ALTAIR 5

ALTAIR 5
Operating Manual
ALTAIR 5 – Multi Gas Detector
ALTAIR 5IR – Multi Gas Detector
Order No.: 10094177/00 Y-HLS
MSA AUER GmbH
D-12059 Berlin
Thiemannstrasse 1
Germany
© MSA AUER GmbH. All rights reserved
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Declaration of Conformity
MANUFACTURED BY: Mine Safety Appliances Company
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066 USA
The manufacturer or the European Authorized Representative
MSA AUER GmbH, Thiemannstrasse 1, D-12059 Berlin
declares that the product:
MSA ALTAIR 5
Complies with the provisions of the council directive 94/9/EC (ATEX).
This declaration is based on the EC-Type Examination Certificate
FTZU 08 ATEX 0340 X
in accordance with Annex III of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.
Quality Assurance Notification issued by Ineris of France, Notified Body number
0080, in accordance with Annex IV of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.
We additionally declare that this product is in conformance with the EMC Directive
2004 / 108/ EC in accordance with the standards
DIN EN 50270: 2007 Typ 2, DIN EN 61000 - 6 - 3 :2007
MSA AUER GmbH
Dr. Axel Schubert
R & D Instruments
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Berlin, April 2009
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
MSA
Declaration of Conformity
MANUFACTURED BY: Mine Safety Appliances Company
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066 USA
The manufacturer or the European Authorized Representative
MSA AUER GmbH, Thiemannstrasse 1, D-12059 Berlin
declares that the product:
MSA ALTAIR 5IR
Complies with the provisions of the council directive 94/9/EC (ATEX).
This declaration is based on the EC-Type Examination Certificate
FTZU 09 ATEX 0006 X
in accordance with Annex III of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.
Quality Assurance Notification issued by Ineris of France, Notified Body number
0080, in accordance with Annex IV of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.
We additionally declare that this product is in conformance with the EMC Directive
2004 / 108/ EC in accordance with the standards
DIN EN 50270: 2007 Typ 2, DIN EN 61000 - 6 - 3 :2007
MSA AUER GmbH
Dr. Axel Schubert
R & D Instruments
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Berlin, April 2009
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CONTENTS
Contents
1.
2.
3.
Instrument Safety ..................................................................................... 7
1.1.
Correct Use ..................................................................................... 7
1.2.
Liability Information ......................................................................... 8
1.3.
Safety and Precautionary Measures to be Adopted ........................ 8
1.4.
Warranty........................................................................................ 11
Description.............................................................................................. 12
2.1.
Instrument Overview ..................................................................... 12
2.2.
Device Hardware Interfaces .......................................................... 13
2.3.
On-Screen Indicators .................................................................... 15
2.4.
Viewing Optional Displays............................................................. 19
2.5.
Sensor Missing Alarm ................................................................... 22
2.6.
Monitoring Toxic Gases................................................................. 23
2.7.
Monitoring the Oxygen Concentration ........................................... 24
2.8.
Monitoring Combustible Gases ..................................................... 25
Operation................................................................................................. 26
3.1.
Environmental Factors .................................................................. 26
3.2.
Turning ON and Fresh Air Setup ................................................... 27
3.3.
Measurement Mode (Normal Operation)....................................... 30
3.4.
Instrument Setup ........................................................................... 31
3.5.
Data Logging ................................................................................. 39
3.6.
Function Tests on the Instrument .................................................. 39
3.7.
Safe LED....................................................................................... 40
3.8.
Calibration Check .......................................................................... 40
3.9.
Calibration ..................................................................................... 41
3.10. Instrument Shutdown .................................................................... 44
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5.
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Maintenance............................................................................................ 45
4.1.
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 46
4.2.
Verifying Pump Operation ............................................................. 47
4.3.
Replacing the Battery.................................................................... 48
4.4.
Live Maintenance Procedure - Replacing or Adding a Sensor ...... 49
4.5.
Replacing the Filter (for instruments with integral pump) .............. 51
4.6.
Cleaning the Instrument ................................................................ 51
4.7.
Storage.......................................................................................... 51
4.8.
Shipment ....................................................................................... 51
Technical Specifications/Certifications................................................ 52
5.1.
Technical Specifications................................................................ 52
5.2.
Factory-set Alarm thresholds ........................................................ 53
5.3.
IR sensors ..................................................................................... 54
5.4.
Certifications ................................................................................. 56
5.5.
Performance Specification ............................................................ 57
6.
Order Information................................................................................... 59
7.
Appendix – Flow Charts......................................................................... 64
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7.1.
Start Up Sequence (Power ON) .................................................... 64
7.2.
Normal Operation.......................................................................... 65
7.3.
Options from Main Page................................................................ 66
7.4.
Password Protected Options......................................................... 67
7.5.
Menu Sequence from Main page .................................................. 68
7.6.
Calibration Sequence .................................................................... 70
7.7.
Calibration Options........................................................................ 71
7.8.
Alarm Options ............................................................................... 72
7.9.
Instrument Options ........................................................................ 74
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INSTRUMENT SAFETY
1.
Instrument Safety
1.1.
Correct Use
The ALTAIR 5 and ALTAIR 5 IR Multigas Detectors are for use by trained and
qualified personnel. They are designed to be used when performing a hazard
assessment to:
• Assess potential worker exposure to combustible and toxic gases and
vapours as well as low level of oxygen.
• Determine the appropriate gas and vapour monitoring needed for
a workplace.
The ALTAIR 5 and ALTAIR 5 IR Multigas Detectors can be equipped to detect:
• Combustible gases and certain combustible vapours
• Oxygen-deficient or oxygen-rich atmospheres
• Specific toxic gases for which a sensor is installed.
The ALTAIR 5 and ALTAIR 5 IR Multigas Detectors are designed to:
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Detect gases and vapours in air only
Detect only specified toxic gases for which a sensor is installed (available
sensors see Chapter 6).
While the instrument can detect up to 25 % oxygen in ambient air, it is
approved for use only up to 21 % oxygen.
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Read and follow all instructions carefully.
Perform a blocked flow test before each day's use if equipped with an integral
pump.
Check calibration before each day's use and adjust if necessary.
Check calibration more frequently if exposed to silicone, silicates, leadcontaining compounds, hydrogen sulphide, or high contaminant levels.
Recheck calibration if unit is subjected to physical shock.
Use only to detect gases/vapours for which a sensor is installed.
Do not use to detect combustible dusts or mists.
Make sure adequate oxygen is present.
Do not block sensors.
Never block the pump inlet except to perform a sampling safety test.
Have a trained and qualified person interpret instrument readings.
Do not remove battery pack from instrument while in a hazardous location.
Do not recharge Li Ion battery in a combustible location.
Do not replace alkaline batteries in a combustible location.
Do not alter or modify instrument.
Use only MSA-approved sampling lines.
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Do not use silicone tubing or sampling lines.
Wait sufficient time for the reading; response times vary, based on gas and
length of sampling line.
• Do not use the instrument with integral pump for prolonged periods in an
atmosphere containing a concentration of fuel or solvent vapours that may be
greater than 10%LEL.
It is imperative that this operating manual be read and observed when using the
product. In particular, the safety instructions, as well as the information for the use
and operation of the product, must be carefully read and observed. Furthermore,
the national regulations applicable in the user's country must be taken into
account for a safe use.
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Danger!
This product is supporting life and health. Inappropriate use,
maintenance or servicing may affect the function of the device and
thereby seriously compromise the user's life.
Before use the product operability must be verified. The product must
not be used if the function test is unsuccessful, it is damaged, a
competent servicing/maintenance has not been made, genuine MSA
spare parts have not been used.
Alternative use, or use outside this specification will be considered as noncompliance. This also applies especially to unauthorised alterations to the product
and to commissioning work that has not been carried out by MSA or authorised
persons.
1.2.
Liability Information
MSA accepts no liability in cases where the product has been used
inappropriately or not as intended. The selection and use of the product are the
exclusive responsibility of the individual operator.
Product liability claims, warranties also as guarantees made by MSA with respect
to the product are voided, if it is not used, serviced or maintained in accordance
with the instructions in this manual.
1.3.
Safety and Precautionary Measures to be Adopted
Perform a blocked flow test (see chapter 4.2) before each day's use if equipped
with an integral pump.
MSA recommends to check the instrument's functionality (see chapter 3.6) and
carry out a routine inspection each day before use.
Perform calibration check (see chapter 3.8) before each day's use to verify proper
instrument operation. Adjust calibration if the readings are not within the specified
limits.
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Check calibration more frequently if the unit is subjected to physical shock or high
levels of contaminants. Also, check calibration more frequently if the tested
atmosphere contains the following materials, which may desensitise the
combustible gas sensor and reduce its readings:
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Organic silicones
Silicates
Lead-containing compounds
Hydrogen sulphide exposures over 200 ppm or exposures over 50 ppm
for one minute.
The minimum concentration of a combustible gas in air that can ignite is
defined as the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL).
A combustible gas reading of "100” or "5.00” indicates the atmosphere is
above 100 % LEL or 5.00 %vol CH4, and an explosion hazard exists.
Move away from hazardous area immediately.
Do not use the ALTAIR 5 Multigas Detector to test for combustible or toxic
gases in the following atmospheres as this may result in erroneous readings:
• Oxygen-deficient or oxygen-rich atmospheres
• Reducing atmospheres
• Furnace stacks
• Inert environments
• Atmospheres containing combustible airborne mists/dusts.
Measurement in the above atmospheres (except oxygen-rich
atmospheres) can be done with the infrared sensor in the ALTAIR 5 IR.
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Do not use the ALTAIR 5 and ALTAIR 5 IR Multigas Detectors to test for
combustible gases in atmospheres containing vapours from liquids with a high
flash point (above 38 °C, 100°F) as this may result in erroneously low
readings.
Do not block sensor openings as this may cause inaccurate readings. Do not
press on the face of the sensors, as this may damage them and cause
erroneous readings. Do not use compressed air to clean the sensor holes, as
the pressure may damage the sensors.
Allow sufficient time for unit to display accurate reading. Response times vary
based on the type of sensor being utilised (see chapter 5.5, "Performance
Specifications"). Additionally, when using a sample pump, allow a minimum of
1 second per foot (3 seconds per metre) of sample line to allow the sample to
be drawn through the sensors.
Sampling lines made from 1.57 mm (0.062 inch) inner diameter tubing provide
fast transport times to the instrument; however, they must be limited to 15 m
(50 feet) in length.
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MSA does not recommend the use of sampling lines in monitoring for reactive
toxic gases (Cl2, ClO2, NH3).
All instrument readings and information must be interpreted by someone
trained and qualified in interpreting instrument readings in relation to the
specific environment, industrial practice and exposure limitations.
Risk of explosion: Do not recharge instrument in hazardous area.
Do not replace batteries in hazardous area.
Observe proper battery maintenance
Use only battery chargers made available by MSA for use with this instrument;
other chargers may damage the battery pack and the unit. Dispose of in
accordance with local health and safety regulations.
Be aware of environmental conditions
A number of environmental factors may affect the oxygen sensor readings,
including changes in pressure, humidity and temperature.
Pressure and humidity changes affect the amount of oxygen actually present in
the atmosphere.
Be aware of the procedures for handling electrostatically sensitive
electronics
The instrument contains electrostatically sensitive components. Do not open or
repair the unit without using appropriate electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.
The warranty does not cover damage caused by electrostatic discharges.
Be aware of the product regulations
Follow all relevant national regulations applicable in the country of use.
Be aware of the warranty regulations
The warranties made by Mine Safety Appliances Company with respect to the
product are voided if the product is not used and maintained in accordance with
the instructions in this manual. Please protect yourself and others by following
them. We encourage our customers to write or call regarding this equipment prior
to use or for any additional information relative to use or service.
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1.4.
INSTRUMENT SAFETY
Warranty
ITEM
WARRANTY PERIOD
Chassis and electronics
Two years*
COMB, O2, H2S, CO sensors
Two years*
Cl2 , ClO2, NH3, HCN, NO2, PH3, SO2 sensors
One year*
Infrared Sensor
Two years*
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For extended warranty offerings please contact MSA
1.4.1 Warranty
This warranty does not cover filters, fuses, etc. Certain other accessories not
specifically listed here may have different warranty periods. This warranty is valid
only if the product is maintained and used in accordance with Seller's instructions
and/or recommendations.
The Seller shall be released from all obligations under this warranty in the event
repairs or modifications are made by persons other than its own or authorised
service personnel or if the warranty claim results from physical abuse or misuse
of the product. No agent, employee or representative of the Seller has any
authority to bind the Seller to any affirmation, representation or warranty
concerning this product. Seller makes no warranty concerning components or
accessories not manufactured by the Seller, but will pass on to the Purchaser all
warranties of manufacturers of such components.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED,
IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AND IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THE TERMS
HEREOF. SELLER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
1.4.2 Exclusive Remedy
It is expressly agreed that Purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy for breach of
the above warranty, for any tortious conduct of Seller, or for any other cause of
action, shall be the replacement at Seller's option, of any equipment or parts
thereof, which after examination by Seller is proven to be defective.
Replacement equipment and/or parts will be provided at no cost to Purchaser,
F.O.B. Seller's Plant. Failure of Seller to successfully replace any nonconforming
equipment or parts shall not cause the remedy established hereby to fail of its
essential purpose.
1.4.3 Exclusion of Consequential Damage
Purchaser specifically understands and agrees that under no circumstances will
seller be liable to purchaser for economic, special, incidental or consequential
damages or losses of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to, loss of
anticipated profits and any other loss caused by reason of nonoperation of the
goods. This exclusion is applicable to claims for breach of warranty, tortious
conduct or any other cause of action against seller.
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2.
Description
2.1.
Instrument Overview
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Instrument view
Alarm LEDs (2)
Communication
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Button
10 Belt Clip
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Sensor Inlets
11 Charging Connection
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Pump Cap
12 Screws
5
Horn
13 Pump inlet
6
Display
14 Filter
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Button
15 Pump cap screw
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Button
16 Charge Status LED
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DESCRIPTION
The instrument monitors gases in ambient air and in the workplace.
The ALTAIR 5 is available with a maximum of four sensors, which can display
readings for five separate gases (one Dual Toxic Sensor provides both CO and
H2S sensing capabilities in a single sensor).
The detector is available in a diffusion or pumped configuration. When using the
pump instrument, do not remove the pump cap (item 4 on figure 2-1).
The ALTAIR 5 IR is available with a maximum of five sensors, which can display
readings for six separate gases (one Dual Toxic Sensor provides both CO and
H2S sensing capabilities in a single sensor).
The ALTAIR 5 and ALTAIR 5 IR detectors are available with either a
monochrome or colour display.
While the instrument can detect up to 25 % oxygen in ambient air, it is approved
for use only up to 21 % oxygen.
The alarm levels for the individual gases are factory-set and can be changed
through the instrument Setup Menu. These changes can also be made through
MSA Link Software. Ensure that the latest version of the MSA Link software has
been downloaded from MSA’s website www.msanet.com.
2.2.
Device Hardware Interfaces
Instrument operation is dialog driven from the display with the aid of the
three function buttons (see Figure 2-1).
2.2.1 Button Definitions
The ALTAIR 5 and ALTAIR 5 IR uses three buttons for user operation. Each
button can function as a "soft key", as defined immediately above the button.
Button
Description
The button is used to turn instrument ON or OFF and to confirm user
action selections.
The Button is used to page down through data screens or to
decrease the values in Set-up mode.
Holding this button for 3 seconds while in Normal Measure Mode will
activate the InstantAlert alarm.
The button is used to reset peak, STEL TWA and alarms (where
possible) or perform calibration in measuring mode. It is also used as
page up or to increase the values in set-up mode.
When the button and the
button are pressed simultaneously while in normal
measure mode, the Options Setup Mode displays.
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2.2.2 LED Definitions
LED
Description
GREEN
The Safe LED flashes once every 15 seconds to notify the user that
the instrument is ON and operating under the conditions defined in
chapter 3.7.
This option can be turned OFF through the MSA Link software.
RED
The red LEDs are visual indications of an alarm condition or any
type of error in the instrument.
2.2.3 Vibrating Alarm
The instrument is equipped with a vibrating alarm.
2.2.4 Backlight
The backlight automatically activates when button is pressed. The backlight
remains ON for the duration of user-selected timeout. This ON/OFF duration can
be set through MSA Link software.
2.2.5 Horn
The horn provides an audible alarm.
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DESCRIPTION
On-Screen Indicators
2.3.1 Monochrome Display
Figure 2-2
Monochrome Display
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Gas Type
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Current Time
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Motion Alert Icon ON
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"Soft Key"
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"Soft Key"
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Gas Concentration
COMB
Battery Condition
COMB - Gas Concentration Unit
O2
O2 Sensor – Indicates the O2 channel use.
CO
CO Sensor – Indicates the CO channel use.
H2S
H2S Sensor – Indicates the H2S channel use.
SO2
SO2 Sensor – Indicates the fifth sensor channel if installed
PEAK
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2.3.2 Colour Display
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Vol%
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PPM
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Colour display
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"Soft Key"
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Vibration off
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Numeric Indicator
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Horn off
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Gas Concentration Units
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LED off
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Current Time
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Battery Condition
5
Motion Alert symbol ON
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Gas Type
6
Wireless strength signal
13
"Soft Key"
7
Combustible Gas type
2.3.3 Battery Life Indicator
The battery condition icon continuously displays in the upper right-hand corner of
the colour display and in the lower right hand corner of the monochrome display.
A bar represents the charging level of the battery,
if the battery is discharged only the battery icon outline remains.
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Battery Warning
Warning!
If battery shutdown alarm activates, stop using the instrument as it no
longer has enough power to indicate potential hazards, and persons
relying on this product for their safety could sustain serious personal
injury or death.
COMB
CO
SO2
Figure 2-4
Battery Warning
The nominal run-time of the instrument (COMB, O2, H2S, with pump and
monochrome display) at room temperature is 14 hours. Actual run-time will vary
depending on ambient temperature and alarm conditions.
A Low Battery Warning indicates that a nominal 30 minutes of operation remain
before the battery’s charge is depleted.
The duration of remaining instrument operation during a Low Battery Warning
depends on ambient temperatures, battery condition alarm status.
When the instrument goes into battery warning the:
• battery life indicator continuously blinks
• alarm sounds
• alarm LEDs flash
• display shows "LOW BATTERY"
• instrument continues to operate until it is turned OFF or battery shutdown
occurs.
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Battery Shut Down
Warning!
If battery shutdown alarm activates, stop using the instrument as it no
longer has enough power to indicate potential hazards, and persons
relying on this product for their safety could sustain serious personal
injury or death.
The instrument goes into battery shutdown mode 60 seconds before final
shutdown (when the batteries can no longer operate the instrument):
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"BATTERY ALARM” and battery life indicator flash on the display
Alarm sounds and lights flash
No other pages can be viewed; after approximately one minute, the
instrument automatically turns OFF.
BATTERY ALARM
Figure 2-5
Battery Shut Down
When battery shutdown condition occurs:
(1) Leave the area immediately.
(2) Recharge or replace the battery pack.
Battery Charging
Warning!
Risk of explosion: Do not recharge instrument in hazardous area.
Attention!
Use of any charger, other than the charger supplied with the
instrument, may damage or improperly charge the batteries.
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The charger is capable of charging a completely depleted pack in less than
six hours in normal, room-temperature environments.
Allow very hot or cold instruments to stabilise for one hour at room
temperature before attempting to charge.
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Minimum and maximum ambient temperature to charge the instrument is
10°C/50°F and 35°C/95°F.
For best results, charge the instrument at room temperature.
To Charge the Instrument
Firmly insert the charger connector into the charge port on the back of the
instrument.
• An LED in the battery pack is used to indicate on the charge status.
Red = charging, Green = charged, Amber = fault
• If a problem is detected during charging (LED turns amber).
Disconnect the charger momentarily to reset the charge cycle.
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2.3.4 Confirmation Beep
This confirmation beep activates every 30 seconds by momentarily beeping the
horn and flashing the alarm LEDs under the following conditions:
• Confirmation beep is enabled
• Instrument is on normal Measure Gases page
• Instrument is not in battery warning
• Instrument is not in gas alarm.
2.4.
Viewing Optional Displays
The Main Screen appears at instrument turn-ON.
Optional displays can be viewed by pressing the button to move to the screen
as indicated by the "soft key".
(For the monochromatic display the name of the page is displayed, for the colour
version it is represented by an icon.)
2.4.1 Peak Readings (PEAK page)
Monochromatic display
Colour display
PEAK
This page shows the highest levels of gas recorded by the instrument since turnON or since peak readings were reset.
To reset the peak readings:
(1) Access the PEAK page.
(2) Press the button.
2.4.2 Minimum Readings (MIN page)
Monochromatic display
Colour display
MIN
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This page shows the lowest level of oxygen recorded by the instrument since
turn-ON or since the MIN reading was reset.
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To reset the MIN readings:
(1) Access the MIN page.
(2) Press the button.
2.4.3 Short Term Exposure Limits (STEL page)
Warning!
If the STEL alarm activates, leave the contaminated area immediately;
the ambient gas concentration has reached the preset STEL alarm
level. Failure to follow this warning will cause over-exposure to toxic
gases and persons relying on this product for their safety could sustain
serious personal injury or death.
Monochrome display
Colour display
STEL
This page shows the average exposure over a 15-minute period.
When the amount of gas detected by instrument is greater than the STEL limit:
• Alarm sounds, alarm lights flash.
• Alarm LEDs flash
• “STEL ALARM” message flashes.
To reset the STEL:
(1) Access the STEL page.
(2) Press the button.
The STEL alarm is calculated over a 15-minute exposure.
STEL calculation examples:
Assume the instrument has been running for at least 15 minutes:
15-minute exposure of 35 ppm:
(15 minutes x 35 ppm)
15 minutes
= 35 ppm
10-minute exposure of 35 ppm and 5 minutes exposure of 15 ppm:
(10 minutes x 35 ppm) + (5 minutes x 5 ppm)
15 minutes
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2.4.4 Time Weighted Average (TWA page)
Warning!
If the TWA alarm activates, leave the contaminated area immediately;
the ambient gas concentration has reached the preset TWA alarm
level. Failure to follow this warning will cause over-exposure to toxic
gases and persons relying on this product for their safety could sustain
serious personal injury or death.
This page shows the average exposure since the instrument was turned ON or
since the TWA reading was reset. When the amount of gas detected is greater
than the eight-hour TWA limit:
Monochrome display
Colour display
TWA
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Alarm sounds,
Alarm LEDs flash
“TWA ALARM” message flashes.
To reset the TWA:
(1) Access the TWA page.
(2) Press the button.
The TWA alarm is calculated over an eight-hour exposure.
TWA calculation examples:
1-hour exposure of 50 ppm:
(1 hour x 50 ppm) + (7 hours x 0 ppm)
8 hours
= 6.25 ppm
4-hour exposure of 50 ppm and 4-hour exposure of 100 ppm:
(4 hours x 50 ppm) + (4 hours x 100 ppm)
8 hours
= 75 ppm
12-hour exposure of 100 ppm:
(12 hours x 100 ppm)
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2.4.5 Date Display
Current date appears on the display in the format: MMM-DD-YY.
2.4.6 Last Cal Page
Displays the instrument's last successful calibration date in the format:
MMM-DD-YY
2.4.7 Cal due page
Displays the days until the instrument's next calibration is due (user selectable).
2.4.8 Motion Alert Page
To activate or deactivate the Motion Alert feature, press the button while the
Motion Alert Activation page is displayed. When the Motion Alert feature is active,
the symbol will appear. The instrument will enter pre-alarm when no motion is
detected for 20 seconds. This condition can be cleared by moving the instrument.
After 30 seconds of no motion, the full Motion Alert alarm is triggered. This alarm
can only be cleared by pressing the button. For further information see 3.4.
2.5.
Sensor Missing Alarm
The instrument enters the Sensor Missing alarm if the instrument detects that an
enabled sensor is not properly installed in the instrument.
For the toxic sensors, the Sensor Missing feature is checked when the instrument
is turned ON.
The combustible and IR Sensor Missing features are continually monitored.
Monochromatic display
SENSOR MISSING
Colour display
SENSOR MISSING
If a sensor is detected as missing, the following occurs:
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"SENSOR MISSING" flashes on the display.
The flag above the sensor detected as missing flashes on the display.
Alarm sounds and lights flash.
• The alarm can be silenced by pressing the
button; no other pages can
be viewed.
• If there is a sensor error the instrument will not be operable.
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DESCRIPTION
Monitoring Toxic Gases
The instrument can monitor the concentration of a variety of toxic gases in
ambient air. Which toxic gases are monitored depends on the installed sensors.
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The instrument displays the gas concentration in parts per million (ppm) or mg/m
on the Measuring page.
Warning!
If an alarm is triggered while using the instrument, leave the area
immediately.
Remaining on site under such circumstances can cause serious
personal injury or death.
The instrument has four gas alarms:
• HIGH Alarm
• LOW Alarm
• STEL Alarm
• TWA Alarm
1:30PM
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%
Vol %
20
20.8
COMB
PPM
0
PPM
PPM
CO
0
SO2
0.0
HIGH ALARM
Figure 2-11
Alarm Conditions (here High Alarm)
If the gas concentration reaches or exceeds the alarm setpoint, the instrument:
• the alarm message displays and flashes in combination with the
corresponding gas concentration
• backlight turns on
• alarm sounds
• alarm LEDs flash
• vibrating alarm triggers
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Monitoring the Oxygen Concentration
The instrument monitors the oxygen concentration in ambient air. The alarm
setpoints can be set to activate on two different conditions:
• Enriched - oxygen concentration > 20.8 % or
• Deficient - oxygen concentration < 19.5 %.
While the instrument can detect up to 25% oxygen in the ambient air, it is
approved for use only up to 21% oxygen-content.
When the alarm setpoint is reached for either of the above conditions:
• the alarm message displays and flashes in combination with the
corresponding gas concentration
• backlight turns on
• alarm sounds
• alarm LEDs flash
• vibrating alarm triggers
The LOW alarm (oxygen deficient) is latching and will not reset when the
O2 concentration rises above the LOW setpoint. To reset the alarm press the
button. If the alarm is latching, the button silences the alarm for five seconds.
False oxygen alarms can occur due to changes in barometric pressure (altitude)
or extreme changes in ambient temperature.
It is recommended that an oxygen calibration be performed at the temperature
and pressure of use. Be sure that the instrument is in known fresh air before
performing a calibration.
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2.8.
DESCRIPTION
Monitoring Combustible Gases
The instrument can monitor the concentration of a variety of combustible gases in
ambient air. Which combustible gases are monitored depends on the installed
sensors.
The instrument displays the gas concentration in % LEL or % CH4 on the
Measuring page until another page is selected or the instrument is turned OFF.
The instrument has two alarm setpoints:
• HIGH Alarm
• LOW Alarm
If the gas concentration reaches or exceeds the alarm setpoint, the instrument:
• backlight turns on
• displays and flashes the alarm message either LOW alarm or the
HIGH alarm
•
enters an alarm state.
When gas reading exceeds 100% COMB or 5.00% CH4, the instrument enters a
Lockalarm state and displays “XXX” in place of the actual reading. This state can only
be reset by turning the instrument OFF and ON.
Warning!
A combustible gas reading of "XXX” indicates the atmosphere is above
100 % COMB or 5.00 %vol CH4 and an explosion hazard exists. Move
away from the contaminated area immediately.
In such cases, the instrument LockAlarm feature activates.
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Operation
Instrument operation is dialog driven from the display with the aid of the
three function buttons (see chapter 2.2.1).
3.1.
Environmental Factors
A number of environmental factors may affect the gas sensor readings, including
changes in pressure, humidity and temperature. Pressure and humidity changes
affect the amount of oxygen actually present in the atmosphere.
Pressure Changes
If pressure changes rapidly (e.g., stepping through airlock) the oxygen sensor
reading may temporarily shift, and possibly cause the detector to go into alarm.
While the percentage of oxygen may remain at or near 20.8 vol%, the total
amount of oxygen present in the atmosphere available for respiration may
become a hazard if the overall pressure is reduced by a significant degree.
Humidity Changes
If humidity changes by any significant degree (e.g., going from a dry, air
conditioned environment to outdoor, moisture laden air), oxygen readings can be
reduced by up to 0.5 %, due to water vapour in the air displacing oxygen.
The oxygen sensor has a special filter to reduce the effects of humidity changes
on oxygen readings. This effect will not be noticed immediately, but slowly
impacts oxygen readings over several hours.
Temperature Changes
The sensors have built-in temperature compensation. However, if temperature
shifts dramatically, the sensor's reading may shift.
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OPERATION
Turning ON and Fresh Air Setup
Instrument operation is dialog driven from the display with the aid of the three
Function buttons (see chapter 2.2.1).
For more information, see the flow charts in chapter 7.
Turn the instrument ON with the button.
The instrument performs a self test:
During the self test, the instrument checks alarm LEDs, audible alarm vibrating
alarm and for missing sensors.
In case of a missing sensor, the instrument displays the Sensor Missing
screen (see 2.5) and alarms until it is turned OFF.
Otherwise, the turn-ON sequence continues.
The instrument displays:
• Startup logo
• Software version, instrument name and serial number, company name,
department and user names
• Sampling safety test (if equipped with an integral pump)
• Combustible gas type and sensor units (monochrome display only)
• Alarm setpoints Low Alarm
• Alarm setpoints High Alarm
• Alarm setpoints STEL Alarm
• Alarm setpoints TWA Alarm
• Settings for calibration cylinder
• Current date
• Last calibration date (optional)
• CAL due date (optional). If the calibration due date is activated, the message
"CAL DUE; X DAYS" appears on the instrument display.
• X = the number of days until a calibration is due, user selectable for
1 to 180 days.
If the number of days until calibration is due reaches 0, an alert occurs and
"CAL DUE, NOW" displays.
• Press the
button to clear the alert and continue with the instrument
warm-up period.
• Sensor warm-up period
• Fresh Air Setup option (optional).
Refer to flowchart in Appendix, chapter 7.1
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3.2.1 Sampling Safety Test
This test is only available for instruments that are equipped with an integral pump.
Upon startup, an alarm (visual, audible and vibrating) is triggered and the
customer is prompted to block the pumps/sampling system of the instrument
within 30 seconds.
When the instrument detects a pump flow block, it will display a PASS message.
The startup sequence will be resumed.
If the instrument does not detect a pump flow block, it will display an error
message.
The instrument will shut off after the customer acknowledges this message by
pressing the button.
Check your sampling system if this occurs and contact MSA as needed.
Users can check the operation of the sampling system anytime during operation
by blocking the sampling system to generate a pump alarm.
Warning!
Do not use the pump, sample line, or probe unless the pump alarm
activates when the flow is blocked. Lack of an alarm is an indication
that a sample may not be drawn to the sensors, which could cause
inaccurate readings.
Failure to follow the above can result in serious personal injury or
death.
Never let the end of the sampling line touch or go under any liquid
surface. If liquid is drawn into the instrument, readings will be
inaccurate and instrument could be damaged. We recommend the use
of an MSA sample probe containing a special membrane filter,
permeable to gas but impermeable to water, to prevent such an
occurrence.
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3.2.2 Fresh Air Setup (FAS)
The Fresh Air Setup (FAS) is for automatic ZERO calibration of the instrument.
The FAS has limits. If a hazardous level of gas is present, the instrument ignores
the FAS command and the instrument alarm activates.
The Fresh Air Setup is not available for the CO2 sensor.
Warning!
Do not activate the Fresh Air Setup unless you are certain you are in
fresh, uncontaminated air; otherwise, inaccurate readings can occur
which can falsely indicate that a hazardous atmosphere is safe. If you
have any doubts as to the quality of the surrounding air, do not use the
Fresh Air Setup feature. Do not use the Fresh Air Setup as a substitute
for daily calibration checks. The calibration check is required to verify
span accuracy. Failure to follow this warning can result in serious
personal injury or death.
SETUP
Vol%
0
0
PPM
PPM
COMB
PPM
0
CO
0.0
Figure 3-1
Fresh Air Setup
The instrument displays a blinking "FRESH AIR SETUP?", prompting the user
to perform a Fresh Air Setup:
(1) Press the button to bypass the Fresh Air Setup.
• The Fresh Air Setup is skipped and the instrument goes to the Measuring
page (Main page).
(2) Press the button to perform the Fresh Air Setup.
• The instrument starts the FAS sequence and the FAS screen displays.
• A progress bar shows the user how much of the FAS has been
completed.
• At the end of the FAS, the instrument displays either
"FRESH AIR SETUP PASS" or "FRESH AIR SETUP FAIL".
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Measurement Mode (Normal Operation)
The following options pages can be executed from the Normal Operation screen
(for further information see chapter 7.5):
Peak Page
This page shows the peak readings for all sensors.
Min Page
This page shows the minimum reading for the oxygen
sensor.
STEL Page
This page shows the calculated STEL readings of the
instrument.
TWA Page
This page shows the calculated TWA readings of the
instrument.
Date Page
This page shows the date.
Last Cal Date
This page shows the date of the last calibration. If the
instrument does not have a valid calibration, it will
display "LAST CAL INVALID".
Cal Due
This page shows the set date for the next calibration
Once Motion Alert has been enabled in the Instrument
Settings, this page allows the Motion Alert Feature to
be activated or deactivated.
Motion Alert
Using the three instrument buttons, the user can navigate through each submenu in a top/down sequence.
Refer to chapter 2.4 and 7.5 in the appendix for assistance on navigating through
these screens.
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3.4.
OPERATION
Instrument Setup
The instrument allows the user to access and modify the following parameters
through direct button interface:
• Calibration Options
• Alarm Options
• Instrument Options
These menus can be accessed only from the measure page by pressing and
holding the and buttons simultaneously until you are prompted for a
password.
The operation is as follows:
(1) Turn the instrument ON and wait until the measure page appears.
(2) Press the and buttons simultaneously.
• The default password is "672".
Monochrome display
Colour display
PASSWORD
PASSWORD
000
000
(3) Enter the first digit by pressing the
or button and confirm with the
button.
• The cursor jumps to the second digit.
(4) Enter the second as well as the third digit.
• Incorrect password: instrument returns to the Main Page.
• Correct password: user can set the instrument options.
The password can be changed with a PC through the MSA Link software.
The following Options are available by pressing the
• Calibration Options - see chapter 3.4.1
• Alarm Options - see chapter 3.4.2
• Instrument Options - see chapter 3.4.3
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3.4.1 Calibration Options
Monochrome display
Colour display
CALIBRATION OPTIONS
CALIBRATION OPTIONS
The Calibration Options menu allows the user to:
• modify the calibration cylinder settings
(CYLINDER SETUP)
• enable/disable calibration due and to set the number of days
(CAL DUE OPTIONS)
• enable/disable the option to show the last cal date at turn on and
(LAST CAL DATE)
• enable/disable the option for password protected calibration
(CAL PASSWORD)
Press
•
•
•
the
the
the
button go to next page
button to go previous page
button to enter setup.
Setting Calibration Cylinder
This option has a dialog similar to the span calibration dialog.
The display shows all active sensors.
(1) Press the button to enter setup.
• The screen for the first calibration cylinder displays.
(2) Press
• the
or button to change the value.
• the button to confirm the setup.
With this confirmation the instrument automatically moves to the next cylinder
setting.
(3) Repeat the sequence for changing the required settings for all necessary
gas values.
After the last setting is performed, the instrument returns to the
Calibration Options menu.
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Setting Cal Due Options
(1) Press the
(2) Press the
button to enter setup.
or button to enable/disable this option.
(3) Press the button to confirm.
(4) After confirmation the instrument prompts the user to enter the number of
days for the reminder.
(5) Change number of days by pressing the or button.
(6) Press the
button to go to the next menu.
Setting Last Cal Date
(1) Press the
(2) Press the
(3) Press the
button to enable/disable this option.
button to go to the next page.
button to go to the previous page.
Setting Calibration Password
(1) Press the
(2) Press the
(3) Press the
button to enable/disable this option.
button to go to the next page.
button to go to the previous page.
Back To Main Menu
(1) Press the button to go to Instrument Setup Menu
• The Cal Options screen displays
(2) Press the button to go to the next (Alarm options) or the
the Setup menu.
button to exit
Use of the GALAXY Automated Test System is an alternate
approved method for calibrating ALTAIR 5 and ALTAIR 5 IR
instruments.
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3.4.2 Alarm Options
Monochrome display
Colour display
ALARM OPTIONS
ALARM OPTIONS
The Alarm Options Menu allows the user to:
• enable/disable the vibrating alarm
• enable/disable the audible alarm
• enable/disable the Alarm LED
• enable/disable the Motion Alert Feature
• set Sensor Alarms.
Press
• the
button go to next page
• the
button to go previous page
• the button to enter setup.
Setting Vibrating Alarm
Press the
button to enable/disable this option.
Setting Horn
Press
button to enable/disable this option.
Setting LEDs
Press
button to enable/disable this option.
Setting Motion Alert
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Setting Sensor Alarms
This page allows modifying the preset alarm values of:
• LOW Alarm
• HIGH Alarm
• STEL Alarm
• TWA Alarm.
(1) Press the button to enter Sensor Alarm setup.
• LOW Alarm Setup screen displays.
SETUP
LEL
PPM
PPM
Vol%
10
35
2.0
PPM
10
CO
LOW ALARM
ABORT
Figure 3-5
19.5
COMB
CHANGE
NEXT
Sensor Alarm Setup
(2) Press
the button to abort the operation or
the button to go to next alarm setup or
the
•
button to change the alarm setpoints.
Alarm Value for the first Sensor displays.
SETUP
10
Vol%
19.5
COMB
PPM
PPM
35
10
CO
PPM
2.0
OK
Figure 3-6
Sensor Alarm Setup
(3) Set values for Sensor Alarm by pressing the
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
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button.
Press the button to confirm set values.
Repeat setting for all other sensors.
Press the button to return to the Alarm Options menu.
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60% L.E.L. or 3.0% volume of methane is the maximum High Alarm set point that
can be programmed by the user.
The combustible alarm can be turned OFF by the user in the instrument setup.
When the combustible alarm is turned OFF, the only indicator to the user that the
combustible alarm is turned OFF occurs during power up of the instrument at
which a startup screen will indicate that the combustible alarm is turned OFF.
When turned ON, the combustible high alarm is latching. The combustible alarm
can be silenced momentarily by pressing the button. However, if the gas
concentration causing the alarm is still present, the unit will go back into alarm.
3.4.3 Instrument Options
Monochrome display
Colour display
ALARM OPTIONS
ALARM OPTIONS
The Instrument Options menu allows modifying different instrument options:
• Sensor Setup (enable/disable the channel)
• Language Setup
• Time Date Setup
• Datalog Intervals
• Stealth Mode
• Confirmation Beep
• Display Contrast (monochrome only)
• Backlight Options.
Press
•
•
•
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Setting Sensor Options
(1) Press the button to enter setup.
• Following screen displays:
SETUP
1:30PM
STATUS:
OFF
GAS TYPE
O2
COMB
CO
FULL SCALE
0-25.0
UNITS
% VO L
OK
Figure 3-8
Sensor Options
(2) Press the button to select sensor, press the button to make changes.
• The sensor information is displayed and the sensor can be enabled or
disabled.
Other operations such as changing the gas type (Methane, Butane,
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Propane etc. for the combustible sensor) and units (ppm to mg/m ) are
only possible using the MSA Link software.
(3) Change status by pressing the
or
button.
(4) Press the button to confirm and advance to next screen (next sensor).
(5) Perform the sequence for all other sensors.
• After setting up the last sensor the instrument goes to the next
Setup Page.
Language Setup
This option is for setting the language of the instrument.
(1) Press the button to enter setup.
(2) Change language by pressing the
or
button.
(3) Confirm with the button.
• The instrument goes to the next Setup Page.
Time and Date Setup
This option is for setting the instrument time and date. The instrument first
prompts to set the time and then it prompts for the date.
The time can be set up for either regular AM/PM or military time (through
MSA Link software). AM/PM time is the default setting.
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(1) Press the button to enter setup.
(2) Change hours by pressing the or
(3) Confirm with the button.
(4) Change minutes by pressing the
button.
or
button.
(5) Confirm with the button.
• The instrument goes to the Set Date Page.
(6) Change month, date and year by pressing the or
with the button.
• The instrument goes to the next Setup Page.
button and confirming
Setting Datalog Intervals
This option is for setting the intervals at which all the readings will be logged.
(1) Press the button to enter setup.
(2) Change interval by pressing the or
button.
(3) Confirm with the button.
• The instrument goes to the next Setup Page.
Setting Stealth Mode
Stealth mode disables the visual, audible and vibrating alarms.
(1) Press the button to change mode (ON/OFF).
(2) Press the button to go to the next page or the
previous page.
button to return to
Setting Confirmation Beep
(1) Press the button to change mode (ON/OFF).
(2) Press the button to go to the next page or the
previous page.
button to return to
Setting the Contrast (monochrome display)
(1) Press or button to adjust the contrast levels.
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Setting Backlight
(1) Press the button to enter setup.
(2) Change option by pressing the or
(3) Press the button to enter.
(4) Change timeout by pressing the
(5) Press
or
button.
button.
button to confirm timeout.
Back To Main Menu
There are three options at this point:
the
3.5.
button
Sensor Options menu
the
button
Previous Setup page in the Instrument Options menu
the
button
Instrument Options menu
Data Logging
Connecting Instrument to PC
(1) Switch ON the ALTAIR 5 and align the Datalink Communication port on the
ALTAIR 5 to the IR interface of the PC.
(2) Start the MSA Link software on the PC and start connection by clicking the
connect icon.
See MSA Link documentation for detailed instructions.
3.6.
Function Tests on the Instrument
Alarm Test
(1) Turn ON the instrument. The user should verify that:
• alarm LEDs flash
• horn sounds briefly
• vibrating alarm triggers briefly.
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Safe LED
The instrument is equipped with a green "SAFE LED". This green SAFE LED
flashes every 15 seconds under the following conditions:
• the green SAFE LED is enabled
• instrument is on the normal Measure Gases page
• combustible reading is 0% LEL or 0%CH4
• Oxygen (O2) reading is 20.8%
• Toxic sensor readings are 0 ppm
• no gas alarms are present (low or high)
• instrument is not in Low Battery warning or alarm
• Toxic sensor, STEL and TWA readings are 0 ppm.
3.8.
Calibration Check
The calibration check is simple and should only take about one minute. Perform
this calibration check before each day’s use for each installed sensor.
(1) Turn ON the ALTAIR 5 or ALTAIR 5 IR Multigas Detector in clean, fresh air.
(2) Verify that readings indicate no gas is present.
(3) Attach regulator (supplied with calibration kit) to the cylinder.
(4) Connect tubing (supplied with calibration kit) to the regulator.
(5) Attach other end of tubing to the instrument.
(6) Open the valve on the regulator, if so supplied.
• The reading of the ALTAIR 5 or ALTAIR 5 IR Multigas Detector display
should be within the limits stated on the calibration cylinder or limits
determined by your company.
• If necessary, change cylinder to introduce other calibration.
• If readings are not within these limits, the ALTAIR 5 Multigas Detector
requires recalibration (see chapter 3.9).
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OPERATION
Calibration
The ALTAIR 5 can be calibrated either manually using this procedure or
automatically using the GALAXY test stand. Refer to 7.7 of the appendix.
Calibration must be performed using a flow regulator with a flow rate set to
0.25 litres per minute for diffusion instrument. For instruments with an integral
pump, the demand regulator is recommended.
Warning!
Attention! Special conditions with toxic gases!
If the instrument is to be checked or calibrated for toxic gases,
prerequisites are required; otherwise, incorrect calibration would result
in incorrect instrument operation.
Reactive toxic gases (e.g., chlorine, ammonia, chlorine dioxide) have
the property of diffusing into the rubber and plastic tubes so that the
volume of test gas available in the instrument would no longer be
sufficient to correctly perform instrument calibration.
For this reason, when calibrating the instrument with toxic gases,
certain prerequisites are required:
• A special pressure regulator
• Short connection tubes between the pressure regulator and
the instrument (approximately one inch)
• Connection tubes made from a material that does not
absorb the test gases (e.g., PTFE).
NOTE: If using normal tubes and pressure regulators, expose them to
the required test gas for an extended time period. Keep these
materials dedicated for use with that test gas only; do not use them for
other gases.
For example, for chlorine, allow the entire contents of a test gas
cylinder to flow through the pressure regulator and tubes before using
to calibrate the instrument. Mark these materials for use with chlorine
only.
The phosphine (PH3) sensor used in the ALTAIR 5/ALTAIR 5 IR is
highly cross-sensitive to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas. Do not use
calibration gas that contains H2S on an instrument that is configured
with a PH3 sensor.
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3.9.1 Zero calibration
(1) Press the button in Normal
Measurement page.
• ZERO screen displays.
To skip the ZERO procedure and move
directly to the calibration span procedure,
push the button. If no button is pushed
for 30 seconds, the instrument prompts
user to perform a SPAN calibration before
instrument returns to the Normal
Measurement page.
(2) Press the button to confirm the
ZERO screen, i. e. to execute zero
calibration.
• LEDs flash
• “ZERO CALIBRATION“
blinks
• ZERO calibration starts.
• A progress bar shows the user
how much of the calibration has
been completed.
•
After the ZERO calibration is
completed the instrument
displays either
“ZERO
SETUP
SETUP
65%
SETUP
1:30 PM
“ZERO
CALIBRATION PASS”
or
SETUP
%
O2
CALIBRATION FAIL”.
Cl2
PPM
ZERO CALIBRATION FAIL
•
Only if the instrument passes the
zero calibration the SPAN
screen displays.
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3.9.2 Span Calibration
To skip the Span calibration procedure, push the button.
If no button is pushed for 30 seconds, the instrument returns to the
Measuring mode without calibrating the instrument.
Because of the different combinations of gases it is possible to perform singlechannel calibration for the exotic sensors.
(1) The span screen displays.
(2) Connect the appropriate calibration gas
to the instrument.
PENTANE
1:30PM
%
%
58
15.0
COMB
O2
PPM
60
YES
CO
H 2S
SPAN CALIBRATION?
PPM
20
NO
(3) Attach the calibration cap to the instrument, diffusion only.
• Ensure that the calibration cap is correctly oriented, if equipped.
• Connect one end of tubing to the cylinder regulator (supplied in the
calibration kit).
• Connect other end of the tubing to the calibration cap or pump inlet.
(4) Open the valve on the regulator.
(5) Press the button to calibrate (span)
the instrument.
• LEDs flash
• “SPAN CALIBRATION“ blinks
• SPAN calibration starts.
• A progress bar shows the user
how much of the calibration has
already been completed.
•
After the SPAN calibration is
completed, the instrument
displays either
“SPAN
SETUP
65%
SETUP
1:30PM
%
%
COM B
O2
PPM
H 2S
CO
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• The instrument returns to
Measuring mode.
CALIBRATION PASS”
or
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3.9.3 Finishing Calibration
(1) Close the valve on the regulator.
(2) Remove the calibration cap or tube from pump inlet.
The calibration procedure adjusts the span value for any sensor that passes the
calibration test. Sensors that fail calibration are left unchanged.
Since residual gas may be present, the instrument may briefly go into an
exposure alarm after the calibration sequence is completed.
3.9.4 Autocalibration Failure
If the instrument cannot calibrate one or more sensor(s), it goes into the
Calibration Failure page and remains in alarm for 10 seconds.
Sensors that could not be calibrated are indicated by dashed lines on the
concentration display.
If a sensor repeatedly fails calibration after the full calibration procedure in this
manual has been performed, replace the combustible sensor.
3.10. Instrument Shutdown
For instrument shutdown press and hold the
button.
65%
Figure 3-10 Instrument Shutdown
The instrument displays a blinking "HOLD BUTTON FOR SHUTDOWN"
and a progress bar shows the user how much longer to hold the button to
complete the shutdown.
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4.
MAINTENANCE
Maintenance
If irregularities occur during operation, use the displayed error codes to determine
appropriate next steps.
Warning
Repair or alteration of the ALTAIR 5 or ALTAIR 5 IR Multigas Detector,
beyond the procedures described in this manual or by anyone other
than a person authorised by MSA, could cause the instrument to fail to
perform properly. Use only genuine MSA replacement parts when
performing any maintenance procedures described in this manual.
Substitution of components can seriously impair instrument
performance, alter intrinsic safety characteristics or void agency
approvals.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS
PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
Monochrome display
Colour display
PUMP ERROR
PUMP ERROR
For all other errors the error code is shown, accompanied with the error icon for
the colour display.
Monochrome display
Colour display
ERROR CODE
ERROR CODE
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4.1.
MSA
Troubleshooting
Problem
Description
Reaction
ERROR TEMP
Temperature is below
-40 °C (-40 °F) or above
75 °C (167 °F).
Return to normal
temperature range and
recalibrate.
Contact MSA
ERROR ADC
Sensor measurement error
Contact MSA
ERROR COMB
Combustible sensor power
supply error.
Contact MSA
External Memory error
Contact MSA
Alternating
display
ERROR MEM
ERROR PROG
ERROR RAM
Program error
Contact MSA
RAM error
Contact MSA
LOW BATTERY
Battery warning
BATTERY
ALARM
Battery is completely
discharged. Shutdown
sequence will begin.
Remove from service as
soon as possible and
recharge or replace battery
pack.
Instrument does not
Battery fully discharged
turn ON
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4.2.
MAINTENANCE
Verifying Pump Operation
Users can check operation of the sampling system any time during operation by
blocking the sampling system to generate a pump alarm.
Once gas readings are displayed, plug the free end of the sampling line or probe.
• The pump motor shuts down and an alarm sounds.
• PUMP ERROR will flash on the display.
Monochrome display
Colour display
PUMP ERROR
PUMP ERROR
When the pump inlet, sample line or probe is blocked, the pump alarm must
activate.
If the alarm does not activate:
a. Check the sample line and probe for leaks.
b. Once leak is fixed, recheck pump alarm by blocking the flow.
(5) Press the button to reset the alarm and restart the pump.
During operation, a pump alarm may occur when the:
• Flow system is blocked
• Pump is inoperative
• Sample lines are attached or removed.
To Clear Pump Alarm
(1) Correct any flow blockage.
(2) Press the button.
• The Pump will now restart.
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4.3.
MSA
Replacing the Battery
Warning!
Never replace the battery in a hazardous area. There is a risk of injury
arising from the electric current.
1
1
2
Figure 4-2
1
Battery Replacement
Captive screw
2
Battery pack
(1) Unscrew the two captive screws on the rear of the instrument.
(2) Pull the battery pack out of the instrument by gripping the sides and lifting it
up and away from the instrument.
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Figure 4-3
1
Battery Replacement
Battery holder
(3) For alkaline battery packs (ALTAIR 5 only):
• Remove the battery holder circuit board from the instrument
• Replace the 3 cells, using only those listed on the label.
Be sure to observe proper polarity on the cells.
• Place the battery holder circuit board back in the instrument and reinstall
the door.
• Tighten the 2 screws.
4.4.
Live Maintenance Procedure - Replacing or Adding a Sensor
Before handling the PC board, the user must be properly grounded;
otherwise, static charges could damage the electronics. Such damage is
not covered by the warranty. Grounding straps and kits are available
from electronics suppliers.
Warning
Remove and reinstall sensors carefully, ensuring that the components
are not damaged; otherwise instrument, intrinsic safety may be
adversely affected, wrong readings could occur, and persons relying
on this product for their safety could sustain serious personal injury or
death.
To add a sensor to an instrument that is not already equipped with a full array of
sensors, remove the sensor plug from in front of the formerly unused sensor
housing.
While instrument case is open, do not touch any internal components
with metallic/conductive objects or tools. Damage to the instrument can
occur.
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Figure 4-4
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(6)
(7)
MSA
Sensor Replacement
Verify that the instrument is turned OFF.
Remove the battery pack.
Remove the two remaining case screws, and remove the case front.
Gently remove the sensor to be replaced.
• Using fingers only, gently remove the tox, combustible or oxygen sensor.
Carefully align the new sensor contact pins with the sockets on the printed
circuit board.
Press the new sensor into place.
• Ensure groove in combustible sensor is aligned with notch in sensor slot.
• If a sensor is not to be installed, ensure that a sensor plug is installed
properly in its place.
If replacing sensor filter at this time:
• Carefully peel off old filter taking care not to damage the inside of the
case.
• On new filter peel off backing exposing adhesive. Note proper orientation
of filter and apply to inside of front case adhesive side against case.
• Press filter into place taking care not to damage filter surface.
Reinstall the sensor gasket in the case front.
Ensure sensor gasket is properly installed.
(8) Re-install the screws.
(9) Go into the sensor setup and turn ON the sensor. If necessary calibrate
instrument before use.
Allow sensors to stabilise at least 30 minutes before calibration.
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To replace the IR sensor please contact your local MSA service centre.
Warning!
Calibration is required after a sensor is installed; otherwise, the
instrument will not perform as expected and persons relying on this
product for their safety could sustain serious personal injury or death.
4.5.
Replacing the Filter (for instruments with integral pump)
(1) Turn off the instrument.
(2) Unscrew the two captive screws from the clear filter cover on the back of the
instrument to access the filter.
(3) Carefully lift out the O-ring and the filter disk.
(4) Place the new filter disk in the recess.
(5) Replace the O-ring in the recess.
(6) If the instrument is used in dusty environments, the fibrous dust filters
supplied in Maintenance Kit 10094829 may be used in addition to the filter
disk. Place the fibrous dust filter in the clear filter cover.
Caution!
If the instrument is configured for a reactive toxic gas (Cl2, ClO2,
NH3), use only the filters supplied in the Reactive Gas Maintenance Kit
10099533..
(7) Re-install the clear filter cover on the back of the instrument.
4.6.
Cleaning the Instrument
Clean the exterior of the instrument regularly using only a damp cloth.
Do not use cleaning agents.
4.7.
Storage
When not in use, store the instrument in a safe, dry place between 18 °C and
30 °C (65°F and 86°F). After storage, always recheck instrument calibration
before use. If not to be used in 30 days remove battery pack.
4.8.
Shipment
Pack the instrument in its original shipping container with suitable padding. If the
original container is unavailable, an equivalent container may be substituted.
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5.
Technical Specifications/Certifications
5.1.
Technical Specifications
Weight
MSA
0.45 kg (1 lb) - instrument with battery and clip
(ALTAIR 5)
Weight
0.52 kg/1.15 lb
(with IR Sensor)
Dimensions
(cm)
17 x 8.87 x 4.55 pumped, without belt clip (ALTAIR 5)
17 x 8.87 x 4.01 diffusion, without belt clip (ALTAIR 5)
Dimensions
17 x 8.94 x 4.88 cm
(with IR Sensor)
Alarms
LEDs, audible alarm, vibrating alarm
Volume of
audible alarm
95 dB typical
Displays
Monochrome
Colour
Battery types
Rechargeable Li ION battery
Replaceable AA alkaline (ALTAIR 5 only)
Li ION battery can not be charged in Ex area.
Instrument run
time
14 + hours at 25 °C (77°F) ALTAIR 5
12+ HOURS at 25 °C (77°F) ALTAIR 5IR
Charging time
Temperature
range
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≤ 6 hours
The maximum safe area charging voltage
Um = 6.7 Volts D.C.
-20 °C to 50 °C (-4°F – 122°F) Monochrome display
-10° C to 50 °C (14°F – 122°F) Colour display
-20°C to 40°C (- 4°F – 104°F)
for instruments with NH3 or ClO2 sensors
Humidity range
15 - 90% relative humidity, non-condensing,
5 - 95% RH intermittent
Atmospheric
pressure range
80 kPa to 120 kPa (11.6 to 17.4 PSIA)
Ingress
protection
IP 65
Measuring
methods
Combustible gases:
Catalytic sensor
Oxygen and Toxic gases Electrochemical sensor
Warranty
Standard two years. Extended options available
(see full warranty for specific limitations).
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Measuring
range
Measuring
range
H2S
CO
O2
0-200 ppm
0-1000 ppm
0-25 % Vol.
SO2
NO2
NH3
*PH3
0-20.0 ppm
0-20 ppm
0-100 ppm
0-5.00 ppm
HCN
Cl2
0-100 ppm
0-20.0 ppm
ClO2
Combustible
0-100% LEL
0-5.00% CH4
*
0-1.00 ppm
*check with MSA for sensor availability
5.2.
GB
Factory-set Alarm thresholds
Sensor
LOW alarm
HIGH alarm
STEL
TWA
COMB
10 % LEL
20 % LEL
--
--
CO
25 ppm
100 ppm
100 ppm
25 ppm
H2S
10 ppm
15 ppm
15 ppm
10 ppm
O2
19.5 %
23.0 %
--
--
SO2
2.0 ppm
5.0 ppm
50 ppm
2.0 ppm
NO2
2.0 ppm
5.0 ppm
5.0 ppm
2.0 ppm
NH3
25 ppm
50 ppm
35 ppm
25 ppm
PH3
0.3 ppm
1.0 ppm
1.0 ppm
0.3 ppm
Cl2
0.5 ppm
1.0 ppm
1.0 ppm
0.5 ppm
ClO2
0.1 ppm
0.3 ppm
0.8 ppm
0.1 ppm
HCN
4.5 ppm
10.0 ppm
10 ppm
4.5 ppm
CO2
0.5 % Vol
1.5 %
0.5 %
1.5 %
IR Propane (LEL)
15 % LEL
30 % LEL
IR Butane
(25 % Vol)
15 % LEL
30 % LEL
IR Methane
(25 % Vol)
8% Vol
15 % Vol
IR Propane
(25 % Vol)
8% Vol
15 % Vol
IR Butane
(25 % Vol)
8% Vol
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5.3.
MSA
IR sensors
Gases
Display range
Smallest
resolution
Response time Reproducibility Reproduat 20°C
of the zero point cibility
of the
measured
1)
value
t50
t90
CO2
0 – 5 % Vol
0.01 % Vol ≤ 12 s ≤ 36 s ≤ ± 0.05 % Vol
≤ ±5%
CO2
0 – 10 % Vol
0.01 % Vol ≤ 12 s ≤ 35 s ≤ ± 0.1 % Vol
≤ ±4%
CO2
0 – 50 % Vol
0.5 % Vol
≤ 14 s ≤ 36 s ≤ ± 1.0 % Vol
≤ ±4%
C3H8
0 – 100% LEL
1 % LEL
≤ 11 s ≤ 32 s ≤ ± 3 % LEL
≤ ±8%
C3H8
0 – 25 % Vol
0.5 % Vol
≤ 12 s ≤ 35 s ≤ ± 0.5 % Vol
≤ ±4%
C3H8
0 – 100 % Vol
1 % Vol
≤ 12 s ≤ 36 s ≤ ± 3 % Vol
≤ ±8%
C4H10 0 – 100% LEL
1 % LEL
≤ 11 s ≤ 32 s ≤ ± 3 % LEL
≤ ±8%
C4H10 0 – 25 % Vol
0.5 % Vol
≤ 12 s ≤ 35 s ≤ ± 0.5 % Vol
≤ ±4%
C4H10 0 – 100 % Vol
1 % Vol
≤ 12 s ≤ 36 s ≤ ± 3 % Vol
≤ ±8%
CH4
0 – 25 % Vol
0.5 % Vol
≤ 12 s ≤ 35 s ≤ ± 0.5 % Vol
≤ ±5%
CH4
0 – 100 % Vol
1 % Vol
≤ 11 s ≤ 34 s ≤ ± 5 % Vol
≤ ±10%
1) Data in % of measurement range
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Sensor
Min. alarm
setpoint
Max. alarm
setpoint
COMB
5% LEL
60% LEL
Default
calibration
values
58% LEL
CO
20 ppm
950 ppm
60 ppm
CO2 / MB 0-5 % Vol
0.20 % Vol
5.00 % Vol
CO2 / MB 0-10 % Vol
0.20 % Vol
8.00 % Vol
H2S
5 ppm
175 ppm
20 ppm
O2
5.0%
24%
15.0%
SO2
2.0 ppm
17.5 ppm
10.0 ppm
NO2
2.0 ppm
17.5 ppm
10.0 ppm
NH3
15 ppm
75 ppm
25 ppm
PH3
0.3 ppm
3.75 ppm
0.50 ppm
Cl2
0.5 ppm
17.5 ppm
10.0 ppm
ClO2
0.1 ppm
0.9 ppm
0.8 ppm
20.0 ppm
10.0 ppm
HCN
4.5 ppm
EX sensors
IR Propane (LEL)
IR Butane (LEL)
Min
Max
9 % LEL
80 % LEL
9 % LEL
80 % LEL
IR Methane (25 % Vol)
1)
2.5 % Vol
25 % Vol
IR Propane (25 % Vol)
1)
5.0 % Vol
25 % Vol
5.0 % Vol
25 % Vol
IR Butane (25 % Vol) 1)
1) No alarm thresholds are adjustable for the IR sensors methane, propane and butane in
the measurement range 0 to 100 Vol. %.
This instrument is not approved for use in atmospheres containing >21 % oxygen.
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5.4.
MSA
Certifications
See instrument label for the approvals that apply to your specific unit.
USA and Canada
USA
Exia
Class I, Div. 1, Groups A, B, C, D, Class II, F, G
Ambient temperature: -4°F to +122°F; T4
Canada
Exia
Class I, Div. 1, Groups A, B, C, D
Ambient temperature: -20°C to +50°C; T4
ONLY THE COMBUSTIBLE DETECTION PORTION OF THIS INSTRUMENT
HAS BEEN ASSESSED FOR PERFORMANCE BY THE CANADIAN
STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (C.S.A.).
Other Countries
Australia
Ex ia S (Zone O) IIC T4
Ambient temperature: 122°F
European Community
The product ALTAIR 5 complies with the following directives, standards or
standardised documents:
Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX)
:
II 2G Ex ia d IIC T4
-20 °C ≤ Ta ≤ +50 °C
EN 50 014, EN 50 020, EN 50291,
EN 45544-1, EN 45544-2
Directive 89/336/EC (EMC)
:
EN 50 270 Type 2, EN 61 000-6-3
0080
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5.5.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS
Performance Specification
Sensor
Range
Combustible 0 to 100 %
COMB or
Gas
0 to 5 % CH4
Resolution
Reproducibility
Response time
1 % COMB or
0.05 vol% CH4
normal temperature
range:
3 % COMB,
0 % to 50 %
COMB reading
or 0.15 % CH4,
0.00 % to 2.50 % CH4
5 % COMB, 50 % to
100 % COMB reading
or 0.25 % CH4,
2.50 % to 5.00 % CH4
90 % of final
reading in less or
equal than 30 sec
(normal
temperature range)
extended temperature
range:
5 % COMB, 0 % to
50 % COMB reading
or 0.25 % CH4,
0.00 % to 2.50 % CH4
8 % COMB, 50 % to
100 % COMB reading
or 0.40 % CH4,
2.50 % to 5.00 % CH4
Oxygen
GB
0 – 25% 02
0.1% 02
0.7% 02 for 2 – 25% 02 90% of final
reading
30 seconds (normal
temperature range
3 minutes
(extended
temperature range)
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Sensor
Range
Carbon
Monoxide
0 - 1000 ppm 1 ppm CO,
CO
for 0 to 500
ppm CO
Resolution
Reproducibility
MSA
Response time
normal temperature
60 second
range:
(normal
± 5 ppm CO or 10 % temperature range)
of reading, whichever
is greater
0 to 300 ppm CO
± 15 % >300 ppm CO
extended temperature
range:
± 10 ppm CO or 20 %
of reading, whichever
is greater
Hydrogen
Sulphide
0 - 200 ppm
H2S
60 second
1 ppm H2S, for normal temperature
(normal
range:
3 to 200 ppm
± 2 ppm H2S or 10 % temperature range)
H2S
of reading, whichever
is greater
0 to 100 ppm H2S
± 15 % >100 ppm H2S
extended temperature
range:
± 5 ppm H2S or 10 %
of reading, whichever
is greater
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Sulphur
Dioxide
0 - 20. ppm
SO2
0.1 ppm SO2
Nitrogen
Dioxide
0 - 20. ppm
NO2
0.1 ppm NO2
Ammonia
0 - 100. ppm
NH3
1 ppm NH3
Phosphine
0 - 5.0 ppm
PH3
0.05 ppm PH3
Hydrogen
Cyanide
0 - 30.0 ppm
HCN
0.5 ppm HCN
Chlorine
0 - 20.0 ppm
Cl2
0.1 ppm Cl2
Chlorine
Dioxide
0 - 1.00 ppm
ClO2
0.02 ppm ClO2
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6.
ORDER INFORMATION
Order Information
Description
Part No.
Gas
GB
Cylinder 34L, 300 ppm CO
10029494
Cylinder 34L, 40 ppm H2S
10011727
Cylinder 34L, 50 ppm NH3
10011937
Cylinder 34L, 10 ppm Cl2
10011939
Cylinder 34L, 5 ppm SO2
10011938
Cylinder 34L, 10 ppm NO2
10029521
Cylinder 34L, 0.5 ppm PH3
10029522
Cylinder 34L, 2 ppm Cl2 (To calibrate ClO2 sensor)
711082
Cylinder 34L, 10 ppm HCN
711072
Cylinder 34L, 300 ppm CO
10029494
Cylinder 34L, 40 ppm H2S
10011727
Cylinder 34L, 50 ppm NH3
10011937
Cylinder 34L, 10 ppm Cl2
10011939
Four Gas RP (1.45 % CH4, 15.0% O2, 60 ppm CO, 20 ppm H2S)
10053022
Four Gas RP (1.45 % CH4, 15.0% O2, 300 ppm CO, 10 ppm H2S)
10024230
Three Gas RP (1.45 % CH4, 15.0% O2, 300 ppm CO)
10024231
Three Gas RP (0.986 % C3H8, 15.0% O2, 300 ppm CO)
10044001
Four Gas RP (0.986 % C3H8, 15.0% O2, 300 ppm CO, 10ppm H2S)
10044002
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For IR Sensors
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Cylinder 34L, 15% Vol CO2
10029499
Cylinder 34L, 2.5% Vol CO2
10060618
Cylinder 34L, 1% Vol Propane
10029476
Cylinder 34L, 8% Vol Propane
10078013
Cylinder 34L, 50% Vol Propane
10029475
Cylinder 34L, 0.5% Vol Butane
10078011
Cylinder 34L, 8% Vol Butane
10078012
Cylinder 34L, 20% Vol Methane
10022595
Cylinder 34L, 50% Vol Methane
10029500
Description
Part No.
Universal Pump Probe, Europe
10047596
Calibration Assembly (Cap, Tube)
1009385
Pressure reduction valve 0.25 l/min
478359
Demand regulator for exotics
10079801
Demand Regulator
710288
MSA Link USB dongle
10082834
MSA Link Datalogging Software
10088099
Shoulder Strap
474555
Holster, leather, ALTAIR 5/ALTAIR 5 IR
10099648
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Replacement parts
7
1
8
11
10
9
6
2
5
3
4
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ORDER INFORMATION
MSA
No. Description
Part No.
1
Case assembly, upper, with label
10095081
Case assembly, upper, reactive gas (Cl2, Cl2O, NH3) with
label
10095082
2
3
Case, lower, pumped, ALTAIR 5
10083583
Case, lower, diffusion, ALTAIR 5
10083582
Case, lower, ALTAIR 5 IR
10088611
Battery pack, rechargeable, EU/Aus, ALTAIR 5
10083508
Battery pack, alkaline, EU/Aus, ALTAIR 5
10093415
Battery pack, rechargeable, EU/Aus, ALTAIR 5 IR
10093416
4
Kit, belt clip replacement, (ALTAIR 5 rechargeable)
10094830
5
Filter cover assembly
10083591
6
Display assembly, monochrome
10083589
Display assembly, colour
Kit, pump cap replacement
10099650
7
8
Sensor, HCN
10080220
Sensor, Cl2
10102094
Sensor, ClO2
10080222
Sensor, SO2
10080223
Sensor, NO2
10080224
Sensor, NH3
10080225
9
Sensor, PH3
10080226
Sensor, COMB
10089116
10 Sensor, O2
10089163
11 Sensor, CO-H2S
10089117
Sensors, CO-H2S, O2, COMB
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ORDER INFORMATION
No. Description
Part No.
Kit, maintenance (includes filters, o-ring, screws)
10094829
Kit, maintenance, reactive gas (Cl2, ClO2, NH3)
(includes filters, o-ring, screws)
10099533
Charging Cradle c/w power supply (EU)
10093057
Charging Cradle (Australia)
10093056
Vehicle Charger Cradle c/w 12/24V power supply
10099397
Description
Part No.
IR sensors
GB
IR sensor HC 0-25 % Vol Butane
10062201
IR sensor HC 0-25 % Vol Propane
10062202
IR sensor HC 0-25 % Vol Methane
10070759
IR sensor HC 0-100 % Vol Methane
10062205
IR sensor HC 0-100 % Vol Butane
10070756
IR sensor HC 0-100 % Vol Propane
10062207
IR sensor HC 0-100 % LEL Propane
10062208
IR sensor HC, 0 -100 % LEL Butane
10071381
IR sensor 0- 5 % Vol CO2
10070758
IR sensor 0-10 % Vol CO2
10062209
IR sensor 0-50 % Vol CO2
10070757
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MSA
7.
Appendix – Flow Charts
7.1.
Start Up Sequence (Power ON)
Startup
(Show SW
version)
YES
Sensor Missing
Alarm
Sens miss
NO
Gas Type
Low Alarm
High Alarm
Show Date
TWA Alarm
STEL Alarm
YES
Last Cal
enable?
Show Last
Cal Date
NO
Cal Due
enable?
YES
Show Cal
Due
NO
Sensor
Warmup
FAS
Enabled
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APPENDIX – FLOW CHARTS
Normal Operation
Startup
sequence
Turn On
FAS?
YES
FAS CAL
NO
Display Pass/Fail
Message
Main Page
Auto Calibration
Press
Press
Peak Reading
Page
Hold
and
simultaneously for 2
seconds
Menu
Password prompt
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7.3.
MSA
Options from Main Page
Main Page
Turn OFF
Hold
for
4 seconds
Calibration
Page
Hold[
for 3
seconds
Press
Peak Page
Hold
and
simultaneously
for 2 seconds
Menu Page
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APPENDIX – FLOW CHARTS
Password Protected Options
Password
prompt
NO
Password
correct?
Main Page
YES
Options to Select
Calibration
Options
GB
Alarm
Options
Instrument
Options
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7.5.
MSA
Menu Sequence from Main page
Peak Page
Peak Reset
Press
Press
Main Page
Min Page
Press
Min Reset
Press
Main Page
Press
STEL Page
Press
STEL Reset
Press
Main Page
Press
TWA Page
Press
TWA Reset
Press
Main Page
Press
To date page
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Date Page
Press
Main Page
Press
Last Cal Date
Press
Main Page
Press
Cal Date
Press
Main Page
Press
Motion Alert
Press
Press
Press
Toggle Motion
Alert On/Off
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7.6.
MSA
Calibration Sequence
Measure Page
Calibration
Zero?
NO
YES
Display Pass/Fail
Message
NO
Pass?
YES
Display Pass/Fail
Message
Special Case
NO
Span?
Special Case
YES
Display Pass/Fail
Message
NO
Pass?
YES
Display Pass/Fail
Message
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APPENDIX – FLOW CHARTS
Calibration Options
Calibration Options
Modify Cal Gas Settings
Calibration Due
Show Last Cal Date at
Startup
(Enable/ Disable)
Password Protect
Calibration
(Enable/ Disable)
Go to Main Menu
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7.8.
MSA
Alarm Options
Alarm Options
Vibrator
(Enable/Disable)
Horn
(Enable/Disable)
Alarm LEDs
(Enable/Disable)
Motion Alert
(Enable/Disable)
Sensor Alarms
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7.8.1 Sensor Alarm Options
Sensor Alarms
Go to Menu Page
Modify Low
Alarm
Modify Low Alarm
for sensors 0-5
Go to Menu Page
Modify High
Alarm
Modify High Alarm
for sensors 0-5
Go to Menu Page
Modify STEL
Alarm
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APPENDIX – FLOW CHARTS
7.9.
MSA
Instrument Options
Instrument Options
Stealth Mode
Sensor Setup
Operating Beep
Language Setup
Contrast Setup
Time Setup
Backlight Options
Datalog Option
Go to Main Menu
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MSA in Europe
[ www.msa-europe.com & www.msa-gasdetection.com ]
Northern Europe
Southern Europe
Eastern Europe
Central Europe
Netherlands
MSA Nederland
Kernweg 20
1627 LH Hoorn
Phone +31 [229] 25 03 03
Fax +31 [229] 21 13 40
[email protected]
Italy
MSA Italiana
Via Po 13/17
20089 Rozzano [MI]
Phone +39 [02] 89 217 1
Fax +39 [02] 82 59 228
[email protected]
msa-europe.com
Poland
MSA Safety Poland
ul. Wschodnia 5A
05-090 Raszyn k/Warszawy
Phone +48 [22] 711 50 33
Fax +48 [22] 711 50 19
[email protected]
Germany
MSA AUER
Thiemannstrasse 1
12059 Berlin
Phone +49 [30] 68 86 0
Fax +49 [30] 68 86 15 17
[email protected]
Czech Republic
MSA Safety Czech
Pikartská 1337/7
716 07 Ostrava-Radvanice
Phone +420 [59] 6 232222
Fax +420 [59] 6 232675
[email protected]
Austria
MSA AUER Austria
Kaplanstrasse 8
3430 Tulln
Phone +43 [22 72] 63 360
Fax +43 [22 72] 63 360 20
[email protected]
Hungary
MSA Safety Hungaria
Francia út 10
1143 Budapest
Phone +36 [1] 251 34 88
Fax +36 [1] 251 46 51
[email protected]
Switzerland
MSA Schweiz
Eichweg 6
8154 Oberglatt
Phone +41 [43] 255 89 00
Fax +41 [43] 255 99 90
[email protected]
Romania
MSA Safety Romania
Str. Virgil Madgearu, Nr. 5
Ap. 2, Sector 1
014135 Bucuresti
Phone +40 [21] 232 62 45
Fax +40 [21] 232 87 23
[email protected]
European
International Sales
[Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin
America, Middle East]
Belgium
MSA Belgium
Duwijckstraat 17
2500 Lier
Phone +32 [3] 491 91 50
Fax +32 [3] 491 91 51
[email protected]
Great Britain
MSA Britain
East Shawhead
Coatbridge ML5 4TD
Scotland
Phone +44 [12 36] 42 49 66
Fax +44 [12 36] 44 08 81
[email protected]
Sweden
MSA NORDIC
Kopparbergsgatan 29
214 44 Malmö
Phone +46 [40] 699 07 70
Fax +46 [40] 699 07 77
[email protected]
MSA SORDIN
Rörläggarvägen 8
33153 Värnamo
Phone +46 [370] 69 35 50
Fax +46 [370] 69 35 55
[email protected]
Spain
MSA Española
Narcís Monturiol, 7
Pol. Ind. del Sudoeste
08960 Sant-Just Desvern
[Barcelona]
Phone +34 [93] 372 51 62
Fax +34 [93] 372 66 57
[email protected]
France
MSA GALLET
Zone Industrielle Sud
01400 Châtillon sur
Chalaronne
Phone +33 [474] 55 01 55
Fax +33 [474] 55 47 99
[email protected]
Russia
MSA Russia
Leninsky Prospect 2
9th Floor, office 14
119049 Moscow
Phone +7 [495] 544 93 89
Fax +7 [495] 544 93 90
[email protected]
msa-europe.com
MSA EUROPE
Thiemannstrasse 1
12059 Berlin
Phone +49 [30] 68 86 55 5
Fax +49 [30] 68 86 15 17
[email protected]
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