Carbon Dioxide Module for Flow-Through Measurements
The Vaisala CARBOCAP® Carbon Dioxide Probe GMP231 is designed to provide incubator manufacturers with accurate and reliable carbon dioxide measurements and sterilization durability at high temperatures. The probe is based on Vaisala’s patented CARBOCAP® technology and a new type of infrared (IR) light source. These technologies allow for sterilization temperatures of up to 180 °C, enabling easier and more complete sterilization without the risk of cross contamination.
The probe is installed through the incubator wall, ensuring that only the IR sensor and optical components are exposed to the incubation environment. This allows the incubator to be sterilized with the probe in place, removing the need to decontaminate the probe separately. This saves time and reduces the risk of contamination.
The probe’s sensor performance is optimized at 5 % CO2 but the sensor measures CO2 up to 20 % with high accuracy. In addition, the GMP231 can measure pressure and temperature for CO2 measurement compensation purposes, ensuring the product remains stable and accurate in all CO2 incubation conditions. The sensor is made of highly durable materials to achieve outstanding stability over both time and temperature. Since water vapour, dust, and most chemicals do not affect measurements, the GMP231 module is ideal for CO2 incubator environments.