Altair Series

ALTAIR® is a family of portable gas detectors that can house 1-5 sensors for specific gas detection (dependent on model chosen). They feature large buttons for easy use, and a polycarbonate housing protects the detector for drops of up to 10 feet (3m). Includes MotionAlert™, which lets others know if the user has become immobile, and InstantAlert™, a manual alarm that alerts others if a dangerous situation has arisen. The glow-in-the-dark housing makes it easy to see in a confined space. Controls are designed to be usable while in personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Steven Schmidt
Sales Development Manager, Government
steve.schmidt@msanet.com
+1 800 672 2222
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
USA
www.msasafety.com
Manufacturer
Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA)
Product Name
Altair Series
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Sensors;
Detection Method
Electrochemical Detection;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Product Model Number
Altair 2X, Altair 4X, Altair 4XR, Altair 5X
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
ALTAIR® is a family of portable gas detectors that can house 1-5 sensors for specific gas detection (dependent on model chosen). They feature large buttons for easy use, and a polycarbonate housing protects the detector for drops of up to 10 feet (3m). Includes MotionAlert™, which lets others know if the user has become immobile, and InstantAlert™, a manual alarm that alerts others if a dangerous situation has arisen. The glow-in-the-dark housing makes it easy to see in a confined space. Controls are designed to be usable while in personal protective equipment (PPE).
Availability
Commercially available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
3.4 x 2.0 x 1.0 in (86.4 x 50.8 x 45.4 mm)
Weight
<1 lb.; 4 oz (113 g)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; Lithium CR2, non-rechargeable (> 18 hours)
Noise Produced
95 db
Transportability
Pocket Size
Ruggedness
Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Drop tested
Operating Conditions
-20 to 50°C (-4 to 122°F), 10 to 95% RH, non-condensing
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Calibration gas
Solvents/Reagents
Calibration gas
Calibration Schedule
Yes
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Replace sensors
Data Analysis Support Equipment
MSA Link Software
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
<5 years; Dependent on sensor, typically > 3 years
Unit Cost
$400.00 to $2,000
Maintenance Cost
Sensor replacements
Other Chemical Targets
CO, H2S, O2, NH3, Cl2, ClO2, NO2, SO2, HCN, PH3
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Dependent on sensor selected
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
Immediate
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds)
Total Run Time
Continuous
Alarm Capability
Audible, visual, and vibrational
Training Required
<1 week training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Warranties
1 year
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