Simple one button operation minimizes the need for training and gets workers on the job faster. Extended 18 hour battery run time keeps workers safe for longer. Beeping alone while working in a loud environment might not always be enough but with the visible flashing green IntelliFlash™ workers are notified of the dangers.
Designed for enhanced battery operation and improved functionality in cold weather environments. For simple, cost-effective management of your records, calibration and bump testing, choose BW's MicroDock II automatic test and calibration system and Fleet Manager II software.
Confined Space Kit Available
The MicroClip XL 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.
Data storage and analysis has never been so simple. With the same look and feel as Fleet Manager, Fleet Manager II allows users to download information directly from BW instruments or the MicroDock II.
With improved functionality, users can...
|Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)|
|Range||0 to 100ppm|
|Carbon Monoxide (CO)|
|Range||0 to 100ppm|
|Range||0 to 100ppm|
|Range||0 to 100%LEL
0 to 5.0%v/v
|Size||4.4 x 2.4 x 1.2" (11.3 x 6.0 x 3.1cm)|
|Temperature||-4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)|
|Humidity||0 to 95% RH (non-condensing)||Ratings||EMI/RFI: Complies with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC IP 66|
|Certifications and Approvals||Class I, Div. 1, Gr. A, B, C, D
ATEX: II 1 G
Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
IECEx: Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
There are many gas detection products on the market that might appear to be the same, but a closer inspection of specification, functionality and features reveals major differences in what products can do and the potential value they can offer. Similarly, individual applications are also unique in their respective designs, needs and processes undertaken.
Before beginning to consider gas detection equipment, a risk assessment needs to be conducted. Any company employing staff has the obligation to conduct risk assessments to identify potential hazards and these can include potential gas, vapor or Oxygen deficiency risks. If gas hazards are identified, gas detection is applicable as a risk reduction method.
Depending on the processes being undertaken and the gases being detected, remote or off-site alarm notification plus event data logging/reporting may also be required for Health and Safety management records. Another factor impacting on the need for enhanced reporting functions might be regulatory compliance or a condition of insurance.
Having identified the primary objective, the suitable equipment is selected by asking a number of key questions. These fall into three broad categories:
The gases to be detected should be identified by the risk assessment, however experienced gas detection equipment manufacturers and their approved distributors are often able to help in this process, based on their experience of similar applications. However, it is important to remember that it is the end-user’s responsibility to identify all potential hazards. It is also essential to identify the potential source of a gas release as this helps determine the number and location of detectors required for a fixed gas detection system.
The performance, accuracy and reliability of any gas detection equipment will be affected by the environmental conditions it is subjected to. Temperature, humidity and pressure levels at the location all have a direct bearing on the type of equipment that should be selected. Additional factors such as potential variations resulting from a production process itself, diurnal/nocturnal fluctuations and seasonal changes may also affect the type of device which is suitable.
The next area of consideration relates to additional product functionality. Aspects like wiring configuration are important, especially when retro-fitting into an existing application. If the apparatus is being integrated into a separate safety system, certain communication protocols may also be required such as HART®, Lonworks or Modbus®. Consideration will also need to be given regarding the requirement for local displays on transmitter units and local configuration of the unit and gas displays may also be a useful addition.
Routine maintenance is another important consideration. Some gases and vapors can be detected with a number of different sensing technologies, e.g. Hydrocarbon gases with catalytic beads or Non-dispersive Infrared NDIR. Catalytic beads do not provide fail-to-safety operation and therefore can require a high frequency of routine maintenance, however NDIR based solutions tend to have a higher initial purchase price, but may require less routine maintenance. In-house resource to undertake such routine maintenance needs to be identified and in the absence of such a resource, budgeting for third party maintenance is an important factor in selecting the right equipment.
If you have questions about any of our gas detection products or services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Whether you need a hand finding a new product or need help with your current system, just ask our team of Factory Trained Experts.
The MicroClip XL is one of the lowest priced 4-gas detectors on the market. Compact and lightweight the MCXL is easy to wear and 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 unit has been equipped with an enhanced battery. This enhanced battery has a typical run-time of 18 hours and is extreme-weather tested to ensure optimal operation in harsh environments. As normal, battery runtime depletes in cold weather; but the testing on this new battery proves a minimum of 12 hours at 4°F/-20°C, even after 2 years of instrument life (this 12 hour guarantee is backed up by the units warranty). For those upgrading from the MicroClip XT to the new MicroClip XL, all the accessories, docking station modules and sensors are the same so there is no need to purchase new accessories to work with the new XL model.
The unit has a rechargeable battery with extended 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.
At an affordable price the MicroClip XL is ideal for many applications, especially for those working longer shifts or for use in cold weather, and is easy to use and maintain.
A new version of the well-known GasAlert MicroClip unit, the GasAlert MicroClip XL is an ideal 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.
The enhanced battery makes it ideal for those working longer shifts or in cold weather locations. The XL models have more battery power than ever, but you can't tell the difference in size or weight.
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.
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