BW GasAlert MicroClip XT Series Multi-Gas Detector

Model: MC2

GasAlertMicroClip XT an entry-level portable multi-gas detector designed for general industrial use and for monitoring workers when in confined spaces. It's one of the industry's lightest and most portable and most popular detectors.

Sorry! This product has been discontinued.


The BW GasAlert MicroClip XT Series Multi-Gas Detector has been discontinued, it has been replaced by the BW GasAlert MicroClip XL Series Multi-Gas Detector




GasAlert MicroClip XT (MC2) Expert Product Review:

The Good:

Affordable, it is one of the lowest priced 4-gas detectors on the market. Compact and lightweight the MicroClip XT is easy to wear and its one button operation makes it easy to use in the field. It is perfectly suited for most applications where continuous monitoring of H2S, CO, Oxygen and Combustible gases is required. In this newest version, the Oxygen sensor has been replaced with a more reliable sensor, stopping the premature deaths seen in previous legacy versions.


The Bad:

The unit has a rechargeable battery, which has a long life span. But because the battery is fused to the unit's main PCB board it can only be replaced at the factory and some authorized service centers. So the swapping out of batteries in the field is not possible. The battery also has had minor problems in cold temperatures, in -20°C temperatures the battery run time is reduced considerably, some users report only getting a 5 hour charge when in this kind of cold.


The Bottom Line:

At a very affordable price, the MicroClip XT is ideal for many applications, and is easy to use and maintain.


Full Review:

A popular unit, the GasAlert MicroClip XT is a decent choice for anyone wanting continuous protection in an inexpensive 4-gas detector. It is a good fit in virtually any application where toxic and combustible gases are a concern, such as Oil & Gas, Utilities, Municipalities, Refineries, Steel Mills, Pulp, Paper and more.

Previous issues with the Oxygen sensor in the legacy version of the MicroClip (model number beginning with MC-) caused a lot of concern a couple years ago as the Oxygen sensor used at that time was unreliable and would die after only a few months of use. The manufacturer discontinued that legacy model and replaced it with this new version; the MicroClip XT (model number begins with MC2-) has a different and highly reliable Oxygen sensor in it. The issues have been resolved in this new version and the confidence of users in the field is beginning to return.

Regular maintenance is required on this model in the form of frequent Calibrations. Bump Tests can also be performed on the unit depending on personal preference or site safety regulations. The built-in concussion proof boot provides excellent protection against accidental bumps, scratches and damage; and it is water-proof, with an IP rating of 67 it can be submerged in water up to 1 m deep for 30 minutes.

The real-time gas concentration is displayed continuously on the LCD so you will always know the current levels, even when the unit is not in alarm. The unit has a built in Datalogging feature, enabling you to retrieve a detailed and accurate history of conditions and unit maintenance if needed. Calibrating the unit is required every 180 days by factory default but is quick and easy to perform; the procedure can be done in the field and only takes about 2 minutes to perform, and all you will require is a cylinder of calibration gas and a regulator. It is also compatible with the BW MicroDock II calibration and bump test station for those who wish to use a more hands-free, automated, calibration and bump test procedure.

BW GasAlert MicroClip XT Series Multi-Gas Detector

The GasAlertMicroClip XT is designed to simplify multi-gas monitoring with a combination of ease of use, durability, compliance insurance, performance and affordability. The slim and compact BW GasAlert MicroClip XT provides affordable protection from atmospheric hazards. This multi-gas detector provides continuous visual confirmation of detector operation and compliance with the Intelliflash™ feature and the simple one-button operation offers ultimate ease of use and significantly reduces time spent training. The GasAlert MicroClip XT is fully compatible with the BW MicroDock II automatic test and calibration system.

In addition to the standard features found on BW Technology gas detector products, the GasAlert MicroClip XT also features

  • Intelliflash gives you visual confirmation, with a flashing green light at the top of the unit that is easily seen by the user and supervisors, that device is in compliance which helps increase site safety and simplifies management of your gas detector fleet.
  • Tamper-proof, one button operation
  • Compatible with the motorized remote sampling pump, typically needed for confined space entry to test the air in the space before sending a person into the space.
  • Equipped with internal vibrating alarm for high noise areas
  • Powered by a lithium polymer battery
  • Multi-language support in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Conveniently manage your fleet using fleet Manager II: Automatically create reports, sort, format and graph data, download and manage calibration and bump check records. Information is quickly and directly downloaded from BW's MicroDock II test and calibration system.

Updates to the XT series from the original MicroClip detectors

The instrument is compact, robust, affordable and user friendly: all the things you loved about the original but with improvements. There were 2 improvements made to this new generation, the GasAlert MicroClip XT. The first was the use of an improved performance Oxygen sensor; this eliminated the pre-mature depletions of the O2 sensor that was being seen on the original version, allowing for customers to get the full 2 year life out of each Oxygen sensor. The second improvement was the addition of BW's Intelliflash feature, this new unit control feature helps ensure compliance with the latest standards and regulations required for bump testing and calibration.

Supported Gases

  • H2S
  • CO
  • O2
  • LEL

Confined Space Kit Available

The MicroClip XT can also be used in a confined space kit. A confined space can represent a risk for the health and safety of anyone who enters, because it has restricted entrance and exit and the possibility of dangerous substances in the atmosphere. The air within the confined space should be tested from outside before entry. A trained worker should use remote probes and sampling lines with properly calibrated and maintained equipment to verify that oxygen content is within safe limits and that a hazardous atmosphere is not present.

Features

  • Smallest, lightest four gas monitor
  • Built-in datalogging & event logging
  • IP66/67 rating for moisture/dirt protection
  • Rechargeable battery pack for longer battery life
  • Compatible with SamplerPak pump for remote sampling
  • Intelliflash verifies operation and compliance to both the user and supervisor
  • Tamper-proof, one button operation
  • Compatible with the Sampler motorized remote sampling pump
  • Equipped with internal vibrating alarm for high noise areas
  • Powered by a lithium polymer battery
  • Multi-language support in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Conveniently manage your fleet using fleet Manager II:

Click on a category to view a selection of compatible accessories with the BW GasAlert MicroClip XT Series Multi-Gas Detector.

BW SR-W-MP75C Replacement MICROpeL SR-W-MP75C 6706
Replacement MICROpeL combustible (LEL) sensor.
$107.40 USD

was $120.00


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BW SR-M-MC Replacement MICROceL SR-M-MC 3870
Replacement MICROceL carbon monoxide (CO) sensor for the GasAlert MicroClip XT or GasAlert Max XT II series of BW gas detectors.
$107.40 USD

was $120.00


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BW SR-H-MC Replacement MICROceL SR-H-MC 3869
Replacement MICROceL hydrogen sulfide (H2S) sensor for the GasAlert MicroClip XT or GasAlert Max XT II series of BW gas detectors.
$107.40 USD

was $120.00


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$13.43 USD

was $15.00


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BW GA-PA-1-MC5 Multi-unit power adaptor GA-PA-1-MC5 3369
Mutli-unit power adaptor.
$75.00 USD

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$223.75 USD

was $250.00


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BW DOCK2-2-1P-00-G Base Station with GasAlertMicroClip Docking Module, Charging with No Power Supply DOCK2-2-1P-00-G 8429
Base station with GasAlertMicroClip XT docking module (charging - no power supply).
$1,181.05 USD

was $1,495.00


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BW DOCK2-0-1P-00-G GasAlertMicroClip Docking Module, Charging with No Power Supply DOCK2-0-1P-00-G 8477
GasAlertMicroClip XT docking module (charging with no power supply).
$395.00 USD

was $500.00


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BW DOCK2-0-1C1P-00-G GasAlertMicroClip Docking Module, Charging with Power Supply DOCK2-0-1C1P-00-G 8478
GasAlertMicroClip XT docking module (charging with power supply).
$434.50 USD

was $550.00


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BW MC-CK-DL GasAlertMicroClip Deluxe Confined Space Kit MC-CK-DL 4747
Detector, calibration gas and motorized sampling pump sold separately.
$456.45 USD

was $510.00


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BW QT-CK-DL GasAlertQuattro Deluxe Confined Space Kit QT-CK-DL 7801
The BW Technologies GasAlert Quattro Deluxe Confined Space Kit comes equipped with all the accessories you need to safely sample during confined space entry work, including manual aspirator kit, IR connectivity kit, calibration cap, 0.5 LPM regulator, sampling probe, carrying holster and auxiliary filter kit. Detector and gas sold separately.
$493.75 USD

was $625.00


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$40.28 USD

was $45.00


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BW QT-CK-CC Carrying Case for GasAlertQuattro with foam insert QT-CK-CC 7720
Carrying Case for GasAlertQuattro with foam insert. Detector, sampling equipment and calibration gas sold separately.
$174.53 USD

was $195.00


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$13.43 USD

was $15.00


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$8.95 USD

was $10.00


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BW MC-CK-CC Carrying Case for GasAlertMicroClip XT MC-CK-CC 5913
BW MC-CK-CC Carrying Case for GasAlertMicroClip XT - with foam and lid insert from confined space kit - Note: Detector, calibration gas and motorized sampling pump sold separately. Dimensions: 18 x 13 x 6".
$143.20 USD

was $160.00


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$58.18 USD

was $66.33


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$35.80 USD

was $40.00


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