MSA Altair 5x Gas Detector

Category: Gas Detectors

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Workers who face potentially dangerous situations deserve the best protection available. At MSA, we work tirelessly to build smarter, better gas detection instruments that people across the world rely on. First we introduced MSA’s advanced technology with the ALTAIR 4X Multigas Detector with XCell Sensors. Now we’re proud to introduce the expansion of the most advanced technology available in any portable gas detector on the market: the ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector with XCell Sensor Technology.

MSA’s ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector provides many options to fit various applications. The detector is configurable with either a high-resolution colour or monochrome LCD display with multilingual capabilities. MSA’s Logo Express® Service option is available to customize the colour display. The detector is easily configurable with interchangeable plug-and-play sensor slots for MSA XCell Sensors. Up to six gases can be monitored simultaneously. 

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3 years standard warranty availablewhich includes CO/H2S/LEL/O2/SO2/IR Sensors.

Due to the number of configurations available with the Altair 5x please Contact us for more information. 

The ALTAIR 5X can measure up to six gases simultaneously and can be fitted with a wide range of both toxic and infra-red sensors, providing the flexibility required to meet most applications.

At the heart of the ALTAIR 5X are MSA’s XCell sensors, now with an extended range covering SO2, Cl2, and NH3. Superior stability, accuracy, repeatability, fast response and longevity characterize the new MSA XCell sensors. They are remarkably long-lasting and the standard sensors are designed for an average life of more than four years (more than three years for SO2, Cl2, and NH3) These new sensors allow for faster response/clear times, bump tests in less than 10 seconds, and span calibration time of 60 seconds for common configurations, thanks to micro-electronics inside the sensor. XCell Sensors provide greater signal stability and repeatability under changing or extreme environmental conditions and are plug-and-play-capable. An end-of-sensor-life indicator gives advanced warning to user, eliminating service outages.

Features & Benefits

MSA XCell Sensors
- New exotic SO2, Cl2, and NH3 sensors for expanded monitoring applications
- Sensor response and clear times under 15 seconds for most common sensor configurations
- Bump test in less than 15 seconds for most common sensor configurations
- Span calibration time of 60 seconds for most common sensor configurations
- Greater signal stability and repeatability under changing or extreme environmental conditions
- All XCell Sensors are capable of plug-and-play capabilities for easy reconfiguration
- Typical life greater than four years for combustible, O2, and CO/H2S sensors
- Proprietary operating mode of the combustible sensor helps it stand up to poisons over the life of the sensor
- End-of-sensor-life warning gives advanced notice to user, reducing service outage

MotionAlert feature
Triggers an alarm if the user remains motionless for 20 seconds, indicating possible "man down"

InstantAlert feature
Allows users to manually activate all alarms to alert others to a potentially hazardous situation

Triple alarm system
Clear visual, audible and vibration alarm notification

Large LCD
Clear, easy and concise readings at a glance

24 hour bump-test checkmark
Confirms the detector recently passed a gas response check

Rugged rubberised housingWithstands 3 m drop
IP R65 rated by third partyResists water and dust ingress

Li-polymer battery
Optimum usage time (18 hrs) with minimum charging time means you can buy fewer instruments to cover long shifts

Glow-in-the-dark case (optional)
Allows high visibility, increasing the safety at confined spaces, mining and other dark environments

QuickCheck Test Station compatible
Allows automatic bump testing of unit with a simple PASS or FAIL indication, helping to reduce human error. All test records are stored and can be retrieved as needed using MSA Link Software

MSA Link Software-compatible
When connected to MSA Link Software, all stored records can be accessed. Print capability for calibration reports, alarm set point changes etc. is offered in multiple languages

Event log/data log
Records up to 500 events for a quick overview of calibration records and alarms. If more details are required, a full data log can be assessed

Ergonomic design with large rubberised buttons
Ensures easy operation, even with gloves

MSA XCell Sensors
- Lower cost of ownership due to less gas required (faster calibration and bump check times) and longer sensor life
- 3-year standard warranty (up to 4 years, optional)

GALAXY System compatible
Allows for automatic testing, calibration, and recordkeeping for up to 10 units simultaneously, helping to reduce human error

Auto calibration
Saves time and calibration gas by calibrating all sensors simultaneously

Applications:
Agriculture, Authorities, Chemical, CO-monitoring in iron and steel production, Construction, Detection in waste water plants, Detection of solvents (e.g. degreasing), Ex-leakage detection of chemical plants, Fire Fighting, Food Processes, Foundries & Metal Production, Hazardous material storage, Hazardous Materials, Industrial environments, Leakage detection gas pumping stations Gas turbines, Leakage detection liquid gas (stocks, distributor, consumers, processors), Leakage detection of foaming machines, Mining, Monitoring in automobile industry, Monitoring in Biodiesel production plants, Monitoring in Biofuel and Ethanol plants, Monitoring in coal plants, Monitoring in Hydrogen plants, Monitoring in laboratories, Monitoring in LNG and LPG Gasificators, Monitoring in LNG terminals, Monitoring in power plants, Monitoring in printing industries, Monitoring in waste disposal site, Monitoring of disposal sorting systems, NO2 monitoring in shipping garages and workplaces, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Spray Painting, Testing & Calibration, Waste & Water Treatment





Customer reviews

  • 5

    The MSA Altair gas detector is a really advanced piece of kit

    Posted by Richard Tennant

    The Altair 5x Gas Detector from MSA is a really advanced piece of equipment, its readouts are really detailed and it makes me feel really confident that I am working a safe area.