside power supply 8..29V, scope 0...10000 ppm
Transmitter
2 outputs, 1A/250V, resistance load, alarm or regulation
Work conditions
Scope of work temperatures
5...50°C
Scope of air relative humidity
0...95%
Other parameters
Power supply
230V/50Hz/3VA (optionally: power supply 24V AC/DC)
Overall dimensions
115 x 90 x 62 mm
Weight
400g
See also
See also
Miernik LB-854 Miernik LB-854
Pomiar stężenia dwutlenku węgla CO2 (ditlenku węgla) zawartego w powietrzu atmosferycznym w zakresie do 10000 pppm. Dodatkowo pomiar temperatury, sygnalizacja przekroczenia stanów alarmowych oraz możliwość regulacji stężenie CO2 i temperatury. Pamięć rejestracji; interfejsy: analogowe 4..20 mA, 0..10 V, cyfrowe RS-232, S300; 2 przekaźniki sterujące. Współpraca z programem LBX.