Altair 4X blitzes Australian, NZ performance tests
26/06/2012 - MSA is pleased to announce the market leading MSA Altair 4X has again proven its unique status in the gas detection market.
When tested against the Australian and New Zealand gas detection performance standards the results not only passed but were dramatically better than industry standards.
Testing the performance of gas detectors is a criteria normally reserved for instruments used in underground coal operations in NSW. Many industrially available detectors remain either untested or fail to perform to these exacting requirements.
Performance, especially speed and accuracy of detection are critical elements in any safety system reliant on gas detection. A slow response can lead to significant unforeseen risk and a potential accident.
In independent testing MSA Altair 4X Xcell sensors responded to reach 90% of the gas level applied at all levels in less than 7 seconds. The allowable tolerance is up to 60 seconds depending on gas type and can be even greater in some industrial instruments.
During testing at both long term and short term exposures the MSA Altair 4X proved highly reliable and accurate returning not only rapid readings but accurate readings. The readings were well below the allowable 10% tolerance.
Safety relies on the performance of the safety system and yet few brands are ever subjected to performance tests such as in AS/NZS 60079.29.1: 2008 and/or AS/NZS 4641:2007.
These tests confirm the unique ground breaking technology employed by MSA in the Altair series of detectors – this you can rely on.
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