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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Single Gas Detector User Manual...
  • Page 2 If any provision of this warranty is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. BW Technologies by Honeywell BW Technologies by Honeywell...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Title Page Introduction ..................................1 Contacting BW Technologies by Honeywell ........................2 Safety Information - Read First............................2 Getting Started ..................................5 Activating the Detector............................... 9 Self-Test ..................................9 Self-Test Pass ................................12 Self-Test Fail.................................. 12 Deactivating the Detector..............................13 Confidence Beep................................
  • Page 4: Title Page

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Title Page Portuguese Option ..............................21 Spanish Option ................................. 22 German Option ................................. 22 French Option ................................22 English Option ................................23 Datalogger Sampling Rate Option ..........................23 Data Transfer Option ..............................24 LAST and ALL Transfers ............................25 EVNT Transfer ................................
  • Page 5 GasAlert Extreme User Manual Title Page Auto Zero .................................. 34 Auto Zero Fail ................................34 Passcode Protected..............................35 Set Span ................................... 35 Span ..................................36 Successful Span ..............................36 Unsuccessful Span .............................. 36 Setting the Calibration Due Date ........................... 37 Setting the TWA Alarm Setpoint ..........................
  • Page 6 GasAlert Extreme User Manual...
  • Page 7 List of Tables Table Title Page GasAlert Extreme Models ............................ 1 International Symbols ............................4 GasAlert Extreme Detector ..........................6 Display Elements..............................7 Pushbuttons ................................. 8 Alarms ................................26 Computed Gas Exposures ..........................28 Gas Alarm Setpoints ............................29 Factory Alarm Setpoints ............................. 30 Test Cap ................................
  • Page 8 GasAlert Extreme User Manual...
  • Page 9 List of Figures Title Figure Page GasAlert Extreme Detector ..........................6 Display Elements..............................7 Test Cap ................................33 Replacing the Battery or Sensor ........................41 Rear Shell Seal ..............................42 Front Shell Seal ..............................42...
  • Page 10 GasAlert Extreme User Manual viii...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    High range respond properly to the alarms. GasAlert Extreme NO Nitrogen dioxide (ppm) Table 1 lists the GasAlert Extreme models and the gases monitored. GasAlert Extreme HCN Hydrogen cyanide (ppm) This manual includes examples from each model. GasAlert Extreme ETO Ethylene oxide (ppm) Table 1.
  • Page 12: Contacting Bw Technologies By Honeywell

    User Manual Contacting BW Technologies by Honeywell Safety Information - Read First To contact BW Technologies by Honeywell, call: Use the detector only as specified in this manual, otherwise the protec- tion provided by the detector may be impaired. USA: 1-888-749-8878...
  • Page 13 Do not use the detector if it is damaged. Before using the detector, inspect the case. Look for cracks and missing parts. • Use only a sensor specifically designed for the GasAlert Extreme model. Refer to Replacement Parts and Accesso- ries.
  • Page 14 Do not attempt to disassemble, adjust, or service the detector unless instructions for that procedure are contained in the user manual, and/or that part is listed as a replacement part. Use only BW Technologies by Honeywell replace- ment parts. Refer to Replacement Parts and Accessories.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    To become familiar with the features and functions of the detector, study ately. the following figures and tables: • 3 V lithium CR2-series battery • Figure 1 and Table 3: GasAlert Extreme Detector • GasAlert Extreme O model: O sensor; (describes the detector’s components).
  • Page 16: Gasalert Extreme Detector

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Table 3. GasAlert Extreme Detector Item Description Visual alarm indicators (LEDs) Liquid crystal display (LCD) Pushbuttons Audible alarm Sensor and sensor screen Infrared (IR) communication port Alligator clip Figure 1. GasAlert Extreme Detector...
  • Page 17: Display Elements

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Table 4. Display Elements Item Description Numeric value Gas cylinder Automatically span sensor Passcode lock Set alarm setpoints and user options Maximum gas exposure Alarm conditions Battery Data transmission Alarm or alarm setpoint Automatically zero sensor Figure 2.
  • Page 18 GasAlert Extreme User Manual Table 5. Pushbuttons Pushbutton Description • To activate the detector, press • To enable/disable the confidence beep, while the detector is deactivated press and hold . While holding , press to enable or disable the confidence beep during start-up.
  • Page 19: Activating The Detector

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Activating the Detector 4. Date and Time: The LCD displays the date and time automati- cally in the following order. To activate the detector, press in a safe area, free of hazardous gas. Year: The LCD displays Self-Test the current year (20XX).
  • Page 20 GasAlert Extreme User Manual 5. Sensor Test: The detector tests the sensor. If the sensor test 7. TWA Alarm Setpoint: The LCD displays the TWA alarm set- fails, the detector beeps slowly, the LEDs flash slowly, and point. ALARM flashes.
  • Page 21 GasAlert Extreme User Manual 9. Low Alarm Setpoint: The LCD displays the low alarm setpoint. Press to acknowledge the warning message. If the calibration past due option is enabled or disabled, one of the following two events will occur. • Calibration Past Due Disabled: If the detector is not pass- code protected and after the CAL.
  • Page 22: Self-Test Pass

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual The detector then automatically deactivates. Self-Test Pass 12. Bump Test Fail: If a previous bump test failed, the detector If the detector passes the self-test, it enters normal operation. The LCD beeps, vibrates, and BUMP FAIL displays:.
  • Page 23: Deactivating The Detector

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Deactivating the Detector Confidence Beep Note The confidence beep provides continuous confirmation that the detector is operating properly. When the confidence beep is enabled, the detector If Deactivation Passcode Protection is enabled, the detector beeps every 5 seconds.
  • Page 24: User Options Menu

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual User Options Menu 2. Press to scroll to the required passcode. Press confirm the selection and access the EXIT screen. Note Note When selecting a user option, Set flashes and the LCD dis- plays the opposite of what is currently enabled.
  • Page 25: Exit

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Exit 5. Press to select another option or press to exit the user options menu and return to normal operation. When entering user options, the EXIT screen displays immediately fol- lowing the options (OPTN) screen. The LCD automatically returns to the Note EXIT screen after a user option has been accessed.
  • Page 26: Passcode Protection Option

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Note 1. From the EXIT screen of the user options menu, press to scroll to the PASS option. If a value is not bypassed by pressing within 10 seconds, the detector automatically proceeds to the next date/time option.
  • Page 27: Disable Passcode Protection

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Disable Passcode Protection Note To ensure if the passcode protection option is enabled/dis- When the detector is passcode protected, the key icon displays continu- abled, use to toggle between the ON and OFF ally. To disable the passcode protection option, complete the following: options.
  • Page 28: Stealth Mode Option

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual To deactivate the detector, complete the following: 1. From the EXIT screen, press to scroll to the STLH option. 1. From normal operation, press and hold to deactivate the detector. If the detector is passcode protected to prevent deactivation, OFF displays briefly and then PASS immediately displays.
  • Page 29: Automatic Backlight Option

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Note 4. Press to scroll to a new user option or press to exit and return to normal operation. If the option is not confirmed by pressing within 10 seconds, the detector returns to normal operation.
  • Page 30: Automatic Oxygen (O 2 ) Calibration Option

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual To enable/disable the latching alarm option, complete the following: This option enables/disables the automatic oxygen (O ) calibration. The calibration begins automatically during start-up after the calibration 1. From the EXIT screen, press to scroll to the LTCH due screen displays.
  • Page 31: Calibration Past Due Option

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Calibration Past Due Option Note If the option is not confirmed by pressing within 10 seconds, The calibration past due (PAST) option enables an automatic shutdown the detector returns to normal operation. during start-up if the detector is past due for calibration.
  • Page 32: Spanish Option

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Spanish Option 1. From the EXIT screen of the user options menu, press to scroll to the DEUT option. The Spanish (ESPA) option enables the LCD to display text in Spanish. Note If the multi-language option is included, the detector is shipped with English selected as the default language.
  • Page 33: English Option

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual 2. Press to select the option. The LCD then displays the French 3. Press to scroll to another user option or press exit screen. exit and return to normal operation. Datalogger Sampling Rate Option The datalogger sampling rate (RATE) option defines how often the detector records a datalog.
  • Page 34: Data Transfer Option

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual 4. Press to scroll to another user option or press 3. Press to select the option and to access the data transfer exit and return to normal operation. option screens. Note 4. Select one of the following options to transfer data.
  • Page 35: Last And All Transfers

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual LAST and ALL Transfers EVNT Transfer If the LAST or ALL option is selected, the LCD displays a countdown If the EVNT option is selected, the event logs transfer immediately and and the data transmission icon to indicate that the detector is transferring the LCD displays the EXIT screen.
  • Page 36: Alarms

    GasAlert Extreme Alarms Alarms Table 6 describes detector alarms and corresponding screen. During an alarm condition, the detector activates the backlight and the LCD displays the current ambient gas reading. To change the factory-set alarm setpoints, refer to Calibration and Setting Alarm Setpoints.
  • Page 37 GasAlert Extreme User Manual Table 6. Alarms Alarm Display Alarm Display Automatic Shutdown Alarm: Automatic Shutdown Alarm: (Low battery) (Calibration past) • Eight beeps, flashes, and vibrations • Eight beeps, flashes, and vibrations • displays Automatic Shutdown Alarm: Confidence Beep: (After Automatic Shutdown Alarm) •...
  • Page 38: Computed Gas Exposures

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Computed Gas Exposures Viewing Gas Exposures a Warning Toxic Gases To avoid possible personal injury, do not deactivate the detector 1. Press simultaneously. The LCD displays the TWA during a work shift. The detector automatically resets the TWA, gas exposure first.
  • Page 39: Gas Alarm Setpoints

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Gas Alarm Setpoints Stopping a Gas Alarm Table 8 describes the gas setpoints that trigger the gas alarms. The low and high alarms deactivate when the ambient gas level returns to below the low alarm setpoint.
  • Page 40: Clearing Gas Exposures

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Clearing Gas Exposures Table 9. Factory Alarm Setpoints The peak gas exposures automatically clear after deactivating the detec- STEL High tor. 19.5% vol. 22.5% vol. To clear the MAX, TWA, and STEL peak exposure readings immediately,...
  • Page 41: Low Battery Alarm

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Low Battery Alarm The low battery alarm continues for approximately 30 minutes before an automatic shutdown occurs. If a low battery alarm occurs, follow your company’s safety procedures. 2. If the calibration past due user option is enabled and the detector...
  • Page 42: Calibration And Setting Alarm Setpoints

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Calibration and Setting Alarm Setpoints • Before calibrating a new NO or ETO sensor, allow the sensor to stabilize for 2 hours in a safe area that is free of hazardous gas. Guidelines • Calibrate a new sensor before use. Allow the sensor to stabilize before starting calibration (used: 60 seconds;...
  • Page 43: Test Cap

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Test Cap The calibration cap and hose are shipped with the detector for calibra- tion. Refer to Table 10 and Figure 3 for installation information. Note Only use the calibration cap during calibration. Table 10. Test Cap...
  • Page 44: Calibration

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Calibration 2. The LCD flashes while the detector automatically zeroes the sensor. When the auto zero is complete the detector beeps Calibration requires several steps, some of which can be bypassed. A twice. note is added to each option that can be bypassed.
  • Page 45: Passcode Protected

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Passcode Protected Set Span After a successful auto zero, and if the passcode protected option is Note enabled, PASS displays. The passcode is required to access the auto To bypass the set span function, press to automatically pro- span and alarm setpoint functions.
  • Page 46: Span

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Span Successful Span If the span is successful, the LCD automatically displays the calibration Note due date screen. To bypass the span function, press to automatically pro- Unsuccessful Span ceed to the alarm setpoint screens. If the span is bypassed, the calibration due date cannot be changed.
  • Page 47: Setting The Calibration Due Date

    TWA alarm setpoint. 12. Press to scroll to the required value. BW Technologies by Honeywell recommends that the detector be calibrated every 180 days (6 months). The detector is 13. Press to save the new value and proceed to the STEL alarm shipped with the factory default setting of 180 days.
  • Page 48: Setting The Stel Alarm Setpoint

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Setting the STEL Alarm Setpoint Setting the Low Alarm Setpoint Note Note To bypass and retain the current STEL alarm setpoint value, To bypass and retain the current low alarm setpoint value, press . The detector automatically proceeds to the low press .
  • Page 49: Setting The High Alarm Setpoint

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Setting the High Alarm Setpoint Verification Note 1. After calibration is complete and the detector is in normal opera- tion, verify calibration by using a gas cylinder other than the one To bypass and retain the current high alarm setpoint value, used for calibration.
  • Page 50: Datalog And Event Log

    User Manual Datalog and Event Log Event Log The GasAlert Extreme datalogger version allows the detector to record Event log information is recorded when an event (i.e., an alarm) occurs. various information so a report can be compiled. The following information is recorded in an event log: •...
  • Page 51: Maintenance

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Maintenance To maintain the detector in good operating condition, perform the follow- ing basic maintenance as required: • Calibrate, bump test, and inspect the detector at regular inter- vals. • Maintain an operations log of all maintenance, calibrations, bump tests, and alarm events.
  • Page 52: Rear Shell Seal

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Figure 5. Rear Shell Seal Figure 6. Front Shell Seal Table 12. Rear Shell Seal Table 13. Front Shell Seal Item Description Item Description Seal Seal...
  • Page 53: Replacing The Battery Or Sensor

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Replacing the Battery or Sensor 1. Deactivate the detector. 2. Remove the four machine screws on the rear shell and remove a Warning the rear shell. To avoid possible personal injury, adhere to the following: 3. Remove the battery.
  • Page 54: Cleaning A Sensor Screen

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual 4. Remove the PCB. 3. Remove the two machine screws from the PCB. 5. Replace the sensor. 4. Remove the PCB. Place the PCB on a clean surface. Gently rock the sensor back and forth to remove a tightly held 5.
  • Page 55: Clearing A Sensor

    GasAlert Extreme Maintenance Clearing a Sensor Each sensor has a high degree of resistance to common vapors and gases. To clear a sensor, move the detector to a clean environment and wait 10 to 30 minutes. Note Do not expose a sensor to the vapors of inorganic solvents,...
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Troubleshooting If a problem occurs, refer to the solutions provided in Table 14. If the problem persists, contact BW Technologies by Honeywell. Table 14. Troubleshooting Tips Problem Possible Cause Solution The detector does not activate. No battery Install a battery.
  • Page 57 GasAlert Extreme Troubleshooting Table 14. Troubleshooting Tips Problem Possible Cause Solution The detector does not display a normal Target gas is present Detector is operating properly. Use caution ambient gas reading after the activation in suspect areas. self-test. Detector requires calibration Calibrate the detector.
  • Page 58 GasAlert Extreme User Manual Table 14. Troubleshooting Tips Problem Possible Cause Solution The detector intermittently enters alarm Ambient gas levels are near alarm setpoint Detector is operating normally. Use caution mode without apparent reason. or the sensor is exposed to a puff of the tar- in suspect areas.
  • Page 59: Replacement Parts And Accessories

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Replacement Parts and Accessories Model No. Description a Warning GA-TC-1 Test cap and hose GA-BALERT Concussion-proof boot To avoid personal injury or damage to the detector, use only specified replacement parts. GA-BSPLASH-K Splash guard filters To order any parts or accessories, contact...
  • Page 60: Specifications

    GasAlert Extreme User Manual Specifications GasAlert Extreme ETO: 0 – 100.0 ppm (0.1 ppm increments) GasAlert Extreme ClO : 0 – 1.00 ppm (0.01 ppm increments) Instrument dimensions: 2.8 x 5.0 x 9.5 cm GasAlert Extreme O : 0 – 1.00 ppm (0.01 ppm increments) (1.1 x 2.0 x 3.75 in.)
  • Page 61: General Specifications For Datalogger Units

    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from Extreme datalog and event log files into a readable report that to which the receiver is connected. Fleet Manager CD Support: This software organizes GasAlert Extreme • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for datalog and event log files into a readable report help.
  • Page 62 GasAlert Extreme User Manual...
  • Page 63 iERP: 125465 D5561/6 [English] © BW Technologies 2008. All rights reserved.