Operating Manual ALTAIR 5X

Operating Manual
ALTAIR 5X – Multi Gas Detector
ALTAIR 5X IR – Multi Gas Detector
Order No.: 10116951/00
MSA AUER GmbH
Thiemannstrasse 1
D-12059 Berlin
Germany
© MSA AUER GmbH. All rights reserved
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Declaration of Conformity
Declaration of Conformity
Manufactured by:
Mine Safety Appliances Company
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066 USA
The manufacturer or the European Authorized Representative
MSA AUER GmbH, Thiemannstrasse 1, D-12059 Berlin
declares that the product:
ALTAIR 5X, ALTAIR 5XIR
Complies with the provisions of the council directive 94/9/EC [ATEX]. This declaration
is based on the EC-Type Examination Certificate
FTZU 08 ATEX 0340 X and FTZU 09 ATEX 0006 X
in accordance with Annex III of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC. Quality Assurance Notification issued by Ineris of France, Notified Body number 0080, in accordance with
Annex IV of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.
We additionally declare that this product is in conformance with the
EMC Directive 2004 / 108 / EC in accordance with the standards
EN 50270: 2007 Type 2 , EN 61000 - 6 - 3: 2007
Berlin, April 2011
MSA AUER GmbH
Dr. Axel Schubert
R&D Instruments
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Contents
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Contents
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3
4
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Safety Regulations ................................................................................................. 6
1.1
Correct Use .................................................................................................. 6
1.2
Liability Information ....................................................................................... 7
1.3
Safety and Precautionary Measures to be Adopted ..................................... 8
1.4
Warranty ..................................................................................................... 10
Description ........................................................................................................... 12
2.1
Overview ..................................................................................................... 12
2.2
Device Hardware Interfaces ....................................................................... 13
2.3
On-Screen Indicators .................................................................................. 17
2.4
Viewing Optional Displays .......................................................................... 22
2.5
Sensor Missing Alarm ................................................................................. 27
2.6
Monitoring Toxic Gases .............................................................................. 27
2.7
Monitoring Oxygen Concentration .............................................................. 29
2.8
Monitoring Combustible Gases .................................................................. 30
Operation .............................................................................................................. 32
3.1
Environmental Factors ................................................................................ 32
3.2
Turning ON and Fresh Air Setup ................................................................ 33
3.3
Measurement Mode [Normal Operation] .................................................... 37
3.4
Device Setup .............................................................................................. 38
3.5
MSA Link Operation ................................................................................... 46
3.6
Function Tests ............................................................................................ 47
3.7
Bump Test .................................................................................................. 47
3.8
Calibration .................................................................................................. 49
3.9
Shutdown .................................................................................................... 56
Maintenance ......................................................................................................... 56
4.1
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................... 57
4.2
Verifying Pump Operation .......................................................................... 57
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4.3
Replacing the Battery ................................................................................. 59
4.4
Live Maintenance Procedure - Replacing or Adding a Sensor ................... 60
4.5
Replacing the Pump Filter .......................................................................... 62
4.6
Cleaning ..................................................................................................... 63
4.7
Storage ....................................................................................................... 63
4.8
Shipment .................................................................................................... 63
Technical Specifications/Certifications ............................................................. 64
5.1
Technical Specifications ............................................................................. 64
5.2
Factory-set Alarm thresholds ...................................................................... 65
5.3
Performance Specifications ........................................................................ 67
5.4
IR sensors .................................................................................................. 68
5.5
Calibration Specifications ........................................................................... 69
5.6
Certification ................................................................................................. 71
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Ordering Information ........................................................................................... 73
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Appendix – Flow Charts ...................................................................................... 78
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7.1
Basic Operation .......................................................................................... 78
7.2
Bump Test/ Informational Pages ................................................................ 79
7.3
Calibrations ................................................................................................. 81
7.4
Setup .......................................................................................................... 82
7.5
Calibration Options ..................................................................................... 83
7.6
Alarm Options ............................................................................................. 84
7.7
Instrument Options ..................................................................................... 86
7.8
Sensor Setup .............................................................................................. 88
Changeable Feature Summary ........................................................................... 89
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Safety Regulations
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Safety Regulations
1.1
Correct Use
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The ALTAIR 5X and ALTAIR 5X IR Multigas Detectors are for use by trained and
qualified personnel. They are designed to be used when performing a hazard assessment to:
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Assess potential worker exposure to combustible and toxic gases and vapours
as well as low level of oxygen.
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Determine the appropriate gas and vapour monitoring needed for a workplace.
The ALTAIR 5X and ALTAIR 5X IR Multigas Detectors can be equipped to detect:
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Combustible gases and certain combustible vapours
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Oxygen-deficient or oxygen-rich atmospheres
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Specific toxic gases for which a sensor is installed.
The ALTAIR 5X and ALTAIR 5X IR Multigas Detectors are designed to:
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Detect gases and vapours in air only
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The ALTAIR 5X IR gas detector can also contain one infrared sensor to detect
CO2 or specific combustible gases up to 100 % Vol.
While the device can detect up to 30 % oxygen in ambient air, it is approved for use only up to 21 % oxygen.
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Read and follow all instructions carefully.
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Perform a blocked flow test before each day's use if equipped with an integral
pump.
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Perform a Bump Test before each day’s use, and adjust if necessary.
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Perform a Bump Test more frequently if exposed to silicone, silicates, lead-containing compounds, hydrogen sulfide, or high contaminant levels.
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Recheck calibration if device is subjected to physical shock.
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Use only to detect gases/vapours for which a sensor is installed.
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Do not use to detect combustible dusts or mists.
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Make sure adequate oxygen is present.
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Never block the pump inlet except to perform a sampling safety test.
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Have a trained and qualified person interpret device readings.
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Do not remove battery pack from device while in a hazardous location.
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Do not recharge Li Ion battery in a combustible location.
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Do not replace alkaline batteries in a combustible location.
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Do not alter or modify device.
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Use only MSA-approved sampling lines.
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Do not use silicone tubing or sampling lines.
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Wait sufficient time for the reading; response times vary, based on gas and
length of sampling line.
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Do not use the device with integral pump for prolonged periods in an atmosphere containing a concentration of fuel or solvent vapours that may be greater
than 10 % LEL.
It is imperative that this operating manual be read and observed when using the
product. In particular, the safety instructions, as well as the information for the use
and operation of the product, must be carefully read and observed. Furthermore,
the national regulations applicable in the user's country must be taken into account
for a safe use.
Danger!
This product is supporting life and health. Inappropriate use, maintenance or servicing may affect the function of the device and thereby seriously compromise the user's life.
Before use the product operability must be verified. The product must
not be used if the function test is unsuccessful, it is damaged, a competent servicing/maintenance has not been made, genuine MSA spare
parts have not been used.
Alternative use, or use outside this specification will be considered as non-compliance. This also applies especially to unauthorised alterations to the product and to
commissioning work that has not been carried out by MSA or authorised persons.
1.2
Liability Information
MSA accepts no liability in cases where the product has been used inappropriately
or not as intended. The selection and use of the product are the exclusive responsibility of the individual operator.
Product liability claims, warranties also as guarantees made by MSA with respect
to the product are voided, if it is not used, serviced or maintained in accordance with
the instructions in this manual.
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Safety Regulations
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Safety and Precautionary Measures to be Adopted
Check calibration more frequently if the device is subjected to physical shock or
high levels of contaminants. Also, check calibration more frequently if the tested atmosphere contains the following materials, which may desensitise the combustible
gas sensor and reduce its readings:
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Organic silicones
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Silicates
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Lead-containing compounds
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Sulphur compound exposures over 200 ppm or exposures over 50 ppm for
one minute.
The minimum concentration of a combustible gas in air that can ignite is defined
as the Lower Explosive Limit [LEL].
A combustible gas reading of "100” or "5.00” indicates the atmosphere is above
100 % LEL or 5.00 % Vol CH4, and an explosion hazard exists. Move away
from hazardous area immediately.
Do not use the device to test for combustible or toxic gases in the following atmospheres as this may result in erroneous readings:
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Oxygen-deficient or oxygen-rich atmospheres
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Reducing atmospheres
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Furnace stacks
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Inert environments [only IR sensors acceptable for use]
- Atmospheres containing combustible airborne mists/dusts.
Do not use the ALTAIR 5X and ALTAIR 5X IR Multigas Detectors to test for
combustible gases in atmospheres containing vapours from liquids with a high
flash point [above 38 °C, 100 °F] as this may result in erroneously low readings.
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Allow sufficient time for device to display accurate reading. Response times
vary based on the type of sensor being utilised [→chapter 5.3]. Allow a minimum of 1 second per foot [3 seconds per metre] of sample line to allow the sample to be drawn through the sensors.
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Sampling lines made from 1.57 mm [0.062 inch] inner diameter tubing provide
fast transport times to the device; however, they must be limited to 15 m
[50 feet] in length.
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Sampling of reactive toxic gases [Cl2, ClO2, NH3] must only be done with the
reactive gas sample line and probe kits listed in the chapter 6 Accessories table.
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Safety Regulations
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All device readings and information must be interpreted by someone trained
and qualified in interpreting device readings in relation to the specific environment, industrial practice and exposure limitations.
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Use of the Galaxy® Automated Test System is an alternate MSHA-approved
method for calibrating MSHA-approved ALTAIR 5X devices.
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Use only calibration gas that is 2.5 % Methane with an accuracy of +5 % when
calibrating MSHA-approved ALTAIR 5X devices.
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The maximum acceptable user-set [password protected] Galaxy Test System
tolerance on Bump Limits must be set to 10 % or less when calibrating MSHAapproved ALTAIR 5X devices.
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For 30 CFR Part 75 determinations, the maximum acceptable userset [password protected] Galaxy Test System tolerance on Bump Limits must only be set
to such that 19.5 % oxygen can be detected with an accuracy of +0.5 % when
calibrating MSHA-approved ALTAIR 5X devices.
Observe proper battery maintenance
Use only battery chargers made available by MSA for use with this device; other
chargers may damage the battery pack and the device. Dispose of in accordance
with local health and safety regulations.
Be aware of environmental conditions
A number of environmental factors may affect the sensor readings, including
changes in pressure, humidity and temperature.
Pressure and humidity changes also affect the amount of oxygen actually present
in the atmosphere.
Be aware of the procedures for handling electrostatically sensitive
electronics
The device contains electrostatically sensitive components. Do not open or repair
the device without using appropriate electrostatic discharge [ESD] protection. The
warranty does not cover damage caused by electrostatic discharges.
Be aware of the product regulations
Follow all relevant national regulations applicable in the country of use.
Be aware of the warranty regulations
The warranties made by Mine Safety Appliances Company with respect to the product are voided if the product is not used and maintained in accordance with the instructions in this manual. Please protect yourself and others by following them. We
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encourage our customers to write or call regarding this equipment prior to use or for
any additional information relative to use or service.
1.4
Warranty
ITEM
WARRANTY PERIOD
Chassis and electronics
Three years*
COMB, O2, H2S, CO, SO2, IR sensors
Three years*
Cl2, NH3 sensors
Two years*
ClO2, HCN, NO2, PH3 sensors
One year*
* For extended warranty offerings please contact MSA
This warranty does not cover filters, fuses, etc. As the battery pack ages, there will
be a reduction in useable device run time. Certain other accessories not specifically
listed here may have different warranty periods. This warranty is valid only if the
product is maintained and used in accordance with Seller's instructions and/or recommendations.
The Seller shall be released from all obligations under this warranty in the event repairs or modifications are made by persons other than its own or authorised service
personnel or if the warranty claim results from physical abuse or misuse of the product. No agent, employee or representative of the Seller has any authority to bind the
Seller to any affirmation, representation or warranty concerning this product. Seller
makes no warranty concerning components or accessories not manufactured by
the Seller, but will pass on to the Purchaser all warranties of manufacturers of such
components.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AND IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THE TERMS HEREOF.
SELLER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Exclusive Remedy
It is expressly agreed that Purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy for breach of the
above warranty, for any tortious conduct of Seller, or for any other cause of action,
shall be the replacement at Seller's option, of any equipment or parts thereof, which
after examination by Seller is proven to be defective.
Replacement equipment and/or parts will be provided at no cost to Purchaser,
F.O.B. Seller's Plant. Failure of Seller to successfully replace any nonconforming
equipment or parts shall not cause the remedy established hereby to fail of its essential purpose.
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Exclusion of Consequential Damage
Purchaser specifically understands and agrees that under no circumstances will
seller be liable to purchaser for economic, special, incidental or consequential damages or losses of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits and any other loss caused by reason of nonoperation of the goods. This
exclusion is applicable to claims for breach of warranty, tortious conduct or any other cause of action against seller.
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2.1
Overview
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6
5
12
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Fig. 1
Device view
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LEDs [2 red "Alarm",
1 green "Safe"]
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2
Horn
8
Pump inlet
3
Display
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Filter
4
 Button
10
Belt Clip [ALTAIR 5X only]
5
ON/OFF Button
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Charging connections
6
 Button
12
Charge Status LED
Communication
The device monitors gases in ambient air and in the workplace.
The ALTAIR 5X is available with a maximum of four sensors, which can display
readings for five separate gases [one Dual Toxic Sensor provides both CO and H2S
sensing capabilities in a single sensor].
The ALTAIR 5X IR is available with a maximum of five sensors, which can display
readings for six separate gases [one Dual Toxic Sensor provides both CO and H2S
sensing capabilities in a single sensor].
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Description
The ALTAIR 5X and ALTAIR 5X IR detectors are available with either a monochrome or colour display.
While the device can detect up to 30 % oxygen in ambient air, it is approved for use
only up to 21 % oxygen.
The alarm levels for the individual gases are factory-set and can be changed
through the device Setup Menu. These changes can also be made through
MSA Link Software. Ensure that the latest version of the MSA Link software has
been downloaded from MSA’s website www.msanet.com.
It is recommended that after making changes using MSA Link software, the device
should be turned off and on.
2.2
Device Hardware Interfaces
Device operation is dialog driven from the display with the aid of the three function
buttons [→ Fig. 1].
The devices have three buttons for user operation. Each button can function as a
"soft key", as defined directly above the button.
Button Definitions
Button
Description
ON/OFF
The ON/OFF button is used to turn device ON or OFF and to confirm user action selections.

The  button is used to page down through data screens or to decrease the values in Set-up mode through data screens or to decrease the values in Setup mode. This button is also used to initiate
a Bump Test for the installed sensors, directly from the MEASURING page.
If the user is granted access to the MotionAlert setting feature, this
button can be used to activate the InstantAlertTM alarm.

The  button is used to reset peak, STEL TWA and alarms [where
possible] or perform calibration in measuring mode. It is also used
as page up or to increase the values in set-up mode.
When the  button and the  button are pressed simultaneously while in normal
measure mode, the Setup mode can be entered after the password is confirmed.
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LED Definitions
LED
Description
RED [Alarm]
The red LEDs are visual indications of an alarm condition or any
type of error in the device.
GREEN [Safe]
The Safe LED flashes once every 15 seconds to notify the user
that the device is ON and operating under the conditions defined
below:
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The green SAFE LED is enabled
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Combustible reading is 0 % LEL or 0 % Vol
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Oxygen [O2] reading is 20.8 %
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Carbon Dioxide [CO2] reading is < 0.03 %
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All other sensor readings are 0 ppm
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No gas alarms are present [low or high]
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Device is not in Low Battery warning or alarm
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STEL and TWA readings are 0 ppm
This option can be turned OFF through the MSA Link software.
YELLOW
[Fault]
The Fault LED activates if any of several fault conditions during
operation. This includes:
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A device memory error
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A sensor determined to be missing or inoperative
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A pump fault
These faults are also indicated by activation of device alarm
LEDs, horn, and vibrating alarm
Alarms
The device is equipped with multiple alarms for increased user safety:
Vibrating Alarm
The device vibrates when any alarm condition is active. This can be turned off
through the SETUP- ALARM OPTIONS menu [→ chapter 3.4].
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Horn
The horn provides an audible alarm.
InstantAlert™ Alarm
The InstantAlert exclusive feature allows the user to manually activate an audible
alarm to alert those nearby to potentially dangerous situations. Holding the
 button for approximately 5 seconds while in Normal Measure Mode activates the
InstantAlert alarm. Access to this feature may be restricted. See chapter 3.4 for
means to allow/disallow user access.
MotionAlert™ Alarm
If MotionAlert is turned ON [+ = ON] [see chapter 3.4], the device activates a "Man
Down" alarm if motion is not detected within 30 seconds. The Alarm LEDs flash,
and the horn activates with an increasing audible frequency. MotionAlert is always
turned OFF when the device is turned OFF. It must always be turned ON prior to
use.
Access to this feature may be restricted. See chapter 3.4 for means to allow/disallow user access.
Stealth Mode
Stealth Mode disables the visual, audible and vibrating alarms. MSA recommends
that this feature be left in its default "OFF" state. Stealth mode can be turned ON
through the SETUP - INSTRUMENT OPTIONS menu [chapter 3.4]. The message
"Alarms OFF" flashes on the monochrome display when Stealth mode is ON. On
the colour display, all three alarm icons are shown as OFF.
Sensor Life Alarm
The device evaluates the condition of the sensors during Calibration. As the end of
a sensor’s life approaches, a warning is provided. While the sensor is still fully functional, the warning gives the user time to plan for a replacement sensor to minimise
downtime. The Sensor Life indicator ♥ displays during ongoing operations as a reminder of a sensor’s pending end of life.
When a sensor’s end-of-life is reached, sensor calibration will not be successful,
and the user is then alerted by a Sensor Life Alarm. A flashing Sensor Life
iindicator ♥ displays during ongoing operations until the sensor is replaced and/or
successfully calibrated.
On the monochrome display the Sensor Life indicator appears on the display at the
same position as the MotionAlert indicator. If MotionAlert is enabled [the + indicator
displays] and a Sensor Life warning or alarm occurs, the Sensor Life indicator ♥
takes priority and is shown instead.
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On the colour display, each displayed gas will have its own Sensor Life indicator. If
a sensor is in end-of-life warning, its indicator will be an orange ♥. If a sensor has
reached end-of-life, it is in alarm and its Sensor Life indicator will be a continuous
blinking red ♥.
See chapter 3.8 for additional details on Sensor Life determination and indication.
Backlight
The backlight automatically activates when any front panel button is pressed and
remains ON for the duration of user-selected timeout.
This duration can be changed using the SETUP - INSTRUMENT MODE
[→ chapter 3.4] or through MSA Link software.
Operating Beep
Operating Beep
This operating beep activates every 30 seconds by momentarily beeping the horn
and flashing the alarm LEDs under the following conditions:
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Operating beep is enabled
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Device is on normal Measure Gases page
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Device is not in battery warning
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Device is not in gas alarm
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Description
On-Screen Indicators
Monochrome Display
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1
5
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2
7
3
Fig. 2
1
Monochrome Display
Gas Type
5
Battery Condition
2
Current Time
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Motion Alert Icon ON
3
"Soft Key" 
7
"Soft Key" 
4
Gas Concentration
8
+ MotionAlert [+ = ON]
♥ Sensor Life Indicator
On a monochrome display, a message appears every 30 seconds if the Vibration,
Horn or LED alarms are turned OFF.
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Colour Display
Fig. 3
Colour display
1
"Soft Key"  Indicator
8
Vibration alarm off
2
Gas reading
9
Horn OFF or successful Bump
Test/Calibration Indicator
3
Gas Concentration Units
10
LED off
4
Current Time
11
Battery Condition
5
Motion Alert symbol ON
12
Gas Type
6
Wireless ON
13
"Soft Key"  Indicator
7
Combustible Gas type calibration
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♥
Sensor Life Indicator
Battery Indicator
The battery condition icon continuously displays in the upper right-hand corner of
the colour display and in the lower right hand corner of the monochrome display.
A bar represents the charging level of the battery.
The nominal run-time of the device [COMB, O2, H2S, with pump and monochrome
display] at room temperature is 17 hours. Actual run-time will vary depending on
ambient temperature and alarm conditions.
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Low Battery Warning
Attention!
If battery warning alarm activates, stop using the device as it no longer
has enough power to indicate potential hazards, and persons relying on
this product for their safety could sustain serious personal injury or
death.
1:30 PM
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Vol %
0
20.8
COMB
PPM
0
CO
SO2
PPM
PPM
0
0.0
LOW BATTERY
Fig. 4
Battery Warning
The duration of remaining device operation during a Low Battery Warning depends
on ambient temperatures, battery condition alarm status.
When the device goes into battery warning the:
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battery life indicator continuously blinks
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alarm sounds and alarm LEDs flash once per minute
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Safe LED no longer flashes
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device continues to operate until it is turned OFF or battery shutdown occurs.
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Battery Shut Down
Attention!
If battery alarm displays, stop using the device as it no longer has
enough power to indicate potential hazards, and persons relying on this
product for their safety could sustain serious personal injury or death.
The device goes into battery shutdown mode 60 seconds before final shutdown
[when the batteries can no longer operate the device]:
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"BATTERY ALARM” flashes on the display
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Alarm sounds
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Alarm LEDs flash
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Fault LED is on
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No other pages can be viewed; after approximately one minute, the device automatically turns OFF.
BATTERY ALARM
Fig. 5
Battery Shut Down
When battery shutdown condition occurs:
(1) Leave the area immediately.
(2) Recharge or replace the battery pack.
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Battery Charging
Warning!
Risk of explosion: Do not recharge device in hazardous area.
Attention!
Use of any charger, other than the charger supplied with the device, may
damage or improperly charge the batteries.
For users in Australia/ New Zealand: The charge cradle is a Class A
product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case, the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
The charger is capable of charging a completely depleted pack in less than
six hours in normal, room-temperature environments.
Allow very hot or cold devices to stabilise for one hour at room temperature before attempting to charge.
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Minimum and maximum ambient temperature to charge the device is 10 °C
[50 °F] and 35 °C [95 °F], respectively.
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For best results, charge the device at room temperature [23 °C].
To Charge the Device
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Firmly insert the charger connector into the charge port on the back of the device.
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An LED in the battery pack is used to indicate on the charge status.
Red = charging, Green = charged, yellow = fault
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If a problem is detected during charging [LED turns yellow]:
Disconnect the charger momentarily to reset the charge cycle.
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The charger must be disconnected for the device to operate.
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The battery pack may be charged separately from the device
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During periods of non-use, the charger may remain connected to the device/
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Viewing Optional Displays
The Main Screen appears at device turn-ON.
Optional displays can be viewed by pressing the  button to move to the screen as
indicated by the "soft key".
[For the monochromatic display the name of the page is displayed, for the colour
version it is represented by an icon.]
Advance on
MAIN
MEASURE
PAGE
BUMP TEST ?
MIN * 1
PEAK *
STEL * 1
TWA * 1
Advance on
MOTION
ALERT
STATUS *
WIRELESS **
CAL DUE
DATE *
LAST CAL
DATE *
DATE
Advance on
ON/OFF
* IF ENABLED
** IF WIRELESS IS INSTALLED
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NOT VALID FOR ALL SENSORS
Bump Test [BUMP page]
This page allows the user to perform an automated Bump Test on the device. To
perform the test, the [YES] button is pressed.
See chapter 3.7 for details on performing the Bump Test.
If the  button is pressed, the Bump Test is not performed, and the display shows
the next page in the sequence [PEAK].
If the  button is pressed, the Bump Test is not performed, and the display reverts
back to the normal MEASURE page.
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Peak Readings [PEAK page]
Monochromatic display
Colour display
PEAK
This page shows the highest levels of gas recorded by the device since turn-ON or
since peak readings were reset.
To reset the peak readings:
(1) Access the PEAK page.
(2) Press the  button.
Minimum Readings [MIN page]
Monochromatic display
Colour display
MIN
This page shows the lowest level of oxygen recorded by the device since turn-ON
or since the MIN reading was reset. It is only shown if an oxygen sensor is installed
and enabled.
To reset the MIN reading:
(1) Access the MIN page.
(2) Press the  button.
Short Term Exposure Limits [STEL page]
Attention!
If the STEL alarm activates, leave the contaminated area immediately;
the ambient gas concentration has reached the preset STEL alarm level.
Failure to follow this warning will cause over-exposure to toxic gases and
persons relying on this product for their safety could sustain serious personal injury or death.
Monochromatic display
Colour display
STEL
This page shows the average exposure over a 15-minute period.
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When the amount of gas detected by device is greater than the STEL limit:
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Alarm sounds, alarm lights flash.
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Alarm LEDs flash
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“STEL ALARM” message flashes.
To reset the STEL:
(1) Access the STEL page.
(2) Press the  button.
The STEL alarm is calculated over a 15-minute exposure.
STEL calculation examples:
Assume the device has been running for at least 15 minutes:
15 minute exposure of 35 ppm:
[15 minutes x 35 ppm]
15 minutes
= 35 ppm
10 minute exposure of 35 ppm and 5 minutes exposure of 5 ppm:
[10 minutes x 35 ppm] + [5 minutes x 5 ppm]
15 minutes
= 25 ppm
This page can be de-activated through MSA Link software.
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Description
Time Weighted Average [TWA page]
Attention!
If the TWA alarm activates, leave the contaminated area immediately;
the ambient gas concentration has reached the preset TWA alarm level.
Failure to follow this warning will cause over-exposure to toxic gases and
persons relying on this product for their safety could sustain serious personal injury or death.
This page shows the average exposure over 8 hours since the device was turned
ON or since the TWA reading was reset. When the amount of gas detected is greater than the eight-hour TWA limit:
Monochromatic display
Colour display
TWA
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Alarm sounds
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Alarm LEDs flash
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“TWA ALARM” message flashes.
To reset the TWA:
(1) Access the TWA page.
(2) Press the  button.
The TWA alarm is calculated over an eight-hour exposure.
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Description
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TWA calculation examples:
1 hour exposure of 50 ppm:
[1 hour x 50 ppm] + [7 hours x 0 ppm]
8 hours
= 6.25 ppm
4 hour exposure of 50 ppm and 4 hour exposure of 100 ppm:
[4 hours x 50 ppm] + [4 hours x 100 ppm]
8 hours
= 75 ppm
12 hour exposure of 100 ppm:
[12 hours x 100 ppm]
8 hours
= 150 ppm
This page can be de-activated through MSA Link software.
Date Display
Current date appears on the display in the format: MMM-DD-YY.
Last cal page
Displays the device last successful calibration date in the format:
MMM-DD-YY. This page can be de-activated through MSA Link software or the
SETUP - CAL OPTIONS page.
Cal due page
Displays the days until the device's next calibration is due [user selectable]. This
page can be de-activated through MSA Link software or the SETUP CAL OPTIONS page.
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Description
Motion Alert Activation Page
When the MotionAlert feature is active, the + symbol appears. The device enters
pre-alarm when no motion is detected for 20 seconds. This condition can be cleared
by moving the device. MotionAlert is turned OFF each time the device is powered
OFF. After 30 seconds of no motion, the full MotionAlert alarm is triggered. This
alarm can only be cleared by pressing the  button. This page displays if it was selected in Setup Mode. To activate or deactivate the MotionAlert feature, press the
 button while the MOTIONALERT ACTIVATION page is displayed.
2.5
Sensor Missing Alarm
Enabled IR and XCell sensors are continuously monitored for proper function. If,
during operation, the IR or an XCell sensor is detected as failed or disconnected,
this alarm message appears.
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2.6
"SENSOR MISSING" flashes on the display.
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The problematic sensor is indicated.
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The alarm sounds and the Fault and Alarm LEDs flash.
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The alarm can be silenced by pressing the  button; no other pages can be
viewed.
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If there is a sensor error the device will not be operable.
Monitoring Toxic Gases
The device can monitor the concentration of a variety of toxic gases in ambient air.
Which toxic gases are monitored depends on the installed sensors.
The device displays the gas concentration in parts per million [ppm] or mg/m3 on
the Measuring page.
Attention!
If an alarm is triggered while using the device, leave the area
immediately.
Remaining in the area under such circumstances can cause serious
personal injury or death.
The device has four gas alarms:
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HIGH Alarm
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LOW Alarm
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STEL Alarm
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TWA Alarm
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Description
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1:30 PM
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%
Vol %
20
PPM
0
PPM
20.8
COMB
CO
SO2
PPM
0
0.0
HIGH ALARM
Fig. 6
Alarm Conditions [here High Alarm]
If the gas concentration reaches or exceeds the alarm set point, the device:
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the alarm message displays and flashes in combination with the corresponding
gas concentration
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backlight turns on
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alarm sounds [if active]
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alarm LEDs flash [if active]
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vibrating alarm triggers [if active]
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2.7
Description
Monitoring Oxygen Concentration
The device monitors the oxygen concentration in ambient air. The alarm set points
can be set to activate on two different conditions:
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Enriched - oxygen concentration > 20.8 % or
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Deficient - oxygen concentration < 19.5 %.
While the device can detect up to 30 % oxygen in ambient air, it is
approved for use only up to 21 % oxygen.
Attention!
If an alarm is triggered while using the device, leave the area
immediately.
Remaining in the area under such circumstances can cause serious
personal injury or death.
When the alarm set point is reached for either of the above conditions:
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the alarm message displays and flashes in combination with the corresponding
gas concentration
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backlight turns on
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alarm sounds [if active]
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alarm LEDs flash [if active]
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vibrating alarm triggers [if active]
The LOW alarm [oxygen deficient] is latching and will not reset when the
O2 concentration rises above the LOW set point. To reset the alarm
press the  button. If the alarm is latching, the  button silences the
alarm for five seconds. Alarms can be made latching or unlatching via
MSA Link software.
False oxygen alarms can occur due to changes in barometric pressure
[altitude], humidity or extreme changes in ambient temperature.
It is recommended that an oxygen calibration be performed at the temperature and pressure of use. Be sure that the device is in known fresh
air before performing a calibration.
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Description
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Monitoring Combustible Gases
The device can be equipped with a catalytic combustible sensor that detects a variety of combustible gases up to 100 % LEL and displays the reading as either
% LEL or % CH4. The ALTAIR 5X IR can also contain an IR combustible sensor.
The IR sensor displays the reading in % Vol.
Attention!
If an alarm is triggered while using the device, leave the area
immediately.
Remaining in the area under such circumstances can cause serious
personal injury or death.
The catalytic combustible and the 25 % Vol Butane IR sensor have two alarm setpoints:
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HIGH Alarm
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LOW Alarm
If the gas concentration reaches or exceeds the alarm set point, the device:
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alarm message displays and flashes in combination with the corresponding gas
concentration:
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backlight turns on
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alarm sounds [if active]
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alarm LEDs flash [if active]
The 100 % Vol IR sensors have no alarm setpoints.
Gas Exposure of 100 % LEL
When gas reading exceeds 100 % of the lower explosive limit [LEL],, the
device enters a Lock Alarm state and displays “XXX” in place of the actual reading.
Attention!
A catalytic combustible gas reading of "XXX” indicates the atmosphere
could be above 100 % LEL or 5.00 % Vol CH4 and an explosion hazard
exists. Move away from contaminated area immediately.
For ALTAIR 5X IR devices with an enabled 100 % Vol methane IR sensor, the
LockAlarm will clear, and the catalytic combustible again displays combustible concentrations when the gas sample drops to a lower level. For devices without an en-
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Description
abled 100 % Vol methane IR sensor, the user can clear the LockAlarm state only
by turning the device OFF, and then ON again in a fresh air environment. When catalytic combustible gas reading digits appear, the device is available for measuring
gases once again.
LockAlarm of the catalytic combustible sensor occurs during Bump
Testing and calibration of a % Vol combustible IR sensor.
After the IR sensor Bump Test, the LockAlarm must be cleared [as described above] before the catalytic combustible sensor is again able to
measure and provide readings.
Check your national standard values for 100 % LEL. Some countries
use 5 Vol % and some use 4.4 Vol % as 100 % LEL CH4.
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Operation
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Operation
Device operation is dialog driven from the display with the aid of the three function
buttons [→ chapter 2.2].
For more information, see the flow charts in chapter 7.
3.1
Environmental Factors
A number of environmental factors may affect the gas sensor readings, including
changes in pressure, humidity and temperature. Pressure and humidity changes affect the amount of oxygen actually present in the atmosphere.
Pressure Changes
If pressure changes rapidly [e.g., stepping through airlock], the oxygen sensor reading may temporarily shift and possibly cause the detector to alarm. While the percentage of oxygen may remain at or near 20.8 Vol %, the total amount of oxygen
present in the atmosphere available for respiration may become a hazard if the
overall pressure is reduced by a significant degree.
Humidity Changes
If humidity changes by any significant degree [e.g., going from a dry, air conditioned
environment to outdoor, moisture laden air], oxygen readings can be reduced by up
to 0.5 %, due to water vapour in the air displacing oxygen.
The oxygen sensor has a special filter to reduce the effects of humidity changes on
oxygen readings. This effect will not be noticed immediately, but slowly impacts
oxygen readings over several hours.
Temperature Changes
The sensors have built-in temperature compensation. However, if temperature
shifts dramatically, the sensor reading could shift.
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3.2
Operation
Turning ON and Fresh Air Setup
Device operation is dialog driven from the display with the aid of the three function
buttons [→ chapter 2.2].
For more information, see the flow charts in chapter 7.
Turn the device ON with the ON/OFF button.
The device performs a self test:
During the self test, the device checks alarm LEDs, audible alarm vibrating alarm
and installed sensors.
The device displays:
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Startup logo
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Software version, device serial number, company name, department and user
names
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Sampling system safety test
During the turn-ON sequence, if a sensor was changed since the previous device
operation, the current listing of the installed sensors displays and user interaction
is required.
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
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The user must accept the new configuration by pressing the  button.
If the current sensor configuration is not accepted, the device alarms and is
not usable.
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Combustible gas type and sensor units [monochrome display only]
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Alarm setpoints Low Alarm
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Alarm setpoints High Alarm
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Alarm setpoints STEL Alarm [if enabled]
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Alarm setpoints TWA Alarm [if enabled]
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Settings for calibration cylinder
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Current date
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Last calibration date [optional]
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CAL due date. If the calibration due date is activated, the message "CAL DUE;
X DAYS" appears on the device display.
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X = the number of days until a calibration is due, user selectable for
1 to 180 days.
If the number of days until calibration is due reaches 0, an alert occurs and
"CAL DUE, NOW" displays.
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- Press the  button to clear the alert
Sensor warm-up period
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Fresh Air Setup option [optional].
The Main Measure Page will appear.
The presence of a ♥ indicator on the display means a sensor is approaching or has
reached its end-of-life. See chapter 2.2 for details on the Sensor Life Alarm situation.
Refer to flowchart in Appendix, chapter 7.1.
Sampling Safety Test
Upon startup, an alarm [visual, audible and vibrating] is triggered and the customer
is prompted to block the pumps/sampling system of the device within 30 seconds.
When the device detects a pump flow block, it will display a PASS message. The
startup sequence will be resumed.
If the device does not detect a pump flow block, it will display an error message.
The device will shut off after the customer acknowledges this message by pressing
the  button.
Check your sampling system if this occurs and contact MSA as needed.
Users can check the operation of the sampling system anytime during operation by
blocking the sampling system to generate a pump alarm.
Warning!
Do not use the pump, sample line, or probe unless the pump alarm activates when the flow is blocked. Lack of an alarm is an indication that a
sample may not be drawn to the sensors, which could cause inaccurate
readings.
Failure to follow the above can result in serious personal injury or death.
Never let the end of the sampling line touch or go under any liquid surface. If liquid is drawn into the device, readings will be inaccurate and device could be damaged. We recommend the use of an MSA sample
probe containing a special membrane filter, permeable to gas but impermeable to water, to prevent such an occurrence.
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Fresh Air Setup [FAS]
The Fresh Air Setup [FAS] is for automatic ZERO calibration of the device.
The FAS has limits. If a hazardous level of gas is present, the device ignores the
FAS command and the device alarm activates.
The ability to perform an FAS at device turn-ON can be disabled by using MSA Link
software.
The Fresh Air Setup is not available for the CO2 sensor.
Warning!
Do not activate the Fresh Air Setup unless you are certain you are in
fresh, uncontaminated air; otherwise, inaccurate readings can occur
which can falsely indicate that a hazardous atmosphere is safe. If you
have any doubts as to the quality of the surrounding air, do not use the
Fresh Air Setup feature. Do not use the Fresh Air Setup as a substitute
for daily calibration checks. The calibration check is required to verify
span accuracy. Failure to follow this warning can result in serious personal injury or death.
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The device displays a blinking "FRESH AIR SETUP?", prompting the user to perform a Fresh Air Setup:
(1) Press the  button to bypass the Fresh Air Setup.
 The Fresh Air Setup is skipped and the device goes to the Measuring page
[Main page].
(2) Press the  button to perform the Fresh Air Setup.
 The device starts the FAS sequence and the FAS screen displays.
 A progress bar shows the user how much of the FAS has been completed.
 At the end of the FAS, the device displays either
"FRESH AIR SETUP PASS" or "FRESH AIR SETUP FAIL".
If the FAS fails, perform a zero calibration [→ chapter 3.8].
Special Consideration for Oxygen Sensor
Under the following situations, the oxygen sensor display reading may be suppressed for up to 30 minutes at device turn-ON as a sensor 'cook down' is performed.
This could occur if:
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the oxygen sensor was just installed
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the battery pack was allowed to be deep-discharged
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the battery pack was removed from the device.
During this time, the oxygen sensor numeric position on the display indicates
"PLEASE WAIT". While this message displays, the device cannot respond to a:
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Fresh Air Setup
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Calibration
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Bump Test procedure.
When the numeric oxygen reading appears, the FAS, calibration, or Bump Test procedures may be performed.
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3.3
Operation
Measurement Mode [Normal Operation]
The following options pages can be executed from the Normal Operation screen:
BUMP page
[ALTAIR 5X only]
This page allows user to perform a Bump Test on installed sensors
Peak Page*
This page shows the peak readings for all sensors.
Min Page
This page shows the minimum readings for the oxygen sensor.
STEL Page*
This page shows the calculated STEL readings of the
instrument.
TWA Page
This page shows the calculated TWA readings of the
instrument.
Date Page
This page shows actual date settings of the instrument.
Last Cal Date
This page shows the date of the last calibration.
Cal Due*
This page shows the set date for the next calibration.
Motion Alert
This page allows the Motion Alert Feature to be activated or deactivated.
Wireless
This page allows the Wireless communication to be
activated or deactivated.
* The display of these pages can be de-activated through MSA Link software
For further information see chapter 7.
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3.4
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Device Setup
The device allows the user to access and modify the following parameters through
direct button interface:
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Calibration Options
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Alarm Options
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Instrument Options
These menus can be accessed only from the measure page by pressing and holding the  and  buttons simultaneously until you are prompted for a password.
The operation is as follows:
(1) Turn the device ON and wait until the measure page appears.
(2) Simultaneously press and hold the  and  buttons for approximately five
seconds.
 The default password is "672".
Monochrome display
PASSWORD
000
Colour display
PASSWORD
000
(3) Enter the first digit by pressing the  or  button and confirm with the ON/
OFF button.
 The cursor jumps to the second digit.
(4) Enter the second as well as the third digit.
 Incorrect password: device returns to the Main Page.
 Correct password: user can set the device options.
The password can be changed with a PC through the MSA Link software.
The following Options are available by pressing the  and  buttons:
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Calibration Options - see chapter 3.4
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Alarm Options - see chapter 3.4
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Instrument Options - see chapter 3.4
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Calibration Setup
Monochrome display
CALIBRATION OPTIONS
Colour display
CALIBRATION OPTIONS
The Calibration Options menu allows the user to:
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modify the calibration cylinder settings [CYLINDER SETUP]
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enable/disable calibration due and to set the number of days
[CAL DUE OPTIONS]
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enable/disable the option to show the last cal date at turn on and
[LAST CAL DATE]
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enable/disable the option for password protected calibration [CAL PASSWORD]
Press:
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the  button go to next page
the  button to go previous page
the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
Setting Calibration Cylinder
This option has a dialog similar to the span calibration dialog.
The display shows all active sensors.
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
 The screen for the first calibration cylinder displays.
(2) Press
 the  or  button to change the value.
 the ON/OFF button to confirm the setup.
With this confirmation the device automatically moves to the next cylinder setting.
(3) Repeat the sequence for changing the required settings for all necessary gas
values.
After the last setting is performed, the device returns to the
Calibration Options menu.
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Setting Cal Due Options
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
(2) Press the  or  button to enable/disable this option.
(3) Press the ON/OFF button to confirm.
(4) After confirmation the device prompts the user to enter the number of days for
the reminder.
(5) Change number of days by pressing the  or  button.
(6) Press the ON/OFF button to go to the next menu.
Setting Last Cal Date
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enable/disable this option.
(2) Press the  button to go to the next page.
(3) Press the  button to go to the previous page.
Setting Calibration Password
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enable/disable this option.
(2) Press the  button to go to the next page.
(3) Press the  button to go to the previous page.
Back To Main Menu
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to go to Device Setup Menu
 The Cal Options screen displays
(2) Press the  button to go to the next [Alarm options] or the  button to exit the
Setup menu.
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Alarm Setup
Monochrome display
ALARM OPTIONS
Colour display
ALARM OPTIONS
The Alarm Options Menu allows the user to:
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enable/disable the vibrating alarm
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enable/disable the audible alarm [horn]
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enable/disable the Alarm LED
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enable/disable the MOTIONALERT SELECTION page.
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set Sensor Alarms.
Press
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the  button go to next page
the  button to go previous page
the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
Setting Vibrating Alarm
Press the ON/OFF button to enable/disable this option.
Setting Horn
Press ON/OFF button to enable/disable this option.
Setting LED Alarm
Press ON/OFF button to enable/disable this option.
Setting MotionAlert Access
Setting this parameter allows the user to access the MOTIONALERT page from the
MEASURE page.
If access is denied here:
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the InstantAlert feature [chapter 2.2.3.3] cannot be activated.
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(1) To grant or deny user access to the MOTIONALERT page, use the button to
change the indicated selection.
User access is:
permitted when the setting indicates ON.
 denied when the setting indicates OFF.
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(2) The selection is confirmed by pressing either the  or  button.
Setting Sensor Alarms
This page allows modifying the preset alarm values of:
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LOW Alarm
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HIGH Alarm
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STEL Alarm
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TWA Alarm.
(1) Press the button to enter Sensor Alarm setup.
 LOW Alarm Setup screen displays.
Fig. 8
Sensor Alarm Setup
(2) Press
the  button to abort the operation or
the  button to go to next alarm setup or
the ON/OFF button to change the alarm setpoints.
Alarm Value for the first Sensor displays.
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Fig. 9
Sensor Alarm Setup
(3) Set values for Sensor Alarm by pressing the  or  button.
(4) Press the ON/OFF button to confirm set values.
(5) Repeat setting for all other sensors.
(6) Press the  button to return to the Alarm Options menu.
(7) Repeat setting for all other alarm types.
Instrument Options
Monochrome display
ALARM OPTIONS
Colour display
ALARM OPTIONS
The Instrument Options menu allows modifying different device options:
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Sensor Setup [enable/disable the channel]
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Language Setup
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Time Date Setup
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Datalog Intervals
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Stealth Mode
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Operating Beep
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Display Contrast [monochrome only]
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Backlight Options.
Press
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the  button go to next page
the  button to go previous page
the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
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Setting Sensor Options
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
 Following screen displays:
Fig. 10
Sensor Alarm Setup
(2) Press the  button to select sensor, press the ON/OFF button to make changes.
 The sensor information is displayed and the sensor can be enabled or disabled.
Other operations such as changing the gas type [Methane, Butane,
Propane etc. for the combustible sensor] and units [ppm to mg/m3] are
only possible using the MSA Link software.
(3) Change status by pressing the  or  button.
(4) Press the ON/OFF button to confirm and advance to next screen
[next sensor].
(5) Perform the sequence for all other sensors.
 After setting up the last sensor the device goes to the next Setup Page.
Language Setup
This option is for setting the language of the device.
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
Change language by pressing the  or  button.
Confirm with the ON/OFF button.
The device goes to the next Setup Page.
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Time and Date Setup
This option is for setting the device time and date. The device first prompts to set
the time and then it prompts for the date.
The time can be set up for either regular AM/PM or military time
[through MSA Link software]. AM/PM time is the default setting.
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
(2) Change hours by pressing the  or  button.
(3) Confirm with the ON/OFF button.
(4) Change minutes by pressing the  or  button.
(5) Confirm with the ON/OFF button.
 The device goes to the Set Date Page.
(6) Change month, date and year by pressing the  or  button and confirming
with the ON/OFF button.
 The device goes to the next Setup Page.
Setting Datalog Intervals
This option is for setting the intervals at which all the readings will be logged.
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
(2) Change interval by pressing the  or  button.
(3) Confirm with the ON/OFF button.
 The device goes to the next Setup Page.
Setting Stealth Mode
Stealth mode disables the visual, audible and vibrating alarms.
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to change mode [ON/OFF].
(2) Press the  button to go to the next page or the  button to return to previous
page.
Setting Operating Beep
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to change mode [ON/OFF].
(2) Press the  button to go to the next page or the  button to return to previous
page.
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Setting the Contrast [monochrome display]
(1) Press  or  button to adjust the contrast levels.
Press ON/OFF button to confirm the contrast level.
Setting Backlight
(1) Press the ON/OFF button to enter setup.
Change option by pressing the  or  button.
Press the ON/OFF button to enter.
Change timeout by pressing the  or  button.
Press ON/OFF button to confirm timeout.
Back To Main Menu
There are three options at this point:
the  button
the  button
the ON/OFF button
3.5
Sensor Options menu
Previous Setup page in the Instrument Options menu
Instrument Options menu
MSA Link Operation
Connecting device to PC
(1) Switch on the device and align the Datalink Communication port on the device
to the IR interface of the PC.
(2) Use the MSA Link software to communicate with the device.
See MSA Link documentation for detailed instructions.
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3.6
Operation
Function Tests
Alarm Test
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3.7
Turn on the device. Verify that:
alarm LEDs flash
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horn sounds briefly
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vibrating alarm triggers briefly.
Bump Test
Attention!
Perform a Bump Test before each day’s use to verify proper device
operation. Failure to perform this test can result in serious personal injury or death.
This test quickly confirms that the gas sensors are functioning. Perform a full calibration periodically to ensure accuracy and immediately if the device fails the
Bump Test. The Bump Test can be performed using the procedure below or automatically using the GALAXY Test Stand.
The Galaxy cannot test Chlorine Dioxide, % Vol Butane, % Vol Propane
and % Vol Methane sensors.
For these sensors, use this Bump Test procedure.
Equipment
See accessory section for ordering information for these components.
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Calibration Check Gas Cylinder
See Section 5.4 for calibration gas target values and appropriate MSA calibration gas cylinders.
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Demand Flow Regulator[s]
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Tubing appropriate for the gases to be tested
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Kits containing tubing and regulators suitable for reactive and non-reactive gases are available from MSA.
Performing a Bump Test
For ALTAIR 5X IR devices with combustible % Vol IR sensors, the following gas
levels should not be exceeded when used for daily Bump Tests:
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IR Butane 25 % Vol - 2% Vol Butane Cal Check gas
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IR Propane 100 % Vol - 8% Propane Cal Check gas
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IR Methane 100 % Vol - 20% Methane Cal Check gas.
(1) While the device is turned ON in a clean, fresh air environment, verify that
readings indicate no gas is present.
(2) From the normal measure screen press the  button to display
“BUMP TEST?”.
(3) Verify the gas concentrations displayed match the Calibration Check Gas Cylinder. If they do not, adjust the values through the Calibration Setup menu.
 Depending on the sensors installed, there could be one to five separate
Bump Tests performed, each with a different cylinder, regulator, and tubing
used.
(4) Attach the demand regulator [supplied in the calibration kit] to the cylinder providing the indicated gases.
(5) Connect tubing [supplied in the calibration kit] to the regulator.
(6) Attach the other end of tubing to the device pump inlet.
(7) Press the ON/OFF button to start the bump test:
 the progress bar advances
 the sensors respond to the gas.
The message BUMP TEST PASS indicates a successful Bump Test of the sensors.
If any sensor fails the Bump Test:
-
the message BUMP TEST FAIL appears
-
the failed sensor is indicated.
If there are more sensors to be Bump Tested, the next sensor displays and the
process repeats from Step 4.
If there are no more sensors to be Bump Tested, the tubing can be removed from
the device pump inlet.
In the ALTAIR 5X IR, Bump Testing of a combustible IR sensor causes the catalytic
combustible sensor to enter the LockAlarm condition. While an device with a % Vol
methane IR sensor automatically recovers from LockAlarm, % Vol propane or butane devices do not. For these devices, clear the LockAlarm state by turning the device off, then on while in a fresh air environment. See chapter 2.8 for additional
details.
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Operation
After the Bump Test
After all installed sensors pass the Bump Test, the √ symbol displays on the
MEASURE page. This √ symbol appears on the:
-
colour display in the upper feature bar
-
monochrome display in the lower-right corner.
If any sensor was not bump tested, or fails the Bump Test, the √ symbol does not
display.
The colour display:
-
temporarily shows the √ symbol at each gas reading for successfully bump tested sensors
-
√ symbol is then replaced by the present gas reading.
The monochrome display does not show √ symbols for individual gas readings.
The √ symbol shows for 24 hours after the Bump Test.
If a sensor fails the Bump Test, calibrate the device as described in chapter 3.8.
3.8
Calibration
The ALTAIR 5X can be calibrated either manually using this procedure or automatically using the GALAXY test stand. Refer to chapter 7.5.
The use of the demand regulators listed in chapter 6 is recommended.
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Operation
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Attention!
Special conditions with toxic gases!
If the device is to be checked or calibrated for toxic gases, prerequisites
are required; otherwise, incorrect calibration would result in incorrect device operation.
Reactive toxic gases [e.g., chlorine, ammonia, chlorine dioxide] have the
property of diffusing into the rubber and plastic tubes so that the volume
of test gas available in the device would no longer be sufficient to correctly perform device calibration.
For this reason, when calibrating the device with toxic gases, certain prerequisites are required:
- A special pressure regulator
- Short connection tubes between the pressure regulator and the device
[approximately one inch]
- Connection tubes made from a material that does not absorb the test
gases [e.g., PTFE].
NOTE: If using normal tubes and pressure regulators, expose them to
the required test gas for an extended time period. Keep these materials
dedicated for use with that test gas only; do not use them for other gases.
For example, for chlorine, allow the entire contents of a test gas cylinder
to flow through the pressure regulator and tubes before using to calibrate
the device. Mark these materials for use with chlorine only.
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Operation
Zero Calibration
(1) Press the  button in Normal
Measurement page.
 ZERO screen displays.
To skip the ZERO procedure and move
directly to the span calibration procedure, push the  button. If no button is
pushed for 30 seconds, the device
prompts user to perform a SPAN calibration before device returns to the
Normal Measurement page.
To perform ONLY a Fresh Air Setup at
this time, press the button. The device
then performs a Fresh Air Setup as described in chapter 3.2. When the Fresh
Air Setup is complete, the device returns to the normal Measure screen.
(2) Press the  button to confirm the
ZERO screen, i. e. to execute
zero calibration.
 The message "SENSOR REFRESH" displays, followed by
the message "ZERO CALIBRATION".
 The "REFRESH" message
does not appear if a catalytic
combustible sensor is not installed.
 ZERO calibration starts.
 A progress bar shows the user
how much of the calibration
has been completed.
During the first moments of a ZERO
calibration, the combustible sensor
reading may be replaced by a moving
display of dashed lines [- - ]. This is
normal.
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After the ZERO calibration is
completed the device displays
either
“ZERO CALIBRATION PASS”
or
“ZERO CALIBRATION FAIL”.


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Only if the device passes the
zero calibration the SPAN
screen displays.
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Operation
Span Calibration
To skip the Span calibration procedure, push the  button.
If the SPAN calibration of the combustible sensor is skipped after a successful ZERO calibration, the combustible sensor reading may be replaced with a moving display of dashed lines [- -] for a few moments.
This is normal, and the device is fully operational once a combustible
gas reading reappears.
If no button is pushed for 30 seconds, span calibration is skipped.
Because of the different possible combinations of gases, skipping a Span calibration could advance the user to the Span calibration of another installed sensor, or
back to Measrung mode.
When calibrating with combustible gases > 100 % LEL, select the "Yes" option to
prompt "Span Calibration?" BEFORE applying gas to the device.
(1) Connect one end of tubing to the
cylinder regulator [supplied in the
calibration kit].
(2) Connect the other end of the tubing to the pump inlet.
(3) Press the  button to calibrate
[span] the device.
 “SPAN CALIBRATION“ flashes
 SPAN calibration starts.
 A progress bar shows the user
how much of the calibration
has already been completed.
 After the SPAN calibration is
completed, the device displays
either
“SPAN CALIBRATION PASS”
or
“SPAN CALIBRATION FAIL”
 The device returns to Measuring mode.
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Operation
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If a sensor is nearing its end-of-life, the "PASS" display is followed by the Sensor
Life indicator ♥display.
-
While the sensor is still fully functional, this warning gives the user time to plan
for a replacement sensor to minimise downtime.
-
The ©indicator blinks as the device returns to Measure mode.
-
After 15 seconds, the blinking stops, but the ♥ indicator continues to display
during ongoing operations as a reminder of a sensor’s pending end-of-life.
If a span calibration fails:
-
The Sensor Life Indicator ♥ blinks to show a sensor has reached its end-of-life
and should be replaced.
-
The device remains in the Sensor Life alarm condition until the  button is
pressed.
-
After the alarm is cleared, the device enters Measure mode and the Sensor Life
indicator ♥ blinks during ongoing operations until the sensor is replaced and/or
successfully calibrated.
Span calibration can fail for reasons other than a sensor at the end of its life. If a
span calibration failure occurs, verify items such as:
-
sufficient gas remaining in the calibration cylinder
-
gas expiration date
-
integrity of calibration tubing/fittings, etc.
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Finishing Sucessful Calibration
(1) Remove the calibration tube from pump inlet.
The calibration procedure adjusts the span value for any sensor that passes the calibration test. Sensors that fail calibration are left unchanged.
In the ALTAIR 5X IR, a combustible IR sensor calibration causes the catalytic combustible sensor to enter the LockAlarm condition.
-
While an device with a % Vol methane IR sensor automatically recovers from
LockAlarm, % Vol propane and butane devices do not; for these devices, the
LockAlarm state is cleared by turning the device off, then on while in a fresh air
environment [→ chapter 3.2 for details]
After a sucessful calibration, each successfully calibrated sensor temporarily shows
a √ symbol at its gas reading.
These √ symbols remain visible for a few moments and are then replaced by the
present gas reading
The monochrome display does not show √ symbols for individual gas readings.
Since residual gas may be present, the device may briefly go into an exposure
alarm after the calibration sequence is completed.
A √ symbol displays on the MEASURE page.This √ symbol appears on the:
-
colour display in the upper feature bar
-
monochrome display in the lower-right corner.
The √ symbol shows for 24 hours after the calibration.
If the horn alarm is turned OFF, the calibration √ symbol does not appear on the colour display.
Calibration with the Galaxy Test System
The device can be calibrated using the Galaxy Automated Test System - contact
MSA for a list of compatible gases and concentrations.
Similar to the successful [manual] calibration described in chapter 3.8, a √ symbol
displays on the MEASURE page after successful Galaxy calibration.
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Maintenance
3.9
MSA
Shutdown
For shutdown press and hold the ON/OFF button.
Fig. 11
Shutdown
The device displays a blinking "HOLD BUTTON FOR SHUTDOWN" and a progress
bar shows the user how much longer to hold the button to complete the shutdown.
4
Maintenance
If irregularities occur during operation, use the displayed error codes to determine
appropriate next steps.
Warning!
Repair or alteration of the device beyond the procedures described in
this manual or by anyone other than a person authorised by MSA, could
cause the unit to fail to perform properly. Use only genuine MSA replacement parts when performing any maintenance procedures described in
this manual.
Substitution of components can seriously impair performance of the unit,
alter intrinsic safety characteristics or void agency approvals. Failure to
follow this warning can result in serious personal injury or death.
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4.1
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Problem
Description
Reaction
Alternating display
ERROR ADC
Analogue measurement error Contact MSA
ERROR COMB
Combustible sensor power
supply error.
Contact MSA
ERROR MEM
External Memory error
Contact MSA
ERROR PROG
Program error
Contact MSA
ERROR RAM
RAM error
Contact MSA
LOW BATTERY
Battery Warning repeats
every 30 seconds
Remove from service as
soon as possible and recharge or replace battery
BATTERY ALARM
Battery is completely discharged
Device is no longer sensing
gas; Remove from service
and recharge or replace
battery.
Device does not turn Battery fully discharged
ON
MISSING SENSOR
Sensor damaged or missing
Replace sensor
NO SENSORS
No sensors are enabled
Device must have at least
one sensor enabled at all
times
Sensor warning
Sensor is near the end of its
life
Sensor alarm
Sensor has reached the end
of its life and cannot be calibrated. Replace sensor and
recalibrate.
[flashing]
4.2
Remove from service as
soon as possible and
recharge or replace battery
pack.
Verifying Pump Operation
Users can check operation of the sampling system any time during operation by
blocking the sampling system to generate a pump alarm.
When the pump inlet, sample line or probe is blocked, the pump alarm must activate.
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Maintenance
MSA
Once gas readings are displayed, plug the free end of the sampling line or probe.
-
The pump motor shuts down and an alarm sounds.
-
PUMP ERROR will flash on the display.
When the pump inlet, sample line or probe is blocked, the pump alarm must activate.
 Press the  button to reset the alarm and restart the pump.
If the alarm does not activate:
-
Check the sample line and probe for leaks.
-
Once leak is fixed, recheck pump alarm by blocking the flow.

Press the  button to reset the alarm and restart the pump.
Warning!
Do not use the pump, sample line, or probe unless the pump alarm activates when the flow is blocked. Lack of an alarm is an indication that a
sample may not be drawn to the sensors, which could cause inaccurate
readings.
Failure to follow the above can result in serious personal injury or death.
Never let the end of the sampling line touch or go under any liquid surface. If liquid is drawn into the device, readings will be inaccurate and device could be damaged. We recommend the use of an MSA sample
probe containing a special membrane filter, permeable to gas but impermeable to water, to prevent such an occurrence.
During operation, a pump alarm may occur when the:
-
Flow system is blocked
-
Pump is inoperative
-
Sample lines are attached or removed.
To Clear Pump Alarm
(1) Correct any flow blockage.
(2) Press the button.
 The Pump will now restart.
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4.3
Maintenance
Replacing the Battery
Warning!
Never replace the battery in a hazardous area.
1
2
Fig. 12
1
Battery Replacement
Captive screw
2
Battery pack
(1) Unscrew the two captive screws on the rear of the device.
(2) Pull the battery pack out of the device by gripping the sides and lifting it up and
away from the device.
1
Fig. 13
1
Battery Replacement
Battery holder
(3) For alkaline battery packs [ALTAIR 5X only]:
 Remove the battery holder circuit board from the pack door.
 Replace the 3 cells, using only those listed on the label.
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Maintenance



4.4
MSA
Be sure to observe proper polarity on the cells.
Place the battery holder circuit board back in the device and reinstall the
door.
Tighten the 2 screws.
Live Maintenance Procedure - Replacing or Adding a Sensor
Any factory-installed Series 20 or XCell sensor may be removed or replaced with a
like type.
The type of any sensor must not be changed. If the type of any sensor [including
the IR sensor] is to be changed, the device must be returned to an authorised service center.
Attention!
Before handling the PC board, ensure you are properly grounded; otherwise, static charges from your body could damage the electronics.
Such damage is not covered by the warranty. Grounding straps and kits
are available from electronics suppliers.
Warning!
Remove and reinstall sensors carefully, ensuring that the components
are not damaged; otherwise device intrinsic safety may be adversely affected, wrong readings could occur, and persons relying on this product
for their safety could sustain serious personal injury or death.
While device case is open, do not touch any internal components with
metallic/conductive objects or tools.
Damage to the device can occur.
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Maintenance
Fig. 14
Sensor Replacement [new pic necessary]
(1) Verify that the device is turned OFF.
(2) Remove the battery pack.
(3) Remove the two remaining case screws, and remove the case front.
(4) Gently remove the sensor to be replaced.
(5) Carefully align the new sensor contact pins with the sockets on the printed circuit board.
(6) Press the new sensor into place.
(7) Note the position restrictions in the following table.
 Adapter [part no. 10110183] is required for XCell usage in position 3.
 If a sensor is not to be installed, ensure that a sensor plug is installed properly in its place.
SENSOR
OPERATIONAL ONLY IN POSITION
XCell combustible sensor
1
XCell O2 sensor
2
XCell CO-H2S Two-tox sensor
2 or 4
XCell SO2, Cl2, NH3
3 or 4
Series 20 sensor
3
(8) Reinstall the sensor gasket in the case front.
(9) Reinstall the front case, screws, and battery pack.
If a change in XCell Sensor configuration is detected during the device turn-on process:
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-
The "ACCEPT?" prompt appears on the display
-
The  button accepts the sensor configuration
-
The  button rejects the sensor configuration; the device is not operational.
When an XCell sensor is replaced, the device automatically enables the sensor after t the change has been accepted. If a Series 20 sensor is replaced, it must be
ensured that the sensor is enabled [→ chapter 3.4].
If the oxygen sensor was replaced, see chapter 3.2 regarding the oxygen reading
display.
(10) Allow sensors to stabilise at least 30 minutes before calibration.
(11) Calibrate device before use.
Warning!
Calibration is required after a sensor is installed; otherwise, the device
will not perform as expected and persons relying on this product for their
safety could sustain serious personal injury or death.
4.5
Replacing the Pump Filter
(1) Turn off the device.
(2) Unscrew the two captive screws from the clear filter cover on the back of the
device to access the filter.
(3) Carefully lift out the O-ring and the filter disk.
(4) Use both the paper-like filter and the fibrous dust filter [the thicker disk] as supplied in Maintenance Kit [P/N 10114949] if the device is NOT configured to use
a reactive toxic gas sensor [does not have a Cl2, ClO2, or NH3 sensor].
Use ONLY the paper filter supplied in the Reactive Gas Maintenance Kit [P/N
10114950] if the device IS configured to use a reactive toxic gas sensor [Cl2,
ClO2, or NH3].
(5) Place the new paper-like filter into the recess in the back of the device. If it is
to be used, place the fibrous dust filter into the clear filter cover.
Attention!
Use of the fibrous dust filter or the incorrect paper filter for the measurement of reactive gasses could cause erroneous readings.
(6) Replace the O-ring in the recess.
(7) Re-install the clear filter cover on the back of the device.
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4.6
Maintenance
Cleaning
Clean the exterior of the device regularly using only a damp cloth. Do not use cleaning agents as many contain silicones which will damage the combustible sensor.
4.7
Storage
When not in use, store the device in a safe, dry place between 18 °C and 30 °C
[65°F and 86°F]. After storage, always recheck device calibration before use. If not
to be used in 30 days remove battery pack.
4.8
Shipment
Pack the device in its original shipping container with suitable padding. If the original container is unavailable, an equivalent container may be substituted.
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5
Technical Specifications/Certifications
5.1
Technical Specifications
Weight
MSA
0.45 kg [1 lb] - device with battery and clip
[ALTAIR 5X]
Weight [with IR Sensor] 0.52 kg/1.15 lb
Dimensions [cm]
17 x 8.87 x 4.55 pumped, without belt clip [ALTAIR 5X]
17 x 8.87 x 4.01 diffusion, without belt clip [ALTAIR 5X]
Dimensions
[with IR Sensor]
17 x 8.94 x 4.88 cm
Alarms
LEDs, audible alarm, vibrating alarm
Volume of audible
alarm
95 dB typical
Displays
Monochrome / Colour
Battery types
Rechargeable Li ION battery
Replaceable AA alkaline [ALTAIR 5X only]
Charging time
≤ 6 hours
The maximum safe area charging voltage
Um = 6.7 Volts D.C.
Normal Temperature
range
0° C to 40 °C [32 °F – 104 °F]
Extended Temperature -20° C to 50 °C [-4 °F – 122 °F] Monochrome display
range
-10° C to 50 °C [14 °F – 122 °F] Colour display
-20 °C to 40 °C [- 4 °F – 104 °F]
for devices with ClO2 sensors
Short Term Operations -40 °C to 50 °C [-40 °F – 122 °F]
[15 minutes] temperature range
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Humidity range
15 - 90 % relative humidity, non-condensing,
5 - 95 % RH intermittent
Atmospheric
pressure range
80 kPa to 120 kPa [11.6 to 17.4 PSIA]
Ingress protection
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Measuring methods
Combustible gases - Catalytic or Infrared sensor
Oxygen and Toxic gases - Electrochemical or Infrared
sensor
Warranty
Standard two years. Extended options available
[see full warranty for specific limitations].
Measuring
range
Measuring
range
H2S
CO
O2
Combustible
0-200 ppm
0-2000 ppm
0-30 % Vol.
0-100 % LEL
0-5.00 % CH4
SO2
NO2
NH3
*PH3
0-20.0 ppm
0-20 ppm
0-100 ppm
0-5.00 ppm
Cl2
HCN
Cl2
ClO2*
0-10 ppm
0-100 ppm
0-20.0 ppm
0-1.00 ppm
NO
0-250 ppm
*check with MSA for sensor availability
5.2
Factory-set Alarm thresholds
Sensor
LOW
alarm
High alarm
SETPOINT
min
SETPOINT
max
STEL
TWA
COMB
10 % LEL
20 % LEL
5 % LEL
60 % LEL
--1
--1
CO
25 ppm
100 ppm
1.5 ppm
1700 ppm
100 ppm
25 ppm
H2S
10 ppm
15 ppm
5 ppm
175 ppm
15 ppm
10 ppm
HCN
4.5 ppm
10.0 ppm
2.0 ppm
20.0 ppm
10 ppm
4.5 ppm
O2
19.5 %
23.0 %
5.0 %
24.0 %
--1
--1
SO2
2.0 ppm
5.0 ppm
2.0 ppm
17.5 ppm
5.0 ppm
2.0 ppm
NO2
2.0 ppm
5.0 ppm
1.0 ppm
17.5 ppm
5.0 ppm
2.0 ppm
NH3
25 ppm
50 ppm
10 ppm
75 ppm
35 ppm
25 ppm
PH3
0.3 ppm
1.0 ppm
0.3 ppm
3,75 ppm
1.0 ppm
0.3 ppm
CL2
0.5 ppm
1.0 ppm
0.3 ppm
10 ppm
1.0 ppm
0.5 ppm
ClO2
0.1 ppm
0.3 ppm
0.1 ppm
0.9 ppm
0.3 ppm
0.1 ppm
HCN
4.5 ppm
10.0 ppm
2.0 ppm
20.0 ppm
10.0 ppm 4.5 ppm
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MSA
LOW
alarm
High alarm
SETPOINT
min
SETPOINT
max
STEL
TWA
0.5 % Vol
1.5 %
0,2 % Vol
8 % Vol
0.5 %
1.5 %
IR Propane - -2
[100 % Vol]
- -2
- -2
- -2
--1
--1
IR Butane
[25 % Vol]
15 % Vol
5 % Vol
25 % Vol
--1
--1
- -2
- -2
- -2
--1
--1
Sensor
IR CO2
[10 % Vol]
8 % Vol
IR Methane - -2
[100 % Vol]
1STEL
and TWA not applicable for combustible and oxygen gases.
2No
alarm thresholds are possible for the 0-100 % Vol Methane and Propane IR
sensors. In environments with >100 % LEL combustible gas present, devices with
a catalytic combustible LEL sensor will be in a latching over-range alarm, and the
100 % Vol IR sensors will display the % Vol gas reading.
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5.3
Technical Specifications/Certifications
Performance Specifications
Sensor
Range
Resolution
Combusti- 0 to 100 % LEL 1 % LEL or
ble Gas
or
0.05 Vol %
CH4
0 to 5 % CH4
0.1% O2
Oxygen
0 – 30% O2
Carbon
Monoxide
0-2000 ppm CO 1 ppm CO
Reproducibility
Response
time
Normal temp. range:
<50 % LEL: 3 % LEL
50-100 % LEL: 5 % LEL
<2.5 % CH4: 0.15 % CH4
2.5-5.00 % CH4: 0.25 % CH4
Extended temp. range:
<50 % LEL: 5 % LEL
<2.5 % CH4: 0.25 % CH4
2.5-5.00 % CH4: 0.40 % CH4
t[90]< 15 sec
[Pentane]
[normal
temp.]
t[90]< 10 sec
[Methane]
[normal
temp.]
0.7 % O2 for 0 – 30 % O2
t[90]< 10 sec
[normal
temp.]
normal temperature range: t[90]< 15 sec
±5 ppm CO or 10 % of read- [normal
temp.]
ing, whichever is greater
extended temperature range:
±10 ppm CO or 20 % of reading, whichever is greater
Hydrogen
Sulphide
0-200 ppm H2S 1 ppm H2S,
for 3 to
200 ppm
H2S
normal temperature range: t[90]< 15 sec
±2 ppm H2S or 10 % of read- [normal
temp.]
ing, whichever is greater
extended temperature range:
±20 ppm H2S or 20 % of
reading, whichever is greater
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5.4
MSA
IR sensors
Gases
Display
range
Reproducibility
Response Reproducibility of
of the measured
time at 20°C the zero point
value1]
Resolution
t90
CO2
0-10 % Vol
≤ 35 s
≤ ± 0.01 % Vol
≤ ±4 %
CH4
0-100 % Vol 1 % Vol
≤ 34 s
≤ ± 5 % Vol
≤ ±10 %
C3H8
0-100 % Vol 1 % Vol
≤ 36 s
≤ ± 3 % Vol
≤ ±8 %
C4H10
0-25 % Vol
≤ 35 s
≤ ± 0.5 % Vol
≤ ±4 %
Sensor
0.01 % Vol
0.1 % Vol
Resolu- Reproducibility
Range
tion
Normal temperature Extended temp.
[ppm]
[ppm]
range:
range:
Cl2
Clorine
0 - 10
NH3
Ammonia
HCN
Hydrogen
cyanide
±0.2 ppm or 10 %
of reading,
whichever is greater
±0.5 ppm or 20 %
t[90]<
of reading,
30 s]
whichever is greater
0 - 100 1
±2 ppm or 10 %
of reading,
whichever is greater
±5 ppm or 20 %
t[90]<
of reading,
40 s]
whichever is greater
0 - 30
0.5
±1 ppm or 10 %
of reading,
whichever is greater
±2 ppm or 20 %
t[90]<
of reading,
30 s]
whichever is greater
SO2
0 - 20
Sulphur dioxide
0.1
±2 ppm or 10 %
of reading,
whichever is greater
±3 ppm or 20 %
t[90]<
of reading,
20 s]
whichever is greater
ClO2
Clorine dioxide
0.01
±0.1 ppm or 10 %
of reading,
whichever is greater
±0.2 ppm or 20 %
t[90]<
of reading,
2 min]
whichever is greater
±2 ppm or 10 %
of reading,
whichever is greater
±3 ppm or 20 %
t[90]<
of reading,
40 s]
whichever is greater
0-1
0.05
Nominal
response*
NO
0 - 100 1
Nitric oxide
NO2
Nitrogen
dioxide
0 - 20
0.1
PH3
Phosphine
0-5
0.05
t[90]<
30 s]
* Response time is for normal temperature range with sensor in position #3
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5.5
Technical Specifications/Certifications
Calibration Specifications
Sensor
COMB Pentane
Zero Gas
Zero Cal
Value***
Span Cal
Gas
Span Cal
Value
Time [min]
Fresh Air
0
1.45 %
Methane
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1
COMB Methane Fresh Air
[0 - 5 % Vol]
0
2.5 %
Methane
2,5 %
1
COMB Methane Fresh Air
[4.4 % Vol]
0
1.45 %
Methane
33 LEL
1
COMB Propane Fresh Air
[1.7 % Vol]
0
1.45 %
Methane
58 LEL
1
COMB Propane Fresh Air
[1.7 % Vol]
0
1.45 %
Methane
46 LEL
1
COMB Butane
[1.4 % Vol]
Fresh Air
0
1.45 %
Methane
58 LEL
1
COMB Methane Fresh Air
[5 % Vol]
0
1.45 %
Methane
29 LEL
1
COMB Hydrogen Fresh Air
0
1.45 %
Methane
29 LEL
1
O2
Fresh Air
20.8 %
15 % O2
15 %
1
CO
Fresh Air
0
60 ppm CO
60 ppm
1
H2S
Fresh Air
0
20 ppm H2S 20 ppm
1
SO2
Fresh Air
0
10 ppm SO2 10 ppm
1
Cl2
Fresh Air
0
10 ppm Cl2
10 ppm
2
NO
Fresh Air
0
50 ppm NO
50 ppm
4
NO2
Fresh Air
0
10 ppm NO2 10 ppm
4
NH3
Fresh Air
0
25 ppm NH3 25 ppm
3
PH3
Fresh Air
0
0.5 ppm PH3 0.5 ppm
4
HCN
Fresh Air
0
10 ppm HCN 10 ppm
4
**ClO2
Fresh Air
0
2 ppm Cl2
0.8 ppm
6
IR CO2
[10 % Vol]
Fresh Air
0.03 %
2.5 % CO2
2.5 %
2
IR Butane
[25 % Vol]
Fresh Air
0
8 % Butane
8%
2
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Technical Specifications/Certifications
MSA
Sensor
Zero Gas
Zero Cal
Value***
Span Cal
Gas
Value
Time [min]
IR Propane
[1.7 % Vol]
Fresh Air
0
50 %
Propane
50 %
2
IR Methane
[100 % Vol]
Fresh Air
0
50 %
Methane
50 %
2
Span Cal
Span values can be changed if using different gas cylinders than those listed. Changes
can be made using MSA Link software.
* See chapter 5.6.
**For most accurate results, calibration with ClO2 is recommended.
***Zero cal time is one minute if a catalytic combustible or an IR sensor is installed
- 30 seconds if not.
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5.6
Technical Specifications/Certifications
Certification
See device label for the approvals that apply to your specific device.
USA and Canada
USA
USA / NRTL
UL913 for Class I, Div. 1, Groups A, B, C and D, Class II, Div. 1,
[Intrinsic Safe- -40°C to +50°C, T4
ty, Non-Mining]
Canada
Canada / CSA
[Intrinsic Safety, Combustible
Performance,
Non-Mining]
CSA C22.2 No. 157 for Class I, Div. 1, Groups A, B, C and D
CSA C22.2 No. 152 M1984 Combustible Performance
Tamb = -40°C to +50°C, T4 for Intrinsic Safety
Tamb = -20°C to +50°C, T4 for Combustible Performance
Other Countries
Australia
[Intrinsic Safety, Industrial
and Mining TestSafe]
GB
ALTAIR5X / ALTAIR5XiR
Ex ia s Zone 0 I IP65
Ex ia s Zone 0 IIC T4 IP65, Tamb = -40°C to +50°C
IEC60079-0, IEC60079-1, IEC60079-11, AS-1826
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Technical Specifications/Certifications
MSA
European Union
European Union /
ATEX - FTZU
[Intrinsic Safety,
Industrial and
Mining]
ALTAIR 5X
[with XCellTM Ex sensor not installed]
ATEX I M1 Ex ia I Ma IP65
ATEX II 1G Ex ia IIC T3/T4 Ga IP65,
Tamb = -40 °C to +50 °C
ALTAIR 5X [with XCellTM Ex sensor installed]
ATEX I M1 Ex ia I Mb IP65
ATEX II 2G Ex d ia mb IIC T3/T4 Gb IP65, Tamb = -40 °C to
+50 °C
ALTAIR5 XIR
ATEX I M2 Ex ia e I Mb IP65
ATEX II 2G Ex ia d e mb IIC T4 Gb IP65,
Tamb = -40 °C to +50 °C
EN60079-0, EN60079-1, EN60079-7,
EN60079-11, EN60079-18,
EN60079-26, EN50271
CE 0080
IECEx
ALTAIR 5X
TM
[Intrinsic Safety, [with XCell Ex sensor not installed]
Ex ia I IP65
Industrial and
Mining - TestSafe] Ex ia IIC T4 IP65, Tamb = -40°C to +50°C
ALTAIR 5X [with XCellTM Ex sensor installed]
Ex ia d I IP65
Ex ia d IIC T4 IP65, Tamb = -40°C to +50°C
ALTAIR5 XIR
Ex ia d I IP65
Ex ia d IIC T4 IP65, Tamb = -40°C to +50°C
IEC60079-0, IEC60079-1, IEC60079-7, IEC60079-11,
IEC60079-18,
IEC60079-26
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6
Ordering Information
Ordering Information
Description
Part No.
Gas
Cylinder 34L, 300 ppm CO
10029494
Cylinder 34L, 40 ppm H2S
10011727
Cylinder 34L, 50 ppm NH3
10011937
Cylinder 34L, 10 ppm Cl2
10011939
Cylinder 34L, 5 ppm SO2
10011938
Cylinder 34L, 10 ppm NO2
10029521
Cylinder 34L, 0.5 ppm PH3
10029522
Cylinder 34L, 2 ppm Cl2 [To calibrate ClO2 sensor]
711082
Cylinder 34L, 10 ppm HCN
711072
Cylinder 34L, 300 ppm CO
10029494
Cylinder 34L, 40 ppm H2S
10011727
Cylinder 34L, 50 ppm NH3
10011937
Cylinder 34L, 10 ppm Cl2
10011939
Four Gas RP [1.45 % CH4, 15.0 % O2, 60 ppm CO, 20 ppm H2S]
10053022
Four Gas RP [1.45 % CH4, 15.0 % O2, 300 ppm CO, 10 ppm H2S]
10024230
Three Gas RP [1.45 % CH4, 15.0 % O2, 300 ppm CO]
10024231
Three Gas RP [0.986 % C3H8, 15.0 % O2, 300 ppm CO]
10044001
Four Gas RP [0.986 % C3H8, 15.0 % O2, 300 ppm CO, 10ppm H2S] 10044002
For IR Sensors
GB
Cylinder 34L, 15 % Vol CO2
10029499
Cylinder 34L, 2.5 % Vol CO2
10069618
Cylinder 34L,1 % Vol Propane
10029476
Cylinder 34L, 8 % Vol Propane
10078013
Cylinder 34L, 50 % Vol Propane
10029475
Cylinder 34L, 0.5 % Vol Butane
10078011
Cylinder 34L, 8 % Vol Butane
10078012
Cylinder 34L, 20 % Vol Methane
10022595
Cylinder 34L, 50 % Vol Methane
10029500
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Ordering Information
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MSA
Description
Part No.
Pressure reduction valve 0.25 l/min
478359
Demand regulator for exotics
10079801
Demand Regulator kit
710288
MSA Link USB dongle
10082834
MSA Link Datalogging Software
10088099
Shoulder Strap
474555
Holster, leather
10099648
Sampling Probe
10103191
Sampling Line, 1,5 m
10103188
Sampling Line, 3 m
10103189
Sampling Line, 5 m
10103190
ALTAIR 5X/ALTAIR 5X IR
GB
MSA
Ordering Information
Replacement Parts
GB
ALTAIR 5X/ALTAIR 5X IR
75
Ordering Information
No.
1
2
3
4
MSA
Description
Part No.
Case assembly, upper, with label
10114853
Case assembly, upper, [phosphorescent], with label
10114854
Case, lower, ALTAIR 5X
10114809
Case, lower, ALTAIR 5X IR
10114810
Case, lower, ALTAIR 5X IR, [phosphorescent]
10114810
Battery pack, rechargeable, EU/Aus, ALTAIR 5X
10114836
Battery pack, alkaline, EU/Aus, ALTAIR 5X
10114838
Battery pack, rechargeable, EU/Aus, ALTAIR 5X IR
10114851
Battery Pack, rechargeable, European/Australian ALTAIR 5X IR
[phosphorescent]
10114852
Charging Cradle c/w power supply [EU]
10093057
Charging Cradle [Australia]
10093056
Vehicle Charger Cradle c/w 12/24V power supply
10099397
Multi-Unit Charger, ALTAIR 5/5X Five-Unit [Europe]
10111203
Multi-Unit Charger, ALTAIR 5/5X 10-Unit [Europe]
10111205
Kit, belt clip replacement, [ALTAIR 5X rechargeable]
10094830
Kit, maintenance [includes filters, o-ring, screws]
10114949
Kit, maintenance, reactive gas [Cl2, ClO2, NH3] [includes filters, oring, screws]
10114950
5
Filter cover assembly
10083591
6
Display assembly, monochrome
10111389
Display assembly, colour
10099650
7
Sensor bracket assembly with pump, ALTAIR 5X [includes vibrator 10114804
motor]
Sensor bracket assembly with pump, ALTAIR 5X IR [includes vibra- 10114805
tor motor]
8
76
Kit, pump cap replacement
ALTAIR 5X/ALTAIR 5X IR
10114855
GB
MSA
Ordering Information
No.
Description
Part No.
9
Sensor, HCN [Series 20]
10106375
XCell Sensor, Cl2
10106728
Sensor, ClO2 [Series 20]
10080222
XCell Sensor, SO2
10106727
10
Sensor, NO2 [Series 20]
10080224
XCell Sensor, NH3
10106726
Sensor, PH3 [Series 20]
10116638
XCell Sensor, COMB
10106722
XCell Sensor, O2
10106729
XCell Sensor, CO-H2S, Two-Tox
10106725
Sensor, NO [Series 20]
10114750
XCell Sensor, CO
10106724
XCell Sensor H2S
10106723
Sensor, O3 [Series 20]
10114834
XCell Sensor plug
10105650
20 mm sensor plug
10088192
XCell adapter socket
10110183
Description
Part No.
IR sensors
IR sensor HC 0-25 % Vol Butane
GB
10062201
IR sensor HC 0-100 % Vol Methane
10062205
IR sensor HC 0-100 % Vol Propane
10062207
IR sensor 0-10 % Vol CO2
10062209
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Appendix – Flow Charts
MSA
7
Appendix – Flow Charts
7.1
Basic Operation
TURN-ON OR
BATTERY
ATTACH
PUMP TEST
SENSOR
DISCOVERY
SENSOR AND
CALIBRATION
INFORMATION
FRESH AIR
SETUP ? *
BUMP TEST /
INFORMATIONAL
PAGES
Press
(See 7.2)
MAIN
MEASURE
PAGE
CALIBRATE
(See 7.3)
Hold
For 5
seconds
Hold
For 5
seconds
InstantAlertTM *
Hold
and
Simultaneously
for 2 seconds
Hold
SETUP
For 5
seconds
(See 7.4)
TURN OFF
* IF ENABLED
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GB
MSA
7.2
Appendix – Flow Charts
Bump Test/ Informational Pages
BUMP TEST /
INFORMATIONAL
PAGES
PERFORM
SESOR
BUMP TEST
BUMP
TEST?
Press
MAIN
MEASURE
PAGE
Press
Press
RESET
PEAK
PEAK *
Press
Press
Press
RESET
MIN
MIN
Press
Press
Press
RESET
STEL
STEL *
Press
Press
Press
MAIN
MEASURE
PAGE
RESET
TWA
TWA *
Press
Press
Continue
To Section
7.2-cont.
* IF ENABLED (NOT VALID FOR
ALL SENSORS)
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Appendix – Flow Charts
MSA
Continued
DATE
Press
Press
LAST CAL
DATE *
Press
Press
CAL DUE
DATE *
Press
Press
MOTION
ALERT
STATUS *
Press
Press
TOGGLE
ON /OFF
Press
TOGGLE
ON /OFF
Press
WIRELESS **
Press
Press
MAIN
MEASURE
PAGE
* IF ENABLED
** IF WIRELESS IS INSTALLED
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GB
MSA
7.3
Appendix – Flow Charts
Calibrations
CALIBRATE
PASSWORD ?
(IF REQUIRED)
ZERO
CALIBRATION
PASSWORD
FAIL
ZERO CAL ?
Press
Press
PERFORM
FRESH AIR
SETUP
Press
SPAN
CALIBRATION
SPAN CAL ?
Press
(REPEATS AS
NECESSARY)
Press
MAIN
MEASURE
PAGE
GB
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Appendix – Flow Charts
7.4
MSA
Setup
SETUP
PASSWORD
FAIL
ENTER
PASSWORD
CALIBRATION
OPTIONS ?
CALIBRATION
OPTIONS
Press
(See 7.5)
Press
ALARM
OPTIONS ?
ALARM
OPTIONS
Press
(See 7.6.1)
Press
INSTRUMENT
OPTIONS ?
INSTRUMENT
OPTIONS
Press
(See 7.7.1)
Press
EXIT ?
Press
MAIN
MEASURE
PAGE
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MSA
7.5
Appendix – Flow Charts
Calibration Options
CALIBRATION
OPTIONS
CYLINDER
SETTINGS
Press
SET SPAN
GAS FOR
EACH
SENSOR
Press
CALIBRATION DUE
Press
ON / OFF,
SET # OF
DAYS
Press
SHOW LAST CAL
DATE AT STARTUP
Press
TOGGLE
ON / OFF
Press
PASSWORD
PROTECTED
CALIBRATION
TOGGLE
ON / OFF
Press
Press
BACK TO SETUP ?
Press
RETURN TO
SETUP
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Appendix – Flow Charts
7.6
MSA
Alarm Options
ALARM
OPTIONS
VIBRATOR
Press
TOGGLE
ON/OFF
Press
HORN
Press
TOGGLE
ON/OFF
Press
ALARM LEDS
Press
TOGGLE
ON/OFF
Press
USER ACCESS TO
MOTION ALERT
Press
TOGGLE
ON/OFF
Press
SENSOR
ALARM SETUP
SENSOR ALARMS ?
Press
(See 7.6.2)
Press
BACK TO SETUP ?
Press
RETURN TO
SETUP
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GB
MSA
Appendix – Flow Charts
Sensor Alarm Setup
SENSOR
ALARM
SETUP
Press
SETUP
LOW
ALARMS ?
Press
MODIFY LOW
ALARMS FOR
ALL
SENSORS
Press
MODIFY HIGH
ALARMS FOR
ALL
SENSORS
Press
MODIFY
STEL
ALARMS
Press
MODIFY
TWA
ALARMS
Press
Press
SETUP
HIGH
ALARMS ?
Press
Press
SETUP
STEL
ALARMS ?
Press
Press
SETUP
TWA
ALARMS ?
Press
RETURN
TO ALARM
OPTIONS
NOTE: STEL AND TWA ARE NOT
VALID FOR ALL SENSORS
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Appendix – Flow Charts
7.7
MSA
Instrument Options
INSTRUMENT
OPTIONS
SENSOR
SETUP
SENSOR SETUP
Press
(See 7.7.2)
Press
LANGUAGE
SELECT
Press
Press
TIME / DATE
Press
SET
HH:MM
MM:DD:YY
Press
DATALOG
INTERVAL
Press
SET
MM:SS
Press
STEALTH MODE
Press
TOGGLE
ON/OFF
Press
Continue
To Section
7.7.1-cont
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MSA
Appendix – Flow Charts
Continued
OPERATING BEEP
Press
TOGGLE
ON/OFF
Press
CONTRAST
(MONO ONLY)
ADJUST
Press
Press
BACKLIGHT
Press
ON / OFF
TIMEOUT
PERIOD
Press
BACK TO SETUP ?
Press
RETURN TO
SETUP
GB
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Appendix – Flow Charts
7.8
MSA
Sensor Setup
SENSOR
SETUP
COMB
SENSOR **
SHOW
STATUS
Press
Press
Press
TOGGLE
SENSOR
ON/OFF
Press
TOGGLE
SENSOR
ON/OFF
Press
TOXIC
SENSOR **
(REPEATS AS
NECESSARY)
Press
TOGGLE
SENSOR
ON/OFF
SHOW
STATUS
Press
Press
Press
IR
SENSOR **
SHOW
STATUS
Press
Press
Press
RETURN TO
INSTRUMENT
OPTIONS
88
** IF INSTALLED
ALTAIR 5X/ALTAIR 5X IR
GB
MSA
8
Changeable Feature Summary
Changeable Feature Summary
Feature
Initial Setting
Setup Path to Change
this Setting
Changeable
with MSA
link?
Setup Password
672
-
Yes
Vibrating Alarm
ON
ALARM OPTIONS
Yes
Horn Alarm
ON
ALARM OPTIONS
Yes
LED Alarm
ON
ALARM OPTIONS
Yes
Safe LED [green]
ON
-
Yes
Operating Beep [alarm LEDs OFF
& horn]
INSTRUMENT OPTIONS Yes
Stealth
INSTRUMENT OPTIONS No
OFF
MotionAlert - Access
Allowed
ALARM OPTIONS
No
MotionAlert
OFF
Use  button from
MEASURE page
No
Sensor Alarm Levels
ALARM OPTIONS / SEN- Yes
SOR ALARM SETUP
Enable / Disable High & Low Enabled
Alarms
-
Turn Sensors ON / OFF
ON
INSTRUMENT OPTIONS Yes
/ SENSOR SETUP
Show Peak
ON
-
Show STEL, TWA
ON
Cal Cylinder Setup
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
CAL OPTIONS
Yes
Show Last Cal Date
ON
CAL OPTIONS
Yes
Show Cal Due
ON
CAL OPTIONS
No
Cal Password Required
OFF
CAL OPTIONS
No
Backlight
Enabled
-
No
Backlight Duration
10 s
INSTRUMENT OPTIONS Yes
Display Contrast
Factory-set
INSTRUMENT OPTIONS No
Language
User-set
INSTRUMENT OPTIONS No
Date, Time
User-set
INSTRUMENT OPTIONS Yes
Datalog Interval
3 min
INSTRUMENT OPTIONS Yes
Custom Logo Screen
Factory-set
Certified service center
GB
ALTAIR 5X/ALTAIR 5X IR
Yes
89
Changeable Feature Summary
MSA
Feature
Initial Setting
Setup Path to Change
this Setting
Changeable
with MSA
link?
Instrument S/N
Factory-set
-
No
Company Name
Blank
-
Yes
Dept./User Name
Blank
-
Yes
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