Intoximeters Inc.`s. Alco-Sensor line of handheld breathalyser products continues to set the standard for law enforcement and workplace portable breath alcohol detection. The Alco-Sensor line of breathalyzer products offers instruments for both screening applications and applications where gathering court accepted evidence is required.
Alco Sensor III:
The Intoximeters Alco-Sensor III is a hand-held brethalyser, 3 digit display, portable, preliminary screener instrument intended for use whenever a rapid on-the-spot breath alcohol measurement is required.
The breathalyser is easy to use and rugged enough to withstand vigorous field conditions and accurate enough to be considered an evidential testing device by the US DOT.
How it works:
The breathalyser utilizes an electrochemical sensor (fuel cell) to quantify alcohol in the provided sample. The fuel cell is a porous disk with a thin layer of platinum black on both faces.
The disk is saturated with an electrolyte and mounted in a valve assembly that is designed to draw a fixed volume sample across the surface of the fuel cell. When a subject's breath sample is drawn across the top surface of the cell, any alcohol that comes in contact with the cell's surface is broken down chemically.
For each molecule of alcohol that is broken down a given number of electrons are freed during the process. The number of electrons generated is in proportion to the amount of alcohol in the sample. By measuring the number of electrons (the resulting electrical signal) a digital BrAC (Breath Alcohol Concentration) is calculated and reported.
Features & benefits:
- Fuel cell sensor -Linear response
- Large, 3 digit display-Low level accuracy
- 9 volt alkaline battery (300 tests)-Quick response time
- Low battery indicator-2 to 5 years fuel cell life
- Simple two button operation-Can measure head space over a drink
- Portable-Can be used to estimate an unconscious persons alcohol level
- Fits in shirt pocket-Low cost
- No warm-up time-Over 100,000 in the field
- Dry gas/wet bath
- Quick draw
- 1 year warranty
- 25 mouthpieces
- Carrying case