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TIGERLT MANUAL
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Warnings
USER MANUAL:
Read and understand this user manual completely before operating the
PhoCheck Tiger® instrument.
STATIC HAZARDS:
Do not use abrasive or chemical detergents to clean the PhoCheck Tiger
instrument as this may reduce the antistatic properties of the materials
used, clean it using a damp cloth only.
MATERIAL EXPOSURE
The PhoCheck Tiger must not be exposed to atmospheres known to have
an adverse effect on Thermoplastic polyolefin or Anti-static PC/ABS
SERVICING:
Do not remove the sensor cover in the hazardous area.
No part of the PhoCheck Tiger may be opened in a hazardous area
except for replacement of the battery pack. The PhoCheck Tiger must be
serviced in a Non Hazardous environment and by Ion Science authorised
service centres only.
Do not service the instrument live; Remove battery pack before servicing
Substitution of components may impair intrinsic safety.
BATTERY CHARGING:
Charge PhoCheck Tiger and its Lithium ion battery packs in a Non
Hazardous environment only.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT:
Never replace primary Alkaline battery cells while in a potentially
explosive or hazardous location. Use only Duracell Procel®l Alkaline
alkaline batteries MN1500.
BATTERY CONNECTION:
The PhoCheck Tigers lithium ion and alkaline battery packs have been
specially designed to allow connection to the PhoCheck Tiger Instrument
while in potentially hazardous atmospheres. Ensure all electrical
connections are clean and undamaged before connection:
The PhoCheck Tiger instruments ingress protection rating is reduced to
IP20 when its battery pack is removed so avoid changing batteries in
dusty or wet environments.
BATTERY USE:
Use supplied battery packs only on the PhoCheck Tiger.
Never replace primary Alkaline alkaline battery cells while in a potentially
explosive or hazardous location. Use only Duracell Procell® Alkaline
alkaline batteries MN1500.
FUNCTIONAL TEST:
The PhoCheck Tiger must be functionally checked prior to entering a
hazardous area after every occasion when a connection has been made
to the USB port. The instrument must complete its start-up routine and
display legible readings. If the LCD display fails to show an intelligible and
uncorrupted display the instrument must not enter a hazardous area.
USB CONNECTION:
The USB port can only be used in a Non Hazardous environment.
Proper Use
If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer,
the protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.
Type of safety protection
Intrinsically safe
USB CONNECTION
The USB port can only be used in a Non Hazardous environment.
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Avertissement
MODE D'EMPLOI :
Veuillez lire entièrement et comprendre ce mode d'emploi avant
d'utiliser l'instrument PhoCheck Tiger.
RISQUES LIES AUX
N'utilisez pas de détergents abrasifs ou chimiques pour nettoyer
PROPRIETES NTISTATIQUES : l'instrument PhoCheck Tiger, au risque de réduire les propriétés
antistatiques des matériaux utilisés. Employez uniquement un chiffon
humide.
EXPOSITION AUX
MATERIAUX :
N'exposez pas le PhoCheck Tiger à des atmosphères connues pour
avoir un effet indésirable sur la polyoléfine thermoplastique ou le
PC/l'ABS antistatique.
ENTRETIEN :
Ne retirez pas le couvercle du capteur dans les zones dangereuses.
N'ouvrez aucune partie du PhoCheck Tiger dans une zone dangereuse,
sauf pour le remplacement de la batterie. L'entretien du PhoCheck Tiger
doit se dérouler dans un environnement non dangereux et être confié
uniquement à des centres de service agréés Ion Science.
Ne procédez pas à l'entretien de l'instrument lorsqu'il est sous tension.
Otez la batterie avant l'entretien.
Le remplacement de composants risque de nuire à la sécurité
intrinsèque.
CHARGE DE LA BATTERIE :
Chargez le PhoCheck Tiger et sa batterie lithium-ion uniquement dans
un environnement non dangereux.
REMPLACEMENT DES PILES:
Ne remplacez jamais de piles alcalines dans un endroit dangereux ou
potentiellement explosif. N'utilisez que des piles alcalines Duracell
Procell MN1500.
CONNEXION DES PILES/DE
LA BATTERIE :
Les batteries lithium-ion et les piles alcalines du PhoCheck Tiger
ont été spécialement conçues pour permettre la connexion à
l'instrument PhoCheck Tiger dans des atmosphères potentiellement
dangereuses. Assurez-vous que les connexions électriques sont
propres et intactes avant la connexion.
L'indice de protection des instruments PhoCheck Tiger étant ramené à
IP 20 lors du retrait de la batterie, évitez de remplacer les batteries dans
des environnements poussiéreux ou humides.
UTILISATION DES PILES/DE
LA BATTERIE :
N'utilisez que les batteries fournies avec le PhoCheck Tiger.
Ne remplacez jamais des piles alcalines primaires dans un endroit
dangereux ou potentiellement explosif. N'utilisez que des piles alcalines
Duracell Procell MN1500.
ESSAI DE
FONCTIONNEMENT :
Le PhoCheck Tiger doit subir un essai de fonctionnement avant de
pénétrer dans une zone dangereuse chaque fois qu'une connexion a
été effectuée au port USB. L'instrument doit terminer sa routine de
démarrage et afficher des valeurs lisibles. Si l'écran LCD n'affiche pas
de données correctes et intelligibles, n'utilisez pas l'instrument dans une
zone dangereuse.
CONNEXION USB :
Le port USB peut uniquement être utilisé dans un environnement non
dangereux.
Utilisation appropriée
Si l’équipement est utilisé d’une manière non spécifiée par le fabricant, la
protection fournie pat l’équipement peut être altérée.
Type de protection de sûreté :
Sécurité intrinsèque
CONNEXION USB :
Le port USB peut uniquement être utilisé dans un environnement non
dangereux
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Declaration of conformity
Manufacturer:
Ion Science Ltd, The Way, Fowlmere, Cambridge,
UK. SG8 7UJ
Product:
TIGER
Product description:
Intrinsically safe photo-ionisation gas detector for
detecting volatile organic compounds
Directive 2014/34/EU
Required Coding -
II 1 G Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
Tamb. = -15ºC to +45 ºC (with Lithium ion Battery pack)
Tamb. = -15 ºC to +40 ºC (with Alkaline Battery pack)
Certificate Number-
ITS09ATEX26890X issue 2
IECEx ITS 10.0036X issue 4
Notified body:
Intertek, 0359, Chester, UK
Report number:
102394781CHE-001
Intertek
3193491 Conforms to UL Std. 913, 61010-1 &
Certified to CAN/CSA Std. C22.2 No.61010-1
Standards
BS EN 60079-0: 2012
Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres.
General requirements
BS EN 60079-11: 2012
Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by
intrinsic safety "i"
BS EN61326-1:2006
Electrical equipment for measurement, control and
laboratory use - EMC requirements. Group 1, Class B
equipment - (emissions section only)
BS EN61326-1:2006
Electrical equipment for measurement, control and
laboratory use - EMC requirements. Industrial location
immunity - (immunity section only)
BS EN50270:2006
Electromagnetic compatibility - Electrical apparatus
for the detection and measurement of combustible
gases, toxic gases or oxygen. Immunity Type 2 industrial environments.
CFR 47:2008
Class A Code of Federal Regulations: 15 Subpart BRadio Frequency Devices - Unintentional Radiators
Other Standards
BS EN ISO 9001: 2008
BS EN 80079-34: 2011
Quality Management System - Requirements
Application of Quality Systems for equipment
manufacture
On behalf of Ion Science Ltd, I declare that, on the date this product accompanied by this declaration is
placed on the market, the product conforms to all technical and regulatory requirements of the above listed
directives.
Name: Mark Stockdale
Position: Technical Director
Signature:
Date: 28th April 2016
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Contents
Warnings ........................................................................................................................................................... 3
Avertissement ................................................................................................................................................... 4
Declaration of conformity ................................................................................................................................ 5
Statements ........................................................................................................................................................ 7
Responsibility for Use ..................................................................................................................................... 7
IMPORTANT ................................................................................................................................................... 7
Quality Assurance ........................................................................................................................................... 7
Disposal .......................................................................................................................................................... 7
Calibration Facility........................................................................................................................................... 7
Legal Notice .................................................................................................................................................... 7
Introduction to TigerLT ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Getting started .................................................................................................................................................. 9
The Manual ..................................................................................................................................................... 9
Inlet Probe ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
Turn On ........................................................................................................................................................... 9
Turn Off ........................................................................................................................................................... 9
Batteries .......................................................................................................................................................... 9
Response Factor............................................................................................................................................. 9
Set Alarm Levels ............................................................................................................................................. 9
TIGER PCLT .................................................................................................................................................... 9
Understanding the keypad ............................................................................................................................ 10
General Description ...................................................................................................................................... 10
Keypad Function Descriptions ...................................................................................................................... 10
Understanding the display screen................................................................................................................ 11
Screen Display .............................................................................................................................................. 11
Status icon .................................................................................................................................................... 11
Main Screen Area ......................................................................................................................................... 12
Soft key areas ............................................................................................................................................... 13
Using your TigerLT .......................................................................................................................................... 14
Tiger PCLT software installation .................................................................................................................... 17
Connecting TIGERLT to a PC ........................................................................................................................ 17
Summary Screen .......................................................................................................................................... 20
The Configuration Screen ............................................................................................................................. 21
Calibration ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
The Firmware Screen ................................................................................................................................... 24
Downloading Data Logged Readings ........................................................................................................... 26
Software Disclaimers .................................................................................................................................... 28
Batteries .......................................................................................................................................................... 29
Recharging Batteries .................................................................................................................................... 29
Replacement / Exchange of Battery Packs .................................................................................................. 30
Replacement of Non-rechargeable Batteries in Battery Pack ...................................................................... 31
Diagnostics ..................................................................................................................................................... 32
Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................... 33
Calibration ..................................................................................................................................................... 33
Inlet Probe (Part number: 880207) from January 2016 ................................................................................ 34
PTFE Filter Disc (861221) ............................................................................................................................ 34
PID Sensor/Lamp Replacement and Cleaning ............................................................................................. 35
Lamp Cleaning .............................................................................................................................................. 36
TigerLT parts .................................................................................................................................................... 37
Tiger main assembly ..................................................................................................................................... 37
Accessories .................................................................................................................................................... 38
Instrument warranty and service .................................................................................................................. 39
Warranty........................................................................................................................................................ 39
Service .......................................................................................................................................................... 39
Contact Details: ............................................................................................................................................. 39
Technical specification .................................................................................................................................. 40
Manual log ....................................................................................................................................................... 41
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Statements
Responsibility for Use
TIGER® LT instruments detect a large range of gases which are potentially dangerous from both a poisoning
and/or an explosive perspective. TIGER LT instruments have many adjustable and selectable features
allowing the detector to be used in a variety of ways. Ion Science Ltd can accept no responsibility for the
incorrect adjustment of features that cause harm or damage to persons or property. TIGERLT can be used
as a personal safety device. It is the user’s responsibility to respond appropriately to an alarm situation.
Inadequate performance of the gas detection equipment described in this manual may not necessarily be
self-evident and consequently equipment must be regularly inspected and maintained. Ion Science Ltd
recommends that personnel responsible for equipment use a regime of regular checks prior to use to ensure
it performs within calibration limits, and that a record be maintained which logs calibration check data. The
equipment should be used in accordance with this manual, and in compliance with local safety standards.
IMPORTANT
It is essential that the TIGERLT is always used with a supplied 0.5 micron PTFE Filter Disc fitted to the front
of the instrument. Without a filter, particles of debris and dust can be drawn into the detector inhibiting the
function of the instrument. These filters are consumable and should be changed after every 100 hours of
use. The frequency of replacement should be increased for dusty or moisture laden environments. Filters
are available from your distributor or at www.ionscience.com.
Quality Assurance
TIGERLT has been manufactured in compliance with ISO9001:2008, which ensures that the equipment
supplied to our customers has been designed and assembled reproducibly, from traceable components, and
leaves Ion Science Ltd calibrated to stated standards.
Disposal
Dispose of TIGERLT, its components and any used batteries in accordance with all local and national safety
and environmental requirements. This includes the European WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment) directive. Ion Science Ltd offers a take back service. Please contact us for more information.
The TIGERLT field case material is recyclable polypropylene.
Calibration Facility
Ion Science Ltd offers a calibration service including the issue of certification confirming calibration with
equipment traceable to national standards. A TIGERLT calibration kit is available from your distributor or
service centre or at www.ionscience.com. Ion Science Ltd recommends annual return of all instruments for
yearly service and calibration.
Legal Notice
Whilst every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this manual, Ion Science
Ltd accepts no liability for errors or omissions, or any consequences deriving from the use of information
contained herein. It is provided "as is" and without any representation, term, condition or warranty of any
kind, either express or implied. To the extent permitted by law, Ion Science Ltd shall not be liable to any
person or entity for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of this manual. We reserve the right at
any time and without any notice to remove, amend or vary any of the content which appears herein.
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Introduction to TigerLT
TIGERLT is a portable gas detector that uses Photo-ionization technology to detect a large range of Volatile
Organic Compounds (VOC's) which can be dangerous from both a poisoning and explosive perspective.
The TIGERLT uses a Photo-Ionization Detector (PID) to measure gas concentrations. The patented fence
electrode technology minimises the effects of moisture and contamination, avoiding the need for
compensation.
Like its predecessor, the TIGERLT also has an intuitive graphical interface allowing easy access to instrument
settings. Two soft keys A and B can be configured to suit the user’s application, so many functions can be
selected without entering the main menu structure. This improves efficiency of use, particularly with
repeatable tasks.
TIGER PCLT (PC Software) maintains the intuitive look and feel by adopting the same graphical symbols.
TIGER PC also helps manage logged data files and multiple instrument settings in a clear and concise way.
The TIGERLT uses a Lithium-ion battery pack that not only boasts an impressive running time and short
charge time, but also allows the battery pack to be replaced in potentially hazardous environments. Field
replaceable alkaline battery packs (non-rechargeable) are also available for when power to recharge is
unavailable.
The TIGERLT has true USB capability so the instrument can be connected directly to a PC via a standard
USB cable. It also offers fast data download.
A loud audio output, vibration and bright LED's indicate alarm conditions. Orange and Red LED's indicate
High and Low conditions respectively. This colour scheme is used within TIGER PC LT to offer clear
indication of alarm levels within logged data.
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Getting started
Thank you for choosing TIGERLT from Ion Science Ltd. We hope that your TIGERLT will give you many years
of active and trouble-free service.
The Manual
Ion Science Ltd recommend that you familiarise yourself with this manual before using your TIGER LT. The
‘Statements’ and ‘Introduction to TIGERLT’ sections contain important information, which should be read
before you turn your TIGERLT on for the first time.
Inlet Probe
Ensure that the inlet probe supplied is fitted to your TIGERLT. Details on how to fit and change inlet probe is
detailed in the ‘Maintenance’ section. If the supplied inlet probe is unsuitable for your application, details of
alternative inlet probe can be found in the ‘Maintenance’ section as well.
Turn On
Press the Enter / On/Off key once to turn TIGERLT on.
Turn Off
Press and hold the Enter / On/Off key for 3 seconds, indicated by a 3 second countdown, to turn
TIGERLT off. (Note: If the TIGERLT fails to shut down, press the Escape (Esc) key once or twice
to return to the main screen, then press and hold the Enter / On/Off key again.)
Batteries
Check that your TIGERLT has sufficient charge for use. The battery icon (see ‘Understanding the display
screen’) should show at least two full segments.
Rechargeable Batteries
TIGERLT instruments leave the factory with the Rechargeable Battery Pack (A2) fully charged. However
prolonged periods of storage may result in the battery pack discharging. We recommend charging the
instrument for seven hours before use. See the ‘Batteries’ section of this manual pages 33 to 35.
Alkaline Batteries
An alkaline AA Battery Pack (A3) can also be used with the TIGERLT. For more information please see the
‘Batteries’ section of this manual.
Response Factor
TIGERLT instruments leave Ion Science Ltd factory calibrated on isobutylene and with a response factor of
(1.0). The reason we calibrate the instruments with a response factor of (1.0) is because this is the response
factor of isobutylene.
Set Alarm Levels
We recommend that alarm levels are set to user specifications as soon as possible before the TIGER LT is
used for the first time. Please see the ‘Using your TIGER LT’ section of the manual for details of how to set
alarm levels.
TIGER PCLT. The full functionality of your TIGERLT can only be realised through the TIGERLT PC software.
Ion Science Ltd recommend that you load the software supplied with your instrument and set up your
TIGERLT according to the instructions in the ‘TIGER PCLT Software’ section of this manual.
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Understanding the keypad
General Description
The keypad comprises two soft keys: A and B, Up and Down arrow keys, an Escape (Esc) key, and an
Enter / On/Off button. In general, setup and application settings are selected and adjusted via the soft keys,
options are selected by the arrow keys and confirmed by the Enter key. A single press is used as a
switching operation. A continuous press is used to adjust numbers or change gas selections by
automatically rolling.
Keypad Function Descriptions
Soft keys A and B rely on graphical prompts on the
display to indicate their functionality.
Up and Down keys are used to adjust settings and
navigate through the menu structure.
Enter / On/Off key is used to accept adjustments and
select functions; also to turn the TIGERLT on and off.
Escape (Esc) key is used to abort an adjustment or
exit from a menu.
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Understanding the display screen
Screen Display
The display is divided into four sections.
Fixed LCD Status icons fill the top of the screen offering instrument status at a glance. The Icons display only
when a function is selected. The main central viewing screen will display readings in large numbers only, 4
digits and decimal place will display 0.0 ppm to 5,000 ppm. Two soft key areas have been set aside as soft
key indicators. The area between the soft key indicators displays the measurement units.
Status icon
Memory Status: This icon only appears if the instrument has the data logging functionality.
Four sections within the border fill as the data log memory is filled.
Empty border = 100% memory available through to full, where all segments are present.
USB: The icon will appear when connected to a host device.
Battery Status: This icon consists of a border and four segments. The segments fill or empty
to indicate 0-25, 26-50, 51-75 and 76-100% full. When discharging, the border will flash for 1
minute before the instrument shuts down. When charging, the segments will successively fill
until 100% charge is reached.
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Understanding the display screen
Backlight: Light beam lines appear when the backlight is on.
Sound: The main body of the icon is present at all times.
The disable lines appear if all 3 alarm sounders are disabled and the volume is at 0%.
Three sound projection lines indicate the volume level.
However there are four sound levels and the quietest level has no line.
Alarm Bell: The icon consists of 2 parts, the Bell and the sound bars. When the
instrument reaches a 'Low alarm' the Bell and one sound bar will flash; when a 'High
alarm' is reached the Bell and both sound bars flash.
Flashlight / Torch: When the flashlight / torch is illuminated the light beams appear.
Main Screen Area
During normal operation this area displays the readings in large numbers, with the units of measurement
below. During setup and adjustment, a function bar overlays the main screen.
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Understanding display screen
Soft key areas
The following icons will appear in the soft key areas as soft key options. They are selected using the Up and
Down keys. Those labelled ‘optional’ will only appear if your TIGERLT has that functionality.
These icons can be reorganised using the TIGERLT PC software.
Button A
Button B
Information
Options
Single Data Log
Zeroing
Response Factor
Zones
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Using your TigerLT
Instrument functionality is broken into two parts; Application and Setup. Application settings are initially
selected via the soft keys A and B. Setup functions like Backlight, Sound, Calibration and Alarm setting are
adjusted within Options. Many of the screens have a 2 second time out which returns to the main screen if
no other keys are pressed.
On
To switch the TIGERLT on press the Enter / On/Off key once. Startup screen 1 appears showing the
TIGERLT logo. Startup screen 2 contains variable text sent from the TIGER PCLT configuration screen. The
lower half of the screen contains the instrument IRN (Internal Reference Number) and firmware version. The
third screen shows TIGERLT checking that the lamp has ‘struck’. When ‘OK’ appears, the working screen will
follow. If the lamp fails to strike, turn the TIGERLT off, wait for 30 seconds and try again. If the problem
persists, change the lamp or contact Ion Science Ltd or your distributor.
Off
To switch the TIGERLT off press and hold the Enter / On/Off key. A 3 second count down takes place before
the instrument shuts down. During this count down the instrument activates the upper alarm. Red LED's
flash and audible alarm sounds. This is done to alert the user to avoid accidental switch off.
Zeroing
Pressing the Zero soft key presents two zero options
selected with the Up or Down keys.
The upper symbol represents an absolute zero. The lower symbol represents a relative zero which follows
the drift of the PID detector. Having made your selection, press Esc. If the relative zero has been selected
TIGERLT will zero itself before returning to the main screen.
Zones
Press the Zone soft key to display the currently selected Zone:
The TIGERLT is defaulted
LT
to 'Zone 1'. Zones are set up in TIGER PC only and the name given to the zone(s) will appear on the
screen. Use the Up and Down keys to select alternative zones.
Single Data Log (optional)
Press the Single Data Log soft key to take a single data log reading. The single data log symbol appears
with a tick:
and then returns to the main screen. Press the Single Data Log soft key
again to take another reading. The fixed LCD memory icon flashes off when a single log is taken.
Options
Press the Options soft key to give access to various adjustable features, selected with
the Up and Down keys. Press Enter to confirm selection.
Backlight
Four options are presented: ‘Permanently Off’, ‘Permanently On’, ‘On in low ambient light’ and ‘Timed’ (Set
the time in TIGER PCLT). Select the preferred option with the Up and Down keys and confirm with Enter.
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Using your TigerLT
Sound
The sound options are presented as set up in TIGER PCLT. Use the Down key to select either keypad beep,
alarm sound, crescendo or percentage volume. Press Enter to turn selection on or off. For percentage
volume, press Enter again to confirm selection. The frame will flash. Use Up and Down keys to change the
percentage volume and press Enter to confirm the chosen value. Press Esc twice to return to the main
screen.
Calibration
Only two options are presented: Factory Calibration and Custom Calibration. Select the preferred option
with the Up and Down keys and confirm with Enter. Whichever calibration standard is selected, the
TIGERLT will operate against that calibration. Readings taken against unsatisfactory calibrations may be
unreliable.
Factory Calibration
Not for operator use.
Users can set their instruments to operate using the factory calibrated values, however, the
actual calibration function cannot be carried out by the user. The instrument must be returned to
Ion Science Ltd or an authorised service centre for factory calibration.
Custom Calibration
see the ’Maintenance’ section of the manual
Alarms Upper
and Lower
alarm settings are displayed. Select the subject alarm using the
Up and Down keys and press Enter. The arrow(s) on the chosen alarm will flash. Adjust the level using the
Up and Down keys and press Enter. Repeat, if necessary for the other alarm. Press Esc twice to return to
the main screen.
Note: The Lower alarm setting must never be greater than the Higher alarm.
Information
Pressing the Information soft key allows access to a number of other information screens. Use the Down
key to scroll through the screens. Press Esc to return to the main screen:
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1st Screen
Response Factor
Low alarm
High alarm
2nd screen
Date of Factory calibration
Date of Custom calibration
3rd Screen
4th Screen
SPAN 1
(gas concentration set in TIGER PCLT)
SPAN 2
(gas concentration set in TIGER PCLT)
PID
(PID reading)
A/D
(Digital number from PID)
IRN
Internal reference number
Firmware
Version
Bootloader
Version
Battery
Type and voltage
5th Screen
Data log memory available
Date / time
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Tiger PCLT software installation
The TigerLT PC has its own specific software package used to set up the instrument and download logged
data. The software is available to download from the Ion Science website. Once the software is downloaded
from the website, double click on the zip file and follow the installation procedure.
Using Tiger PCLT software
Connecting TIGERLT to a PC
1.
Double click the TIGERLT icon on your desktop and open TIGERLT PC.
The Home page should appear:
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Tiger PCLT software
The Help Screen
This screen will show you if a new version of PC software is available. You can then install the upgrade if
required.
2.
Click on ‘Instrument(s)’. If your TIGERLT has previously been connected to your PC your instruments
IRN (Internal Reference Number) will appear.
Note: If, while using this software your TIGERLT should inadvertently be turned off or disconnected
from your computer, click on ‘Instrument(s) again and proceed as below:
3.
Switch TIGERLT on and when fully running up connect to a USB socket on your PC using the USB
cable supplied. If the ‘Found New Hardware’ screen appears, follow the prompts to install your
instrument on your PC.
4.
Click on ‘Read’. Your instrument number will appear under ‘instrument(s)’ (if it was not there already)
and the Instrument Summary page will appear.
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Tiger PCLT software
5.
This page gives the current status of your
TIGERLT. If the ‘snapshot’ screen appears
click ‘Yes’. You can delete the snapshot later if
you wish (see ’TIGER PCLT Software’).
TigerLT PC
Summary Screen
The Summary screen shows the current status of your Tiger LT, including IRN, firmware version, run time
and calibration data.
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The Configuration Screen
Use this screen to configure your TIGERLT.
TigerLT PC software
Backlight
Choose from ‘Permanently Off’, ‘Permanently On’, ‘On in low ambient Light’, or ‘On For Limited Time’. The
Backlight Timeout can be set from 1 to 30 seconds.
Sound
The three icons represent: key press; alarm; and crescendo. Crescendo increases the sound as the upper
alarm is approached. Sound on each of these may be enabled or disabled by ticking or un-ticking the box.
Sound volume is adjusted with the slider.
Gas
This allows users to set the two alarm levels, a lower and higher alarm to the user’s preference. In this option
it also allows the user to select the response factor for the instrument.
Sleep during PC connect
Sleep during PC connect will send the instrument into sleep mode while it is connected to the PC software.
The instrument will awaken as soon as it is disconnected from the PC software.
Clock
Select 24 or 12 hour format using the radial buttons. Set the time and date and tick the box on the right to
set the time on your TIGERLT. Alternatively, tick the lower box to synchronise your TIGER LT with the time on
your computer.
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Zones
Use this table to define and name up to 128 separate zones. The name field is limited to eight characters
including spaces.
Soft Menu
The various functions may be allocated to the soft buttons in any order of preference by dragging and
dropping the icons. (see page 12)
Zeroing
This function allows either an assumed constant zero or for the zero to be tracked compensating for the shift
in the zero of the PID lamp during operation. The function may be enabled or disabled by ticking or unticking the box. Constant or tracked zero is selected by use of the radio buttons associated with the icons.
There are various options for zeroing a TIGERLT. The symbols below are found on the configuration screen
of TIGERLT PC.
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Zero at switch on
When selected, the TIGERLT will automatically set its zero reading
based on ambient air. When deselected, the TIGERLT uses the
Custom or Factory calibration Zero depending on which is
selected.
Fixed zero
When selected, TIGER LT uses the fixed calibration Zero. If used
in conjunction with the ‘Zero at switch on’ feature the instrument
will zero at switch on and then remain at that level.
Zero tracking
When selected, the Zero level will move negative if a cleaner
ambient air is detected. This ensures 0.0 ppm is displayed in
clean air and ensures sub ppb levels are always detected.
Zero at switch
on
Zero tracking
Fixed zero
Log Full
If you select the bell symbol your TIGERLT will alarm when the memory log is full. Alternatively, if you wish
new data to overwrite the oldest stored data in the memory and continue to store new data during datalogging, select the recycle symbol.
Vibrate
To set your TIGERLT to vibrate under alarm conditions select the ‘vibrate’ symbol.
Calibration
Use this area to define your Custom Calibration parameters.
First connect TIGERLT to your PC as detailed above under ‘Connecting your TIGER to a PC’.
TIGER PCLT offers a two-point calibration
(zero + span). Send this information to your
TIGERLT. The calibration procedure is
detailed under the ‘Maintenance’ section of
this manual.
Startup Text
Enter the text you wish to appear on the
startup screen of your TIGERLT.
Send to Instrument
When you have configured your instrument or completed your changes, send them to your TIGER LT by
clicking the ‘Send to Instrument’ box. If the message ‘There was a problem sending to the instrument’
appears, click OK and return to the Home screen. Repeat the procedure under ‘Connecting your TIGER LT to
a PC’ above. If the ‘Summary’ screen for your TIGER LT appears, visit the configuration screen again. If not,
repeat the entire procedure. If your PC still fails to read or write to your TIGERLT seek advice from your
distributor or from Ion Science Ltd.
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TigerLT PC software
The Firmware Screen
This screen displays the current firmware version installed on your TIGER LT. It also provides a facility to
download updated versions to your TIGERLT.
At this point you can also check the ‘View Release Notes’ information which is a description of the changes
in the new version as shown here.
To download a firmware update, connect TIGERLT to your computer as detailed previously. Ensure that your
instrument is in normal Survey mode, is not in an alarm condition and that no datalogging or Health and
Safety readings are being collected. Check that the battery pack is sufficiently charged (at least two bars).
IMPORTANT: The ‘Firmware’ upgrade process will delete all data from the instrument. To avoid loss of any
data during the upgrade process, take a snapshot of the instrument before proceeding. The snapshot can be
re-installed after the update process is complete.
When you are ready to send the new Firmware to the instrument. Select ‘Send to Instrument’.
You will now see a message that will warn you that all the data will be
lost on your instrument. If this is acceptable to continue confirm with
‘Yes’.
A ‘WARNING’ message will appear, to continue select ‘Yes’.
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IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to operate your TIGERLT during the update process.
The firmware on your TIGERLT will be updated and the new version will be shown on the ‘Firmware’ screen.
A bar at the bottom of the screen will indicate the progress of the update.
IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the TIGERLT at this point. Please follow
the next part before disconnecting the TIGERLT.
After the PC Software has completed sending the upgrade to the TIGERLT
the instrument will then have to finish the upgrade process. The TIGERLT
will flash the two torch LED’s and the screen on the Tiger LT will remain
blank for approximately 30 Seconds. A bar will then appear and travel
across the screen. A message will be displayed as follows, ‘verifying file
system’. The Firmware is now installed on to the instrument and will start
up automatically.
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Downloading Data Logged Readings
Connect your TIGERLT to your PC as described previously. Any fresh data-logged readings will be
downloaded as the software ‘reads’ your TIGERLT.
Go to the datalog screen and a list of the datalog sessions is presented.
Expand the datalog folder and select the session of interest.
Details of the data collected during that session are presented in numerical and graphical form.
Use the menu function at the top right hand corner of the window to print, export or delete the data.
CAUTION:
The delete function deletes all logged data from your TIGER LT. Ensure all valuable data is exported
to your PC before selecting ‘Delete’.
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Snapshots Screen
A snapshot records the settings and calibration data on your TIGERLT at any particular point in time. The
‘Snapshots’ screen displays a list of all those stored on your PC.
Click ‘Delete’ to remove a selected snapshot.
To restore the stored settings to your TIGERLT, first ensure that your instrument is running correctly and
connected to your PC as detailed previously. Ensure that your instrument is in normal Survey mode, is not in
an alarm condition and that no data logging or Health and Safety readings are being calculated. Click
‘Restore’ against the relevant snapshot
Be aware that this process will replace all setup and calibration files
On the restore screen click ’Yes’. When complete, click ‘Close’ and restart your TIGER LT. Your TIGERLT will
now be restored to the settings and calibration data stored at the time of that snapshot.
The snapshot menu also allows review of stored data when an instrument is not attached.
Expand the menu until the latest or relevant snapshot is displayed. Double-click on the snapshot and all the
data stored in that snapshot can be accessed.
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TigerLT PC software
Software Disclaimers
Termination of Software Licence
This License is effective until terminated. This License will terminate automatically without notice from Ion
Science Ltd if you fail to comply with any provision of this License. Upon termination, you agree to destroy,
delete or purge the written materials and all copies of the SOFTWARE, including modified copies, if any.
Disclaimer of Warranty
The SOFTWARE and accompanying materials (including the user’s manual) are provided “as is” without
warranty of any kind including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose,
even if Ion Science Ltd have been advised of that purpose. Furthermore Ion Science Ltd does not warrant,
guarantee, or make any representation regarding the use, or the results of the use, of the SOFTWARE or
written materials in terms of correctness, accuracy, reliability, current revision, or otherwise. Ion Science Ltd
specifically does not warrant the SOFTWARE after you assume operation. If the SOFTWARE or written
materials are defective you, not Ion Science Ltd or its dealers, distributors, agents, or employees, assume
the entire risk and costs of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction, except as stated below.
Defective Memory Stick
As the only warranty under this Agreement, Ion Science Ltd warrants, to the original Licensee only, that the
Memory Stick(s) on which the software is recorded is free from defects in materials and workmanship under
normal use and service for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of delivery as evidenced by a copy of
the Receipt. This limitation will apply where allowed.
Replacement of Defective Memory Stick
Ion Science Ltd entire liability and the original Licensee’s exclusive remedy under this agreement are at the
discretion of Ion Science Ltd, to either (a) return of payment as evidenced by a copy of the Receipt, or (b)
replacement of the memory stick that does not meet Ion Science Ltd limited warranty and which is returned
to Ion Science Ltd with a copy of the Receipt. If failure of the memory stick has resulted from accident,
abuse, or misapplication, Ion Science Ltd will have no responsibility to either replace the item or refund
payment. Any replacement memory stick will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period
or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. This warranty gives you limited, specific legal rights. You may have
other rights in some places.
No Right to Reply
No oral or written information or advice given by Ion Science Ltd, its dealers, distributors, agents or
employees will create a warranty or in any way increase the scope of the obligations of Ion Science Ltd
under this agreement, and you may not rely on any such information or advice.
Limitation of Liability
Ion Science Ltd will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages (including
damages for loss of business profits, business information, or possibility of such damages). The above
limitation will apply where allowed under local laws.
Governing Law
The laws of the United Kingdom govern this Agreement.
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Batteries
Warnings
BATTERY CHARGING:
Charge TIGER and its Lithium ion battery packs in a Non Hazardous
environment only.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT:
Never replace primary Alkaline battery cells while in a potentially
explosive or hazardous location. Use only Duracell Procell Alkaline
batteries MN1500.
The TIGER Lithium ion and Alkaline battery packs have been specially
designed to allow connection to the TIGER Instrument while in
potentially hazardous atmospheres.
The TIGER instruments ingress protection rating is reduced to IP 20
when its battery pack is removed so avoid changing batteries in dusty or
wet environments.
BATTERY CONNECTION:
Two battery packs are available for use with the TIGERLT instrument. A lithium ion Rechargeable Battery
Pack (A2) and non-rechargeable AA Battery Pack (A3), (that may be fitted with 3 AA Alkaline batteries). The
rechargeable pack is recommended for normal operation with the non-rechargeable pack available when
power is not available and the use of the instrument is needed. The rechargeable pack is normally fitted as
standard to the instrument when shipped.
Recharging Batteries
Ensure the TIGERLT is charged for at least 7 hours before using it for the first time. To ensure optimum
charging the TIGERLT should be switched off during charging. If left on, the TIGERLT will take longer to
charge, but should not suffer any damage. The TIGERLT should be charged in a non-hazardous
environment only.
To charge your TIGERLT, first connect the Charger Cradle (A4) to the mains, and switch on. A red light will
indicate that the charger is ready. Place the TIGERLT in the Charger Cradle such that the contacts on the
TIGERLT are aligned with those in the cradle. (There is no need to remove the Instrument Boot (8) from the
TIGERLT during charging.) During charging, the charger will display an orange light. A green light indicates
that charging is complete.
Discharged
The battery icon on the TIGERLT will display the
level of charge.
Fully Charged
Note:
1. Only use the Charger Cradle supplied with your TIGERLT to charge your instrument.
2. Ion Science Ltd recommends keeping your TIGERLT on charge at all times when not in use, as
batteries can lose power over time.
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Replacement / Exchange of Battery Packs
To replace the Rechargeable Battery Pack (A2), proceed as follows:
a.
Ensure TIGERLT is switched Off;
b.
Remove the Instrument Boot (8) from your TIGERLT (this is most easily achieved by starting at the
front end of the instrument (step 4 below));
c.
Release the clip at the rear end of the instrument and lift the Rechargeable Battery Pack (A2) away
from the Instrument Body (A1), coincidently sliding it slightly backwards;
d.
e.
Reverse the procedure to install the replacement
battery pack ensuring that the Boot is a snug fit
around the front of the instrument and the lights are
not obscured;
Charge the TIGERLT for 7 hours before use.
Item numbers in (bold) refer to the illustrations and parts list on page 41.
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Replacement of Non-rechargeable Batteries in Battery Pack
WARNING
BATTERY REPLACEMENT:
Never replace primary Alkaline battery cells while in a potentially
explosive or hazardous location. Use only Duracell Procell Alkaline
batteries MN1500.
a.
Ensure TIGERLT is switched Off.
b.
Remove the AA Battery Pack (A3) as in (b) and (c) on page 34;
c.
d.
e
f.
g.
Remove the screws retaining the battery
cover and lift it off. This reveals a set of 3 x
AA cells contained in a removable battery
holder;
Remove the battery holder;
Replace the exhausted batteries; Use
Duracell PROCELL Alkaline batteries
MN1500
Check all batteries have the correct polarity
before replacing the battery holder;
Assemble the battery holder into the AA
Battery Pack (A3), refit the battery cover and
fix in place using the securing screws.
Replace the Instrument Boot (8) ensuring that
it is a snug fit around the front of the
Instrument Body (A1) and the lights are not
obscured.
CAUTION:
Fitting batteries or connecting the battery pack with the wrong polarity may result in permanent
damage to the instrument!
CAUTION:
Non-rechargeable batteries must not be replaced in the field. Batteries should be loaded into the
battery holder in a safe environment only. Only the assembled AA Battery Pack (A3) may be
changed in the field.
CAUTION:
Do not make any connections to the USB port of this instrument whilst in a hazardous area.
Note:
When loading batteries check for correct battery polarity before connecting them.
Note:
Dispose of used batteries in accordance with all local and national safety and environmental
requirements.
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Diagnostics
Basic faults or diagnostics are presented as symbols. Should a fault occur most can be corrected by
pressing Enter or Esc to clear the fault message. All fault conditions cause the TIGER LT to alarm.
Pump failure
Pump blocked or pump failure
The flow of gas through the instrument has fallen below 50 ml/minute. Check the
probe and filter for signs of blockage. Water or dirt in the probe, a bent probe, dirty
filter on the inlet or blockage of the exhaust (finger over hole on the back?) can all
cause low flow. If the blockage can be removed, press Esc to clear the alarm. If the
fault persists send the instrument to your distributor for service.
Battery dead
Battery low or battery failure
The TIGERLT will shut down when the battery level falls below 2%. Recharge the
battery as instructed in the ‘Batteries’ section of this manual ensuring that all
connections are sound and the indicator lights on the charger are in order. If the
battery fails to charge, fit another battery pack if available. If using alkaline batteries,
replace them. If the fault persists send the instrument and charger to your distributor
for service.
Lamp out
Lamp failure
The PID lamp has failed to strike (illuminate); this may occur at switch on or during
use. Switch the TIGERLT off and replace the lamp. See the ‘Maintenance’ section.
Memory full
Memory cannot receive more data
The data log memory is full. This will only happen if the Log Full box is set to ‘alarm’
on the TIGERLT PC configuration screen. Press the Esc key to continue, but the
TIGERLT will no longer continue to log data. Select ‘recycle’ in TIGER PC LT and the
TIGERLT will overwrite the oldest data and no alarm will be raised.
System error
Total system failure
The instrument’s firmware is corrupted. In the unlikely event of this message
appearing, contact Ion Science Ltd or your nearest authorised service centre.
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Maintenance
Calibration
Ion Science Ltd recommends an annual service and calibration for users who require a traceable calibration.
During this service the lamp and detector are brought back to factory specifications and new Factory
Calibration data is stored.
Due to the linear output of the Ion Science PID detector, a two-point calibration is often adequate. TIGERLT
scales its linear output across a ZERO level (clean air reference) and the SPAN 1 user defined gas
concentration.
TIGERLT offers the options of Factory Calibration or Custom Calibration. ‘Factory Calibration' is set by Ion
Science Ltd during instrument manufacture or on re-calibration. 'Custom Calibration' can be set by the
instrument user.
For Factory Calibration contact Ion Science Ltd or your distributor.
'Factory Calibration’ offers a safe set of three-point calibration data. This should be used if the custom
calibration fails and will keep the unit working until a good custom calibration is completed.
For Custom Calibration, first set up the parameters in TIGERLT PC - see the ‘TIGERLT
PC Software’ section of the manual.
TIGERLT allows you to custom calibrate using any gas concentration from 10ppm. A cylinder of the selected
gas at each of the chosen concentrations is required. Demand flow regulators are recommended for the
TigerLT. If flow regulators are to be used then a 0.3L/min is recommended, a flow adaptor should be used to
avoid over-pressurising the instrument (sold separately).
Have the cylinder(s) of gas, regulator(s) and the zero carbon filter (included in the Calibration Kit (A-861418)
for your TIGERLT) ready before starting the procedure. Alternatively a known clean air supply may be used
as the ‘zero’ gas. Please ensure you are familiar with the entire calibration procedure before attempting to
calibrate your TIGERLT.
Note:
The calibration of your TIGERLT must be carried out in a clean air environment. Ensure all parts of
the Calibration Kit are available and ready for use.
Never calibrate the zero with the span gas connected.
Press the Options soft key
on your TIGERLT to access the adjustable features.
Then use the Up or Down key to select calibration.
Select Custom Calibration
Press Enter to confirm selection.
and press Enter to confirm.
On confirming the selection, the user is presented with a 30 second count down.
Remove both caps from the Carbon Filter Assembly (A-31057) and then fit onto the probe of your TIGERLT.
Press Enter to start the ‘zero’ countdown. At the end of the count down a tick '✓' will appear, indicating that
the Zero has been accepted. Disconnect the Carbon Filter Assembly and replace the cap ends. The useful
life of the Carbon Filter Assembly will be shortened if the Carbon Filter Assembly is open to atmosphere for
prolonged periods.
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Maintenance
Press Enter again and the gas and concentration for Span 1 (previously set up in TIGER PC LT) are
displayed along with a 30 second countdown.
Attach the ‘Span 1’ gas using the Calibration Adaptor
(861476) supplied in the Accessory Box (A-861267) (see ’Accessories’) and press Enter to start the Span 1
countdown. At the end of the count down a tick '✓' will appear, indicating that the Span 1 has been
accepted. For two-point calibration, press Enter and the calibration is complete.
Inlet Probe (Part number: 880207) from January 2016
The Tiger inlet probe design was updated for a stronger design to
ensure a longer working life. The probes are supplied as standard on
Tiger instruments supplied from January 2016. These probes can be
uesd on older instruments however an alternative filter clamp and seal
are required. An upgraded kit is available.
Probe upgrade kit: A-880214
PTFE Filter Disc (861221)
The Filter Disc should be changed after every 100 hours of use. This interval should be shortened for dusty
or moisture laden environments or whenever the filter appears ‘dirty’ Filter Disc changing should be
conducted in a suitably clean environment, with clean hands and equipment to avoid contamination of the
new Filter Disc.
To change the Filter Disc, unscrew the Filter Housing Cap, lift off the Filter Clamp and O-Ring and lift the
Filter Disc from the Instrument Body. Carefully place a new Filter Disc into the Instrument Body. Under no
circumstances should a Filter Disc be used once it has been removed. Replace the Filter Clamp,
ensuring the locating lugs are correctly positioned in the cut-outs in the instrument body and that the O-Ring
is correctly seated. Replace the Filter Housing Cap. Do not over-tighten.
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Maintenance
PID Sensor/Lamp Replacement and Cleaning
When using your TIGERLT in conditions of high ambient humidity, the PID may show unexpected readings
appearing to increase. This occurs due to dust or other small particles within the detector becoming
hydrated with humidity. This causes these particles to conduct a signal between the electrodes. The
problem can be resolved by the user in the field using the procedure below and a can of computer duster air.
In normal use the lamp should be cleaned after every 100 hours of use (based on 30 ppm for 100 hours).
Reduce this if TIGERLT is used in heavily gas contaminated environments. Please note that some esters,
amines and halogenated compounds may accelerate window fouling; in these cases cleaning may be
required after every 20 hours of use. Cleaning frequency will also depend upon alarm levels set and
prevailing environmental conditions.
CAUTION!
The TIGERLT is a sensitive detector. Internal components must be handled with clean hands and
clean tools. The TIGERLT lamp is fragile. Handle with great care. Never touch the window and do not
drop!!
To remove the MiniPID 2 Sensor for cleaning or lamp
replacement, first ensure that the TIGERLT is turned off
and that you are in a clean environment such that the
sensor parts will not be contaminated by dust, oil or
grease. Remove the Sensor Cover (see image on
right). The centre screw may be turned with a small
coin or a suitable flat bladed screwdriver.
Ensure that the Sensor Seal, on the inside of the
Sensor Cover is not disturbed.
Carefully lift the MiniPID 2 Sensor from the Instrument
Body, ensuring that the two Inlet/Outlet Seals remain in place in
the Instrument Body.
Using the special Mini PID electrode stack removal tool
(846216) provided, locate its ‘prongs’ in the slots in the side of
the MiniPID 2 Sensor body. Using the forefinger to restrain the
sensor, (the internal parts are spring-loaded and careless
disassembly will leave you hunting for the spring!) squeeze the
tool to release the lamp housing.
The lamp may now be removed.
To replace the lamp or install a new one, reverse the procedure, ensuring the seals are all in place. When
replacing the Sensor Cover ensure that the markers are aligned correctly and that the cover is a snug fit.
The instrument MUST be re-calibrated after fitting a replacement or cleaned lamp.
CAUTION!
Never refit a damaged lamp!
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Maintenance
Lamp Cleaning
The TIGERLT PID relies on an ultraviolet light source ionising VOC gases as they pass across the lamp
window. This process may result in a very fine layer of contamination appearing on the detector window that
must be removed on a regular basis.
CAUTION!
The TIGERLT is a sensitive detector. Internal components must be handled with clean hands and
clean tools. The TIGERLT lamp is fragile. Handle with great care!
First ensure that the TIGER LT is turned off and that you are in a clean environment such that the sensor parts
will not be contaminated by dust, oil or grease.
Remove the lamp as detailed on page 34.
Inspection of the lamp may reveal a layer of contamination on the detection window that presents itself as a
‘blue hue.’ To check for confirmation, hold the lamp in front of a light source and look across the window
surface. Clean the window using the PID Lamp Cleaning Kit (A-31063) supplied.
USE of PID Lamp Cleaning Kit A-31063
The container of cleaning compound contains Aluminium Oxide as a very fine power
(CAS Number 1344-28-1).
A full material safety data sheet MSDS is available on request from Ion Science Ltd. The key issues are
listed below:
Always replace the lid after using the cleaning compound.
•
Hazard identification:
May cause irritation of respiratory tract and eyes.
•
Handling:
Do not breathe vapour/dust. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing;
Wear suitable protective clothing;
Follow industrial hygiene practices: Wash face and hands thoroughly with soap and water after use
and before eating, drinking, smoking or applying cosmetics;
The Compound has a TVL(TWA) of 10 mg/m3.
•
Storage:
Keep container closed to prevent water adsorption and contamination.
•
•
•
To clean the lamp:
1. Open the vial of Aluminium Oxide polishing compound.
With a clean cotton bud collect a small amount of
compound;
2. Use this cotton bud to polish the PID lamp window. Use a
circular action applying light pressure to clean the lamp
window. Never touch the lamp window with fingers;
3. Continue polishing until an audible “squeaking” is made by
the cotton bud with compound moving over the window
surface (usually within fifteen seconds);
4. Remove the residual powder with short blast of air from the
can of air duster;
5. The instrument MUST now be re-calibrated.
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TigerLT parts
Tiger main assembly
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PART
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
A1
Instrument body
A-8611274
1
A2
Rechargeable battery pack
A-861240
1
A3
AA battery pack
A-861241
1
A4
Charge cradle
A-861220
1
A5
Sensor cover
A-861259
1
A6
MiniPID 2 sensor
MP6SX66XU2
1
861203-9
1
7
Sensor gasket
8
Instrument boot
9
Sensor seal
10
11
NUMBER
QTY
861205
1
A-861214
1
Inlet / outlet seal
861215
2
Filter housing cap
861218
1
12
Filter clamp
861579
1
13
Filter disc
861221
1
14
Probe - Tiger
880207
1
15
O-ring
5/OV-02
1
16
Probe seal
880202
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Accessories
Ion Science Ltd has developed an exclusive range of high quality accessories to compliment the TIGER LT.
Please see a selection of these below:
Part Number
Accessory Description
1/jawu-01
Car Charger Lead – Allows the Charger Cradle (A4) to be powered from a
standard vehicle cigar lighter (12 volt only)
A-861214
Sensor Seal (9) – Seal between the MiniPID Sensor (A6) and the Sensor
Cover (A5)
846216
Mini PID electrode stack removal tool – Used to remove Stack / Pellet from
the MiniPID Sensor (A6)
861205
Protective, Removable Rubber Boot (8) – Supplied with every TIGER, this
is a replacement
861219
Filter Clamp (12) – clamp that covers the PTFE filter and accepts the
extension probe
861230
USB Cable – Supplied with every TIGER, this is a replacement
861266
Leather instrument holster – TIGER can be carried on a belt around the
waist allowing hands free operation
861412
Leather instrument harness – TIGER can be carried against upper body
allowing hands free operation
880207
Inlet probe – new stronger design. Standard from January 2016
880202
Probe seal (used with 880207 above) Standard from January 2016
861579
Filter clamp (used with 880207 above) Standard from January 2016
A-880210
Probe upgrade kit – Contains 880207, 880202 and 861579 (above)
861476
Calibration Adaptor – Must be used when calibrating using flow regulators
A-31057
Carbon Filter – Used during calibration to set a zero
A-31063
PID Lamp Cleaning Kit- Contains Alumina powder and 40 cotton buds
A-861413
5 m Extension Hose – Replaces the standard probe, pipe material: PTFE
A-861414
10 m Extension Hose – Replaces the standard probe, pipe material: PTFE
A-861415
Diluter – Dilutes immediate sample with ambient air
A-861406
Flexible Probe – 300mm, replaces the standard probe, internal pipe
material: PTFE
A-861240
Lithium ion battery pack, intrinsically safe – Replacement / spare
A-861241
Alkaline battery pack, intrinsically safe. 3 x AA batteries included –
Replacement / spare
A-861267
Accessory box as supplied with the TIGER – Includes carbon filter, lamp
cleaning kit, PID Stack / Pellet removal tool, lanyard, calibration adaptor
and PID sensor seal
A-861472
PTFE Filter Discs (pack of 10)
A-861511
Anti-vibration charger cradle – Allows wall mounting of vehicle charging,
includes charge cradle
LA4TM600
Lamp 10.6eV
MP6SX66XU2
Replacement MiniPID (Orange stack)
For more information please visit www.ionscience.com/Tiger and select Accessories.
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Instrument warranty and service
Warranty
Standard Warranty can be extended to up to 2 years on the TIGERLT when registering your instrument via
our website: www.ionscience.com/instrument-registration To receive your Extended Warranty, you need to
register within one month of purchase (Terms and Conditions apply).
To register your TIGER instrument, simply fill in the online form. You will need to enter your instrument serial
number to hand. The serial number is located on the front label of the instrument, towards the bottom end of
the unit. Beneath the bar code, there will be a number beginning with T- followed by 6 digits. (E.g.T-123456).
You will then receive a confirmation email that your Extended Warranty Period has been activated and
processed.
Full details, along with a copy of our Warranty Statement can be found by visiting:
www.ionscience.com/instrument-registration
Service
At Ion Science Ltd we recommend that all of our gas detection instruments be returned for service and
factory calibration once every 12 months.
Contact Ion Science Ltd or your local distributor for service options in your area.
Find your local distributor by visiting: www.ionscience.com
Contact Details:
UK Head Office
Ion Science Ltd
The Hive, Butts lane,
Fowlmere
Cambridge
SG8 7SL
UK
Tel: +44 (0)1763 207206
Email: info@ionscience.com
Web: www.ionscience.com
US Corporate HQ
Ion Science Inc.
4153 Bluebonnet Drive, Stafford
Texas
77477
USA
Tel: +1 877 8647710
Email: info@ionscienceusa.com
Web: www.ionscience.com
German Office
Ion Science Messtechnik GMBH
Laubach 30
Metmann-Neandertal
40822
GERMANY
Tel: +49 2104 14480
Fax: +49 2104 144825
Email: info@ism-d.de
Web: www.ism-d.de
Italian Office
Ion Science Italia
Via Emilia 51/c
40011 Anzola Emilia
Bologna
ITALY
Tel: +39 051 0561850
Fax: +39 051 0561851
Email: info@ionscience.it
Web: www.ionscience.it
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Technical specification
Response time:
Detectable
Range:
Resolution:
Accuracy:
Linearity:
Battery:
Data log:
Alarm visual:
Alarm audible:
Flow Rate:
Temperature:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Materials:
T90 < 2 second
0 ppm – 5,000 ppm
0.1 ppm
+/- 5% displayed reading +/- one digit
+/- 5% displayed reading +/- one digit
Lithium ion:
24 hours
Alkaline (Duracell Procell
8.5 hours
MN1500):
Including date / time:
80,000
Flashing Red and Amber LED
95 dBA @ 300 mm
≥ 220 ml/min in Ambient conditions
Operating:
-20 to 60 C (-4 to 140 F)
Storage:
-25 to 60 C (-13 to 140 F)
Certified to:
-15 to 45 C (-5 to 140 F)
Instrument:
370.0mm / 14.56” (H)
91.4mm / 3.59” (W)
61mm / 2.40” (D)
Instrument:
0.75 kg (1.6 lb)
Instrument:
Anti-static PC/ABS (Polycarbonate/ Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
Rubber Boot:
Anti-static TPE
(Thermoplastic Polyolefin Elastomeric)
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Manual log
V1.0
Manual created
16/06/15
V0.5.02
PC
Software
V1.1.0.2
V1.1
Reference to survey mode removed (page8)
Part number descriptions updated (page37)
18/09/15
V0.5.09
V1.1.0.3
V1.2
New probe design. Pages 33, 36 and 37
27/01/2016
V0.5.09
V1.1.0.3
V1.3
Warranty length updated
18/02/2016
V0.5.09
V1.1.0.3
V1.4
Part number update on diagram - page 36
Declaration of Conformity – page 5
MiniPID to MiniPID2 throughout – throughout.
US postal address page 39
Statement page 7
Minor text refinement throughout
13/06/2016
V0.5.09
V1.1.0.3
V1.5
Cover image updated - page 1
Display range - page 11
Zero statement - page 22
Cal times to 30 secs - Page 32 & 33
Part descriptions – page 34, 37
Updated exploded diagram - page 36
Dimension corrected - page 40
dBA distance to mm - page 40
Disclaimer added – page 41
30/11/2016
V0.5.09
V1.1.0.3
Manual version
Amendment
Issue Date
Instrument
Firmware
Disclaimer: Information in this [manual, document…] is subject to change without notice
and does not represent a commitment on the part of Ion Science. No claims, promises or
guarantees are made about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information
contained herein.
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