Do CO2 detectors detect natural gas

Carbon dioxide is a colorless and odorless gas that is widely present in our lives and is also a common environmental pollutant. Carbon dioxide gas detectors can monitor the concentration of carbon dioxide gas and can be used in many fields. Recently there was a topic on the Internet “Do co2 detectors detect natural gas?” The answer is definitely no. Carbon dioxide and natural gas are not the same gas. What is used is The sensor detection principles are also different, so the carbon dioxide detector cannot be used directly to detect natural gas, but it can be used in the natural gas field mining process. The following will introduce the application of carbon dioxide detectors in the natural gas field mining process and the carbon dioxide detector. other application areas.

Carbon dioxide detectors for natural gas field extraction
Carbon dioxide detectors for natural gas field extraction

Carbon dioxide detector in the natural gas gas field mining process application

The main component of natural gas is methane (CH4), and among various hydrocarbon molecules, the ratio of carbon atoms to hydrogen atoms is the smallest. Therefore, the flue gas produced after the complete combustion of methane has the least amount of carbon dioxide produced by the combustion of carbon atoms, which is conducive to reducing the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere.


In addition, natural gas is a high-quality energy source with large reserves, convenient transport, low cost, cleanliness, high calorific value and low environmental pollution from combustion products. Therefore, it is an ideal urban gas source. From the world trend of energy use, natural gas as the main source of town gas has become the current development direction.


In recent years, China has made great progress in natural gas exploration, and some important discoveries have been made one after another. Many gas fields with large reserves contain a certain concentration of CO2, and these CO2-containing gas fields are more dangerous in the process of natural gas exploration and development when the well blowout is out of control. Once an accident occurs, the consequences are unimaginable, so it is necessary to monitor the concentration of CO2 in gas fields.


Moreover, as countries around the world pay more and more attention to energy saving, emission reduction, and clean energy, large-scale natural gas fields continue to be discovered and exploited, and natural gas fields with high CO2 content continue to appear. The presence of carbon dioxide will lead to corrosion of equipment and pipelines, and the high carbon dioxide content will cause the calorific value of natural gas to fail to meet the requirements and technical specifications of commercial natural gas. Therefore, the selection of reasonable natural gas decarbonization technology and reasonable natural gas treatment schemes are the main measures to deal with high CO2 natural gas. Therefore, in the process of natural gas field extraction, it is necessary to use carbon dioxide detectors to detect the carbon dioxide concentration in the gas field.

NDIR CO2 Sensor Module FS00302

Other application areas of carbon dioxide detectors

1. Industrial manufacturing

Carbon dioxide gas is an important medium and raw material in the industrial manufacturing process. In the production process, the concentration of carbon dioxide gas will have a great impact on production efficiency and product quality. Therefore, carbon dioxide gas detectors are widely used in industrial manufacturing to monitor the concentration of carbon dioxide gas to ensure the stability of the production process and product quality.

2. Indoor Air Quality

Indoors, carbon dioxide gas is a common pollutant. Especially in closed indoor spaces, people will continuously breathe out carbon dioxide gas, increasing the concentration of indoor carbon dioxide gas, which affects air quality and human health. Carbon dioxide gas detectors can monitor indoor carbon dioxide gas concentration, according to the data to adjust indoor ventilation and improve indoor air quality.

3. Medical equipment

In the medical field, carbon dioxide gas detector also has a wide range of applications. For example, during anesthesia, a carbon dioxide gas detector can monitor the carbon dioxide gas emission of the patient to ensure the stability and safety of the anesthesia process. At the same time, in the respirator and other medical equipment, a carbon dioxide gas detector can also monitor the patient’s respiratory situation, for automatic adjustment.

4. Environmental Monitoring

In addition, carbon dioxide gas detectors can also be used in the field of environmental monitoring. For example, in urban traffic, carbon dioxide gas will have an impact on air quality. By installing carbon dioxide gas detectors in the city, the concentration of carbon dioxide gas in the city can be monitored, and corresponding environmental protection measures.


Air Quality Monitor FQ-002

In addition to the above application areas, in agricultural production greenhouse CO2 monitor also has an important role, with the continuous development of science and technology, carbon dioxide detectors will be widely used in more areas.