Deciding which type of gas monitor is right for you depends on what you need it to specifically detect. For use in confined spaces there is an excellent new portable gas detector that can detect combustibles (LEL), oxygen, and toxics. It’s the ALTAIR 4XR, a new multi-gas monitor designed and engineered by MSA for detection of LEL, O2, H2S, CO, with multiple toxic gas sensing options available. The most common applications of this monitor include fire services, industrial, oil and gas refineries, mining, and utilities. MSA's dedication to advanced sensor technology provides the highest level of safety and reduced total cost of ownership.
One benefit of the ALTAIR 4XR is that it gives real-time incident awareness to workers, supervisors, and safety managers, when used in conjunction with the MSA ALTAIR Connect app via Bluetooth® connection. Two different alert options are available: MotionAlert notifies all team members if the user becomes immobile and needs help, while the user-activated InstantAlert quickly warns other workers about a hazardous situation at their work site, so they can put on their PPE, like full-face respirators, half masks with safety goggles or glasses, EEBAs, and SCBAs, and leave the dangerous area quickly.
Another awesome new feature is that you can update your Altair 4XR settings and send event notifications with the ALTAIR Connect app (available on the Google Play Store).
The ALTAIR gas detector by MSA has rapid-response XCell® sensors that can sense gases two times faster than the industry average. In addition, this durable gas monitor offers a 4-year warranty, which makes it one of the most reliable four-gas monitors on the market. However, proper function also depends on timely maintenance, inspection, and calibration.
Save money and take advantage of the fact that it uses 50% less calibration gas per minute than an average gas monitor in the industry during bump tests and calibration. So, bump and calibrate at specific times of the day with the MSA Galaxy® GX2 Automated Test System without worrying as much about the costs of calibration gas. This gas monitor is extremely user-friendly: you can confirm compliance quickly with the bump LED and on-screen checkmark.
Another impressive feature of this gas detector is that it is durable, dust- and waterproof. This amazing instrument is able to survive an incidental 25-foot drop onto a concrete surface!
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