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ALTAIR5-SpecSht.qxp:Layout 1
Multigas
Detector
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Size, pumped unit
Size, diffusion unit
Weight
Handling
Case material
Environmental protection
Display location
Instrument shall not exceed 6.68”L 3.52"W x 1.95"H in total size.
Instrument shall not exceed 6.68"L x 3.52"W x 1.65"H in total size.
Weight shall not exceed 1 lb.
Unit shall be a one-hand operation device.
Unit shall have a rugged rubberized armor.
Instrument shall be minimum IP65-rated for dust and water ingress.
Instrument display shall be viewable from the front.
USER INTERFACES
Display type
Backlight
Keypad/switches
Data access
Liquid crystal, high contrast display [LCD] (1.79” x 1.39”) with large icons should be visible in bright sunlight.
Unit provides backlight for low-light viewing. Backlight time-out to conserve power must be user adjustable.
Unit must have no more than three switches or pushbuttons to operate. There shall be no requirement to
access hidden or internal switches for any instrument operations. Buttons must be easy to operate while
gloves are worn.
Access to the data log shall be non-intrusive using infrared links to Windows-ready PCs.
MONITORING CAPABILITY
Gases
Instrument shall be capable of measuring at least 11 gases: combustible gas, oxygen, CO, H2S, SO2, Cl2, NO2,
NH3, PH3, HCN, ClO2
Sensor configuration
User shall be able to enable/disable individual sensor channels.
Sensor missing alarm
All sensor channels provide a missing sensor alarm if sensor has been removed and sensor channel has not
been disabled.
Combustible gas display
Instrument shall be capable of displaying combustible gas reading as % Lower Explosive Limit [LEL] or 0-5%
CH4 by volume.
Pressure compensation
Instrument oxygen sensor shall have built-in pressure compensation.
Instrument shall be available with the following gas sensing options:
Sensor types
Gas type
Combustible
Oxygen
Carbon monoxide
Hydrogen sulfide
Sulfur dioxide
Chlorine
Ammonia
Nitrogen dioxide
Chlorine dioxide
Phosphine
Hydrogen cyanide
Range
0-100% LEL
0-25% Vol
0-999 ppm
0-200 ppm
0-20 ppm
0-10 ppm
0-100 ppm
0-20 ppm
0-1 ppm
0-5 ppm
0-30 ppm
Resolution
1% LEL
0.1% Vol
1 ppm
1 ppm
0.1 ppm
0.1 ppm
1 ppm
0.1 ppm
0.01 ppm
0.1 ppm
0.1ppm
BASIC OPERATIONAL FEATURES
Instrument buttons
Inadvertent shutoff
Zero adjustments
Buttons on instrument must easy to operate with gloves on.
Instrument shall be designed to protect against accidental shutoff.
Instrument shall provide Fresh Air Setup [FAS] function at user’s discretion.
Zero adjustment
safety lockout
FAS function will not allow unit to zero out hazardous readings.
Confidence signals
Instrument shall provide periodic audible and visual signals indicating instrument operation. User shall have
option of disabling audible and visual signals if desired.
Time/date
Instrument must be able to display time and date. User must be able to reset time
and date without tools.
Last calibration date
Instrument power-on
Instrument must be able to display the last successful calibration date.
Power-on instrument button must be clearly marked.
ADVANCED DISPLAY AND SOFTWARE OPTIONS
Industrial hygiene displays
Instrument shall have the capability of displaying PEAK, STEL, and TWA at user’s discretion. User shall have
ability to enable/disable STEL and TWA functions.
Instrument settings
All settable instrument parameters [alarm set points, expected cal gas values, etc.] shall be protected by a
user-selectable password.
Reset of functions
User shall be provided with capability of resetting PEAK, STEL and TWA readings in the field.
Measurement units
Unit shall be capable of displaying both type of gas sensors installed, and measurement units for each gas.
INSTRUMENT ALARMS
MotionAlert™ feature
Instrument shall offer a standard MotionAlert feature. When activated, instrument shall eventually go into
latch alarm when no instrument movement is detected for 30 seconds.
InstantAlert™ feature
Instrument shall have an InstantAlert feature to allow users to manually activate all alarms if the situation
requires.
Visual alarms
Visual alarms shall consist of bright, flashing LEDs on top and bottom of instrument and positive indication on
unit’s display for alarm type identification.
Audible alarm
Vibrating alarm
Audible alarm shall be rated at >95 dB @ 1ft.
Unit shall be offered with standard vibrating alarm.
Lockalarm™ feature
Combustible channel shall have non-resettable latching alarm when combustible gas level exceeds 100% LEL
or 5.00% Vol CH4.
Oxygen alarms
Alarms set points
Oxygen channel shall have alarm set points for both oxygen deficiency and oxygen enrichment.
Alarm set points must be user-settable.
STEL and TWA alarm
Instrument shall provide audible, visual, and vibrating alarms if STEL or TWA levels are exceeded.
Alarm set points for STEL and TWA shall be user-selectable.
Battery alarms
Monitor will provide user with 10-minute warning of battery power loss in all environmental conditions.
Power consumption alarms shall activate audible, visual, and vibrating alarms.
INSTRUMENT POWER
Run time
Instrument run time shall be at least 15 hours at room temperature.
Power supply
Instrument shall be equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and have Alkaline option available.
Battery life indication
Monitor shall provide icon depicting estimated remaining battery operation time. Battery icon must always be
visible when instrument is powered on.
Charging cradle
Charger input voltages
Charging status
Optional charging cradle shall be offered.
Chargers shall be available for 110VAC/220 VAC and 12-24 VDC.
Both instrument and charging cradle shall provide visual indication of battery charging status.
CALIBRATION
Calibration tools
Unit shall require no special tools for calibration other than calibration cap, cylinder, regulator, and tubing to
supply gas to instrument.
Calibration access
Calibration access can be hidden behind password when desired.
Pushbutton calibration
Calibration shall be easily performed using instrument’s push buttons. Internal instrument access or tools shall
not be necessary for calibration.
Calibration time
Zero calibration shall not exceed 10 seconds; span calibration shall not exceed 90 seconds.
Automatic calibration
Instrument shall be compatible with optional automated test and with calibration system able to store data.
External system shall automatically recognize and calibrate instrument and retain all calibration records.
SAMPLING SYSTEMS
Sampling modes
Sampling system filters
Allowable sample line length
Fluid ingress protection
In addition to standard diffusion mode, monitor must be available with internal
pump option.
Pump must contain user-replaceable filters to prevent liquids and dust ingress.
Instrument must be capable of sample draw from 50 feet away within 9 seconds or from 80 feet
within 15 seconds..
Sample probe shall be offered, designed to prevent water and debris from
entering instrument.
DATA LOGGING [INSTRUMENT DATA STORAGE]
Data logging
Event log
Instrument must be available with standard data logging.
Instrument shall record at least 1000 events.
Data log capacity
Data log shall record and store data for an average of 200 hours [at one-minute intervals] without overwriting
existing information in normal use.
Gas record content
Data log entries shall contain as a minimum date, time, and record of peak and average readings for each gas
sensor [oxygen shall be recorded as maximum and minimum for the intervals].
Atmospheric record
Record intervals
Data retention
Instrument shall have provisions to record atmospheric temperature changes.
Time span between data records shall be user-selectable from 15 seconds to 15 minutes.
Instrument data stored in memory shall not be lost or corrupted in event of sudden instrument power loss.
Instrument data log shall record and be capable of reporting significant instrument events including:
Activity record Content page
• Gas and battery alarms
• Fresh air setups, sensor re-zeroing, and calibrations
• Battery voltage and elapsed run time
• Reset of PEAK, Min, STEL, and TWA values
CERTIFICATIONS
Intrinsic safety approval
Detector must be approved to:
CE ATEX II 2G
EEx ia d IIC T4 –20°C to +50°C
UL Class 1, Division 1, ABCDEFG
CSA C22.2 No. 157 Class I Div. 1 Groups ABCD
ANZ Ex ia s I/IIC T4 (Zone 0)
Manufacturing system
quality approvals
Instrument manufacturer must be certified compliant with ISO 9001 provisions.
ENVIRONMENTAL
Temperature
Normal operation: 0 to 40° C
Extended: -20 to 50° C
Humidity
15-90% RH [non condensing] continuous
5-95% RH [non condensing] for short periods
MAINTENANCE & WARRANTIES
Sensor replacement
Sensors shall be easily accessed and replaced by users if desired by the purchaser.
Warranty, consumables
Instrument shall have a two-year back-to-back warranty under normal use conditions including CO/H2S/LEL/O2
sensors. Other sensors shall be warranted for at least 12 months.
Note: This Bulletin contains only a general description of the
products shown. While uses and performance capabilities
are described, under no circumstances shall the products be
used by untrained or unqualified individuals and not until the
product instructions including any warnings or cautions
provided have been thoroughly read and
understood. Only they contain the complete
and detailed information concerning proper
use and care of these products.
ID 0802-63-MC / Aug 2008
© MSA 2008 Printed in U.S.A.
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