Altair 2X Gas Detector Operating instructions

Altair 2X Gas Detector Operating instructions
Operating Manual
ALTAIR® 2X
Single or Two Gas Detector
Order No.: 10148950/05
CR 800000039924
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USA
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Contents
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Safety Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
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Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
On-Screen Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Sensor End of Life Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Sensor End of Life Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Fresh Air Setup (FAS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Bump Test for Sensors with XCell Pulse Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13
3.14
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5
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Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
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Correct Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Liability Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety and Precautionary Measures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
First Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning ON the Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function Checks Before Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duration of Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitoring Gas Concentration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Alarm Setpoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displaying Device Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IR mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning OFF the Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Data Logging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Device with a GALAXY GX2 Automated Test System . . .
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Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scope of Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
5.1
5.2
5.3
6
Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
6.1
6.2
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Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Sensor Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Data Logging Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Marking, Certificates and Approvals According to the Directive
2014/34/EU (ATEX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Marking, Certificates and Approvals According to IECEx . . . . . . . . . 41
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
7.1
7.2
7.3
Calibration Gas Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Replacement Parts and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Sensor Replacement Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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Safety Regulations
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Safety Regulations
1.1
Correct Use
The ALTAIR 2X gas detector, hereafter referred to as device, is intended for use by trained and qualified personnel. It is designed to be used when performing a hazard assessment to:
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Assess potential worker exposure to toxic gases and vapors.
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Determine the appropriate gas and vapor monitoring needed for a workplace.
The ALTAIR 2X gas detector can be equipped for:
•
Detecting specific toxic gases for which a sensor is installed
It is imperative that this operating manual be read and observed when using the device. In particular,
the safety instructions, as well as the information for the use and operation of the device, 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.
WARNING!
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 non-compliance. 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 this product must be under the direction of a qualified safety professional who
has carefully evaluated the specific hazards of the jobsite where it will be used and who is completely
familiar with the product and its limitations. The selection and use of this product and its incorporation
into the safety scheme of the jobsite is the exclusive responsibility of the Employer.
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.
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Safety and Precautionary Measures
WARNING!
The following safety instructions must be followed implicitly. Misuse can result in loss of life or serious
injury.
Use Device only for Assigned Gases
The device must be used only for gases for which a sensor is installed in the device.
Check Function
Before each day’s use, check the function of the device (→ chapter 3.5 ). MSA recommends carrying
out a routine inspection prior to each day’s use.
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Safety Regulations
Perform a Bump Test
Bump test frequency is often stipulated by national or corporate regulations; however, bump testing
before each day's use is generally the accepted best safety practice and is therefore MSA’s recommendation. The device must pass the bump test. If it fails the test, perform a calibration before using
the device.
Perform a bump test more frequently if the device is subjected to physical shock or high levels of
contaminants.
Check Function and Alarm before Each Use
In case of failed function tests, the device must be removed from use.
Check Confidence Indicator
The Confidence indicator must flash every 15 seconds after starting the device.
Defective Vibrating Alarm Possible
At ambient temperatures < 0 °C, the vibrating alarm can give a false alarm or can fail completely. In
such conditions, do not rely solely on the vibrating alarm.
Physical Shock
Perform a calibration if device is subjected to physical shock.
Sensor Maintenance
Do not block sensor opening as this may cause inaccurate readings. Do not press on the face of the
sensor, as this may damage it and cause erroneous readings. Do not use compressed air to clean the
sensor holes, as the pressure may damage the sensor.
Observe Proper Time for Display Stabilizing
Allow sufficient time for device to display accurate reading. Response times vary based on the type of
sensor being utilized.
Be Aware of Environmental Conditions
A number of environmental factors may affect the sensor readings, including changes in pressure,
humidity and temperature.
Be Aware of the Procedures for Handling Electrostatically Sensitive Electronics
The device contains electrostatically sensitive components. Do not open or repair the device without
using appropriate electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. The warranty does not cover damage
caused by electrostatic discharges.
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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.
Accessible Metal Parts
The device enclosure includes accessible metal part. The end user shall determine suitability inthe
specific application. The measured capacitance of the device on the belt clip is 40 pF.
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Safety Regulations
1.4
Warranty
ITEM
WARRANTY PERIOD
Chassis and electronics
Three years
H2S, CO, SO2, NO2 sensors
Three years
Cl2, NH3 sensors
Two years
Specific battery run-time over temperature is not warranted.
This warranty does not cover filters, fuses or replaceable batteries. 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.
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.
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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Description
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Description
2.1
Overview
2
1
1
3
4
8
5
7
6
Fig. 1
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Device view
1
Alarm LED (red)
5
Button
2
Infrared port
6
Display with backlight
3
Sensor cover
7
Gas type
4
Safe LED (green)
8
Audible alarm transmitter
The device monitors gases in ambient air and in the workplace. The following toxic gases can be monitored in the ambient air:
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Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
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Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
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Carbon monoxide (CO)
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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S)
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Chlorine (Cl2)
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Ammonia (NH3)
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Description
The Two Gas (Two-Tox) sensor provides two sensing capabilities in a single sensor. The following
combinations are possible:
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Carbon monoxide/hydrogen sulfide (CO/H2S)
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Carbon monoxide/nitrogen dioxide (CO/NO2)
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Hydrogen sulfide/sulfur dioxide (H2S/SO2)
The alarm levels for the individual gases are factory-set and and cannot be changed during operation.
Changes can only be made through MSA Link software.
Short Term Exposure Limits (STEL)
The STEL alarm is calculated over a 15 minute exposure.
STEL calculation examples:
Assume the device 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 5 ppm:
(10 minutes x 35 ppm) + (5 minutes x 5 ppm)
15 minutes
= 25 ppm
If the device is on for longer than 15 minutes, the STEL is calculated for the most recent fifteen minutes
of runtime.
Time Weighted Average (TWA)
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
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= 75 ppm
12 hour exposure of 100 ppm:
(12 hours x 100 ppm)
8 hours
= 150 ppm
If the device is ON for less than 8 hours (480 minutes), the balance of the minute ppm values is set to
zero.
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Description
2.2
On-Screen Indicators
Fig. 2
Display
GAS 1
Only displayed for two gas detectors. The label above this bar shows
which gas concentration is currently displayed
Sensor life Symbol – Indicates the end of sensor life
Bump Check Symbol – Indicates successful bump test or calibration
Alarm Symbol – Indicates alarm state.
No Gas Cylinder – Indicates cal gas should not be applied and device
must be exposed to fresh air
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Cal Gas Cylinder – Indicates cal gas must be applied
PEAK Symbol – Indicates a PEAK reading or high alarm
Minimum – Indicates a minimum value or low alarm
Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL) Symbol – Indicates a STEL alarm
Time Weighted Average (TWA) Symbol – Indicates a TWA alarm
Hourglass – Indicates user should wait
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Description
Device confidence indicator
Flow check symbol - Indicates that a flow check is being prepared or
should be executed
Battery condition - Indicates the battery charge level
Indicates a battery alarm when flashing
Electronic pulse check symbol - Indicates a currently running electronic
check of the sensor
Indicates required interaction
Gas concentration
% Vol
Volume percent
ppm
Parts per million
mg/m3
2.3
Sensor End of Life Warning
If a sensor is nearing its end of life, the device will warn the user following a sensor calibration. The
sensor is still fully functional at this point, but the warning gives the user time to plan for a replacement
sensor and minimise downtime. The ♥ symbol will be continuously displayed.
2.4
Sensor End of Life Alarm
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If a sensor fails two calibrations in a row, a sensor End of Life Alarm condition is present. The ♥ symbol
will flash continuously.
2.5
Backlight
The backlight can be manually activated with a quick push of the button. The backlight remains ON for
a certain time, depending on the instrument settings.
2.6
Fresh Air Setup (FAS)
This check eliminates background contaminants, reducing the possibility of inaccurate readings.
The Fresh Air Setup zeroes toxic gas sensors. The Fresh Air Setup will not function if it is activated in
a non-fresh air environment. If a dangerous level of gas is present, the device will ignore the Fresh Air
Setup and go into alarm.
2.7
Bump Test for Sensors with XCell Pulse Technology
Sensors with XCell Pulse Technology can be bump tested with a combination of a pulse check and a
flow check.
First, the device carries out an electronic pulse check of the sensor. Second, the user executes a flow
check by exhaling onto the face of the device.
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Use
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Use
3.1
Environmental Factors
A number of environmental factors may affect the gas sensor readings, including changes in pressure,
humidity and temperature.
Temperature Changes
The sensors have built-in temperature compensation. However, if temperature shifts dramatically, the
sensor reading may shift. Zero the device at the work site temperature for the least effect.
3.2
Settings
Any changes of the device settings can only be carried out using the MSA Link™ software. Ensure that
the latest version of the MSA Link software is used.
The MSA Link application is available free on www.msasafety.com.
Modes
Always-On
Mode
Go/No-Go
Mode
Motion Alert
Mode
When Always-On mode is enabled, the device cannot be turned OFF with the
ON/OFF button.
There are three ways to power off the device when this mode is enabled:
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Remove device battery, or
•
Disable Always-On mode via MSA Link software, or
•
Enable Sleep mode
When Go/No-Go mode is enabled, the device does NOT display a numeric gas
reading. Instead, the device displays "OK" unless it enters a gas alarm state. When
in gas alarm, the device displays "XXXX".
Although the gas exposure data is not displayed, that data is still recorded in the
device's data log.
When Motion Alert mode is enabled, the device enters pre-alarm when no motion is
detected for 20 seconds. This condition can be cleared by moving the device. After
30 seconds of inactivity, the full Motion Alert alarm is triggered. This alarm can only
be cleared by pressing the button.
NOTE: When Motion Alert is enabled, it is not possible to enable Sleep mode.
Persistent
Alarm Mode
When Persistent Alarm Mode is enabled, the device's red alarm LEDs continue to
flash following a cleared gas alarm. The LEDs must be deactivated via an
IR communication with MSA Link or with the MSA Galaxy GX2 automated test
stand.
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To save battery run time, the device can be setup to automatically go into sleep
mode. If activated, the device will go into sleep mode if
Sleep Mode
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The device has been continuously activated for at least 8 hours
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The device has not detected any movement continuously for at least 2 hours
after the 8-hour minimum operation time has elapsed
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The device has not seen any alarm or readings other than 0 ppm (mg/m³)
during the 2 hours of no movement
Before going into sleep mode, the device will show a warning to notify the user it will
go into sleep mode if the device is not moved or no button is pressed. During sleep
mode, the device will be inactive, not measuring gas and not displaying any readings. The device can be reactivated by either pressing the button or deliberately
moving the device so that a noticeable movement can be detected.
NOTE: When Sleep Mode is enabled, it is not possible to enable Motion Alert.
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Use
This operating beep activates every 30 seconds by momentarily beeping the horn
under the following conditions:
Operating
Beep
3.3
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Operating beep is enabled
•
Device is in normal operating mode
•
Device is not in battery warning
•
Device is not in gas alarm
•
Audible and visual options are enabled
First Use
Before the device can be used for monitoring possible toxic gases in the atmosphere, it
must be commissioned (→ Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 ).
When switching on the device for the first time and after a battery replacement the device will initialize
the battery. During a battery initialization, BATT TEST is shown on the display followed by a sequence
of LED illuminations and activation of the vibration motor. The device then continues the start-up as
described in section 3.4 .
(1)
3.4
Calibrate devices with XCell Pulse Technology before first use to ensure optimal sensor performance.
Turning ON the Device
(1)
Press the button.
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All display segments are activated
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Audible alarm sounds
•
Alarm LEDs light
•
Vibrating alarm is activated.
The device displays the following for a few seconds each:
•
MSA
•
Software version
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WAIT (Displayed for up to 20 seconds during sensor discovery)
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If enabled: individual alarm indication settings
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Gas type
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Low alarm icon with low alarm setpoint
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High alarm icon with high alarm setpoint
•
STEL alarm icon with STEL alarm setpoint
•
TWA alarm icon with TWA alarm setpoint
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Calibration gas settings
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Use
(2)
If the LastCalDate page is enabled, the display will show the last cal date of the installed sensor
(DD-MMM-YY).
Button press to
turn instrument ON
LCD Test
MSA
Version Number
WAIT
Depending on individual
instrument settings
Gas Type
Individual Alarm
indications
disabled?
Y
LEDS
OFF
HORN
OFF
VIBE
OFF
N
Alarm Info Pages
(Low, High, STEL,
TWA)*
Calibration Gas
Info Pages*
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* Depending on individual
instrument setup
Last Cal Date*
DD-MMM-YY
Startup continued
Fig. 3
Startup
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Use
(3)
Fresh Air Setup prompt (FAS?)/Pulse Check start screen (PULSE) is displayed, depending on
the sensor installed.
WARNING!
Only carry out the Fresh Air Setup/bump test in fresh, uncontaminated air; otherwise, inaccurate readings can falsely indicate a hazardous atmosphere as safe. If the quality of the surrounding air is uncertain, do not carry out a Fresh Air Setup/bump test. Do not use the Fresh Air Setup/bump test 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.
Startup
Sensor Warmup
Screen
WAIT
XCell Pulse
Technology?
Y
N
Pulse Check
Start Screen
PULSE
N
Is FAS
Enabled?
Y
Cal Due
Fig. 4
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Pulse Check
FAS
Startup, continued
FAS
FAS? is displayed.
(1)
To start the FAS press the button while FAS? is displayed.
The display will show the results of the setup, PASS or ERR.
The fresh air setup has limits.
If a hazardous level of gas is present, the device displays ERR.
Press the button to acknowledge the error and perform a calibration.
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Bump Test for Devices with XCell Pulse Technology
This test will start automatically.
•
PULSE is displayed shortly.
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The electronic pulse check icon and a countdown are displayed.
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At the end of the countdown, the results of the electronic pulse check are displayed (PASS or ERR).
If ERR:
(1)
Press the button to return to normal operating mode and perform a calibration.
If PASS:
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The display shows the Flow check icon and WAIT for followed by a countdown.
At the end of the countdown, the display will show FLOW and the green LEDs near the sensor will flash.
(1)
Exhale into the device.
Hold device close to mouth (5 cm/2 inches distance) and blow forcefully onto the sensor
opening for 2 seconds.
The results of the test are then displayed (PASS or ERR).
If ERR:
(1)
Press the button to return to normal operating mode and perform inspection of sensor.
(2)
Repeat the bump test if necessary.
(3)
If the bump test fails, calibrate the device (→ Section 3.13 ).
If PASS:
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The device returns to normal operating mode.
•
A √ is displayed for 24 hours to indicate that the self-test was successful.
•
If the safe LED (green) option is enabled, the green LEDs will flash periodically.
To clean the sensor inlet before or after a flow test, only use approved cleaner described in section 7 .
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Use
(4)
To bypass FAS, do not press the button.
The device continues the ON sequence.
Startup
Fresh Air Setup
FAS ?
Button Press?
N
Y
Y
FAS Passed?
PASS
N
ERR
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Button Press?
N
Y
Cal Due
Fig. 5
FAS (Devices without XCell Pulse technology)
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Use
PageMenu
Startup
Countdown to
finalize
Pulse Check
Y
N
Pulse Check
pass?
N
PASS
ERR
Flow Check
enabled?
Button Press?
Y
N
Y
Countdown
to exhale
FLOW
Y
BUMP PASS
Flow Check
pass?
N
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ERR
Button press?
N
Y
Cal Due
Fig. 6
Bump test for devices with XCell Pulse technology
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Use
(5)
If Calibration Due (CAL DUE) is enabled via MSA Link™ software (default is OFF):
•
If calibration is due, CAL DUE will scroll across the display continuously.
Press the button to proceed. A calibration is now necessary.
•
If calibration is not due, CAL, the number of days, and DAYS will scroll across the display once
before proceeding.
Pulse and Flow
Check
Startup
FAS
Y
Is Cal Due?
CAL
DUE
N
Y
N
Cal Due
Button Press?
Information*
* Depending on individual
instrument setup
Measurement
Fig. 7
Calibration due
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The device displays the gas reading in ppm or mg/m³ and the battery condition.
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Pulse Check after Cal
Span cal
Zero Cal
Cal Due
Page Menu
Bump Test
0 ppm
Button press?
N
Y
Hold longer
than
1 second?
PageMenu
Y
N
N
Hold longer
than 3
seconds?
Y
Instrument
Shutdown
OFF
Fig. 8
3.5
Measurement
Function Checks Before Use
Checking the Confidence Indicator
The Confidence indicator must flash every 15 seconds after starting the device. This indicates the
device is operating correctly.
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Verifying Alarms
Verify that the audible, visual and vibrating alarms function.
During the turn-on sequence, the alarms are briefly activated (function tests).
See section 3.2 for details.
Bump Test
WARNING!
Perform a bump test to verify proper device operation. Failure to perform this test can result in serious
personal injury or death.
Bump test frequency is often stipulated by national or corporate regulations; however, bump testing
before each day's use is generally the accepted best safety practice and is therefore MSA's recommendation.
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This test quickly confirms that the gas sensors are functioning. Perform a full calibration periodically to
ensure accuracy and immediately if the device fails the bump test. The bump test can be performed
using the procedure below or automatically using the GALAXY GX2 test stand.
Bump Test for Devices without XCell Pulse Technology
(1)
Press the button for about 1 sec.
BUMP? is displayed.
(2)
Press the button again while BUMP? is displayed.
(3)
Feed test gas into the device:
Connect the regulator (screwed on the calibration gas cylinder) and the sensor opening with
a tube and open the regulator.
Possible test gases → Section 7 .
If gas is detected PASS is displayed.
(4)
Close the regulator.
If the bump test passes:
•
A √ is displayed for 24 hours to indicate that the bump test was successful.
•
If the safe LED (green) option is enabled, the green LEDs will flash every 15 seconds.
If the √ does not appear and ERR is displayed, check:
•
whether the sensor cover is clogged or filter is dirty,
•
whether the correct test gas and regulator were used,
•
whether the test gas cylinder is empty or the date has expired,
•
whether the test gas was fed in at the right moment,
•
whether test gas hose and cylinder/regulator as well as sensor cover and sensor are properly
connected,
•
whether the flow regulator is set to 0.25 l/min
(5)
(6)
(7)
Repeat the bump test if necessary.
If the bump test fails, calibrate the device (→ Section 3.13 ).
Repeat the bump test after the calibration.
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PageMenu
Wait for gas being applied
and gas reading reaching
threshold
0 ppm
Y
Bump passed?
PASS
N
ERR
Button Press?
N
Y
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Measurement
Fig. 9
Bump Test for devices without XCell Pulse technology
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Bump Test for Devices with XCell Pulse Technology
Devices with XCell Pulse technology can be bump tested with a combination of a pulse check and a
flow check.
(1)
(2)
(3)
3.6
Press the button for about 1 second.
PULSE? is displayed.
Press the button again while PULSE? is displayed.
Follow the instructions in section 3.4
Duration of Use
Normal Operation
The device is ready for operation
•
as long as the empty battery icon is not flashing empty and
•
the function tests are successful.
WARNING!
If an alarm is triggered while using the device as a monitor, leave the area immediately.
Remaining on site under such circumstances can cause serious personal injury or death.
Battery Life Indicator
The battery condition icon is continuously displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the display. As
the battery is depleted, battery icon segments blank until only the battery icon outline remains.
Battery Warning
A battery warning indicates that a nominal two days of operation remain at 20 °C before the device's
battery is depleted. Actual runtime will vary depending on ambient temperature and alarm conditions.
The duration of remaining device operation during battery warning depends on ambient
temperature (colder temperatures may reduce battery life) and the number and duration
of alarms during battery warning.
When the device goes into Low Battery Warning, the:
•
battery life indicator flashes
•
alarm sounds every 30 seconds
•
alarm LEDs flash every 30 seconds
•
device repeats this warning every 30 seconds and continues to operate until it is turned off or
battery shutdown occurs.
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Battery Shut Down
WARNING!
If a Battery Shutdown condition occurs, stop using the device and leave the area immediately. The
device can no longer indicate potential hazards because it does not have enough power to operate
properly.
Failure to follow this warning can result in serious personal injury or death.
When the battery can no longer operate the device, the device goes into Battery Shutdown mode:
•
battery outline indicator flashes
•
alarm icon turns ON
•
alarm sounds
•
alarm LEDs flash
•
no gas reading display
•
display alternates between BATT and ERR
•
no other device pages can be viewed
The device remains in this state until it is turned OFF or the battery is completely depleted. The alarm
lights and the audible alarm can be silenced by pushing the button.
When the device battery is running low, remove it from service and replace the battery.
The alarm can be turned off by pressing the button.
3.7
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Monitoring Gas Concentration
WARNING!
If a gas alarm condition is reached while using the device as a personal or area monitor, leave the area
immediately: the ambient condition has reached a preset alarm level. Failure to follow this warning can
result in serious personal injury or death.
Toxic Gases
The device displays the gas concentration in parts per million (ppm) or mg/m³ on the measuring page.
The device remains on this page until another page is selected or the device is turned OFF.
There are four alarm setpoints in the device:
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High Alarm
Low Alarm
STEL Alarm
TWA Alarm
Alarm Condition
The backlight turns ON for a user-settable time during an alarm condition.
If the gas concentration reaches or exceeds the alarm setpoint:
•
the alarm symbol will display and flash
•
the icon for the type of alarm will display and flash
•
a vibrating alarm is triggered
•
an alarm sounds
•
alarm LEDs flash
Low Alarm
If the gas concentration reaches or exceeds the low alarm setpoint the device will:
•
display the low alarm icon with the gas reading
•
enter a low alarm sequence
The low alarm can be silenced for a few seconds by pressing the button. It automatically clears once
the gas level falls below the setpoint.
High Alarm
If the gas concentration reaches or exceeds the high alarm setpoint the device will:
•
display the high alarm icon with the gas reading
•
enter a high alarm sequence
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The high alarm can be silenced for a few seconds by pressing the button while it is still in high alarm.
The high alarm is latching and will not reset when gas concentration falls below the HIGH setpoint.
To reset the alarm, push the button after the gas level falls below the setpoint.
Refer to the device during turn ON for factory-set alarm points.
STEL Alarm
When the amount of gas detected by the device is greater than the STEL limit:
•
Alarm sounds
•
Alarm LEDs flash
•
STEL icon is displayed
The STEL alarm can be silenced for a few seconds by pressing the button while it is still in alarm.
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The STEL alarm is non-latching and will reset when STEL reading falls below the STEL setpoint. The
STEL value can be cleared. (→ Fig. 10 for details.)
TWA Alarm
When the TWA reading reaches or exceeds the TWA alarm setpoint:
•
Alarm sounds
•
Alarm LEDs flash
•
TWA icon is displayed.
The TWA alarm can be silenced for a few seconds by pressing the button while it is still in alarm.
The TWA alarm is latching and will not reset. The TWA value can be cleared. (→ Fig. 10 for details.)
Refer to the device during test mode for factory-set alarm setpoints.
3.8
Changing Alarm Setpoints
3.9
Displaying Device Data
Alarm setpoints can only be changed using the MSA Link™ Software.
The Information page can be accessed by pushing the button for over one second.
The following modes are displayed:
Bump test
The Peak/Hi and Min/Low values can be cleared.
Peak Reading
When this page is displayed, press the button to clear.
•
CLR is displayed
•
Value is deleted
The STEL reading calculated since power-ON displays. When this
page is displayed, press the button to clear.
Short Term Exposure Limit •
•
CLR is displayed
Value is deleted
STL value is automatically reset to zero when the device is turned ON.
The TWA reading calculated since power-ON displays. When this page
is displayed, press the button to clear.
Time Weighted Average
•
CLR is displayed
•
Value is deleted
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TWA value is automatically reset to zero when the device is turned ON.
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Measurement
PULSE? for
XCell Pulse
technology
Min or Max
Screen*
BUMP?
for other sensors
Button Press?
Y
Min/Max
information is reset
CLR
„0 ppm“
N
Button Press?
N
Y
STEL Screen*
Button Press?
Y
CLR
„0 ppm“
N
STEL information
is reset
N
XCell Pulse
Technology?
Y
TWA Screen*
Button Press?
Y
TWA information is
reset
CLR
„0 ppm“
N
Bump Test
Pulse Check
Cal Screen*
* Depending on individual
instrument setup
„CAL“ „?“
Button
Press?
N
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Y
Zero Cal
Fig. 10
3.10
Measurement
Displaying device data
IR mode
A button press in measurement mode will activate IR mode for 1 minute. If no IR communications are
detected, the device will exit this mode automatically.
3.11
Turning OFF the Device
(1)
(2)
3.12
Press and hold button until OFF is displayed.
Release button while OFF is being displayed to turn off the device.
Data Logging
Session Data Log
The device can record events (see section 5.3 for details).
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Periodic Data Log
Peak gas readings are periodically logged, based on user settings (see section 5.3 for details).
The date and time display are based on the PC time. Make sure that the date and time
on the PC are correct.
Changing the device battery can result in lost time in the data log.
After changing batteries, verify the Time and Date with the PC.
Connecting Device and a PC
(1)
(2)
(3)
3.13
Switch on PC and align device to the IR interface of the PC.
Press the button on the device to enter IR mode.
Start the MSA Link™ Software on the PC and start the connection.
Calibration
The device must be calibrated if it does not pass a bump test.
Perform a bump test (see section 3.5 ) before each day's use to verify proper device operation. The
device must pass the bump test. If it fails the test, perform a calibration before using the device.
A calibration consists of the adjustment of the sensor output to match the precise concentration value
of a known, traceable, calibration gas cylinder. A calibration can be performed at any time to ensure
maximum accuracy. Calibration frequency is often stipulated by national or corporate regulations;
however, a calibration should be performed periodically at regular intervals or if the unit fails a bump
test. MSA recommends a calibration interval of 2 months for devices with XCell Pulse technology and
a maximum 6 months for devices with standard XCell sensors.
Make sure that the calibration is carried out in clean, non-contaminated ambient air.
WARNING!
Regulators and tubing used for bump testing and calibrating Cl2 or NH3 must be labelled by the user
for that specific gas and must only be used for that gas exclusively in the future.
Due to high reactivity of Cl2 and NH3 gas, ambient humidity and calibration tubing material can react with the gas and cause the concentration reading to be lower than the
actual concentration. When calibrating or bump checking with these gases, use dry
tubing (for adequate material see section 7 ). For best calibration, use the shortest
possible tubing to connect to the calibration cylinder for this gas.
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Devices must be calibrated:
•
after subjected to physical shock,
•
after any extreme changes in the atmospheric temperature,
•
after use under high gas concentrations,
•
if the bump test/FAS failed,
•
at certain intervals by local procedures.
Calibration mode can be entered after the info screens have been displayed (see Fig. 10 ).
(1)
(2)
Press button for one second to access the information page.
When ZERO? is displayed, press the button for a zero calibration.
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If no zero calibration is carried out, the device returns to normal operating mode.
•
During the setup, the hour glass, the no calibration gas icon and the measured gas concentration
are displayed.
•
If the zero cal operation fails, ERR is displayed. The device returns to normal operation after a
button press.
•
If the zero calibration is successful, PASS is displayed followed by SPAN?.
(3)
(4)
During the SPAN? display, press the button to start the calibration mode.
Feed test gas into the device:
Connect the regulator (screwed on the calibration gas cylinder) and the sensor opening with
a tube and open the regulator.
Possible test gases → Section 7 .
WARNING!
The concentration of the test gas used must match the stipulated in Section 5.2 to calibrate the sensor
correctly.
For two gas detectors, only calibration gas mixes can be used to calibrate the sensor correctly.
An incorrect calibration can lead to serious personal injury or death.
•
The current gas reading, hour glass and calibration gas cylinder icon are displayed.
•
If calibration is successful PASS is displayed and the device returns to normal operating mode.
(5)
Close the regulator.
•
For devices with XCell Pulse technology, WAIT is displayed together with the “no gas cylinder”
icon. This shows that the regulator must be closed and the calibration gas must be removed from
the device. Once gas is removed, the device will perform a secondary calibration operation
(pulse check) on the sensor. During the pulse check, a countdown is displayed. The device will
then return to normal operating mode.
•
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If the span calibration fails, ERR is displayed. The device returns to normal operation after a button
press.
(6)
If calibration fails, check:
whether the sensor inlet or sensor surface is dirty,
whether the correct test gas was used,
whether the test gas cylinder is empty or the date has expired,
whether the test gas hose was connected to the sensor,
whether the flow regulator is set to 0.25 l/min.
(7)
If necessary, repeat steps (1) to (6).
PASS is displayed. Otherwise (ERR), the device must be taken out of use.
If the calibration is successful, a √ is displayed for 24 hours. If the safe LED (green) option is enabled,
the green LEDs will flash periodically.
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Page Menu
Measurement
ZERO ?
N
Button Press?
Y
0 ppm
Y
Zero Passed?
N
PASS
ERR
Button Press
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N
Y
Span Calibration
Measurement
Fig. 11
Zero calibration
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Zero Calibration
SPAN?
N
Button Press?
Y
20 ppm
Y
Span passed?
PASS
XCell Pulse
Technology?
ERR
N
Y
Pulse Check after Calibration
Fig. 12
N
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Button Press?
N
Y
Measurement
Span calibration
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Span Calibration
Waiting for the
user to remove cal
gas screen
WAIT
Is gas
removed?
N
Y
Countdown to
finalize
Pulse Check
This is a countdown
for the
Pulse Check update
after calibration
Measurement
Fig. 13
3.14
Pulse check after calibration for devices with XCell Pulse technology
Using the Device with a GALAXY GX2 Automated Test System
(1)
Press the button on the device to enter IR mode.
The device pages begin to display.
(2)
Place the device into the suitable GALAXY GX2 test stand.
For further information see the operating manual for the GALAXY GX2 Automated Test System.
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Maintenance
4
Maintenance
If an error occurs during operation, use the displayed error codes to determine appropriate next steps.
Refer to EN 45544-4 (Guide for the selection, installation, use and maintenance of electrical apparatus used for the direct detection and direct concentration measurement of
toxic gases and vapors).
4.1
Troubleshooting
Problem
Description
Reaction
MEM RST
Data Error
Calibrate device. Reconfigure any
custom settings (alarm setpoints, data
log, etc...)
PCB ERR #
Electronic component error
Contact MSA *)
PRG ERR #
Program memory error
Contact MSA *)
RAM ERR #
RAM error
Contact MSA *)
UNK ERR #
Unknown error
Contact MSA *)
SNS ERR #
Sensor error
Contact MSA *)
Sensor warning
Sensor is near the end of its life
Sensor alarm
Sensor has reached the end of its life and
cannot be calibrated.
Display
&
Replace sensor and recalibrate.
Battery warning (no alarm)
BATT
ERR
Battery empty (with alarm –
flash LEDs, horn)
Device does not turn ON Low battery
Remove from service as soon as
possible and replace battery
Device is no longer sensing gas.
Remove from service and replace
battery.
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Replace battery
*) If the error occurs during the warranty period, please contact the MSA customer service. Otherwise, the device must be put
out of operation.
#: Some errors will show an additional error code number which should be noted and be available when contacting MSA.
4.2
Replacing the Battery
WARNING!
Risk of explosion: Do not change batteries in hazardous areas.
Only replace with battery as listed in section 7 .
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Maintenance
1
2
Fig. 14
Sensor and Battery Replacement
1
Sensor
2
Battery
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Remove the four screws securing the case halves together.
Carefully remove the front case to expose the battery.
The circuit board will remain with the back half of the case.
Do not touch the display connections (two blue connectors).
Remove the depleted battery and replace only with one specified in section 7 .
Be sure to observe proper polarity on the battery, as shown on the battery holder.
Ensure the interface and connectors for the display are clean and free of dirt for proper operation.
If necessary, the display connectors can be cleaned with a soft, lint free cloth.
Reinstall the front case, making sure the sensor, horn gasket and sensor gasket are properly
seated.
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CAUTION!
Do not over-tighten the screws; otherwise, the case may be damaged.
(6)
Replace the four screws, tighten with a torque value of 2.5 in-lbs (0.28 Nm).
CAUTION!
After replacing the battery or if the device was without power for some time, it is necessary to set time
and date again using the MSA Link software.
When switching ON the device for the first time and after a battery replacement the device will initialize
the battery. During a battery initialization, BATT TEST is shown on the display followed by a sequence
of LED illuminations and activation of the vibration motor. The device then continues the start-up as
described in section 3.4 .
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Maintenance
NOTE: It may take 24 hours for the battery condition icon to indicate the full battery charge level after
the battery initialisation.
4.3
Replacing the Sensor
CAUTION!
Before handling the PC board, ensure you are properly grounded; otherwise, static charges from your
body could damage the electronics. Such damage is not covered by the warranty. Grounding straps
and kits are available from electronics suppliers.
(1)
(2)
(3)
Verify that the device is turned off.
Remove the four case screws and remove the front case to expose the sensor (located near the
top of the device, near the alarm lights → Fig. 14 ).
Gently lift out and properly discard the sensor.
WARNING!
The new replacement sensor must be the same part number and type as the one being replaced;
otherwise, improper operation will result.
(4)
(5)
(6)
Install the new sensor in the sockets on the PC board (it can only be installed one way). Press
the sensor firmly in place against the board.
Reinstall the front case, making sure the sensor, horn gasket, and sensor gasket are properly
seated.
Ensure the interface and connectors for the display are clean and free of dirt for proper operation.
If necessary, the display connectors can be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth.
CAUTION!
Do not over-tighten the screws; otherwise, the case may be damaged.
(7)
Reinstall the screws, tighten with a torque value of 2.5 in-lbs (0.28 Nm).
WARNING!
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Calibration is required after a sensor is installed; otherwise, the device will not perform as expected
and persons relying on this product for their safety could sustain serious personal injury or death.
(8)
4.4
Calibrate the device.
Cleaning
Clean the exterior of the device regularly using only a damp cloth. Do not use cleaning agents other
than listed in section 7 .
4.5
Storage
When not in use, store the device in a safe, dry place between 0 °C and 40 °C. After storage, always
recheck device calibration before use.
4.6
Scope of Delivery
Pack the device in its original shipping container with suitable padding. If the original container is
unavailable, an equivalent container may be substituted.
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Technical Data
5
Technical Data
5.1
Technical Specifications
Weight
115 g (4 oz) (device with battery and clip)
Dimensions
(L x W x D)
87 x 55 x 48 mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 1.9 in) – with fastening clip
Alarms
Two super bright LEDs with 320° viewing angle and a loud audible alarm, vibrating
alarm
Volume of
audible alarm
95 dB typical at 30 cm distance
Displays
Large display of measured values
Battery type
Battery life
Non-rechargeable Lithium battery.
Only replace with: battery as listed in section 7 .
6 months to 18 months, depending on device settings, environmental conditions and
general care and use.
At very low and very high temperatures the useable battery runtime can be significantly
reduced.
Sensor
Electrochemical
Warm up time
1 minute during start-up procedure
Temperature range
Normal Operating Range
-10°C to 40°C
(14°F to 104°F)
Extended Operating Range
-20°C to 50°C
(-4°F to 122°F)
Short-term exposure
(excluding the CO-HC sensor)
-40°C to 60°C
(-40°F to 140°F)
Storage
0°C to 40°C
(32°F to 104°F)
Vibrating Alarm
0°C to 50°C
(32°F to 122°F)
Intrinsic Safety (ATEX, IEC, CSA)
-40°C to 60°C
(-40°F to 140°F)
At extremely low temperatures (below -20°C), the display can have a very slow update
rate and can become hard to read.
Atmospheric Pressure Range
Humidity range
Dust and spray
protection
80 to 120 kPa
(11.6 to 17.4 PSIA)
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15 % to 90 % relative humidity, non-condensing
5 % to 95 % relative humidity intermittent
IP 67
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5.2
Sensor Data
Factory-set Alarm Thresholds and Setpoints
Sensor
Low Alarm
Set Point
High Alarm
Setpoint
Minimum
Alarm
Setpoint
Maximum
Alarm
Setpoint
STEL
TWA
CO Carbon
Monoxide
25 ppm
100 ppm
10 ppm
1700 ppm
100 ppm
25 ppm
CO Carbon
Monoxide High
Concentration
25 ppm
100 ppm
10 ppm
8500 ppm
100 ppm
25 ppm
H2S Hydrogen
Sulfide
10 ppm
15 ppm
5 ppm
175 ppm
15 ppm
10 ppm
5.0 ppm
10.0 ppm
1.0 ppm
70.0 ppm
10.0 ppm
1.0 ppm
10.0 ppm
15.0 ppm
1.0 ppm
70.0 ppm
15.0 ppm
10.0 ppm
H2S Low Concentration
(CO/H2S-LC
sensor)
H2S Low Concentration
(H2S-LC/SO2
sensor)
Cl2 Chlorine
0.5 ppm
1.0 ppm
0.3 ppm
7.5 ppm
1.0 ppm
0.5 ppm
NH3 Ammonia
25 ppm
50 ppm
10 ppm
75 ppm
35 ppm
25 ppm
NO2 Nitrogen
Dioxide
2.5 ppm
5.0 ppm
1.0 ppm
47.5 ppm
5.0 ppm
2.5 ppm
SO2 Sulphur
Dioxide
2.0 ppm
5.0 ppm
1.0 ppm
17.5 ppm
5.0 ppm
2.0 ppm
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Technical Data
Performance Specifications
Reproducibility
Sensor
Range
Resolution
CO Carbon Monoxide
0-1999 ppm
Normal Temperature
Range
Extended Temperature
Range
1 ppm
+/-5 ppm or 10% of
reading, whichever is
greater
+/-10 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
0-9999 ppm
5 ppm
+/-10 ppm or 10% of
reading, whichever is
greater
+/-25 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
H2S Hydrogen Sulfide
0-200 ppm
1 ppm
+/-2 ppm or 10% of
reading, whichever is
greater
+/-5 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
H2S Low
Concentration (CO/
H2S-LC sensor)
0-100.0 ppm
0.1 ppm
+/-2 ppm or 10% of
reading, whichever is
greater
+/-5 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
H2S Low
Concentration (H2SLC/SO2 -sensor)
0-100.0 ppm
0.1 ppm
+/-2 ppm or 10% of
reading, whichever is
greater
+/-5 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
Cl2 Chlorine
0-10.0 ppm
0.05 ppm
+/-0,2 ppm or 10% of
reading, whichever is
greater
+/-0,5 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
NH3 Ammonia
0-100 ppm
1 ppm
+/-2 ppm or 10% of
reading, whichever is
greater
+/-5 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide
0-50.0 ppm
0.1 ppm
+/-2 ppm or 10% of
reading. whichever is
greater
+/-3 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
SO2 Sulphur Dioxide
0-20.0 ppm
0.1 ppm
+/-2 ppm or 10% of
reading, whichever is
greater
+/-3 ppm or 20% of
reading, whichever is
greater
CO Carbon Monoxide
High Concentration
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Calibration Specifications
Zero Gas
Zero Cal
Value
Calibration Gas
Concentration
Span Cal
Time [min]
CO Carbon Monoxide <15 s
Fresh Air
0 ppm
60 ppm
1
H2S Hydrogen
Sulfide
Fresh Air
0 ppm
20 ppm
1
Sensor
Response Time
(Typical) t[90]
<15 s
Cl2 Chlorine
<30 s
Fresh Air
0 ppm
10 ppm
2
NH3 Ammonia
<40 s
Fresh Air
0 ppm
25 ppm
2
NO2 Nitrogen Dioxide <15 s
Fresh Air
0 ppm
10 ppm
2
SO2 Sulphur Dioxide <15 s
Fresh Air
0 ppm
10 ppm
1
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5.3
Data Logging Specifications
Number of stored events
Greater than 300 (most recent occurrences)
Data transmission method
Via MSA infrared adapter on a PC using
MSA ® Link™ software
Alarm - Alarm Type - Alarm Value - Time/Date
Alarm Clear - Alarm Type - Alarm Value Time/Date
Session data
log
Cal (Pass/Fail) - Time/Date
Bump (Pass/Fail) - Time/Date
Event log information
Error Non-Shutdown - Error Type
(See Error List) - Time/Date
ON/OFF - Time/Date
Alarm Peak (during an alarm event) Alarm Value - Time/Date
Periodic data
log
Transmission time
Typically less than 60 seconds max.
Default logging interval
Three minute peak readings (configurable via
PC from 15 seconds to 15 minute peaks or
one minute average)
Storage time estimate
Typically greater than 850 hours for two-gas
devices and greater than 950 hours with
single gas devices with default interval
(storage time varies based on interval and
sensor activity)
Transmission time
Dependent on number of records.
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Certification
See device label for the certification that applies to the specific device.
Country
USA
Exia
Class I, Groups A, B, C, D
Class II, Groups E, F, G
Class III
Ambient temperature: -40 °C to +60 °C; T4
Canada
Exia
Class I, Groups A, B, C, D
Class II, Groups E, F, G
Class III
Ambient temperature: -40 °C to +60 °C; T4
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Certification
6.1
Marking, Certificates and Approvals According to the Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX)
MSA The Safety Company
Manufacturer:
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066 USA
Product:
ALTAIR 2X
EC-Type Examination Certificate:
Type of protection:
Performance:
EN 60079-0: 2012+A11:2013,
EN 60079-11: 2012
none
II 1G Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
Marking:
Battery:
FTZU 13 ATEX 0200 X
-40° C ≤ Ta ≤ +60° C
T4:
Special Conditions:
Lithium Saft LS 17330
Lithium EEMB ER 17335
(1)
The battery shall not be replaced in hazardous area.
(2)
There shall only be used batteries Saft LS17330 or
EEMB ER17335 i this equipment.
(3)
The equipment enclosure includes accessible metal
parts. The end user shall determine suitability in the
specific application. The measured capacitance of
the equipment on the item back clip is 40pF.
(4)
The performance test to the equipment are not a
subject of this certificate.
Quality Assurance Notification:
0080
Year of Manufacture:
Serial Nr.:
see Label
see Label
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Certification
6.2
Marking, Certificates and Approvals According to IECEx
MSA The Safety Company
Manufacturer:
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066 USA
Product:
ALTAIR 2X
IECEx-Type Examination Certificate:
IECEx FTZU 13.0025X
IEC 60079-0: 2017,
Type of protection:
IEC 60079-11: 2011
Performance
none
Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
Marking:
Battery:
-40° C ≤ Ta ≤ +60° C
T4 :
(1)
(2)
Special Conditions
(3)
(4)
Lithium Saft LS 17330
Lithium EEMB ER 17335
The battery shall not be replaced in hazardous area.
There shall only be used batteries Saft LS17330 or EEMB
ER17335 i this equipment.
The equipment enclosure includes accessible metal parts. The
end user shall determine suitability in the specific application.
The measured capacitance of the equipment on the item back
clip is 40pF.
The performance test to the equipment are not a subject of this
certificate.
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Ordering Information
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Ordering Information
7.1
Calibration Gas Cylinders
Part No.
Description
7.2
N.A.
EU
Cylinder, 60 ppm CO, 34 L
710882
10073231
Cylinder, 60 ppm CO, 20 ppm H2S, 34 L
10153800
10154976
Cylinder, 60 ppm CO, 20 ppm H2S, 58 L
10153801
10154977
Cylinder, 60 ppm CO, 20 ppm H2S, 116 L
10153802
-
Cylinder, 60 ppm CO, 10 ppm NO2, 34 L
10153803
10154978
Cylinder, 60 ppm CO, 10 ppm NO2, 58 L
10153804
10154980
Cylinder, 60 ppm CO, 10 ppm NO2, 116 L
10153805
-
Cylinder, 20 ppm H2S, 10 ppm SO2, 34 L
10153806
10154995
Cylinder, 20 ppm H2S, 10 ppm SO2, 58 L
10153807
10154996
Cylinder, 20 ppm H2S, 10 ppm SO2, 116 L
10153808
-
Cylinder, 20 ppm H2S, 34 L
10153844
10155919
Cylinder, 20 ppm H2S, 58 L
10153845
10155918
Cylinder, 20 ppm H2S, 116 L
10153846
-
Cylinder, 10 ppm Cl2, 34 L
711066
10011939
Cylinder, 10 ppm Cl2, 58 L
806740
-
Cylinder, 10 ppm NO2, 34 L
711068
10029521
Cylinder, 10 ppm NO2, 58 L
808977
-
Cylinder, 10 ppm SO2, 34 L
711070
10079806
Cylinder, 10 ppm SO2, 58 L
808978
-
Cylinder, 25 ppm NH3, 34 L
711078
10079807
Cylinder, 25 ppm NH3, 58 L
814866
-
Replacement Parts and Accessories
GB
Description
Part No.
Regulator, 0.25 lpm
467895
Regulator, 0.25 lpm, Combination
711175
Tubing, 40 cm (16") (not used for NH3, Cl2)
10030325
Tubing, 40 cm (16"), Tygon (NH3, Cl2)
10080534
Repair Kit (Suspender clip, clip screw, adhesive strip, 4 case case screws, horn/
10154518
sensor gasket, battery foam)
MSA Link IR Dongle with USB connector
10082834
Horn and Sensor Gasket
10152337-SP
Battery (Pack of 8)
10155203-SP
Screws, Case (Pack of 40)
10153060-SP
Front Case Replacement Assembly with Gaskets and Display (without front label)
•
Grey for non-reactive gases (with filter)
ALTAIR® 2X
10154519
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Ordering Information
Description
Part No.
•
Glow-in-the-dark for non-reactive gases (with filter)
10154597
•
Grey for reactive gases (without filter)
10154598
Front Case Label, Cl2 (strip of 6)
7.3
10149015-SP
Front Case Label, CO (strip of 6)
10149011-SP
Front Case label, CO/H2S (strip of 6)
10149000-SP
Front Case label, CO/NO2 (strip of 6)
10149014-SP
Front Case Label, H2S (strip of 6)
10153586-SP
Front Case label, H2S/SO2 (strip of 6)
10149013-SP
Front Case Label, H2S-PLS (strip of 6)
10149012-SP
Front Case Label, NH3 (strip of 6)
10149016-SP
Front Case Label, NO2 (strip of 6)
10152883-SP
Front Case Label, SO2 (strip of 6)
10152882-SP
Alcohol-free sanitizing wipe
10154893-SP
Sensor Replacement Kits
Description
Part No.
Cl2 low power, replacement kit, XCell sensor
10152600
CO-HC low power, replacement kit, XCell sensor
10152602
H2S/CO low power, replacement kit, XCell sensor
10152603
H2S/CO-H2 low power, replacement kit, XCell sensor
10152604
H2S-LC/CO low power, replacement kit, XCell sensor
10152605
H2S-LC/SO2 low power, replacement kit, XCell sensor
10152607
H2S-PLS replacement kit, XCell sensor
10121227
NH3 low power, replacement kit, XCell sensor
10152601
NO2/CO low power, replacement kit, XCell sensor
10152606
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