Hey all, does anyone have any success/horror stories about various gas monitors? I was put on a commitee to find gas monitors for all the trucks but dont know which are the latest and greatest. We currently use a Qrae Plus, but the display is tiny. I was halfway thinking of the MSA Altair 5, looks like its pretty user friendly and the display looks pretty good. Any opinions? Thanks.
We bought several of the Draeger Xam 5000s a year ago and have been very happy with them. They are small enough to be clipped onto a belt and yet they have all of the confined space features that we need. We bought the 5 gas rather than 4 gas Xam 2000, so that we could monitor HCN... but it adds a bunch of $$.
Overall cost of ownership was a big factor for us.
We got a V!SA Multi Gas instrument at our station.
Simple, reliable, easy to use and cost is effective.
& Great service from company in Georgia:
Gas Measurement Instruments LLC
Gaineville, GA 30501
A couple of considerations I would think about are:
are the buttons usable in a level A or B suit?
Is the screen bright enough to see through those same suits to call back info to Resource or Command?