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  • Page 1 1, 2, 3, and 4 Gas Detector Operator’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    GasAlertQuattro Table of Contents Limited Warranty and Limitation Liability ....0 WEEE Directive and Battery Directive ....24 Contacting BW Technologies by Honeywell ..0 Removal and Disposal of the Alkaline Battery Pack ................24 Introduction .............. 1 Removal and Disposal of the Rechargeable Zeroing the Sensors ..........
  • Page 3: Limited Warranty And Limitation Liability

    Limited Warranty and Limitation Liability BW Technologies LP (BW) warrants the product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of two years, beginning on the date of shipment to the buyer. This warranty extends only to the sale of new and unused products to the original buyer. BW’s warranty obligation is limited, at BW’s option, to refund of the purchase price, repair or replacement of a defective product that is returned to a BW authorized service center within the warranty period.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    The operator’s manual provides basic information to operate the GasAlertQuattro gas detector. For complete operating instructions, refer to the GasAlertQuattro Technical Reference Guide provided on the CD-ROM. The GasAlertQuattro gas detector (“the detector”) is designed to warn of hazardous gas levels above user-defined alarm setpoints.
  • Page 5: Safety Information - Read First

    • Do not use an external power source or charger to operate the detector in a hazardous environment. The • Warning: Substitution of components may impair chargers intended for use with the GasAlertQuattro Intrinsic Safety. detector are not certified for use in hazardous or •...
  • Page 6 GasAlertQuattro Safety Information - Read First • BW recommends that the combustible sensor be • Extended exposure of the GasAlertQuattro to certain checked with a known concentration of calibration gas concentrations of combustible gases and air may stress after any exposure to contaminants/poisons such as...
  • Page 7 GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual • Warning: This instrument contains a lithium polymer battery. Dispose of used lithium cells immediately. Do not disassemble and do not dispose of in fire. Do not mix with the solid waste stream. Spent batteries must be disposed of by a qualified recycler or hazardous materials handler.
  • Page 8: Parts Of The Gasalertquattro

    GasAlertQuattro Parts of the GasAlertQuattro Parts of the GasAlertQuattro Item Description Item Description Item Description Item Description IntelliFlash Liquid crystal display Pushbutton Alligator clip (green LED) (LCD) Visual alarm indicator Combustible (LEL) Audible alarm Battery pack (red LED) sensor Hydrogen sulfide...
  • Page 9: Screen Elements

    GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual Screen Elements CanarySense www. .com 1.888.610.7664 Shop for Gas products online at:...
  • Page 10: Pushbutton

    GasAlertQuattro Pushbutton Pushbutton Pushbutton Description • To activate the detector, press and hold C in a safe area that is free of hazardous gas and in an atmosphere of 20.9% oxygen. • To deactivate the detector, press and hold C during the powering off countdown. Release when OFF displays.
  • Page 11: Sensor Poisons And Contaminants

    Lubricants sensors, read the following caution and table. Silicone cleaners and Brake cleaners repellents protectants and sprays Use only the following BW Technologies by Honeywell Silicone based recommended products and procedures: Lubricants adhesives, sealants, Lubricants and gels • Use water based cleaners.
  • Page 12: Connecting The Gas Cylinder To The Detector

    GasAlertQuattro Connecting the Gas Cylinder to the Detector Connecting the Gas Cylinder to the Detector Gas Cylinder Guidelines To ensure accurate calibration, use a premium-grade calibration gas. Use gases approved by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. e a gas cylinder past its expiration date.
  • Page 13: Calibration

    Calibration is performed to adjust the sensitivity levels of sensors to ensure accurate responses to gas. This calibration procedure is written as the procedure is intended. If an error or alarm screen displays, refer to Calibration Troubleshooting in the GasAlertQuattro Technical Reference Guide. Powering off... Continue holding...
  • Page 14 If a sensor fails to zero, it cannot be calibrated. Refer to Startup Self-Test LEL % Troubleshooting in the Press to end GasAlertQuattro Technical Reference zeroing . . . waiting... 0 Guide. 6. The detector then begins calibrating If the IR Lock option is enabled, the the sensors.
  • Page 15: Bump Test

    Press to skip when the Bump Test Interval is defined. Refer to the error screen displays, refer to waiting... 0 GasAlertQuattro Technical Reference Guide. Calibration Troubleshooting in the GasAlertQuattro Technical Reference Guide. 9. All successfully calibrated sensors BW recommends to bump test the sensors before each automatically reset to the number of days day’s use to confirm their ability to respond to gas by...
  • Page 16 GasAlertQuattro Bump Test Attach and tighten the calibration cap onto the detector and apply gas. Verify the visual, audible, and vibrator alarms activate. Close the regulator and remove the calibration cap. The detector temporarily remains in alarm until the gas clears from the sensors.
  • Page 17: Alarms

    GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual Alarms Refer to the following table for information about alarms and corresponding screens. For more information about alarms refer to the GasAlertQuattro Technical Reference Guide. Alarm Screen Alarm Screen Low Alarm TWA Alarm • Slow siren (upward tone) •...
  • Page 18 GasAlertQuattro Alarms Alarm Screen Alarm Screen Multi Alarm Over Limit (OL) Alarm • Alternating low and high alarm • Fast siren (downward tone) S ppm CO ppm S ppm CO ppm siren and flash • Fast flash • Black box around gas flashes •...
  • Page 19 GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual Alarm Screen Alarm Screen Low Battery Alarm Confidence/compliance Beep S ppm CO ppm • Sequence of 10 rapid sirens and • One beep every 1-120 seconds S ppm CO ppm alternating flashes with 7 seconds (beep frequency is defined with...
  • Page 20: User Options And Sensor Configuration

    The following section describes some of the configuration confirmation that the detector is operating correctly. options available in the detector. Refer to the GasAlertQuattro Frequency of the beep is defined with the Confidence/ Technical Reference Guide and FleetManager II Operator’s Compliance Beep Interval option (every 1-120 seconds).
  • Page 21 GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual • Force Calibration: If enabled, during startup if a sensor(s) • Stealth: When enabled, the following features are disabled: backlight, audible alarms, visual alarms, is past due for calibration, the sensor(s) must be calibrated to continue and enter normal operation.
  • Page 22: Sensor Configuration

    • High Alarm: Define the high alarm setpoints for each sensor. Refer to Sample Gas Alarm Setpoints for factory • Sensor Disabled: Enables/disables the selected sensor. defined alarm setpoints in the GasAlertQuattro Technical Reference Guide. • TWA Alarm: The time-weighted average (TWA) is a safety Use extreme caution when disabling a sensor.
  • Page 23: Maintenance

    Contaminants on page 8. and for alarm setpoint information refer to Gas Alarm Rechargeable Battery Capacity Setpoints in the GasAlertQuattro Technical Reference Guide. A rechargeable battery’s runtime decreases approximately 20% • 10% LEL (of reading) Over-span: If enabled, the detector over a two-year period of typical use.
  • Page 24: Replacing The Battery Pack

    GasAlertQuattro Maintenance A hex tool is required to tighten and loosen the retaining screw. Before replacing the battery pack, ensure the seal on Tighten the screw 1-2 turns using 3-4 in-lbs of torque. Do not the instrument and battery pack is free of debris and overtighten the screw.
  • Page 25: Replacing The Alkaline Batteries

    The To avoid personal injury and/or damage to the detector, chargers intended for use with the GasAlertQuattro use only BW recommended alkaline batteries. Refer to detector are not certified for use in hazardous or Specifications on page 28.
  • Page 26 GasAlertQuattro Maintenance Using the tab, pull on the ejector bar. Remove the spent batteries. Reset the ejector bar to its original flat position. Ensure the ejector bar engages the release clasp. To the left of the tab, pull up on the ejector bar.
  • Page 27: Weee Directive And Battery Directive

    GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual WEEE Directive and Battery Directive Note Failure to comply with the following battery removal and Ensure all three batteries are inserted with the positive end disposal instructions may result in battery shorting, battery pointing toward the top of the leakage, and/or other damage.
  • Page 28: Removal And Disposal Of The Coin Cell

    GasAlertQuattro Removal and Disposal of the Coin Cell Removal and Disposal of the Coin Cell Press and hold C to deactivate the detector. If the battery pack has not yet been removed, refer to The detector contains a coin cell to power the real-time clock.
  • Page 29: Replacing The Sensors

    Replacing the Sensors O sensor Rear shell Sensor filter H S sensor with gasket Front shell Machine screws (6) LEL sensor Side facing front shell CO sensor Battery pack Side facing sensors CanarySense www. .com 1.888.610.7664 Shop for Gas products online at:...
  • Page 30: Replacing The Sensor Filter

    GasAlertQuattro Removal and Disposal of the Coin Cell Replace the six machine screws using 3-4 in. lbs torque. Do not overtighten the screws. Replace the To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, only use battery pack. sensors that are specifically designed for the detector.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual Specifications Before reassembling the detector, ensure the sealing surfaces on the front and rear shells is free of debris Instrument dimensions: 13 x 8.1 x 4.7 cm and moisture. (5.1 x 3.2 x 1.5 in.) Replace the front shell. Press the front and rear Weight: shells together firmly to ensure a proper seal.
  • Page 32 Beep frequency is user-defined with confidence/ manufacture. E.g., QA111-001000 = 2011 year of manufacture compliance beep interval option Approved lithium battery for GasAlertQuattro product: Minimum performance compliance: IntelliFlash should be set Lithium-ion polymer (QT-BAT-R01) as per standards UL913,...
  • Page 33 (tested according to EN 60079-29-1 (2007) and EN 50104 BAM 11 ATEX 1102 X EN 60079-29-1 (2010)). (for 0 up to 100% LEL methane) Approved alkaline battery pack for GasAlertQuattro BAM/ZBF/006/11 EN 50104 (for 0 up to 25% v/v oxygen) (QT-BAT-A01): as per standards UL913, EN 60079-11, EN 60079-0, EC 60079-0, IEC 60079-11, C22.2 No.
  • Page 34: European Performance Approval

    Operating environment: The operating environment ranges detector’s response time is fast enough to trigger alarms so that that apply for use of the GasAlertQuattro according to ATEX unsafe situations are avoided. If necessary, set the alarm levels performance approvals for LEL and oxygen measurements are below the standard safety-related limit values to allow enough shown in Specifications on page 28.
  • Page 35 European performance approval of the Special conditions for safe use - oxygen measurement GasAlertQuattro with respect to other combustible gases. Performance approval: The EC type examination certificate Effect of other toxic gases on the LEL sensor: If substances applies to the measurement of oxygen up to 25% (v/v).
  • Page 36 -1.4 ppm to +1.4 ppm are indicated during Calibration on page 10 and for alarm setpoint information refer operation as 0 ppm. to Gas Alarm Setpoints in the GasAlertQuattro Technical S over ranging is shown on the display above Reference Guide.
  • Page 37: Performance Data According To En 45544-1 Part 1 And 2

    GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual Performance Data According to EN 45544-1 Part 1 and 2: Target Gas Time of response Time of recovery Alarm response time Zero variation 2 ppm (v/v) 0,3 ppm (v/v) Overall uncertainty 8% of the measuring value 2.8%...
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    GasAlertQuattro Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If the problem persists, contact BW Technologies by Honeywell. Problem Possible Cause Solution Startup Replace alkaline batteries. Refer to Replacing the Alkaline Batteries on page 22. Depleted batteries The detector does not activate. Refer to Charging the Rechargeable Battery Pack on page 21.
  • Page 39 20.9% oxygen. A new sensor has been inserted Calibrate the sensor. General fault. Contact BW Technologies by Honeywell. The activation startup self-test fails. Refer to Startup Troubleshooting on page 40. If required, refer to Sensor error.
  • Page 40 Sensor filter is blocked. Refer to Replacing the Sensor Filter on page 27. Refer to Sample Gas Alarm Setpoints in the GasAlertQuattro Alarm setpoint(s) are set Technical Reference Guide. Define the alarm setpoints in incorrectly. FleetManager II.
  • Page 41 Check peak gas exposure reading. a puff of the target gas. Refer to Sample Gas Alarm Setpoints in the GasAlertQuattro Detector intermittently enters Alarm setpoints are set incorrectly. Technical Reference Guide. Define the alarm setpoints in alarm without reason.
  • Page 42 Battery indicator does not display Battery is depleted below normal Charge the battery for 8 hours. If the battery indicator does not when charging. levels light after charging, contact BW Technologies by Honeywell. CanarySense www. .com 1.888.610.7664 Shop for Gas products online at:...
  • Page 43: Startup Troubleshooting

    GasAlertQuattro Operator’s Manual Startup Troubleshooting Table 1: Startup Troubleshooting Error Screen Problem Solution Error Screen Problem Solution Auto-zero Error Calibrate the sensor. Last Calibration Press C and calibrate the Failed sensor(s) immediately. Zeroing ERROR Sensor(s) failed to Last Calibration FAILED...
  • Page 44 GasAlertQuattro Troubleshooting Table 1: Startup Troubleshooting Error Screen Problem Solution Error Screen Problem Solution All Sensors Fail A failure of all sensors Calibration Overdue Press to continue and can be caused by calibrate the sensor(s) If the Lockout on Displays when...
  • Page 45: Calibration Troubleshooting

    Calibration Error Verify the span gas values contact BW Technologies on the cylinder match the If a sensor(s) fails Insufficient amount of by Honeywell. Refer to span gas values set for the Calibration auto zero, an error gas detected. S ppm...
  • Page 46: Replacement Parts And Accessories

    GasAlertQuattro Replacement Parts and Accessories Replacement Parts and Accessories Model No. Description Gas Cylinders and Kits Quad gas cylinder: CH -2.5%, O To avoid personal injury and/or damage to the detector, 18.0%, H S-25 ppm, CO-100 ppm, CG-Q58-4 use only the specified replacement parts.
  • Page 47 GA-PA-1 Replacement power adapter Hard sided carrying case for IR Devices SPAK-CC1 GasAlertQuattro and/or motorized Sampling Pump GA-USB1-IR GasAlertQuattro IR connectivity kit Replacement Parts DOCK2-2-1 GasAlertQuattro docking module C1N-00-N Replacement screw kit (40 screws QT-SCREW-K1 and screwdriver) MicroDock II station (w/ charging cable)