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Macurco Gas Detection


There are three main gas safety concerns within commercial kitchens and beverage dispensing applications such as: Fast Food, Fast Casual, Dine-in, Bars, Breweries, Wineries

Common Restaurant Applications

Gases Found

  • Methane (CH4)

    Methane is a single-carbon alkaline and the main constituent of natural gas (roughly 95%) used as a common fuel source in many applications.

  • Propane (C3H8)

    Propane is a three-carbon alkaline produced as a by-product of two other processes, natural gas processing and petroleum refining., It is a fuel source for domestic, industrial, and transportation applications.

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)

    Carbon Monoxide is often referred to as the “silent killer” because you cannot see or smell it, so it can sneak up on you; therefore, a monitor is instrumental in the detection of CO. Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning include headaches, dizziness, and vomiting which can be mistaken for other flu-like illnesses. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas responsible for hundreds of deaths and numerous non-fatal poisonings each year in the United States.

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    All aerobic organisms produce Carbon Dioxide through the respiratory process. It is a versatile industrial material used in many different processes and products. CO2 is both an asphyxiant and a toxic gas.

Equipment Layout Recommendations


Appliances in kitchens, such as grills, stoves, and fryers, often use natural gas or propane for their heating source. Leaks of these gases can lead to explosions. Using the Macurco GD-6 or GD-12 (LEL Detector) allows one to shut off valves and/or turn on ventilation equipment.


Carbon Monoxide is a by-product of the incomplete combustion of these fuel-type gases. Using the Macurco CM-6 or CM-12 (Carbon Monoxide Detector) allows one to shut off valves and/or turn on ventilation equipment.


Legislation dictates any storage of a Carbon Dioxide tank exceeding 100lbs for beverage dispensing must result in a Carbon Dioxide monitor present. There are two versions of this code which is based on what year of IFC the State has adopted. Using the Macurco CD-6B or CD-6MC (Carbon Dioxide Detector) allows one to be notified of a leak or unsafe levels of CO2.


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Common Applications