MSA has revealed its new Ultima® OPIR-5 open path infrared detector.
The product provides continuous monitoring of methane, propane, and other combustible gases.
The system consists of an infrared (IR) source and receiver, which continuously monitor for methane in both the 0-5000ppm and 0-5 LEL.m range.
A 0-2000ppm and 0-1LEL.m range is also available for monitoring propane. The Ultima OPIR-5 detector provides two 4-20 mA analogue signals proportional to each of the above ranges, in addition to a digital display and relay contacts.
This IR detector is adjusted at the factory and needs no further calibration. It also requires little maintenance except for a periodic visual inspection, test gas film check, and cleaning of the windows to assure dependable performance.
Sensor data and status information from the receiver can be transmitted up to 9,000 feet to any industrial analogue to digital (A/D) converter for use in multipoint computer-based monitoring.
With multiple communication outputs, automatic gain control that compensates for dirty optics, and performance approval for harsh environments, this detector is a great solution for many applications such as compressor stations, drilling and production platforms, fence line monitoring, and fuel loading facilities.
The Ultima OPIR-5 detector is easily aligned using the digital display and adjustable mounting arms; therefore it does not require any bulky setup equipment, such as digital volt meters and handheld alignment aids.
There is a short instructional video that demonstrates simple steps to follow to ensure accurate alignment and detection, and is available at www.MSAgasdetection.com Keyword – OPIR5.
For more details contact your local sales manager or manufacturers representative.
To learn more about MSA’s fixed gas and flame detection product line, visit www.MSAgasdetection.com or call 1-800-MSA-INST.