testo 317-1 - Back pressure indicator

Order-Nr.  0632 3170

  • Reliable detection of escaping flue gases

  • Flexible probe for inaccessible areas

  • Acoustic and visual alarm

Gas leaks on heating systems can quickly become a problem, because breathing in poisonous gases leads to health risks or even a risk of death. With the testo 317-1 back pressure indicator you have a handy measuring instrument which detects escaping heating flue gases quickly and reliably.

ZAR 1 669.80
excl. VAT

Product Description

Gas leaks on heating systems can quickly become a problem, because breathing in poisonous gases leads to health risks or even a risk of death. For instance, carbon monoxide harbours a particular hazard because it is colourless and odourless, but poisonous. Carbon monoxide arises when the combustion of substances containing carbon (oil, gas , solid fuels, etc.) is incomplete.

The use of professional measuring technology is recommended when there are gas leaks. The testo 317-1 back pressure indicator quickly and reliably detects escaping heating flue gases. Flue gas leaks in the area of combustion plants indicates a malfunction or blockage of the flue gas paths.

The handy instrument immediately gives an optical and acoustic alarm when gas is escaping. This means no visual contact with the measuring instrument is needed. The flexible probe even enables use in the tightest spaces or in inaccessible areas.

 

Delivery Scope

testo 317-1 back pressure indicator, including battery.
General technical data

Reaction time

2 s

Dimensions

128 x 46 x 18 mm

Measuring medium

Ambient air

Alarmsignal

audible; Optical

Battery type

3 AAA micro batteries

Length probe shaft

200 mm

Length probe shaft tip

35 mm

Diameter probe shaft tip

10 mm

Weight

300 g

Checking the flue gas pipe in the heated environment

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless and taste-free gas, but also poisonous. Its sources include the incomplete combustion of substances containing carbon (oil, gas and solid fuels, etc.). If CO manages to get into the bloodstream through the lungs, it combines with haemoglobin, thus preventing oxygen from being transported in the blood; this in turn will result in death through suffocation. This is why it is necessary to check that gas burners are functioning safely. This particularly applies to older appliances which do not have a so-called flue gas monitoring device.