A prime example of a proprietary Bison-designed testing system is CO-DAQ (Carbon Monoxide Expert Data Acquisition, used in carbon monoxide investigations and carbon monoxide poisonings). While independent data logging systems fail to provide a reliable time-based comparison between locations, CO-DAQ provides real-time, multiple location sampling simultaneously, with a comparative history between locations. CO production dynamic response is identified through use of sensors that record variables such as temperature (flue, ambient inside and outside), wind velocity, LEL, oxygen, and others to predict trends associated with combustion gas production. Each sensor recording is sampled at a predetermined frequency and initiated at a true start time to allow accurate computations of outside wind speed over the flue stack and temperatures, and RTD (Thermistor, PRT) to evaluate production rates and dispersion anomalies.
Based on a notebook computer with proprietary state-of-the-art Data Acquisition hardware and software programmed specifically for the carbon monoxide monitoring application, the CO-DAQ’s complete portability allows on-location testing under many of the original variables.