Measure CO₂ to reduce the risk of infection at workplace

Scientific studies that higher concentration of CO2 concentration increases the risk of infection from pathogens and viruses. Testo's measuring technology can help you detect elevated CO₂ levels at an early stage. Optimum adjustment of a ventilation system enables you to ensure good indoor air quality at all times and prevent airborne transmission of pathogens. This can reduce the risk of infection with diseases such as COVID-19. 

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Products

testo 160 IAQ data logger

testo 160 IAQ data logger
  • Ideal for continuous monitoring of indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Exceptionally user-friendly thanks to its display of indoor air quality according to the traffic light principle
  • Large display for reading values for CO₂, temperature and humidity
  • Simple to install, integrate and operate
  • Perfectly networked: data storage in the Testo Cloud, real-time alarm via e-mail or SMS (optional in conjunction with an Advanced licence)



testo 440 CO₂ kit

testo 440 CO₂ kit
  • Clearly structured measurement menu for long-term measurements and parallel determination of CO₂ concentration, humidity and air temperature indoors
  • Absolute pressure compensation, calculation of wet bulb temperature, dewpoint and absolute humidity
  • Wireless probe, internal data storage and USB port for data export
  • The IAQ measuring instrument can be expanded with a large portfolio of digital probes



testo 400 IAQ and comfort kit

testo 400 IAQ and comfort kit
  • Standard-compliant determination of the comfort level: PMV and PPD as well as draught and turbulence as per EN ISO 7730 and ASHRAE 55
  • Determination of CO₂ concentration, humidity, air temperature and turbulence, including long-term measurements
  • Intuitive measurement programs, measurement with complete documentation, testo DataControl measurement data management and analysis software
  • The IAQ measuring instrument can be expanded with a large portfolio of digital probes

testo 315-3 CO₂ measuring instrument

testo 315-3 CO₂ measuring instrument
  • High-precision electrochemical CO sensor, shock-resistant infrared CO₂ sensor
  • Visual and acoustic alarm when limit values are exceeded – freely adjustable limit values
  • Robust design
  • TÜV-tested according to DIN EN 50543







     

Downloads

Download white paper

White paper “CO₂ monitoring and indoor air quality”
Testo white paper “CO₂ monitoring and indoor air quality”.

Download application example

Application example of CO₂ monitoring in the classroom
Testo application example “Detecting elevated CO₂ concentrations in the classroom using the testo 160 IAQ radio data logger”.

More about Facility Management

 

Hazardous air particles in rooms

In general, the risk of infection indoors is significantly higher than outdoors because the hazardous particles remain in the air longer. Due to the increasing particle concentration, there is a risk of the undetected spread of pathogens. If the hazardous particles' concentration is sufficiently high, these particles can be inhaled despite the (safety) distance. This is known as airborne transmission by particles. This risk due to airborne transmission can be reduced by displacement or mixing with uncontaminated air. This requires regular ventilation or optimal adjustment of the ventilation system.

Measuring CO2 with the testo 440

Measuring CO₂ to combat airborne infections

Measuring CO₂ with the testo 440

The CO₂ level increases when lots of people are in a poorly ventilated room. The higher the CO₂ level, the higher the risk of inhaling hazardous particles that another person has breathed out shortly before. The CO₂ concentration is therefore a type of indirect measurement for possible exposure to aerosols. Indoor air, which is only polluted by human use, is usually assessed by the CO₂ quality. CO₂ sensors can help to detect how polluted the air in a room is. A CO₂ concentration of up to 1,000 ppm (parts per million) indoors is acceptable. For comparison: Outside air has a CO₂ value of approx. 400 ppm.

Air humidity to combat virus-laden aerosols

Very low temperatures and low humidity promote long survival times for viruses on surfaces in the air. Even at medium temperatures of 20-30 °C and low humidity, viruses have a long survival time. Within a range of 40% to 60% relative humidity, however, aerosols shrink to the extent that the salt concentration in the aerosol core increases, causing the germs and microorganisms they contain to be killed. Therefore, in addition to measuring CO₂, regular measurement of the relative humidity is also recommended.
Measuring humidity with the testo 400