Nitrous oxide is widely used in hospitals as a general anaesthetic. It’s important that concentrations are accurately measured and also leaks and exposure levels are monitored closely, as long term and repeated exposure can be harmful to human health.
N2O when combined with O2 in 50% / 50% ratio is commonly known as ‘laughing gas’ and has a wide variety of uses from helping dealing with labour pains to numbing your mouth for dental surgery. The gases are piped round hospitals to critical areas such as theatres and intensive care wards, these outlets need regular checking to ensure the gas quality is maintained and there are no contaminants present. Measuring with infrared technology allows you to get the best accuracy and allows easy user calibration.