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Local Area Gas Monitor
User's Guide
Rev. A
March 2020
P/N W03-4001-000



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  • Page 1 RigRat Local Area Gas Monitor User’s Guide Rev. A March 2020 P/N W03-4001-000...
  • Page 2 • Calibration intervals and bump test procedures may vary due to national legislation. • Honeywell recommends using calibration gas cylinders containing the gas that is appropriate to the sensor you are using, and in the correct concentration. © 2020 Honeywell International...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Contents 1. Standard Contents ....................10 2. General Information ....................11 Certification ...................... 11 General ......................11 Wireless module Configuration ................. 12 Sensor configuration ..................12 Electrical parameters ..................13 Type Designation ..................... 13 3. User Interface ......................16 Display Overview .....................
  • Page 4 BW RigRat User’s Guide 10.2.2. Exiting Menu Mode ..................49 Diagnostic Mode ....................49 Enter Diagnostic Mode ..................49 10.4.1. Navigating Diagnostic Mode ..............49 Exit Diagnostic Mode ..................50 11. Programming ......................51 Using Device Configurator................51 Security Mode ....................51 12.
  • Page 5 DC 6.0V.  The BW RigRat enclosure has an ingress protection of rating of IP-54. The user shall ensure that the external plugs that used for IS charger, 4-20mA input, and ON-OFF switch will provide a degree of protection of IP-54, after they are connected to the sockets.
  • Page 7 BW RigRat User’s Guide FCC Compliance Statement: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 8 BW RigRat User’s Guide Warning: Substitution of components may impact intrinsic safety. Avertissement: La substitution de composants peut compromettre la securité intrinsèque. WARNING: Read and understand instruction manual before operation or servicing. AVERTISSEMENT: Lisez et comprenez le manual d’instructions avant d’utiliser ou service.
  • Page 9 BW RigRat User’s Guide Proper Product Disposal At End Of Life EU Directive 2012/19/EU: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) This symbol indicates that the product must not be disposed of as general industrial or domestic waste. This product should be disposed of through suitable WEEE disposal facilities.
  • Page 10: Standard Contents

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 1. Standard Contents The RigRat is available in various user-specified configurations, each with the accessories shown below. In addition to the instrument, the following are included: Item Part Number AC adapter W03-3044-000 LCD Cover W03-2129-000 Diffusion calibration cap assembly*...
  • Page 11: General Information

    General The BW RigRat Local Area Gas Monitor (hereinafter called “RigRat”) as a transportable equipment, fills the gap between portable personal detectors and fixed-infrastructure fire and gas systems. Its primary function is to alert personnel of a gas leak in their proximity, it can provide continuous measurement of gas concentrations.
  • Page 12: Wireless Module Configuration

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Wireless module Configuration Depending on the configuration, the RigRat may provide GPS, GNSS, Mesh, WIFI, BLE, LoRa, and/or NB-IoT wireless communication, the possible configurations are shown in this table: Designator on PCB ● ● either WIFI or NB-IoT ●...
  • Page 13: Electrical Parameters

    BW RigRat User’s Guide For possible sensor installation, refer to thhis table: Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Slot 5 Slot 6 ● MIPEX NDIR Sensor ● ● ● Dynament NDIR Sensor ● PID Sensor ● LEL Sensor ●...
  • Page 14 BW RigRat User’s Guide 1. The first digit designates the Diffusion/Pump version. The following table details the Diffusion/pump version together with ambient temperatures. Type Version Ambient Temperature (℃) BWRR100 D-b-c Diffusion version (without pump) -40 to+60 BWRR100 P-b-c Pump version...
  • Page 15 BW RigRat User’s Guide 2. The second digit designates the configuration of sensors with regard to PID, Dynament NDIR, and LEL sensor. The following table details the sensor configurations together with their Ex markings and ambient temperatures: Type Sensor Configuration...
  • Page 16: User Interface

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 3. User Interface The user interface consists of the display, LEDs, an alarm buzzer, and one multi-function button. Display Overview The backlit display provides visual feedback that includes the sensor types, readings, battery condition, and other functions.
  • Page 17 BW RigRat User’s Guide Inert Mode Enabled Pump failure Stealth/Mute Button Press Button Press And Hold Mesh Wireless Signal Strength Mesh Wireless Failed Mesh Network Is Configured Mesh Network Failure/Lost Connection Closed-Loop Network Is Configured Closed-Loop Network Failure/Lost Connection Wi-Fi Connected (shows connection strength)
  • Page 18: Icon Arrangement

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 3.1.2. Icon Arrangement Status and other information icons are shown at different places on the screen: The top, the “body” (main display), and bottom. Here is how they are organized and located on the screen: Icon...
  • Page 19 BW RigRat User’s Guide Body Icon Explanation Battery Alarm Low Battery Bump Test Inert Mode Mobile Network Peak Positive Pump Status STEL Stop Test Detect Test Fail Gas Not Detected During Test Test Positive Test Warning Waiting For Operation To Complete (animated)
  • Page 20 BW RigRat User’s Guide Data Readings Icon Explanation Disabled High Sensor Disabled Peak STEL Bottom Icon Explanation Alarm Bump Test Fail Bump Test Pass Calibration Fail Calibration Pass Click Hold Mesh Network Network Pair Device Status Stealth Mode Inert Mode...
  • Page 21: Design & Interface

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 3.1.3. Design & Interface The RigRat’s functions are controlled via the front-panel multi-function button. The display shows information such as monitored threats, real-time readings and measurement units, alarm type (when in alarm, including cal. overdue), battery status, datalog (if on), and radio and connection quality (if available).
  • Page 22: Rain Protector (Optional)

    Screen Display For Various Numbers Of Active Sensors The BW RigRat can accommodate from one to six sensors. When one or more sensors is either not installed or turned off, the display only shows the installed, active sensors. If one is turned off, it is...
  • Page 23: Info

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Info The info screens are easy to step through by pressing the button once to advance from one to the next. Hold the button down for secondary actions. Note: In most cases, if no buttons are pressed at any of the menu steps for 60 seconds, the...
  • Page 24: Mesh Wireless Control And Submenus

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 4. Mesh Wireless Control And Submenus When you step through the main menu, as shown in the Menus diagram, there is a screen for wireless communication, containing information on wireless settings and status. Note: Wireless settings are only present if the RigRat is equipped with a Mesh Network wireless module.
  • Page 25: Connect To Controller

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 4.1.2. Connect To Controller  Set RigRat instruments’ mesh wireless Network Mode to STD or Router by using the Device Configurator app.  Set RigRat, Portable devices, Mesh Router, and Controller to have the same PAN ID/Channel.
  • Page 26: Connect To Radiant Reader

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 4.1.3. Connect To Radiant Reader  Set RigRat instruments’ mesh wireless Network Mode to STD or RTR by using the Device Configurator app.  Set RigRat PAN ID/Channel to be the same as those in Radiant Reader.
  • Page 27: Ble

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 5. BLE The RigRat is always equipped with a BLE module, it is easy to use the app on a smartphone or tablet to perform setup functions. BLE Pairing Follow the device pairing instructions in Device Configurator. You will need to have the RigRat on and showing the BLE Pairing Codes screen.
  • Page 28: Broken Ble Connection

    5.3.1 Secure Wireless Access Point Configuration If Wi-Fi is enabled, an RigRat uses a Wi-Fi wireless network to transmit data related to its current and past activity. To protect these data against unauthorized access, Honeywell recommends the following when configuring your wireless network: ...
  • Page 29: Setting Wi-Fi Communication Parameters In Device Configurator App

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 5.3.2 Setting Wi-Fi Communication Parameters in Device Configurator app Wi-Fi-equipped instruments’ parameters for communication must be set in Device Configurator app. Wi-Fi You can enable or disable Wi-Fi. Mac Address Select “Use Static IP Address” if you have a static IP or “Use DHCP” if your system allows dynamic hosting configuration.
  • Page 30 BW RigRat User’s Guide Here are characteristics of the different types, their relative security strength, and the number of characters needed in the key: Security Type Security Rank Number of Characters WEP (Wired Equivalent Protocol) Basic 40/64-bit (10 characters) 128-bit (26 characters)
  • Page 31: Secure Wireless Communication

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Secure Wireless Communication Secure communication between a RigRat and the server via Mesh or Wi-Fi connection or mesh closed-loop connection can be configured with the Device Configurator app in the General Settings Mesh Security page. It can be configured to enable or disable the encryption, and the secure keys can be changed.
  • Page 32: Battery Charging

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 6. Battery Charging Always fully charge the battery before using the RigRat. Its Li-ion batteries are charged by connecting the instrument to its charger (P/N: W03-3044-000) and then plugging the charger into an AC power source. In safe settings, use the AC Charge input with the included power adapter.
  • Page 33: Intrinsically Safe Runtime Extension For Hazardous Areas

    BW RigRat User’s Guide WARNING! Do not charge the RigRat with the AC charger in a hazardous area! Always charge the RigRat with the AC charger in a safe area. AC CHG SAFE AREA Charger port, positive, input, rated 5.7VDC/3A...
  • Page 34 5 to 95% without condensing Installation In safe area  Extension cable (W03-2168-000) W03-2168-000 IS barrier to BW RigRat cable, 100meters, with 3-pin connector. Total 100m cable IS parameters: (C=80pF/m; L=0.7uH/m; R=23.2mΩ/m) Ct=8nF Lt=0.07mH  BW RigRat IS parameters in hazardous area:...
  • Page 35: Cover Ports When Not In Use

    BW RigRat User’s Guide IS barrier output, positive IS barrier output, negative Not connect 6.1.3. Cover Ports When Not In Use Whenever a port is not in use, make sure the port is covered. This keeps the contacts clean and prevents inadvertent short-circuiting.
  • Page 36: Battery States

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Battery States The battery icon on the display shows how much charge is in the battery and alerts you to any charging problems. ≥10% ≥50% ≥80% Battery low When the battery power is critically low, the instrument displays a warning that it will be shutting off: The instrument automatically powers down and you will need to recharge the battery before placing the instrument into service again.
  • Page 37: Wired Communication

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 7. Wired Communication The RigRat has three ports for external communication. They are labeled:  Serial (not intended to be used in explosive atmospheres)  Switch  4-20mA IN Serial (Not Intended To Be Used In Explosive Atmospheres) The Serial port is designed to be the interface point with an option RAEMet meteorological sensor.
  • Page 38: Switch

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Switch RigRat supports three separate SPST PhotoMOS relay output switch connections for applications where other equipment needs to be controlled (lights, sirens, etc.). Relay Definitions: Relay 1 Any gas sensor failed, or STEL/TWA/+OL/-OL alarms Relay 2...
  • Page 39 BW RigRat User’s Guide SWITCH pins definition PIN A Solid-state relay 1, NO PIN B COM1 Solid-state relay 1, COM PIN H Solid-state relay 2, NO PIN J Solid-state relay 2, COM PIN M COM2 Solid-state relay 3, NO PIN N...
  • Page 40: 4-20Ma In

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 4-20mA IN The RigRat supports a 4-20mA signal input and a no source switch on/off signal input. When 4-20mA input, RigRat will check and show the current, also will give an alarm when out of limitation value.
  • Page 41: Cover Communication Ports When Not In Use

    BW RigRat User’s Guide For hazardous applications, the following must be met: Uo ≤ Ui Io ≤ Ii Po ≤ Pi Co ≥ Ci + Ct Lo ≥ Li + Lt Uo/Io/Po/Co/Lo are IS barrier output parameters; Ui/Ii/Pi/Ci/Li are RigRat input parameters;...
  • Page 42 BW RigRat User’s Guide 2. Loosen the two Philips screws that secure the filter. 3. Lift the filter out of its docking area. 4. Dispose of the old filter properly. 5. Press a new filter into place. 6. Replace and tighten the two Philips screws. Do not overtighten.
  • Page 43: Filter Replacement (Diffusion)

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Filter Replacement (Diffusion) If the filters over the sensors appear dirty, replace them. The external filters are located inside the panel on the rear of the RigRat: 1. Turn off the RigRat. 2. Remove the Rain Protector.
  • Page 44 BW RigRat User’s Guide 6. Place new filters (P/N: M01-2067-000) into each of the six locations. 7. Place the O-rings back in their original locations. 8. Put the plate back in place. 9. Tighten the four screws. 10. Replace the Rain Protector.
  • Page 45: Turning The Rigrat On And Off

    “Contact Service” is shown on the display. The instrument should be shut off and serviced. Note: During a pumped BW RigRat’s startup, startup pauses and the display instructs you to place your finger over the pump inlet to test the pump. Leave the inlet covered until instructed to remove your finger.
  • Page 46: Turning The Rigrat Off

    BW RigRat User’s Guide During startup, sensors and functions are checked. Also, if sensors are overdue for a bump test or calibration, either or both of these screens will be displayed to alert you: Note: If you do not click the button to acknowledge being informed of overdue tests, the instrument will shut itself off in 300 seconds (5 minutes).
  • Page 47: Testing Alarm Indicators

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Testing Alarm Indicators Under normal-operation mode and non-alarm conditions, the backlight can be tested by turning the instrument on. If you perform a bump test, the buzzers and LEDs are tested. IMPORTANT! If any alarm does not respond, check alarm settings to make sure all alarms are enabled. If any alarms are enabled but not functional, the instrument should not be used.
  • Page 48: Modes Of Operation

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 10. Modes of Operation The RigRat has three modes, Operation Mode, Menu Mode, and Diagnostic Mode. Operation Mode Menus in Operation Mode are easy to step through by pressing the button. Note: There is only one button.
  • Page 49: Exiting Menu Mode

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 10.2.2. Exiting Menu Mode There are two ways to exit Menu Mode:  If you do not press a button, after 20 seconds it will revert to the main screen.  Press the button until you reach “Exit.”...
  • Page 50: Exit Diagnostic Mode

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Exit Diagnostic Mode In Diagnostic Mode, press the button to navigate to the following screen. If you hold the button now, the screen displays “OFF”. Release the button. The instrument is now off. Note: Keep holding the button down at this screen for 10 seconds. The RigRat will ask for the 4-digit password.
  • Page 51: Programming

    The Honeywell Device Configurator Mobile App for mobile devices provides easy control over the BW RigRat’s settings and functions. After pairing the BW RigRat with your mobile device, change settings, manage firmware updates, examine datalogs, upload configuration data, and more.
  • Page 52: Calibration And Testing

    • Calibration intervals and bump test procedures may vary due to national legislation. • Honeywell recommends using calibration gas cylinders containing the gas that is appropriate to the sensor you are using, and in the correct concentration. When a bump test is done manually, the instrument makes a pass/fail decision based on sensor performance, but the user still has the responsibility to make sure all the alarms are enabled and functional.
  • Page 53 BW RigRat User’s Guide 6. After the audio-visual test, bump test, the instrument is ready for calibration. 7. Mount the calibration adapter and apply gas when the display shows “Apply test gas now.” Otherwise, the bump test will fail. Also, it may be necessary to change gas cylinders to provide the necessary gas for each sensor bump test.
  • Page 54: Calibration

    BW RigRat User’s Guide If the Audio-Visual test fails or some sensors fail their bump test, the display will show results like this: Important! Gas must be applied only after RigRat shows “Apply test gas now.” Otherwise, the bump test will fail.
  • Page 55: Maintenance

    Honeywell guidelines provided in Honeywell training programs. IMPORTANT! Honeywell cannot guarantee the IP rating of an instrument that has been opened and not reassembled according to instructions. Cleaning Use water and a soft cloth to clean the RigRat. Do not use detergents or solvents. Do not submerge the instrument underwater.
  • Page 56 BW RigRat User’s Guide Removing Sensors WARNING! Do not replace sensors in hazardous locations. All sensors are located inside the sensor compartment on the rear of the instrument. To access the sensors: 1. Turn off the instrument. 2. Remove the four screws that hold the sensor cover.
  • Page 57 Battery Replacement If the two rechargeable batteries ever need replacement, the work should only be performed by those trained by Honeywell to service this instrument. Replacements should only be of the same type: P/N 500-0165-000. WARNING! Do not replace battery in hazardous locations.
  • Page 58 BW RigRat User’s Guide Replacing The Pump If the pump requires replacement, follow this procedure. The pump assembly part number is P/N: W03-3016-000. 1. Turn off the RigRat. 2. Remove the four screws that hold the sensor compartment cover. 3. Lift off the sensor compartment cover and turn it over.
  • Page 59 BW RigRat User’s Guide 6. Remove the pressure sensor block by pulling it away from the pump. Pressure sensor block 7. Attach the pressure sensor block to the new pump by pressing it into place. 8. Install the pump assembly. Note the two inlets to the inlet and outlet for the pump, which require tilting the pump assembly when you reassemble the system.
  • Page 60: Raemet Sensor Installation (Not Intended To Be Used In Explosive Atmospheres)

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 14. RAEMet Sensor Installation (not intended to be used in explosive atmospheres) If your RigRat is equipped with a RAEMet meteorological sensor (P/N: W03-3045-000), it is typically removed for storage and must be attached before using it.
  • Page 61 BW RigRat User’s Guide 5. Press the RAEMet’s base into place, and then turn the locking ring to tighten the connection. Never force the connector in or out of the receptacle. 6. Tighten the locking ring until the RAEMet sensor is firmly seated. Do not turn the entire RAEMet sensor.
  • Page 62: Alarms Overview

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 15. Alarms Overview The RigRat provides audible and visible alarm notification system, plus it combines local alarms on the device with real-time remote wireless alarm notification to enhance worker safety. Local alarms include audible buzzer alarm, visible alarm via bright LED lights, and an alarm notification on the display. The audible alarm can be programmed or selectively turned on or off.
  • Page 63: Manual Alarms Test

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Type Red LED Yellow LED Green Buzzer LCD Display Reading Notes threshold is temperature compsensated under 0 deg Battery low 1 beeps/s Battery low icon Warm up 1 beeps/s "Sensor warming up" screen Cal Fail Reverse...
  • Page 64 BW RigRat User’s Guide alarm does not respond, check the alarm settings to make sure all alarms are enabled. If any alarms are enabled but not functional, the instrument should not be used. Contact Technical Support.
  • Page 65: Troubleshooting

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 16. Troubleshooting Problem Possible Reasons & Solutions Cannot connect to Device Reasons: Bluetooth not open. Configurator Password error. Old version of Device Configurator. Solutions: Enable Bluetooth in the mobile phone. Contact authorized service center. Update Device Configurator software.
  • Page 66 Solutions: Try another AC charger or connect again. The RigRat requires time to trickle charge the battery first before it can run normally and show messages on the LCD. If you need replacement parts, please contact an authorized Honeywell distributor.
  • Page 67: Editing Features

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 17. Editing Features Some features can be turned on or off or edited directly on the RigRat, some can only be accessed through the Device Configurator app, and some can be accessed and changed through both. This table shows where features can be accessed.
  • Page 68: Error Codes

    BW RigRat User’s Guide Feature RigRat Device Configurator  Set Server IP Address  Set Server Port  Set Network Security On/Off  Set Network Security Keys Security Mode  Noise Sensor On/Off  Get gas library information  Get/Set custom gas list ...
  • Page 69 BW RigRat User’s Guide Type Code Display Action Note Message 4005 Contact your Hold to power off Power off in 300s Sensor instrument distributor ID set for service mode 4006 Contact your Hold to power off Power off in 300s No response from...
  • Page 70 BW RigRat User’s Guide Type Code Display Action Note Message 1018 Battery NTC Click to acknowledge Power off in 300s Temperature out of Fault range, battery cannot charge 1020 Forced to charge Click to acknowledge Power off in 300s Battery voltage too...
  • Page 71: Specifications

    BW RigRat User’s Guide 18. Specifications Instrument Specifications 15.75” x 11.4” x 18.5” (400 x 290 x 470 mm) Size Weight 17.7 lbs (8 kg) Gas Sensor Slots Up to 6 Battery Rechargeable Li-ion battery, 3.7V/26.4Ah Note: All battery specifications at 20° C; lower temperatures might affect runtime.
  • Page 72 BW RigRat User’s Guide External Ports Serial communication, switching, and 4-20mA Input Instrument Specifications continued Safe Area Charge Battery charger input, DC5.7V 3A typical; Connect to AC/DC adapter. Port (AC CHG SAFE AREA) Field charge from IS Line Power Supply input to extend Instrument Runtime. For Low Power version only.
  • Page 73 BW RigRat User’s Guide -4 to +131° F / CARBON DIOXIDE 0-100%VOL 0.1%VOL (CO2) (EXT. RANGE) -20 to +50° C -4 to +131° F / VOLATILE ORGANIC 0-2000ppm 0.1ppm COMPOUNDS (VOC) -20 to +50° C -40 to +140° F /...
  • Page 74 BW RigRat User’s Guide Year Of Manufacture To identify the year and month of manufacture, refer to the two-digit marking placed adjacent to the serial number on the instrument label according to the following table: Year First digit Month Second digit...
  • Page 75 BW RigRat User’s Guide Sensor Parameters Edit Range Parameter Unit Minimum Maximum Default CO Span CO Range 1000 CO Low 1000 CO High 1000 CO STEL 1000 CO TWA 1000 S Span S Range S Low S High S STEL...
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