These detectors pick up the carbon monoxide given off from a fire at the smouldering or red ember stage of a fire. These detectors can be used where it’s impractical to use a smoke detector but a heat detector is not appropriate They are best used to detect a fire at an early smouldering stage such as deep seated fires in sawdust or flour mills. However these detectors should not be confused with domestic type CO detectors used to pick up carbon monoxide poisoning. They also should not be used to replace smoke detectors as they are not as effective and should only be used as part of a fire safety solution.
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