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Product: MSA-Altair5X / PID
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Altair 5X, Multigas

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Model: MSA-Altair5X
Supplier: MSA

MSA is always looking for ways to push the limits of portable gas detection. They achieved a major breakthrough with the ALTAIR 4X. Now MSA’s gone even further with its ALTAIR® 5X Multigas Detector with integrated photoionization detection (PID). Featuring the most advanced sensors available in any portable gas detector, the ALTAIR®5X Multigas Detectors with PID outperforms and outlasts the competition.

ALTAIR® 5X with PID Receives 2016 OH&S New Product of the Year Award!

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.

  • Detects combustible gases in LEL and/or volume percentage range, oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur  dioxide, ammonia, chlorine, VOCs,  and many others depending upon sensor configuration.
  • Rugged overmolded polycarbonate housing provides unsurpassed durability, including ability to survive 10-ft. (3m) drop; IP65-certified.
  • Field-proven integral pump provides consistent gas flow, eliminating concerns of externally-attached components. 
  • High performance XCell Sensors last longer:
    • Typical life greater than 4 years for combustible, O2, CO/H2S, SO2, CO/NO2 and CO (high concentration) sensors.
    • Typical life greater than 3 years for NH3 and Cl2 sensors.
    • Most sensor response and clear times <15 seconds.
  • Less calibration gas used:
    • Requires about half of test gas typically used for calibration and bump tests.
    • Rapid bump test gives results in less than 10 seconds for most common sensor configurations.
    • Span calibration time of 60 seconds for most common sensor configurations.
  • MotionAlert feature option tells others that user has become immobile.
  • InstantAlert feature provides manual alarm to alert others as to a potentially hazardous situation.
  • PID option allows for accurate, reliable VOC response with programmable reference factors.
  • Large buttons and bright display provide easy operation, even when users wear gloves.
  • Exclusive end-of-sensor warning cautions users when unit's sensor nears end-of-life.
  • Versatile MSA Link™ Software allows users to transmit data to a computer.
  • Compatible with GALAXY® GX2 Test System and MSA Link Pro Software for fleet management.
  • Wireless bluetooth included standard.

VOC Detection

Already the industry’s most advanced six-gas portable detection instrument, the ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector sets the bar even higher. Now you get industry-leading accuracy, repeatability and response times all in one small, lightweight device for standard gas detection and VOC applications.

Common VOCs : Solvents, Paints, Coatings, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Gasoline, Acetone, Ethanol, Benzene, Butadiene, Hexane, Toluene, Xylene, MEK, Ethylene, Oxide. 

Altair 5X Simulator


Combustible Detection, Toxic Detection, Oxygen Detection, Confined Space

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