MSA PrimaX IR Gas Transmitter

MSA PrimaX IR Gas Transmitters

MSA PrimaX IR Gas Transmitters – call T&D Sales for price, delivery and stock.

MSA PrimaX IR Gas Transmitter is a fixed gas detector that is designed to offer maximum reliability when detecting combustible gases in the most challenging environments thanks to its patented dual source design.

The MSA PrimaX IR has a back up IR source incase failure should occur allowing for continous monitoring without interruption.

The gas transmitter is immune to being obscured as a result of rain, fog, dirt, dust, and other environmental conditions again thanks to the dual source design.

MSA PrimaX IR Gas Transmitter – Key Features

  • Dual source design provides redundancy and reliable, uninterrupted performance
  • Environmental guard sensor housing for fast, efficient response time
  • Heated optics prevent condensation buildup
  • 4–20 mA analog output
  • User-friendly setup, calibration diagnostics, and maintenance via HART digital communication
  • One-person calibration is easily performed using calibration cap
  • Easy connection using stainless steel junction box
  • SIL 2 design provides safety system integration capability
  • 316 stainless steel, IP 67-rated, rugged housing protects unit from environmental extremes
  • Factory-calibrated for fast commissioning
MSA PrimaX IR Gas Transmitter

MSA PrimaX IR Gas Transmitter

MSA PrimaX IR Gas Transmitter – Specifications

Gas Types and RangesHydrocarbon gases & vapors; 0–100 % LEL The PrimaX IR Detector is ATEX performance approved to following gases: Methane CH4, Propane C3H8, Toluene C7H8, n-Butane C4H10, n-Pentane C5H12, n-Hexane C6H14, Propylene C3H6, Ethane C2H6, Propylene Oxide C3H6O, Acetone C3H6O, Cyclopentane C5H10, Ethyl Acetate C4H8O2, IsoButane C4H10 and is shipped from the factory set and calibrated to one of these gases. Most of other flammable hydrocarbon vapours are also detectable
Temperature Range–50 °C to +80 °C (–58 °F to +176 °F)
Repeatability±1 % full-scale
Response Timewithout environmental guard – ₉₀ <4 sec with environmental guard – Tested as per procedure in IEC 60079-29-1. For 50 % LEL, 50% response <12 sec., 90 % response <25 sec
Humidity0 %–95 % RH, non-condensing
Sensor Warranty10 years for IR source
Power Input18–32 VDC, 5 watts (–50 °C to +80 °C)
Current Draw350 mA RMS average @ 24 VDC
Wiring Requirements3-wire, 2.0 mm max (14 AWG)
Signal Output4–20 mA 3-wire current source with HART protocol
Sensor Physical Characteristics316 stainless steel
Weight1.5 kg (3.3 lbs.)
Dimensions89 x 203 mm (3.5”dia. x 8”long)
Ingress ProtectionIP67
HARTCompatibility with HART 7.0
Safety Integrity LevelSIL 2

MSA PRIMAX IR GAS TRANSMITTER – Features & Benefits

  • Patented dual source design provides redundancy and reliable, uninterrupted performance
  • Patented environmental guard sensor housing for fast, efficient response time
  • Heated optics prevent condensation buildup
  • 4–20 mA analog output
  • User-friendly setup, calibration diagnostics, and maintenance via HART digital communication
  • One-person calibration is easily performed using calibration cap
  • Easy connection using aluminium or stainless steel junction box
  • 316 stainless steel, IP 67-rated, rugged housing protects unit from environmental extremes
  • Factory-calibrated for fast commissioning
  • Wide temperature range of –50 °C to +80 °C

MSA PRIMAX IR GAS TRANSMITTER – Hazardous Area ATEX Certified ATEX

Hazardous Area Classification : 

Europe/Internationa

l EN 60079-0:2009, EN 60079-1:2007

IEC 60079-31:2009

EN 60079-29-1:2007, EN 50271:2010

CE EMC Directive: 2004/108/EC

II 2 G Ex d IIC T4 Gb II 2 D Ex tb

IIIC T130° Db IP67

US and Canada

cFMus

Class I, Div.1, Groups A, B, C, & D

Class II, Div.1, Groups E, F, & G

Class III

ANSI/ISA 12.13.01

CSA C22.2 No. 152 Combustible Gas Performance

IEC

China Ex/CMC/CCCF

Russia Ex/EAC

(Tamb –50 °C to +80 °C)

MSA PRIMAX IR AppLIcations

  • OGP including platforms, refineries, drilling rigs, and compressor stations
  • Chemical plants
  • Fuel-loading and storage facilities
  • Wastewater
  • Various other industrial applications

Visit hazardous area gas detectors for explosion and flameproof gas monitoring and detection instruments with certification for potentially explosive atmospheres, including Zone 1 and Zone 2 (according to ATEX and IECEx) and Class/Division categories (according to North American standards).

T&D provide competitive prices and delivery for all MSA Gas Detectors, including the MSA PrimaX IR.

➡ Did you know? MSA fixed gas detectors protect plant; portable gas detectors protect people.