13-264-N3 ToxiPro Reference Manual, English

Reference Manual
ToxiPro® Single Gas Detector
Part #13-264-N3, Version 3
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THE TOXIPRO -NGSG PERSONAL PORTABLE GAS DETECTORS
HAVE BEEN DESIGNED FOR THE DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT
OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS.
IN ORDER TO ASSURE THAT THE USER IS PROPERLY WARNED OF
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS, IT IS
ESSENTIAL THAT THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS REFERENCE
MANUAL BE READ, FULLY UNDERSTOOD, AND FOLLOWED.
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ToxiPro -NGSG Reference Manual
Honeywell Analytics Part Number 13-264-N3
Version 3
Copyright 2014
by
Honeywell Analytics, Inc.
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
All rights reserved.
No page or part of this operation manual may be reproduced in
any form without written permission of the copyright owner
shown above.
Honeywell Analytics reserves the right to correct typographical errors.
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Table of Contents
Operating Temperature Range ............................................................................ 3
Certifications ......................................................................................................... 3
Warnings and Cautions ........................................................................................ 4
A.
B.
1.
Signal Words ....................................................................................................................4
Warnings ..........................................................................................................................4
Overview ......................................................................................................... 5
1.1
Methods of sampling .................................................................................................5
1.2
Sensors .....................................................................................................................5
1.2.1
ToxiPro sensor ranges .........................................................................................5
ToxiPro O2 sensor ranges ....................................................................................................5
1.2.3
ToxiPro O2 warm-up phase..................................................................................5
1.3
Alarm and warning logic ...........................................................................................5
1.3.1
Gas alarms ...........................................................................................................5
1.3.2
Calibration and bump test due notices ................................................................5
1.3.3
Battery replacement Warning ..............................................................................5
1.3.4
Low battery alarms...............................................................................................6
1.3.5
Missing sensor during startup ..............................................................................6
1.3.6
Corrupt memory ...................................................................................................6
1.3.7
Vibrating Alarm Error ...........................................................................................6
1.3.8
Heartbeat Feature ................................................................................................6
1.4
Functions...................................................................................................................6
1.4.1
Security beep .......................................................................................................6
1.4.2
Latching alarms ....................................................................................................6
Enhanced Latching Alarm ....................................................................................................6
1.4.4
Silence warning alarms ........................................................................................6
1.5
IQ Dock Compatibility ...............................................................................................6
1.6
Design components ..................................................................................................7
1.7
Standard accessories ...............................................................................................7
1.8
Value pack kits ..........................................................................................................7
2.
Field Operation .............................................................................................. 7
2.1
Turning the ToxiPro on .............................................................................................7
2.1.1
Calibration due lockout ........................................................................................8
2.2
Backlight....................................................................................................................8
2.3
Functions...................................................................................................................9
Calibration and bump test due notices.....................................................................................9
2.5
Low battery alarms....................................................................................................9
2.6
Sensor Over Range ................................................................................................10
2.7
Turning the ToxiPro off ...........................................................................................10
2.8
Always On Mode .....................................................................................................10
2.8.1
Turning Off in Always On Mode .........................................................................10
2.9
Sampling .................................................................................................................10
2.9.1
Sample draw kit usage.......................................................................................11
3.
Calibration .................................................................................................... 11
3.1
Verification of accuracy...........................................................................................11
3.1.1
Verifying accuracy and response: ToxiPro O2 ...................................................11
3.1.2
Verifying accuracy: ToxiPro with toxic gas sensor ............................................11
3.2
Effect of contaminants on ToxiPro sensors ............................................................12
Effects of contaminants on O2 sensors ..............................................................................12
Effects of contaminants on toxic gas sensors....................................................................12
3.3
Fresh air/zero calibration ........................................................................................12
3.4
Functional (bump) testing (toxic sensor versions) ..................................................13
3.5
Span Calibration (toxic sensor versions) ................................................................13
3.6
Failure to calibrate ..................................................................................................14
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3.6.1
Fresh air/zero calibration failure ........................................................................14
3.6.1.1
Causes of fresh air/zero calibration failures .................................................14
3.6.1.2
Forced fresh air/zero calibration ...................................................................14
3.6.2
Span calibration failure ......................................................................................14
3.6.2.1
Sensor out of range (no CAL) .......................................................................14
3.6.2.2
Causes for span cal failure ...........................................................................15
3.7
Fresh air/zero calibration in a contaminated atmosphere ......................................15
4.
Maintenance ................................................................................................. 15
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5.
Replacing batteries .................................................................................................15
Replacing sensors ..................................................................................................16
Proper Cleaning ......................................................................................................16
Storage....................................................................................................................16
PC-Instrument Communications ............................................................... 16
5.1
5.2
5.3
Event logging ..........................................................................................................16
Instrument firmware upgrades ................................................................................17
Initiating communications .......................................................................................17
6. Exploded view and basic parts list............................................................. 17
Appendices.......................................................................................................... 18
Appendix A: Sensor Cross-Sensitivity Chart..........................................................................18
Appendix B: Replacement Sensor List ..................................................................................18
Appendix C: Calibration Frequency Recommendation .........................................................19
Honeywell Analytics Warranty Gas Detection Products ................................. 20
Operating Temperature Range
The safe operating temperature range of the gas detector is -40 °C to
+50 °C. Use of Honeywell Analytics Gas Detectors outside of the instrument’s specified
operating temperature range may result in inaccurate and potentially dangerous
readings.
Certifications
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The ToxiPro -NGSG carries the following certifications:
UL Class I, Division 1, Groups A,B,C,D, Temp Code T4
UL Class II, Division 1, Groups E,F,G
CSA Class I, Division 1, Groups A,B,C,D, Temp Code T4
CSA Class II, Division 1, Groups E,F,G
UL International DEMKO A/S 09 ATEX 0823124 II 1 G Ex ia IIC T4
IECEx UL 09.0011 Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
The ToxiPro®-NGSG is in conformity with the following standards:
UL 913, Seventh Edition
CSA C22.2 No. 0-M91, C22.2 No. 25-1966, C22.2 No. 157-92
EN 60079-0:2009, EN 60079-11:2007, EN 60079-26:2007
IEC 60079-0:2004, IEC 60079-0:2007-10, IEC 60079-11:2006, IEC 60079-26:2006
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Warnings and Cautions
A.
Signal Words
The following signal words, as defined by ANSI Z535.4-1998, are used in the ToxiProNGSG Operator’s Guide.
indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which if not avoided, may
result in moderate or minor injury.
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
B.
Warnings
1.
ToxiPro personal, portable gas detectors have been designed for
the detection of either oxygen deficiencies or specific toxic gas accumulations. An
alarm condition indicates the presence of a potentially life-threatening hazard and
should be taken very seriously.
2.
In the event of an alarm condition it is important to follow
established procedures. The safest course of action is to immediately leave the
affected area, and to return only after further testing determines that the area is
once again safe for entry. Failure to immediately leave the area may result in
serious injury or death.
3.
Use only Panasonic #CR2 in the ToxiPro.
4.
The accuracy of ToxiPro instruments equipped with toxic gas
sensors should be checked periodically with known concentration calibration gas.
Failure to check accuracy can lead to inaccurate and potentially dangerous
readings. The ToxiPro O2 should be periodically calibrated in fresh air.
5.
A sensor that cannot be calibrated or is found to be out of
tolerance must be replaced immediately. An instrument equipped with a toxic gas
sensor that fails calibration may not be used until testing with known concentration
test gas determines that accuracy has been restored, and the instrument is once
again fit for use. Instruments equipped with an oxygen sensor that fail calibration
may not be used until testing with fresh air determines that accuracy has been
restored and the instrument is once again fit for use.
6.
Do not reset the calibration gas concentration setpoints in the
ToxiPro unless the concentrations of your calibration gas differ from the
concentrations of the calibration gas that is normally supplied by Honeywell
Analytics for use in calibrating the ToxiPro.
7.
Use of non-standard calibration gas and/or calibration kit
components when calibrating the ToxiPro can lead to dangerously inaccurate
readings and may void the standard Honeywell Analytics warranty.
Honeywell Analytics offers calibration kits and long-lasting cylinders of test gas
specifically developed for easy calibration. Customers are strongly urged to use
only Honeywell Analytics calibration materials when calibrating the ToxiPro.
8.
Substitution of components may impair intrinsic safety.
9.
For safety reasons the ToxiPro must be operated by qualified
personnel only. Read, understand and follow the directions set forth in this
reference manual before operating the ToxiPro.
10.
The ToxiPro has been tested for intrinsic safety in Explosive
Gas/AIR (max. 21.0% O2).
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exceeded a loud audible alarm sounds. In the
warning state the LED’s will flash, yellow. In
the danger state the LED’s will flash, red.
Two oxygen alarm set points have been
provided for ToxiPro O2 instruments. The
danger alarm is sounded for oxygen
deficiency and the warning alarm is sounded
for oxygen enrichment.
ToxiPro instruments equipped with a toxic gas
sensor have up to four alarm set points:
Warning, Danger, Custom, TWA (Time
Weighted Average) (if enabled) and STEL
(Short Term Exposure Limit) (if enabled).
The custom alarm level can be set to a level
greater than/equal to the danger alarm level
for toxic sensors and less than/equal to
danger level for oxygen sensors using the IQ
System software. The custom alarm is a
latching alarm. The custom alarm looks and
sounds similar to the DANGER alarm but, with
the warning symbol turned on and the
DANGER icon not being set. If the custom
alarm level has been reached then the alarm
can only be silenced by putting the instrument
in the dock (successful IrDA connection) or
successful connection to BioTrak. If the
custom alarm value is zero then the custom
alarm is disabled and “OFF” will appear on the
instrument’s LCD during the startup
sequence. If the danger alarm has been
disabled then the custom alarm is also
disabled.
1. Overview
The ToxiPro is a single sensor gas detector
that can be configured to detect either oxygen
(O2) or one of a variety of toxic gases. The
ToxiPro’s sensor type is shown on the front of
the instrument and is also shown on the
display during the start up sequence. The
ToxiPro includes numerous features designed
to meet specific user requirements.
1.1 Methods of sampling
The ToxiPro may be used in diffusion mode,
or with the manual sample draw kit that is
available separately. In either mode, the
atmosphere must reach the sensor for the
instrument to register a reading. In diffusion
mode, the atmosphere reaches the sensor by
diffusing through the sensor port on the front
of the instrument. Normal air movements are
enough to carry the sample to the sensor.
During remote sampling, the gas sample is
drawn into the sensor compartment through
the probe assembly and a length of tubing.
See section 2.9 for more details on
sampling the atmosphere.
1.2 Sensors
All versions of the ToxiPro except the O2
model use an electrochemical toxic gas
sensor. The ToxiPro O2 uses a galvanic
oxygen sensor. Both types of sensor have
been designed to minimize the effects of
common interfering gases. These sensors
provide accurate, dependable readings for
gases commonly encountered in industrial
applications.
A sensor cross sensitivity chart is provided in
Appendix A at the back of this manual.
Note: In the standard ToxiPro
configuration with toxic gas sensors, the
STEL and TWA alarms are not enabled.
The STEL and TWA alarms may be enabled
at the factory or through BioTrak software.
Call Honeywell Analytics for more details.
1.2.1 ToxiPro sensor ranges
Specific toxic sensor ranges and resolutions
are provided in the sensor replacement chart
in Appendix B.
ToxiPro O2 sensor ranges
The oxygen sensor used in the ToxiPro O2
has a range of 0-30% by volume.
1.3.2
Calibration and bump test due
notices
The ToxiPro includes bump test and
calibration due notices.
For more information on the calibration
due notices, see section 2.4 below.
1.3.3 Battery replacement Warning
If a new battery has been installed or the
existing battery was removed and replaced
the ToxiPro will show “F 0” on the display and
will beep 6 times upon startup. It will then go
into the set time/date mode.
1.2.3 ToxiPro O2 warm-up phase
The ToxiPro O2 requires a one-time, 15minute warm-up phase prior to initial
activation. See section 2.1 for further details.
1.3
Alarm and warning logic
1.3.1 Gas alarms
ToxiPro gas alarms are user-adjustable and
may be set anywhere within the range of the
specific sensor. When an alarm set point is
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1.3.4 Low battery alarms
The ToxiPro is designed with two battery
warning alarms that are activated when the
battery voltage is reduced to specific levels.
For more details on the battery alarm, see
section 2.5 below.
1.3.5
will continue to sound even after the
atmospheric hazard has cleared. To turn the
alarm off once the hazard is no longer
present, simply press the MODE button.
Enhanced Latching Alarm
Note: V9.20 or greater ToxiPro firmware and
V8.00 or greater is required of all IQ System
software to support the Enhanced Latching
Alarm.
The enhanced latching capability can be
enabled for the danger alarm using an IQ
System template and apply the template in
ToxiPro IQ Express.
The user can specify the duration for latching
of the Danger alarm. When the instrument
goes into the danger alarm for greater than or
equal to the user defined duration for latching
then the alarm is latched.
When the alarm is latched and if the gas level
goes below the alarm level, the audible and
visual alarms will continued.
If alarm latching is enabled and the instrument
is in alarm for less than the latching duration,
the alarm will not latch when the gas level
drops below the alarm level.
Latch Acknowledgement
A latched alarm latch can be acknowledged
by two methods. The first is either by mode
press or inserting the instrument into the dock.
The second is by dock insertion only. The
method is selectable in the IQ System
template.
Note: For more information on creating
and assigning templates, please refer to
the Database Manager Reference manual.
Missing sensor during startup
If the ToxiPro fails to detect
a sensor during startup, it will show “F 1” with
the caution symbol and then shut itself off.
For more details, see section 2.1.
1.3.6 Corrupt memory
The ToxiPro
continuously monitors its
onboard memory. If the
instrument determines
that the memory is
corrupt, it will display “F 4” and proceed to
shut itself off.
If “F 4” is displayed, contact Honeywell
Analytics for further details.
1.3.7 Vibrating Alarm Error
If the vibrating alarm fails “F 6” will be shown
on the display. Contact Honeywell Analytics
for further details.
1.3.8 Heartbeat Feature
A blinking heart is an active indicator, notifying
the user that the instrument is operating
normally.
1.4
1.4.4 Silence warning alarms
The ToxiPro’s audible and vibrating (if so
equipped) alarms can be turned off during an
alarm condition by pressing the MODE button
if this function has been enabled with BioTrak
software. The visual warning alarm light and
readings will continue to indicate the alarm.
Functions
1.4.1 Security beep
The ToxiPro includes a security beep that can
be enabled or disabled with BioTrak software
through the PC’s IrDA port. If the security
beep is enabled, the ToxiPro will emit a short
beep coupled with an LED flash at a specific
interval to remind the user that the instrument
is active.
1.5 IQ Dock Compatibility
The ToxiPro must be equipped with
instrument firmware version 4.30 or higher to
be compatible with the IQ Express Docking
Station. The IQ Express Dock is an automatic
calibration station coupled with a data
management system. The IQ Express Dock
must be equipped with firmware version 6.53
or higher. Instrument firmware in the ToxiPro
may be upgraded at any time. See section
5.2 below for details on software upgrades.
1.4.2 Latching alarms
The ToxiPro includes latching alarms that can
be enabled or disabled with BioTrak software
through the PC’s IrDA port. With the alarm
latch enabled, the audible and visible alarms
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1.6 Design components
Case: The instrument is enclosed in a solid
PC (polycarbonate) case with TPE (rubber)
overmold.
cylinder of calibration gas, and fixed flow rate
regulator in a foam-lined, hard-shell carrying
case.
2. Field Operation
Field operation of the ToxiPro is controlled
entirely through the MODE button, which is
located on the front of the instrument.
The MODE button is used to turn the ToxiPro
on and off, to turn on the backlight, to access
MAX, STEL (if enabled) and TWA (if enabled)
gas readings for the current session and to
initiate calibration.
2.1 Turning the ToxiPro on
The ToxiPro is effectively disabled when it
leaves the Honeywell Analytics factory. Upon
arrival, the ToxiPro’s display will be blank.
The ToxiPro O2 will show the negated horn
icon.
Figure 1: Exterior front view.
Front face: The front face of the instrument
houses the LCD display, MODE button,
sensor port, LED alarm and audible alarm
port.
LCD display: The liquid crystal display (LCD)
shows gas readings, messages and other
information. A built-in, manually-activated
backlight allows the display to be read even in
low light conditions.
LED / IrDA port: The LED also functions as
the IrDA port.
MODE button: The large push-button on the
front of the instrument is called the MODE
button. The MODE button is used to turn the
ToxiPro on and off, to turn on the backlight, to
view the MAX, STEL (if enabled) and TWA (if
enabled) screens and to initiate the automatic
calibration sequences.
Sensor port: The sensor port is located at
the upper left corner of the instrument. A filter
prevents unwanted contaminants from
entering the sensor.
Audible alarm port: A cylindrical resonating
chamber contains the loud audible alarm.
Visual alarm (LED) Windows: A bright LED
(Light-Emitting Diode) alarm light provides a
visual indication of the alarm state.
Belt Clip: The belt clip attaches to the bottom
surface of the instrument.
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To initialize the instrument, press the MODE
button for 5 seconds. ToxiPro O2 models will
proceed with a 15-minute countdown while the
oxygen sensor stabilizes.
Note: The 15-minute sensor warm-up
period is only necessary for the initial
start-up of ToxiPro O2 models.
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When the ToxiPro O2 warm-up period
concludes, the screen will be completely
blank. ToxiPro models equipped with a toxic
gas sensor do not require an initial warm up
period.
1.7 Standard accessories
Standard accessories with every ToxiPro
include installed sensor and lithium battery,
reference manual and calibration/sample draw
adapter.
Optional accessories include manual sample
draw kit (hand-aspirated), vibrating alarm,
Datalogger Upgrade and BioTrak software kit.
With the blank screen shown, press and hold
the MODE button for 5 seconds to initiate the
start-up sequence.
At start-up, the ToxiPro will automatically go
through a basic electronic self-test sequence
that will take approximately thirty seconds.
During the self-test sequence, all sections of
the display will be lit, the display backlight will
momentarily turn on and the audible alarm will
“chirp”.
If the instrument fails to detect the sensor
during startup, “F 1” will be displayed with the
1.8 Value pack kits
ToxiPro value packs include all standard
accessories, plus calibration fittings, 34-liter
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caution symbol following the display test
screen. If “F 1” is shown, the instrument will
automatically shut down in approximately 5
seconds. See Section 4.2 of this manual for
instructions on accessing the sensor
compartment.
For ToxiPro instruments with a toxic sensor
and with the STEL and TWA alarms enabled,
the ToxiPro will briefly show the STEL and
TWA alarm levels.
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Once the ToxiPro recognizes the sensor, it will
display the software version using two
screens.
If the calibration due reminder is enabled and
calibration is due, the following screens will be
shown.
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The serial number screens will then be shown:
Note that the 9 digit serial number can not fit
on a single screen, so it is shown on three
screens. In this case, the instrument serial
number is 481098190.
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Press the MODE button to acknowledge the
calibration due reminder. If the instrument
shuts off when the MODE button is pressed
with “cal due shown”, then the ToxiPro is
configured with calibration due lockout
enabled.
See section 2.1.1 below for more details on
the calibration due lockout function.
The Calibration Due Reminder and Lockout
functions may be enabled or disabled with
BioTrak Software.
The current gas readings screen will then be
shown. Toxic sensor models should show 0 if
the instrument is located in fresh air. Oxygen
sensor models should show 20.9 in fresh air.
In normal operation the screen alternates
between gas reading and sensor type.
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Datalogging versions will then show the “dL”
screen.
Once the sensor is
recognized, the instrument
will display the sensor type.
The warning alarm level will
then be displayed, followed
by the danger alarm level.
During the display of the
warning alarm level, the LED
alarm light will be flashed
twice and the audible warning alarm will be
sounded twice.
During the display of the danger alarm level,
the LED visual alarm will be flashed twice and
the audible danger alarm will be sounded
twice. The frequency of the audible danger
alarm is higher than the frequency of the
audible warning alarm. The custom alarm if
enabled is displayed similar to the danger
alarm, but the LCD has the triangular warning
symbol without the Danger or Warning
symbol.
2.1.1 Calibration due lockout
When the ToxiPro’s calibration due lockout
function is enabled and calibration is due, the
calibration due warning will be shown at
instrument start up and can not be bypassed.
The instrument must be calibrated
immediately before it will show any gas
readings. The calibration may be performed
manually, or by placing it in an IQ Express
Dock. Upon successful calibration, the
ToxiPro will proceed to the current gas
readings screen.
The calibration due lockout function can be
enabled or disabled with BioTrak software.
2.2 Backlight
The ToxiPro includes a backlight that is
automatically turned on during an alarm
condition. The backlight can also be manually
activated while the current gas reading is
displayed by pressing the MODE button once.
When manually activated, the backlight will
automatically turn itself off in about twenty
seconds. If activated by an alarm condition,
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the backlight will remain on until the
instrument is no longer in alarm.
Calibration and bump test due notices
2.3 Functions
From the current gas
reading screen, press the
MODE button once to
activate the backlight.
Press MODE again to scroll
through the screen options.
Once the backlight has been lit, press MODE
once more to view the MAX gas values
screen. The MAX figure represents the
highest gas value reading that has been
recorded by the instrument during the current
operating session. ToxiPro O2 models will
sequentially display both the highest and the
lowest readings that have been recorded by
the instrument in the current operating
session.
From the MAX screen, press the MODE
button to view the time screen. A dot below
the colon between the hours and the minutes
digits indicates afternoon/evening hours (pm).
When the calibration due
notice is enabled and the ToxiPro is due for
fresh air calibration “0-CAL” will be displayed
at the bottom of the current gas readings
screen along with the triangular warning
symbol.
When the calibration due
notice is enabled and the ToxiPro is due for
span calibration the calibration bottle icon will
be displayed at the bottom of the current gas
readings screen along with the warning
symbol.
The bump test due notice is
designed for instruments that are processed
in an IQ Express Dock. When the bump test
due notice is enabled and the ToxiPro is due
for a bump test, the calibration bottle icon will
be displayed at the bottom of the current gas
readings screen without the triangular
warning symbol.
Note: If an IQ Express Dock is
unavailable, a span calibration will also
reset the bump test due notice.
10:45 am
10:45 pm
If the STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) alarm
is enabled, press the MODE button once to
view the STEL reading. The STEL value
displayed represents the average value of the
instrument readings for the
target gas for the most
recently completed 15
minutes of operation.
If the TWA (Time Weighted
Average) alarm is enabled, press the MODE
button once more to view the current TWA
value. TWA values are calculated by taking
the sum of the instrument
readings for the target gas for
the current operating session
in terms of parts-per-millionhours and dividing by an
eight-hour period.
Note: Due to the nature of the TWA
calculation, the TWA value can accumulate
over time and may cause the instrument to
go into alarm. Honeywell Analytics
recommends resetting the TWA value at
the beginning of any work shift by turning
off the instrument and then turning it back
on again.
Press the MODE button again to return to the
current gas readings screen.
2.5
Low battery alarms
When there are less than 7
days of battery life remaining, the low battery
icon will be lit.
When there are less than 8
hours of battery life remaining, the triangular
warning symbol on the LCD will also be
shown.
When the battery reaches a
level where it can no longer power the
instrument, the ToxiPro will sound a low
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battery alarm for two minutes while displaying
the danger, caution and battery icons.
Press MODE to turn the instrument off. The
battery must be replaced before the
instrument can be used again. If the MODE
button is not pressed, the instrument will
remain in alarm for as long as it can before
shutting itself off.
2.6
the current gas readings screen is shown.
MAX, STEL and TWA calculations will be
reset.
Always On Mode may be enabled or disabled
with BioTrak software.
Note: The ToxiPro must be turned off to
replace the battery. See section 2.8.1.
2.8.1 Turning Off in Always On Mode
BioTrak software must be used to turn the
ToxiPro off when it is in Always on Mode.
BioTrak is available at:
http://www.honeywellanalytics.com
1. Open BioTrak and select ToxiPro.
2. Select “Configure” in the software.
3. Hold the MODE button down for about 10
seconds until IrDA is shown and establish
the connection with the PC.
4. The Never Turn Off option appears at the
bottom left of every page in the
configuration window. Click the Turn Off
button.
Sensor Over Range
The ToxiPro will go into alarm if a sensor is
exposed to a concentration of gas that
exceeds its established range. In the case of
an H2S reading that exceeds 200 PPM, the
ToxiPro will go into the danger alarm state
and the display will show “OL” in place of the
sensor reading.
2.9 Sampling
The ToxiPro may be used in either diffusion or
sample-draw mode. In either mode, the gas
sample must enter the sensor compartment
for the instrument to register a gas reading.
In diffusion mode, the atmosphere reaches
the sensor by diffusing through the sensor
port on the front of the instrument. Normal air
movements are enough to carry the sample to
the sensor. The sensor reacts quickly to
changes in the concentration of the gas being
measured.
It is also possible to use the ToxiPro to
sample remote locations with the handaspirated sample-draw kit that is available
separately. During remote sampling, the gas
sample is drawn into the sensor compartment
through the probe assembly and a length of
tubing.
After an over range condition occurs the unit
must be calibrated under controlled
conditions. When an over range condition
occurs, the calibration indicators are
automatically activated.
2.7 Turning the ToxiPro off
To turn the ToxiPro off,
press and hold the MODE
button down until the
instrument chirps three
times and OFF is
displayed.
Once OFF is displayed, release the MODE
button. The instrument has been successfully
turned off when the display goes blank.
If Always On Mode is enabled see section
2.8.1 for instructions for turning off the
ToxiPro.
The ToxiPro and manual
sample draw kit are delivered with
polyester urethane (fuel-resistant) tubing
part number 53-001. This material is
completely compatible with the toxic gases
CO and H2S. When using the ToxiPro and
sample draw kit to sample with any of the
gas types and tubing lengths listed in the
chart below, FEP-lined tubing (part number
53-036) should be used.
2.8 Always On Mode
The ToxiPro may be
configured so that it may
not be turned off with the
MODE button. In Always
On Mode, the MODE
button is used to reset the MAX, STEL and
TWA calculations. Press and hold the MODE
button until the instrument chirps three times
and “on” is displayed.
After the “on” screen, the ToxiPro will proceed
through the standard startup sequence until
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Gas Type
CL2, CLO2
HCN
SO2, NO2, PH3, NH3
Tubing Length
Up to 10 ft/3m Max.
Up to 100 ft/30m
Max.
> 10 ft/3m up to 100
ft/30m Max.
3. Calibration
The ToxiPro features fully automated fresh
air/zero and span calibration functions. The
MODE button is used to initiate the automatic
calibration sequence. Calibration adjustments
are made automatically by the instrument.
Standard polyester urethane (fuelresistant) tubing (part number 53-001) can
be used otherwise. Use of other types of
tubing, or beyond recommended length(s),
may cause inaccurate and potentially
dangerous readings that could result in
serious injury or death.
3.1
Verification of accuracy
3.1.1
Verifying accuracy and response:
ToxiPro O2
To verify the accuracy of the ToxiPro O2, take
the ToxiPro O2 to an area where the
atmosphere is known to be fresh and check
the readings. If the readings differ from those
expected in fresh air (oxygen monitors should
read 20.9% in fresh air), then a fresh air/zero
calibration adjustment must be made as
discussed below in section 3.3. If fresh air is
not available, see section 3.7 below for
instructions for calibrating the ToxiPro O2 in
contaminated air.
Honeywell Analytics also recommends that
the response of the oxygen sensor be
regularly verified by any of these methods:
• Expose the O2 sensor to a known
concentration of gas containing less than
19.0% oxygen. If the descending oxygen
alarm is set to 19.5% the instrument
should go into alarm a few seconds after
the gas reaches the sensor face.
• Process the ToxiPro O2 in an IQ
Express Dock that has a cylinder of
calibration gas containing 18.0% oxygen
(or less) connected to the gas port and
proceed with the oxygen bump test.
• Breath test: Hold your breath for 10
seconds, then slowly exhale directly onto
the face of the sensor (in the same way
you would to fog up a piece of glass). If
the descending oxygen alarm is set to
19.5%, the instrument should go into
alarm after a few seconds.
2.9.1 Sample draw kit usage
1. Connect the shorter section of tubing
from the squeeze bulb to the sample
draw adapter. Then connect the longer
section of tubing from the squeeze bulb
to the sample probe.
2. Slide the sample draw adapter into the
sensor port on the ToxiPro and secure
it.
3. Cover the end of the sample draw probe
assembly with a finger, and squeeze the
aspirator bulb. If there are no leaks in
the sample draw kit components, the
bulb should stay deflated for a few
seconds.
4. Insert the end of the sample probe into
the location to be sampled.
5. Squeeze the aspirator bulb several
times to draw the sample from the
remote location to the sensor
compartment. Allow one squeeze of the
bulb for every one foot of sampling hose
for the sample to reach the sensors.
Continue to squeeze the bulb for an
additional 45 seconds or until readings
stabilize.
6. Note the gas measurement readings.
CAUTION: Hand aspirated remote
sampling only provides continuous gas
readings for the area in which the probe is
located when the bulb is being
continuously squeezed.
Note: Each time a reading is desired, it is
necessary to squeeze the bulb a sufficient
number of times to bring a fresh sample to
the sensor compartment and to continue to
squeeze the bulb until readings stabilize.
3.1.2
Verifying accuracy: ToxiPro with
toxic gas sensor
Verification of accuracy is a two-step
procedure for ToxiPro instruments equipped
with a toxic gas sensor:
Step one is to take the ToxiPro to an area
where the atmosphere is known to be fresh
and check the readings. If the readings differ
from those expected in fresh air (instruments
equipped with a toxic sensor should read 0
PPM in fresh air), then a fresh air calibration
adjustment must be made as discussed below
in section 3.3.
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Step two is to test sensor response by
exposing the sensor to a test gas of known
concentration. This is known as a functional
(bump) test. Readings are considered to be
accurate when the display is between 90%
and 120% of the expected values as given on
the calibration gas cylinder. If readings are
accurate, there is no need to adjust your gas
detector. See section 3.4 for further details
concerning the functional/bump test.
If the readings are inaccurate, the instrument
must be span calibrated before further use as
discussed in section 3.5.
specific” carbon monoxide sensor is
deliberately designed not to respond to other
gases that may be present at the same time,
such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and methane
(CH4).
Although great care has been taken to reduce
cross-sensitivity, some interfering gases may
still have an effect on toxic sensor readings.
In some cases the interference may be
positive and result in readings that are higher
than actual. In other cases the interference
may be negative and produce readings that
are lower than actual and may even cause the
instrument to display negative readings for the
target gas.
See Appendix A for cross-sensitivity data.
The accuracy of
ToxiPro instruments equipped with toxic
gas sensors should be checked
periodically with known concentration
calibration gas. Failure to check accuracy
can lead to inaccurate and potentially
dangerous readings.
See Appendix C for a discussion of
calibration frequency recommendations.
3.3 Fresh air/zero calibration
To initiate the fresh air/zero calibration:
1. From the current gas reading screen,
press the MODE button three times within
two seconds to begin the fresh air/zero
calibration sequence. The ToxiPro will
briefly display “CAL” and then begin a 5second countdown with the 0-CAL icon lit.
3.2
Effect of contaminants on ToxiPro
sensors
The atmosphere in which the ToxiPro is used
can have lasting effects on the sensors.
Sensors may suffer losses in sensitivity
leading to degraded performance if exposed
to certain substances.
The ToxiPro O2 uses a galvanic oxygen
sensor, while toxic sensor versions of the
ToxiPro use an electrochemical toxic gas
sensor. Different types of sensors use
different detection principles, so the conditions
that affect the accuracy of the sensors vary
from one type of sensor to the next.
Effects of contaminants on O2 sensors
Oxygen sensors may be affected by
prolonged exposure to "acid" gases such as
carbon dioxide. The oxygen sensors used in
Honeywell Analytics instruments are not
recommended for continuous use in
atmospheres containing more than 25% CO2.
Effects of contaminants on toxic gas
sensors
Honeywell Analytics’s “substance-specific”
electrochemical sensors have been carefully
designed to minimize the effects of common
interfering gases. “Substance-specific”
sensors are designed to respond only to the
gases that they are supposed to measure.
The higher the specificity of the sensor, the
less likely the sensor will react to other gases,
which may be incidentally present in the
environment. For instance, a “substance-
→
2. Press the MODE button before the end of
the 5-second countdown to begin the
fresh air/zero calibration. The fresh
air/zero calibration has been successfully
initiated when the ToxiPro alternates
between the following two screens:
↔
3. For instruments equipped with a toxic gas
sensor, the fresh air/zero calibration is
complete when the instrument begins a
second 5-second countdown for the span
calibration. If span calibration is not
required, allow the countdown to reach 0
without pressing the MODE button. For
further instructions concerning the span
calibration of toxic sensor-equipped
models, proceed to section 3.5.
For ToxiPro O2 models, calibration is
complete when the instrument returns to
the current gas readings screen. If the
fresh air/zero calibration attempt fails,
proceed to section 3.6.1.
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further adjustment. If readings are
considered inaccurate, the instrument
must be adjusted using the “span”
calibration procedures discussed in
section 3.5 before further use.
Fresh air/zero
calibrations may only be performed in an
atmosphere that is known to contain 20.9%
oxygen and 0 PPM toxic gas. Performing
the fresh air/zero calibration in an
atmosphere that is not comprised of 20.9%
oxygen and 0 PPM toxic gas may lead to
inaccurate and potentially dangerous
readings.
3.5
Span Calibration (toxic sensor
versions)
Span calibration should be performed when a
functional (bump) test has shown that the
instrument’s gas readings are not between
90% and 120% of the expected values as
given on the calibration gas cylinder (as
discussed in section 3.4). Prior to performing
a span calibration, perform a fresh air/zero
calibration as discussed in section 3.3. After
successful completion of the fresh air/zero
calibration, the instrument will begin a second
five-second countdown with the calibration
gas bottle icon highlighted.
3.4
Functional (bump) testing (toxic
sensor versions)
The accuracy of ToxiPro instruments may be
verified at any time by a simple functional
(bump) test. To perform a functional (bump)
test, do the following:
1. Turn the ToxiPro on and wait at least
three minutes to allow the readings to fully
stabilize. If the sensor has just been
replaced, it must be allowed to stabilize
prior to performing a functional (bump)
test. See section 4.2 for further details.
2. Make sure the instrument is located in
fresh air.
3. Verify that the current gas readings match
the concentrations present in fresh air.
The reading for toxic gases should be 0
parts-per-million (PPM) in fresh air. If the
reading is anything other than 0 PPM
proceed to section 3.3 and perform a fresh
air/zero calibration before continuing.
4. Apply the calibration gas as shown in
figure 3.4.
1. Press the MODE button before the
countdown is complete to initiate the span
calibration. The display will alternate
between “GAS” and the expected
concentration of calibration gas.
↔
2. Apply calibration gas as shown above in
figure 3.4. Once calibration gas is
detected, the readout will change to show
the gas reading. Note that the negated
horn symbol is shown at lower left to
indicate that the alarms are not operating
because the instrument is in calibration
mode.
Note: ToxiPro instruments equipped with
a chlorine dioxide (ClO2) sensor require a
chlorine dioxide generator as a calibration
gas source.
Figure 3.4:Proper
bump-test/span
calibration set-up
for toxic sensorequipped
instruments.
Note: ToxiPro instruments equipped with
a chlorine dioxide (ClO2) sensor require a
chlorine dioxide generator as a calibration
gas source.
5. Wait for the readings to stabilize. (Fortyfive seconds to one minute is usually
sufficient.)
6. Note the readings. Readings are
considered accurate if they are between
90% and 120% of the expected value. If
the readings are considered accurate,
then the instrument may be used without
3. The calibration is fully automatic from this
point on. Once the instrument
successfully completes the span
calibration, it will emit three short beeps
and display the maximum span calibration
adjustment value for two seconds.
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successful fresh air/zero calibration is
performed.
Note: The maximum span calibration
adjustment value shown is an indication of
the relative health of the sensor. As a
sensor loses sensitivity, the maximum
adjustment level will approach the
calibration gas concentration, letting you
know when the sensor is losing sensitivity.
Once the maximum span adjustment
descends to within 10% of the calibration
gas concentration, it is time to order a new
sensor.
4. Following successful calibration, the
instrument will display the gas reading
with the negated horn icon until the
reading drops below the alarm
threshold.
Disconnect the calibration assembly
immediately after calibration.
3.6.1.1
Causes of fresh air/zero
calibration failures
Fresh air/zero calibration failures often result
from the attempt to calibrate the instrument in
a contaminated atmosphere.
Fresh air/zero calibration failures in the
ToxiPro O2 can also result from an oxygen
sensor that has failed.
3.6.1.2 Forced fresh air/zero calibration
If a fresh air/zero calibration fails in an
atmosphere known to be fresh, the ToxiPro
can be forced to fresh air calibrate as follows.
1. Follow instructions 1 and 2 in section 3.3
to begin the fresh air/zero calibration
sequence.
2. As soon as the alternating right and left
0’s are shown on the screen, press and
hold the MODE button.
Use of non-standard
calibration gas and/or calibration kit
components when calibrating the ToxiPro
can lead to inaccurate and potentially
dangerous readings, and may void the
standard Honeywell Analytics Gas
Detection Warranty.
3.6
↔
3. The forced fresh air/zero calibration is
complete when the instrument emits three
short beeps and then moves on to the
span calibration procedure.
Failure to calibrate
Performing the forced
fresh air calibration in a contaminated
atmosphere will lead to inaccurate and
potentially dangerous readings.
3.6.2 Span calibration failure
The ToxiPro is designed to recognize two
distinct types of span calibration failures:
failures that occur due to sensor response
outside the sensor’s normal range for
calibration and failures that occur when the
instrument fails to recognize any calibration
gas whatsoever.
3.6.1 Fresh air/zero calibration failure
In the event of fresh air/zero calibration failure,
the “no” and “CAL” screens will be alternately
displayed as shown below with the “0-CAL”
segment lit. The instrument will then return to
the gas reading screen.
3.6.2.1 Sensor out of range (no CAL)
If the instrument recognizes calibration gas,
but the sensor response is not within the
range to calibrate the instrument, span
calibration will fail and the “no” and “CAL”
screens will be alternately displayed.
↔
Following a fresh air/zero calibration failure,
the triangular warning symbol will be lit and
the “0-CAL” indicator will flash until a
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4. Maintenance
4.1
↔
Replacing batteries
Removal or
replacement of the lithium battery in
potentially combustible atmospheres may
compromise intrinsic safety. The lithium
battery used in the ToxiPro may only be
removed or replaced in an atmosphere that
is known to be non-hazardous.
To replace the battery:
1. Turn the ToxiPro off. If the ToxiPro is in
Always On Mode, see section 2.8.1 for
further instructions.
Note : Failure to turn the ToxiPro off prior
to battery removal may cause loss of data
in the ToxiPro’s datalogger.
2. Remove the two screws from the back of
the ToxiPro. One is located under the
clip. The other is located near the bottom
of the instrument.
3. Remove the front housing. The main
board will stay attached to the rear
instrument housing. The battery is located
directly above the display.
4. Remove the old lithium battery. If
necessary, use a small screwdriver to
gently pry the battery out.
After displaying “no” and “CAL” times, the
instrument will return to the current gas
readings screen and the warning symbol and
the calibration bottle icon will be shown, which
signifies that the instrument failed the last
attempt to span calibrate.
Note: If the Calibration Due Lockout is
enabled, the ToxiPro will turn itself off
following a failed calibration attempt.
3.6.2.2 Causes for span cal failure
Span calibration failures can be caused by:
1. Expired calibration gas.
2. Calibration gas whose concentration fails
to match the concentration expected by
the instrument.
3. Inappropriate regulator. The ToxiPro must
be calibrated using a 1.0 liter/minute fixed
flow regulator.
4. Sensor failure.
Figure 4.1: Interior view with battery and
sensor removed.
3.7
Fresh air/zero calibration in a
contaminated atmosphere
To perform a fresh air calibration in a
contaminated atmosphere, it is necessary to
use special calibration gas, whose
composition is identical to that of fresh air.
Honeywell Analytics offers the “Zero Air”
calibration gas cylinder as part number 549039, which contains 0 PPM toxic gas and
20.9% oxygen.
1. Apply “Zero Air” calibration gas to the
instrument as shown above in figure 3.4
for at least 15 seconds or until the
readings fully stabilize.
2. Perform the fresh air/zero calibration
procedure as described in section 3.3
while continuing to flow gas to the sensor.
3. Once the fresh air/zero calibration is
complete, disconnect the calibration
assembly. If the ToxiPro is equipped with
a toxic gas sensor, proceed to the span
calibration procedure if necessary as
described in section 3.5.
5. Install the new battery. Be sure to align
the polarity of the battery in accordance
with the diagram on the face of the battery
compartment.
Use only Panasonic
#CR2 in the ToxiPro.
6. Once the new battery is installed, the
instrument will automatically restart and the
ToxiPro will show “F 0” on the display and will
beep 6 times upon startup. It will then go into
the set time/date mode.
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4.2
Removal or
replacement of the lithium battery or
sensor in potentially combustible
atmospheres may compromise intrinsic
safety. The lithium battery or sensor used
in the ToxiPro may only be removed or
replaced in an atmosphere that is known to
be non-hazardous.
The sensor in the ToxiPro may require
periodic replacement. To replace the sensor:
1. Follow the directions in section 4.1 steps
1-3 to remove the front housing.
2. The sensor is located to the left of the
LED alarm light on the main board.
Gently remove the old sensor and install a
new sensor of the same type.
3. New sensors must be allowed to stabilize
prior to use according to the following
schedule. The detector must be powered
off and functional batteries must be
installed for the sensors to stabilize.
Instrument
Stabilization Period
ToxiPro O2
1 hour
ToxiPro with
15 minutes
toxic gas sensor
4. Once the sensor has stabilized, calibrate
the detector. For ToxiPro O2 units,
perform the Fresh Air/Zero Calibration as
described in section 3.3. For ToxiPro
units with toxic gas sensors, perform both
the Fresh Air/Zero calibration (section 3.3)
and the Span calibration (section 3.5).
Note: The ToxiPro must be calibrated after
any sensor change. See section 3.3 and
3.5 above for details.
The next five steps describe
programming the time and date.
7. Press and release the MODE button to
advance the setting by one. Hold the
MODE button down to scroll rapidly.
Afternoon and evening hours are
differentiated by a dot below the colon on
the display.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Replacing sensors
10 a.m.
10 p.m.
Once the appropriate hour setting is
shown, wait 5 seconds and the minutes
setting will start to blink.
Adjust the minutes setting
with the MODE button,
then wait 5 seconds and
the months setting will be
shown.
Adjust the months setting
with the MODE button,
then wait 5 seconds and
the days setting will be
shown.
Adjust the days setting
with the MODE button,
then wait 5 seconds and
the year setting will be
shown in two digit format.
Enter the last two digits of the year with
the MODE button, then wait 5 seconds
and the instrument will
continue to the normal
start up sequence as
discussed in section 2.1.
Replace the front cover
plate.
Reinstall the screws that were removed in
step 1.
The ToxiPro must be calibrated following
replacement of the battery. Once the
sensor has stabilized, calibrate the
detector. For ToxiPro O2 units, perform
the Fresh Air/Zero Calibration as
described in section 3.3. For ToxiPro
units, perform both the Fresh Air/Zero
calibration (section 3.3) and the Span
calibration (section 3.5).
4.3 Proper Cleaning
The exterior surfaces of the ToxiPro may be
cleaned using a damp cloth only. Do not use
cleaning agents of any kind. The introduction
of cleaning agents to the detector may affect
instrument functionality.
4.4 Storage
ToxiPro detectors may be stored for long
periods in a fresh air environment at
temperatures between 10°C/50°F and
30°C/86°F.
5. PC-Instrument
Communications
5.1 Event logging
Each ToxiPro includes a built-in event logger
that stores instrument readings during alarm
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5.2 Instrument firmware upgrades
The ToxiPro’s instrument firmware may be
upgraded at any time with a PC through the
instrument’s IrDA port. See section 5.3 for
instructions on initiating communications.
For the latest version of the instrument
firmware see the Honeywell Analytics
download website at
http://www.honeywellanalytics.com
conditions, calibration values and other data.
BioTrak software and an IrDA port are
necessary to download the collected data to a
PC. See section 5.3 for instructions on
initiating communications.
Warning, Danger, Custom, STEL and TWA
alarms are logged as events.
The event logger in ToxiPro version 9.20 or
greater logs will nest events. The word
“nested” in this case refers to the logging of
multiple events simultaneously. When the
instrument goes from Warning to Danger
alarm condition then both Warning and
Danger alarms are being logged as separate
events.
Note: In ToxiPro versions less than 9.20 a
single event would be logged for a Danger
event and Custom alarms are not supported.
Even though latching is enabled, the event
logger only logs the actual time the instrument
is in alarm condition and not the duration for
which the alarm was latched.
Since the Warning alarm level is less
than/equal to the Danger alarm level and the
custom alarm level is greater than/equal to the
danger alarm level for all sensors except
oxygen, the sequence of these events usually
is Warning -> Danger -> Custom.
When the instrument goes into a warning
alarm condition the event logger starts
recording data for the warning event. When
the instrument goes into danger alarm
condition, since the gas level is still greater
than the warning condition the event logger is
logging data for both warning and danger
alarms. And when the instrument goes into
the custom alarm condition the event logger is
then logging data for 3 different event types: warning, danger and custom. When the gas
level goes drops below custom alarm level the
custom event would finish first, followed by the
danger and then warning.
For oxygen units the custom alarm value is
always less than the danger alarm. So the
sequence of events would be danger>custom. STEL and TWA events are not valid
for an oxygen instrument.
Eventlogger Capacity
The capacity of the event logger is 100
events. If the capacity is exceeded, the
memory will “wrap”. The word “wrap” refers to
deleting the oldest event and replace it with
the newest event. It is recommend to
download the instrument’s datalogger on a
regular basis to prevent data loss due to
wrapping.
5.3 Initiating communications
To initiate communications, hold the MODE
button as if you are turning the instrument off.
Once “OFF” or “on” is shown, continue to hold
MODE until the “IrdA” screen is shown and
the LED/IrDA port turns on.
Once “IrdA” is shown release the MODE
button. Then align the infrared port at the top
front of the ToxiPro with the PC’s infrared port
to proceed with the download. The LED/IrDA
port will blink during communication with the
PC. The ToxiPro should be located 1-2” (2.55cm) from the IrDA Port.
Proper Positioning of IrDA Module
6.
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Exploded view and basic parts list
Appendices
Appendix A: Sensor Cross-Sensitivity Chart
The table below provides the cross-sensitivity response of the ToxiPro toxic gas sensors to common interference gases. The values are ToxiPro as a percentage
of the primary sensitivity, or the reading of the sensor when exposed to 100ppm of the interfering gas at 20ºC. These values are approximate. The actual values
depend on the age and condition of the sensor. Sensors should always be calibrated to the primary gas type. Cross-sensitive gases should not be used as
sensor calibration surrogates without the written consent of Honeywell Analytics.
SENSOR
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Carbon Monoxide (CO+)
Carbon Monoxide (CO-H)
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
Chlorine (Cl2) (specific)
Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) (specific)
Ammonia (NH3) (54-47-21)
Phosphine (PH3)
Hydrogen Cyanide(HCN)
CO
H2S
SO2
NO
NO2
Cl2
ClO2
H2
HCN
HCl
NH3
C2H4
C2H2
100
100
100
0.5
1
-5
0
0
0
0.5
0.5
10
350
10
100
1
-8
-3
-25
<5
25
350
5
50
5
20
100
-1
0
0
0
20
160
10
30
n/d
2
1
0
n/d
n/d
n/d
n/d
-5
-15
-60
(-)
-20
-100
100
12
n/d
0
(-)
-100
-5
-60
(-)
-20
-50
90
100
60
0
(-)
-20
-15
-120
(-)
-60
-150
270
20
100
n/d
(-)
-60
50
50
5
0.2
0.2
0
0
0
0
0.1
0.1
15
n/d
n/d
0
n/d
n/d
0
0
0
n/d
100
3
n/d
n/d
0
n/d
n/d
0
0
0
n/d
65
0
0
n/d
0
0
0
0
n/d
100
n/d
-5
75
75
(+)
n/d
(+)
n/d
0
0
0
1
50
250
250
(+)
n/d
(+)
n/d
0
0
0
0.5
n/d
n/d = no data, (+) undetermined positive, (-) undetermined negative
Appendix B: Replacement Sensor List
Part No.
54-47-90
54-47-01
54-47-02
54-47-03
54-47-05
54-47-09
54-47-10
54-47-13
54-47-18
54-47-19
54-47-20
54-47-21
Sensor Description
O2
Oxygen (2 years) (for ToxiPro O2)
CO
Carbon monoxide
H2S
Hydrogen sulfide
SO2
Sulfur dioxide
CO+
Carbon monoxide plus
NO2
Nitrogen Dioxide
HCN
Hydrogen cyanide
PH3
Phosphine
Cl2
Chlorine
CO-H Carbon monoxide minus
ClO2
Chlorine dioxide
NH3
Ammonia
Range
0 – 30%/Vol.
0 – 999 PPM
0 – 200 PPM
0 – 100 PPM
0 – 999 PPM
0 – 20 PPM
0 – 100 PPM
0 – 20 PPM
0 – 20 PPM
0 – 999 PPM
0–
5 PPM
0 – 100 PPM
Resolution
0.1%/Vol.
1 PPM
1 PPM
0.1 PPM
1 PPM
0.1 PPM
0.1 PPM
0.01 PPM
0.1 PPM
1 PPM
0.01 PPM
1 PPM
Appendix C: Calibration
Frequency
Recommendation
One of the most common
questions that we are asked at
Honeywell Analytics is: “How
often should I calibrate my gas
detector?”
Sensor Reliability and Accuracy
Today’s sensors are designed to
provide years of reliable service. In
fact, many sensors are designed
so that with normal use they will
only lose 5% of their sensitivity per
year or 10% over a two-year
period. Given this, it should be
possible to use a sensor for up to
two full years without significant
loss of sensitivity.
Verification of Accuracy
With so many reasons why a
sensor can lose sensitivity and
given the fact that dependable
sensors can be key to survival in a
hazardous environment, frequent
verification of sensor performance
is paramount.
There is only one sure way to verify
that a sensor can respond to the
gas for which it is designed. That is
to expose it to a known
concentration of target gas and
compare the reading with the
concentration of the gas. This is
referred to as a “bump” test. This
test is very simple and takes only a
few seconds to accomplish. The
safest course of action is to do a
“bump” test prior to each day’s
use. It is not necessary to make a
calibration adjustment if the
readings fall between 90%* and
120% of the expected value. As an
example, if a CO sensor is checked
using a gas concentration of 50
PPM it is not necessary to perform
a calibration unless the readings
are either below 45 PPM or above
60 PPM.
*The Canadian Standards
Association (CSA) requires
combustible gas sensors to
undergo calibration when the
displayed value during a bump
test fails to fall between 100%
and 120% of the expected value
for the gas.
Lengthening the Intervals
between Verification of Accuracy
We are often asked whether there
are any circumstances in which the
period between accuracy checks
may be lengthened.
Honeywell Analytics is not the only
manufacturer to be asked this
question! One of the professional
organizations to which Honeywell
Analytics belongs is the Industrial
Safety Equipment Association
(ISEA). The “Instrument Products”
group of this organization has been
very active in developing a protocol
to clarify the minimum conditions
under which the interval between
accuracy checks may be
lengthened.
A number of leading gas detection
equipment manufacturers have
participated in the development of
the ISEA guidelines concerning
calibration frequency. Honeywell
Analytics’s procedures closely
follow these guidelines.
If your operating procedures do not
permit daily checking of the
sensors, Honeywell Analytics
recommends the following
procedure to establish a safe and
prudent accuracy check schedule
for your Honeywell Analytics
instruments:
1.
During a period of initial use of
at least 10 days in the
intended atmosphere, check
the sensor response daily to
be sure there is nothing in the
atmosphere that is poisoning
the sensor(s). The period of
initial use must be of sufficient
duration to ensure that the
sensors are exposed to all
conditions that might have an
adverse effect on the sensors.
2.
If these tests demonstrate that
it is not necessary to make
adjustments, the time between
checks may be lengthened.
The interval between accuracy
checking should not exceed 30
days.
3.
When the interval has been
extended the toxic and
combustible gas sensors
should be replaced
immediately upon warranty
expiration. This will minimize
the risk of failure during the
interval between sensor
checks.
4.
The history of the instrument
response between verifications
should be kept. Any
conditions, incidents,
experiences, or exposure to
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contaminants that might have
an adverse effect on the
calibration state of the sensors
should trigger immediate reverification of accuracy before
further use.
5.
Any changes in the
environment in which the
instrument is being used, or
changes in the work that is
being performed, should
trigger a resumption of daily
checking.
6.
If there is any doubt at any
time as to the accuracy of the
sensors, verify the accuracy of
the sensors by exposing them
to known concentration test
gas before further use.
Gas detectors used for the
detection of oxygen deficiencies,
flammable gases and vapors, or
toxic contaminants must be
maintained and operated properly
to do the job they were designed to
do. Always follow the guidelines
provided by the manufacturer for
any gas detection equipment you
use!
If there is any doubt regarding your
gas detector's accuracy, do an
accuracy check! All it takes is a few
moments to verify whether or not
your instruments are safe to use.
One Button Auto Calibration
While it is only necessary to do a
“bump” test to ensure that the
sensors are working properly, all
current Honeywell Analytics gas
detectors offer a one-button auto
calibration feature. This feature
allows you to calibrate a Honeywell
Analytics gas detector in about the
same time as it takes to complete a
“bump” test. The use of automatic
bump test and calibration stations
can further simplify the tasks, while
automatically maintaining records.
Don't take a chance
with your life.
Verify accuracy frequently!
Please read also Honeywell
Analytics’s application note:
AN20010808 “Use of ‘equivalent’
calibration gas mixtures”. This
application note provides
procedures to ensure safe
calibration of LEL sensors that are
subject to silicone poisoning.
Honeywell Analytics Warranty Gas Detection Products
General
Honeywell Analytics, Inc. (hereafter Honeywell) warrants gas detectors, sensors and accessories manufactured
and sold by Honeywell, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the periods listed in the tables
below.
Damages to any Honeywell products that result from abuse, alteration, power fluctuations including surges and
lightning strikes, incorrect voltage settings, incorrect batteries, or repair procedures not made in accordance
with the Instrument’s Reference Manual are not covered by the Honeywell warranty.
The obligation of Honeywell under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of components deemed
by the Honeywell Instrument Service Department to have been defective under the scope of this standard
warranty. To receive consideration for warranty repair or replacement procedures, products must be returned
with transportation and shipping charges prepaid to Honeywell, or to a Honeywell Authorized Warranty Service
Center. It is necessary to obtain a return authorization number from Honeywell prior to shipment.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND
REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HONEYWELL WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE
OF ANY KIND CONNECTED TO THE USE OF ITS PRODUCTS OR FAILURE OF ITS PRODUCTS TO
FUNCTION OR OPERATE PROPERLY.
Instrument & Accessory Warranty Periods
Product(s)
PHD6,
ToxiPro®, MultiPro
Warranty Period
2 years from date of purchase
2 years from date of purchase
ToxiLtd®
2 years after activation or 2 years after the
“Must Be Activated By” date, whichever
comes first
Battery packs and chargers, sampling pumps and
other components, which by their design are
consumed or depleted during normal operation, or
which may require periodic replacement
One year from the date of purchase
Sensor Warranty Periods
Instrument(s)
PHD6, Cannonball3, MultiPro, ToxiPro®
All Others
Sensor Type(s)
O2, LEL**, CO, CO+, H2S &
Duo-Tox
All Other Sensors
All Sensors
Warranty Period
2 Years
1 Year
1 Year
** Damage to combustible gas sensors by acute or chronic exposure to known sensor poisons such as
volatile lead (aviation gasoline additive), hydride gases such as phosphine, and volatile silicone gases
emitted from silicone caulks/sealants, silicone rubber molded products, laboratory glassware greases, spray
lubricants, heat transfer fluids, waxes & polishing compounds (neat or spray aerosols), mold release agents
for plastics injection molding operations, waterproofing formulations, vinyl & leather preservatives, and hand
lotions which may contain ingredients listed as cyclomethicone, dimethicone and polymethicone (at the
discretion of Honeywell’s Instrument Service department) void Honeywell Analytics’s Standard Warranty as it
applies to the replacement of combustible gas sensors.
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