Carbon Monoxide Safety
June 17, 2021

Portable Generator Standards: Helping to Mitigate Carbon Monoxide Emissions

Person Using Generator

UL 2201, the Standard for Safety for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emission Rate of Portable Generators, is the first standard for portable generators to address the mitigation of carbon monoxide emissions. In order to conform to the standard, a portable generator must limit the active CO emissions produced while its engine is running, and it must also be equipped with a sensor that will shut the unit off if it detects a high output or accumulation of carbon monoxide.

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