Multi Gas Clip
Infrared
Multi Gas Clip
Pellistor
User’s Manual
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CONTENTS
Warning Statements/Avertissement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
READ FIRST BEFORE OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Detector Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Button Usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning On the Detector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning Off the Detector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Display Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Display Layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Display Details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Alarms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Default Alarms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Alarm Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Detector Menus/Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Option Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjustable Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Detector Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Bump Testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Manual Bump Test Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Manual Calibration Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Detector Records (Logs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Event Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Bump Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Calibration Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Data Logs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Accessories and Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Failures/FAQ’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Detector Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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WARNING STATEMENTS/AVERTISSEEMENT
Do not substitute components as this may interfere with the intrinsic safety of the device.
Ne remplacez pas les composants car cela pourrait interférer avec la sécurité intrinsèque de l’appareil.
DO NOT substitute any other battery type than specified and supplied by Gas Clip Technologies.
Only use Gas Clip Technologies chargers and parts in the detector. Nonapproved parts will void the warranty and are
considered unsafe.
Before each use, check that all sensor and alarm ports are clear of any obstructions, i.e. debris or blockage.
The detector contains a lithium battery that must be disposed of by a qualified recycler. Check local regulations for
proper disposal.
DO NOT charge the instrument in a hazardous location.
DO NOT use IR communications when an explosive atmosphere may be present.
If you suspect any malfunction or have any technical problems, contact GCT at 1-877-525-0808.
The battery may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not disassemble, heat above 100°C (212°F),
or incinerate. Contact Gas Clip Technologies for replacement instructions. Use of another battery may present a risk of
fire or explosion.
DO NOT charge the instrument in temperatures above or below the specified range of 0°C to 40°C.
Keep new and used batteries away from children.
DO NOT expose the detector to known combustible sensor poisons such as, but not limited to, alcohol and citrus
based cleaners, silicones, lead compounds (e.g. tetraethyl lead), sulfur compounds, phosphorus, halogenated
hydrocarbons and aerosols. Exposure to poisons may impair the accuracy and/or response time of the detector. This
applies to pellistor version only.
If suspected combustible sensor poisoning has occurred, recheck the instrument (both calibrate and bump test).
The detector should be bump tested before use with a known concentration of gas to confirm its ability to respond to
gas. Calibrate the detector if the readings are not within the specified limits.
Le détecteur doit être testé avant utilisation bosse avec une concentration connue de gaz pour confirmer sa capacité
à répondre à gaz. Calibrer le détecteur si les relevés ne sont pas dans les limites spécifiées.
Any rapid up-scale reading, followed by a declining or erratic reading, may indicate a gas concentration beyond upper
scale limit which may be hazardous.
Toute rapide haut de gamme lecture suivie d’une lecture erratique baisse ou peut indiquer une concentration de gaz
supérieure à la limite supérieure de l’échelle qui peut être dangereux.
Strong Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) may cause incorrect operations.
Only the combustible gas detection portion of this instrument has been assessed for performance by CSA
International.
READ FIRST BEFORE OPERATION
Gas Clip Technologies (GCT) Multi Gas Clip (MGC) detectors are personal safety devices designed to detect the presence
of specific toxic gases: carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), oxygen (O2) and combustible gases/Lower
Explosive Limit (LEL). Before operation, ensure that you have been properly trained on the use of the equipment and the
appropriate actions to take in the event of an alarm condition.
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DETECTOR COMPONENTS
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Alarm Bar LEDs
Maintenance LEDs
Display
Audible Alarm Port
Power/Menu Button
Dual Tox Sensor Port
LEL Sensor Port
O2 Sensor Port
Calibration Cap Ports
Infrared (IR) Communication Window
Alligator Clip with Safety Ring
Certification Label
Model and Serial Label
Charging Port
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BASIC OPERATION
Button Usage
The following operations are driven by a single power/menu button located on the front of the instrument:
• Turning detector ON/OFF
• Menu navigation (Status and Options)
• Bump testing
• Calibration
• Latched alarm acknowledgement
• Backlight activation
Turning On the Detector
To activate the detector, press and briefly hold down the power/menu button. If the battery is too low for activation,
the detector will display “LOW BAT” and then turn off again. Once activated, the detector will begin to display gas
readings immediately. Each sensor will show a chasing “0” for the sensor reading while it is stabilizing and being selftested. Display will show:
Chasing “0”
Fully operational
Once all sensors have completed the warm up and stabilization sequence (< 65 seconds), the detector is ready to
detect all applicable gases.
Turning Off the Detector
Press and hold down the power/menu button through the shutdown sequence. The LCD will display “OFF” along with a
countdown as shown below:
During the countdown, the detector will beep and flash 4 times. Release the button after the countdown and
the detector will turn off.
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DISPLAY COMPONENTS
Display Layout
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Description
Alarm Condition
Calibration/Test Mode
Battery Charge Level
Gas Readings
Gas Identifiers
Display Details
When a particular gas has a Gas Reading (4) at, or above, its alarm thresholds, the Gas Identifier (5) icon will flash and
the associated Alarm Condition (1) icon will display.
During a calibration or bump test, the Calibration/Test Mode (2) icon will display when it is time to apply gas.
The Battery Charge Level (3) is displayed in a 3 bar battery icon as well as a percentage. The percentage calculation is
approximate and can be used to provide a rough estimation of the time remaining before recharging.
Warning: Users must familiarize themselves with the icons in both non-alarm and alarm states.
Warning: If the display is missing icons, or cannot be clearly read, discontinue use and contact GCT.
Warning: The IR LEL sensor will not detect hydrogen (H2) or acetylene (C2H2) gases; however, due to their crosssensitive nature, the CO sensor will go into alarm well below 10% LEL.
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ALARMS
Default Alarms
Each detector comes preprogrammed with the following factory default alarms for LOW, HIGH, Time Weighted Average
(TWA) and Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL):
Sensor
H2S
CO
O2
LEL
Low
10 ppm
35 ppm
19.5%
10%
HIGH
15 ppm
200 ppm
23.5%
20%
TWA
10 ppm
35 ppm
STEL
15 ppm
50 ppm
Alarms are non-latching by default. Alarm thresholds, STEL intervals, TWA intervals, and latching options may be
configured (see Adjustable Options section for more details).
Alarm Behavior
The following table describes the detector’s behavior under various alarm conditions:
Alarm Condition
Low
High
TWA
STEL
Multi
Sensor Error
Low Battery
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Audible Alarm
slow beep
fast beep
slow beep
fast beep
slow/fast beep
fast beep
Vibration Alarm
slow vibration
fast vibration
slow vibration
fast vibration
slow/fast vibration
fast vibration
Visual Alarm
slow LED flash
fast LED flash
slow LED flash
fast LED flash
slow/fast LED flash
fast LED flash
20 minutes remaining: single beep/flash, battery icon on
10 minutes remaining: single beep/flash, battery icon flashing
5 minutes remaining: continuous beep/flash every 5 seconds
expired: 5 long beeps/flashes then OFF is displayed
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Main Menu
DETECTOR MENUS/OPTIONS
The Main Menu is accessed while the detector is turned on by pressing the power/menu button two separate times
in quick succession (double-tap). The detector will display in the following order:
1. Date/Time – Current date & time automatically sets every time the instrument is communicated via GCT IR Link,
MGC Dock or MGC Wall Mount Dock.
2. User Message – A unique programmed message, up to 36 alpha-numeric characters, can be assigned to
individual detectors (refer to the Adjustable Options section). If the User Message does not fit on one screen,
it will scroll right-to-left twice. If no User Message is set up, the detector will skip ahead to the Sub-Menu
Prompts: “SHOW STATUS” & “SHOW OPTION”. Default user message is “GAS CLIP TECHNOLOGIES”.
3. Sub-Menu Prompts - Pressing the power/menu button briefly during a Sub-Menu prompt, “SHOW STATUS”
(to access the Status Menu) or “SHOW OPTION” (to access the Option Menu), will cause the detector to show
more information for that Sub Menu. If the power/menu button is not pressed, the detector will immediately
return to normal operation.
Status Menu
The Status Menu is accessed by pressing the power/menu button once during the “SHOW STATUS” prompt. The
detector will display in the following order:
1. “L. CAL” – the last calibration date
2. “CAL DUE” or “CAL IN ___ d.” – denotes if a calibration is due or how many days until it is due
3. “L. BUMP” – the last bump test date
4. “BUMP DUE” or “BUMP ___ d.” – denotes if a bump test is due or how many days until it is due (will be
displayed only if a bump test interval has been set up)
5. “TWA” – current Time Weighted Average readings.
6. “STEL” – current Short Term Exposure Limit readings.
7. “HIGH” – peak sensor readings.
8. “CLEAR ALL” prompt – press power/menu button once during “CLEAR ALL” prompt to clear the TWA, STEL and
Peak sensor readings.
Calibration Information - The date of the last calibration, along with the number of days remaining until the next
calibration is due, will be displayed. If calibration is due, the detector must be calibrated (refer to the Calibration
section).
Bump Test Information - The date of the last bump test, along with the number of days remaining until the bump test is
due, will be displayed. If a bump test is due, the detector must be bump tested (refer to the Bump Testing section).
Peak Levels - The detector will display the current TWA and STEL readings, followed by the peak concentrations
recorded for each sensor. Each time the unit is turned off these values will be reset.
Clear Peak Levels - Pressing the power/menu button during the “CLEAR ALL” prompt will cause the TWA, STEL and
peak concentrations to be cleared. Note: this does not remove the information from the internal memory logs of
the detector.
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Option Menu
The Option Menu is accessed by pressing the power/menu button once during the “SHOW OPTION” prompt. The
detector will display in the following order:
1. “FW VER” – denotes the detector’s current firmware version
2. TWA alarm limits
3. STEL alarm limits
4. LOW alarm limits
5. HIGH alarm limits
Firmware Version - The current firmware version that is on the detector will be displayed. Notifications of the most
recent firmware versions can be found on the Resources page of the GCT website at www.gascliptech.com.
Alarm Set Points - The current alarm limits for TWA, STEL, LOW and HIGH will be displayed in sequence.
Adjustable Options
The detector’s options can be configured using the GCT IR Link, MGC Dock or MGC Wall Mount Dock.
User Message - An optional, user-programmable, text message can be used to show company branding, a unit
identifier or any other pertinent information. The User Message will be displayed right after the date and time each
time the Main Menu is accessed.
Alarm Limits - Each sensor contains separate alarm threshold values that tell the detector when to go into alarm. Alarm
limits may be disabled by setting them to zero.
Caution: Confirm alarm levels with local laws/regulations before operation.
SAFE Display - “SAFE” will be displayed if there are no gas or instrument alerts.
Self-test Lock - When a sensor self-test fails, the detector shows “Err” on the display and goes into high alarm. The selftest lock option specifies whether a power/menu button press can silence the alarm.
Off Lock - Prevents the detector from being deactivated by a power/menu button press. If Off Lock is enabled, only a
low battery, MGC Dock or MGC Wall Mount Dock can deactivate the detector. Holding the power/menu button down
will initiate Manual Calibration mode.
Maintenance Notification - If maintenance notification is enabled, the detector will periodically flash the maintenance
LED when a bump test or calibration is due. Otherwise, if the option is disabled, the detector will only show the
maintenance text on the display.
Dock Lock - Dock Lock prevents bump tests and calibrations without the use of the GCT IR Link, MGC Dock or MGC Wall
Mount Dock.
Latching Alarms - Latched alarms will hold the detector and its display in its peak alarm condition until the power/
menu button is pressed.
Auto-Zero - The detector can optionally zero the sensors with every power-up.
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TWA Method - The algorithm used to calculate the TWA can be set to either an average over a moving window (OSHA)
or as a cumulative average (ACGIH).
TWA Interval - The TWA interval defines the timeframe over which the long-term average is calculated. Default is 8
hours.
STEL Interval - The STEL interval defines the timeframe over which the short-term average is calculated. Default is 15
minutes.
Sensor Enable/Disable - Individual sensors can be disabled. A disabled sensor is completely removed from the
detector’s display for sensor readings, alarm limits and calibrations.
Caution: A disabled sensor will not measure gas or detect alarm conditions.
Bump Interval - The bump interval controls how often the detector notifies the user to bump test the sensors. The
interval can be individually adjusted for each sensor from 1 to 365 days. Default is 0 days (disabled).
Calibration Interval - The calibration interval controls how often the detector notifies the user to calibrate the sensors.
The interval can be individually adjusted for each sensor from 1 to 365 days (default is 365 days) except for the pellistor
sensor which can be adjusted from 1-180 days (default is 180 days).
Calibration Gas - When the detector is calibrated, it scales the sensor readings to match the concentrations of the
applied gases. The calibration gas concentrations can be adjusted to match the respective levels contained within the
gas bottle. Default is: 25ppm H2S, 100ppm CO, 18% O2 and 50% LEL (2.5% vol CH4).
%-by-Volume CH4 - Allows the detector to display gas readings as %-by-volume CH4 rather than % LEL. The conversion
rate can be configured by specifying what the methane concentration is for 50% LEL (typically 2.5% in North America
and 2.2% in Europe).
Language - The detector will display all its text prompts in any of six languages: English, German, French, Spanish,
Italian or Portuguese.
Note: OL, Err and sensor icons remain the same for all languages.
Activity LED Period – This option periodically flashes a single LED on the detector at a rate specified by the user to
indicate that the detector is on. The time between flashes can be set and adjusted through the GCT IR Link software
or GCT Manager software. The minimum time between flashes is 5 seconds, maximum is 120 seconds. To enable this
function using the GCT Manager software, click the checkbox next to Activity LED Period then set the period to the
number of seconds desired between flashes. To disable this function, uncheck the checkbox next to Activity LED Period
and set the period value to “Off”. NOTE: Simply unchecking the checkbox next to Activity LED Period without setting
the period to “Off” is not sufficient to disable this function on the detector. To enable/disable this function using the
GCT IR Link software, the procedure is the same without the checkbox. Last, click the “Write” button at the bottom on
the GCT IR Link software or GCT Manager software for any changes to take effect on the detector.
MSHA Mode – This option is only available with Multi Gas Clip IR detectors that have the MSHA logo on the back of the
detector. Once enabled, MSHA Mode will force the detector to display the LEL in % volume CH4. MSHA Mode can be
turned on and off using the GCT IR Link software or GCT Manager software. After turning MSHA Mode on the detector
will request a calibration. This notification will persist until a calibration is successfully completed. Simply turning MSHA
Mode off will not remove the request for calibration. NOTE: MSHA Mode calibration takes twice the time as a normal
calibration. MSHA Mode is not available on pellistor units.
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DETECTOR MAINTENANCE
Bump Testing
The detector can be configured to keep track of regular bump testing intervals in a Bump Log. The interval can be
individually adjusted for each sensor from 1 to 365 days, default is 0 (disabled). When a programmed bump test comes
due, or if the last bump test has failed, then the detector’s display will continually flash “BUMP DUE” until the detector
has been successfully bump tested. If the detector is turned off, the “BUMP DUE” prompt will reappear again once the
detector is reactivated and continue until a bump test is successfully completed. Performing a bump test that will be
recorded in the Bump Log can be done either automatically: insert the detector into the MGC Dock or MGC Wall Mount
Dock, or manually: apply gas according to the Manual Bump Test Instructions described below.
Manual Bump Test Instructions
Press the power/menu button two separate times in quick succession (double-tap) to access the Main
Menu. The display will then show, in the following order:
1) Current Date/Time – “DD”, “MON” & “TT:TT” below stand for Day, Month & Time
2) User-Programmed Text Message
3) “SHOW STATUS” Prompt - When the screen displays “SHOW STATUS”, quickly press and release the
power/menu button to display the current calibration status followed by the current bump test status.
DD MON
TT:TT
1
USER
MESSAGE
2
Press power/menu
button
3
The next step depends on the following situations:
• When a bump interval has been programmed into the detector and a bump test is due, the current
bump test status will show: “L. BUMP ___” (the date of the last bump test) followed by “BUMP DUE”.
Audible, visual & vibrating prompting to apply gas will automatically start. The display will alternate between
“BUMP DUE” and “APPLY GAS”. Snap the MGC Calibration Cap (provided with the detector) into place
over the sensor ports. Apply gas to the detector at a flow rate of 0.25 to 0.5 LPM and do not disturb while
test is being performed. Once all of the sensors have been tested, the detector will go into alarm. Remove
the MGC Calibration Cap and the detector will return to normal operation after a short period of time. The
bump due date will be automatically reset. The bump test will be recorded in the Bump Log.
L. BUMP
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When a bump interval has been programmed into the detector, but a bump test is not yet due, the
current bump test status will show: “L. BUMP___” (the date of the last bump test) followed by “BUMP ___d.”
(the number of days until the next scheduled bump test is due). Quickly press the power/menu button
while the display shows “BUMP ___d.” to force a manual bump test. Audible, visual & vibrating prompting
to apply gas will start. The display will alternate between “BUMP DUE” and “APPLY GAS”. Snap the MGC
Calibration Cap (provided with the detector) into place over the sensor ports. Apply gas to the detector at
a flow rate of 0.25 to 0.5 LPM and do not disturb while test is being performed. Once all of the sensors have
been tested, the detector will go into alarm. Remove the MGC Calibration Cap and the detector will return
to normal operation after a short period of time. The bump due date will be automatically reset based on
the new bump date. The bump test will be recorded in the Bump Log.
L. BUMP
BUMP
d.
Press power/menu
button
•
When a bump test interval has not been programmed into the detector, the current bump test
status will show: “L. BUMP___” (the date of the last bump test). Quickly press the power/menu button
while the display shows “L. BUMP___” to force a manual bump test. Audible, visual & vibrating prompting
to apply gas will start. The display will alternate between “BUMP XXXd.” and “APPLY GAS”. Snap the MGC
Calibration Cap (provided with the detector) into place over the sensor ports. Apply gas to the detector at
a flow rate of 0.25 to 0.5 LPM and do not disturb while test is being performed. Once all of the sensors have
been tested, the detector will go into alarm. Remove the MGC Calibration Cap and the detector will return
to normal operation after a short period of time. The bump test will be recorded in the Bump Log.
L. BUMP
BUMP
XXXd.
Press power/menu
button
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When a bump test has failed, the current bump test status will show: “L. BUMP FAILED” (indicating
that the last bump test had failed). Audible, visual & vibrating prompting to apply gas will automatically
start. The display will alternate between “BUMP DUE” and “APPLY GAS”. Snap the MGC Calibration Cap
(provided with the detector) into place over the sensor ports. Apply gas to the detector at a flow rate of
0.25 to 0.5 LPM and do not disturb while test is being performed. Once all of the sensors have been tested,
the detector will go into alarm. Remove the MGC Calibration Cap and the detector will return to normal
operation after a short period of time. The bump test will be recorded in the Bump Log.
L. BUMP
FAILED
If a sensor fails the bump test, display will show “Err” and designate which sensor did not pass. The failed
sensor will be disabled and will need to be replaced (see “Err” in Failures/FAQ’s section).
•
Err
Err
Err
Err
CO
H2S
O2
LEL
During a manual bump test, the audible, visual & vibrating prompting to apply gas will continue for
approximately two minutes. If gas is not applied within the two minutes, then the bump test will
automatically fail. The prompts will cease, the detector will return to normal operation, but the display
will continually flash “BUMP DUE” until the detector has been successfully bump tested. Please note, to
abort a bump test at any time, press the power/menu button once and the detector will return to normal
operation.
Note - Users may simply apply gas to the detector at any time during normal operation to run a
bump test without going through the steps above. Be aware, this will not be recognized by the
detector as a Manual Bump Test therefore it will be recorded into the Event Log as an Event, not into
the Bump Log as a Bump Test.
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Calibration
The detector can be configured to keep track of regular calibration intervals in a Calibration Log. The interval
can be individually adjusted for each sensor from 1 to 365 days (default is 365 days) except for the pellistor
sensor which can be adjusted from 1-180 days (default is 180 days). When a calibration comes due, or if the last
calibration has failed, then the detector’s display will continually flash “CAL DUE” until the detector has been
successfully calibrated. If the detector is turned off, the “CAL DUE” prompt will reappear again once the detector
is reactivated and continue until a calibration is performed. Performing a calibration that will be recorded in the
Calibration Log can be done either automatically: insert the detector into the MGC Dock or MGC Wall Mount
Dock, or manually: apply gas according to the Manual Calibration Instructions described below.
Manual Calibration Instructions
To enter the Manual Calibration mode, continuously hold down the power/menu button through the
shutdown sequence (see Turning Off the Detector section) and the calibration countdown sequence that
follows it. Display will show:
During these two countdowns, the detector will beep and flash 8 times with a pause between countdowns.
Release the button after both countdowns are complete. The detector will first automatically zero the sensors at
the current baseline reading, then the “APPLY GAS” prompt will appear. Display will show:
Once the screen displays “APPLY GAS”, snap the MGC Calibration Cap (provided with the detector) into place
over the sensor ports. Apply gas to the detector at a flow rate of 0.25 to 0.5 LPM and do not disturb while
calibration is being performed. Sensor readings will be displayed as the gas is detected and as the detector
adjusts the calibration parameters. Once calibration is complete, the detector will display the next calibration
date before returning to normal (alarming) operation. If a sensor fails to calibrate, the detector will display “Err”
- an error message for the failed sensor. Check your gas connections and concentration before attempting a
second calibration. If a sensor fails to calibrate after a second attempt, contact GCT for assistance.
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Battery
The battery is displayed as both a percentage and a 3-bar Battery Charge Level icon. The percentage calculation is
approximate and can be used to provide a rough estimation of the time remaining.
When the detector determines that only 20 minutes of run time remains, it will beep, flash, and display “LOW BAT” on
the screen. This will repeat with 10 minutes remaining, and then continuously for the last 5 minutes of run time. When
the battery has expired, the detector will give 5 long beeps and flashes, display “OFF” and then shut down.
To charge the detector, either plug it into an AC outlet using the provided charging adapter or charge using an MGC
Vehicle Charger, MGC Charging Station or MGC Multi Charger (all authorized GCT Multi Gas Clip Optional Accessories).
The detector will cycle the battery icons in a charging fashion until the battery is fully charged. It is advisable to turn
the detector off before charging.
DO NOT charge the instrument in a combustible atmosphere.
DO NOT charge the instrument in temperatures above or below the specified range of 0°C to 40°C.
DO NOT substitute any other battery type than specified and supplied by GCT.
DO NOT use any charger other than that supplied or offered by GCT.
Storage
Store the detector in a safe, dry place between 32°F and 77°F (0°C - 25°C). For longer storage, the detector battery
should be discharged to about 40%. After storage, charge the battery and verify the detector calibration before use.
Review the warranty period and the “Activate before…” date that is printed on the product box label.
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DETECTOR RECORDS (LOGS)
During operation, the detector automatically records all usage activity. These records can be downloaded from the
detector using the GCT IR Link, MGC Dock or MGC Wall Mount Dock.
The Event, Bump and Calibration Logs are always downloaded. Partial data logs may be downloaded in order to reduce
the transfer time. Partial data logs contain approximately 1 week of data. New data log downloads will only contain the
data since the last download. Full log downloads contain the entire data log, typically at least 2 months’ worth of data.
Event Log
The detector stores the last 25 alarm events. These are organized by first in, first out (FIFO) so the 26th event will replace
the first event and so on. The detector records the specific alarm conditions for each event as follows:
• Date and time at the start of the event
• Duration of the alarm condition
• Each sensor’s peak alarm status and reading
Bump Log
The detector stores the last 25 bump tests. These are organized by first in, first out (FIFO) so the 26th bump test will
replace the first bump test and so on. Bump tests are differentiated from normal events when the alarm condition
occurs inside of an MGC Dock or MGC Wall Mount Dock, or when the detector is manually bump tested according to
the Bump Testing section. The detector records the bump status for each test as follows:
• Date and time of bump test
• If the bump test was performed manually or with the MGC Dock/Wall Mount Dock
• Each sensor’s peak alarm status and reading
• The result of each sensor’s bump test
Calibration Log
The detector records the last 25 calibration attempts. These are organized by first in, first out (FIFO) so the 26th
calibration will replace the first calibration and so on. Each calibration attempt will be recorded as follows:
• Date and time of calibration
• If the calibration was performed manually or with the MGC Dock/Wall Mount Dock
• Each sensor’s gas concentration calibrated to
• Each sensor’s calibration success status
Data Logs
The detector records its current operational status every second. The logging interval cannot be adjusted, but the
detector compresses the data to reduce the storage and transfer times of redundant records. The typical logging
capacity is at least 2 months of data. The following items are recorded into the log:
• Date and time
• Sensor readings and status conditions
• All user and sensor options
• Events (i.e. turn on or off )
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ACCESSORIES AND REPLACEMENT PARTS
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MGC Dock (P/N: MGC-DOCK) - Portable docking station in durable Pelican case for automated 4-detector
simultaneous bump testing, calibration, record keeping and programming
•
MGC Wall Mount Dock (P/N: MGC-WMDOCK) - Docking station for automated 4-detector simultaneous bump
testing, calibration, record keeping and programming
•
GCT IR Link (P/N: GCT-IR-LINK) – Infrared communications device and USB cable used for communications
between detector and computer to easily make firmware updates, adjust detector settings and record data
* Replacement GCT IR Link USB Cable (P/N: IR-C)
•
Chargers:
* MGC Charging Station (P/N: MGC-CHRG-STATION) - 5 Bay charging station
* MGC Multi Charger (P/N: MGC-CHRG-MULTI) - 5 Cord A/C charger
* MGC Vehicle Charger (P/N: MGC-V-CHARGER1) - 12 VDC charger
* Replacement Charger (P/N: MGC-CHARGER1) - Standard 110 VAC Charger
•
MGC Confined Space Kit (P/N: MGC-CSK) - Draw a sample or bump test with this all-inclusive kit housed in a
hard-sided carrying case w/foam insert: 1 ft. Sampling Probe, Air Stone Particulate Filter, MGC Calibration Cap, 10
ft. Sampling Hose and Hand Aspirator Pump Assembly with Quick Connect hose, 3 ft. Calibration/Test Hose with
Quick Connect, 0.5Lpm Regulator with Quick Connect hose and GCT IR Link
* MGC Confined Space Kit with Gas (P/N: MGC-CSK-GAS) - MGC Confined Space Kit with Quad Gas Cylinder:
25 ppm H2S, 100ppm CO, 18% O2 and 50% LEL (2.5% vol. Methane) 58 Liter bottle
•
MGC Hand Aspirator Kit (P/N: MGC-HAK) - 1 ft. Sampling Probe, Air Stone Particulate Filter, MGC Calibration Cap,
10 ft. Sampling Hose and 3 ft. Calibration/Test Hose connected to Hand Aspirator Pump Assembly
•
Sampling Probe (P/N: MGC-PROBE-1) - 1 ft. Remote Sampling Probe
•
Calibration Gas - 25 ppm H2S, 100 ppm CO, 18% O2 and 50% LEL (2.5% vol. Methane)
* 58L Quad Gas Cylinder (P/N: MGC-Q-58)
* 116L Quad Gas Cylinder (P/N: MGC-Q-116)
•
Calibration Accessories:
* Calibration/Test Hose (MGC-CALHOSE3) – 3 ft. Long 1/8” diameter hose
* Manual Regulator (P/N: SGC-REG) –Regulator for manually bump testing or calibrating
* MGC Calibration Cap (P/N: MGC-CALCAP) – Replacement Calibration Cap
* Sampling Hose (P/N: MGC-SAMPHOSE) – 1/8” Diameter hose sold by the foot
•
Replacement Sensors:
* H2S & CO Dual-Tox Sensor (P/N: MGC-SE-4DT)
* LEL Sensor - Infrared (P/N: MGC-SE-LEL-IR)
* LEL Sensor - Pellistor (P/N: MGC-SE-LEL-P)
* O2 Sensor (P/N: MGC-SE-O2)
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Replacement Filters:
* Filter - Pack of 10 (P/N: MGC-FILTER-10)
* Filter - Pack of 50 (P/N: MGC-FILTER-50)
•
Replacement Detector Components – Various authorized replacement/spare parts for Multi Gas Clip detectors
are available
See the GCT website (www.gascliptech.com) for further details or contact GCT for pricing and availability.
FAILURES/FAQ’S
•
“Err” - If a sensor is displaying “Err”, this sensor has failed and is therefore disabled. Contact GCT for either
warranty replacement or replacement sensor(s).
•
“BUMP DUE” - If the detector is displaying “BUMP DUE”, the detector is either due for a bump test because of a
scheduled test or has failed its last bump test. Refer to the Bump Testing section for more details.
•
“CAL DUE” - If the detector is displaying “CAL DUE”, the detector is due for a calibration because of a scheduled
interval. Refer to the Calibration section for more details.
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DETECTOR SPECIFICATIONS
Size
Weight
Temperature
Humidity
4.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in. (118.6 x 61.6 x 31.7 mm.)
7.7 oz. (240 g)
-4˚F to +122˚F (-20˚C to +50˚C)
5% to 95% RH (non-condensing)
IR (infrared)
60 days
continuous
based on an average of 2
Pellistor
25 hours
(typical)
minutes/day of alarm condition
Battery Life
Charge Time
Alarms
LEDs
Display
4-6 hours
Visual, Vibrating, Audible (minimum 95dB)
Low, High, STEL, TWA and OL (Over Limit)
4 Red alarm bar LEDs
Yellow backlight (activated on button press)
Red backlight (activated on alarm condition)
Yellow Maintenance Notification LED
Alphanumeric Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Logs
25 Bump Tests
25 Events
25 Calibrations
Continuous 1-second data logging (typical capacity > 2 months)
Tests
Full function self-test upon activation
Sensors, battery and circuitry tests run continuously
Ingress Protection
Warranty
IP 67
Full 2 years
Gas
Gases
Range
Resolution
Accuracy*
T90*
0.1
<2 ppm
<30s
H2S
0 – 100 ppm
CO
0 – 500 ppm
1
<5 ppm
<30s
Combustible
0 – 100% LEL
0.1
See Table 1 (p. 20)
<30s
O2
0 – 30% vol.
0.1
<0.7% vol.
<15s
Sensor Type
H2S, CO, O2: Single plug-in electrochemical cell
Combustible: Plug-in infrared (IR) or pellistor
User Options
User Message, Language, Low Alarm, High Alarm, STEL Alarm, TWA Alarm, TWA Method, TWA Interval,
STEL Interval, SAFE, Maintenance Notification, Self-test Lock, Off Lock, Dock Lock, Sensor Enable/Disable,
Calibration Interval, Bump Interval, Calibration Gas, %-by-volume, Latching Alarms, Auto-Zero
CSA:
Approvals
C22.2 No.’s 0, 152, 157
MGC, MGC-2
Class I, Division 1, Group A, B, C, and D
Class I, Zone 0, AEx ia IIC T4 Ga
Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
(-20°C ≤ Ta ≤ 50°C)
MGC-P, MGC-2-P
Class I, Division 1, Group A, B, C, and D
Class I, Zone 1, AEx d ia IIC T4 Gb
Ex d ia IIC T4 Gb
(-20°C ≤ Ta ≤ 50°C)
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ATEX:
SIRA 13 ATEX 14ATEX2013
MGC, MGC-2
CE 0518
II 1 G Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
(-20°C ≤ Ta ≤ 50°C)
MGC-P, MGC-2-P
CE 0518
II 1 G Ex d ia IIC T4 Gb
(-20°C ≤ Ta ≤ 50°C)
EN 60079-0:2012, 60079-11:2012, 60079-26:2007
EN 50270
ANSI/ISA S12.13.01
UL-913
Approvals
IECEx:
MGC, MGC-2
Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
IECEx CSA 13.0014
(-20°C ≤ Ta ≤ 50°C)
MGC-P, MGC-2-P
Ex d ia IIC T4 Gb
IECEx CSA 13.0014
(-20°C ≤ Ta ≤ 50°C)
IEC 60079-0:2011, 60079-11:2011, 60079-26:2006
INMETRO:
IEx 15.0057 Ex ia IIC T4 Ga (-20°C ≤ Ta ≤ 50°C)
*Sensor performance is dependent on many factors, including temperature, humidity, sensor age, filter cleanliness, gas delivery, and
calibration accuracy. Typical performance will be better than the given limits under most circumstances.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
Table 1: Accuracy at different gas concentrations
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Gas Clip Technologies, Inc.
610 Uptown Blvd, Suite 4100
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Toll Free:
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Website:
1 (877) 525-0808
+1 (972) 775-7577
+1 (972) 775-2483
info@gascliptech.com
www.gascliptech.com
LIMITED WARRANTY
Gas Clip Technologies (“GCT”) warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a
period of two years beginning upon the date of activation for all Multi Gas Clip products. Date of activation allowance is limited to the “Activate
before…” date provided on the shipment box label. This warranty extends only to the sale of new and unused products to the original buyer.
GCT’s warranty obligation is limited, at GCT’s option, to refund of the purchase price, repair, or replacement of a defective product that is
returned to a GCT authorized service center within the warranty period. In no event shall GCT’s liability hereunder exceed the purchase price
actually paid by the buyer for the product. This warranty does not include: (1) Fuses, disposable batteries, or routine replacement of parts due
to the normal wear and tear of the product arising from use. (2) Any product which in GCT’s opinion, has been misused, altered, neglected or
damaged by accident or abnormal conditions of operation, handling, or use. (3) Any damage or defects attributable to repair of the product
by any person other than the authorized dealer, or installation of unapproved parts on the product. The obligations set forth in this warranty
are conditional on: (1) Proper storage, installation, calibration, use, maintenance, and compliance with the user’s manual instructions and
any other applicable recommendations of GCT. (2) The buyer promptly notifying GCT of any defect and, if required, promptly making the
product available for correction. No goods shall be returned to GCT until receipt by the buyer of instructions from GCT. (3) The right of GCT to
require that the buyer provide proof of sale or packing slip to establish that the product is within the warranty period. The buyer agrees that
this warranty is the buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy and is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited
to, any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. GCT shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or
consequential damages or losses, including loss of data, whether arising from breach of warranty or based on contract, tort, or reliance on any
other theory. Some countries or states do not allow limitation of the term of an applied warranty, or exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages. The limitations and exclusions of this warranty may not apply to every buyer. If any provision of this warranty is held
invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
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