MSA Altair 5xMulti-Gas Detector Quick Reference Guide
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If available, take the Altair 5x out of its case and follow the quick start instructions included with the unit.
ShortTermExposureLimit: Concentration to which workers can be exposed continuously for a short period of time (~15-30 min.) without suffering from: 1. irritation 2. chronic or irreversible tissue damage 3. narcosis of sufficient degree to increase the likelihood of accidental injury, impair self-rescue or materially reduce work efficiency. Time Weighted Average: The average exposure over a specified period of time, usually a nominal eight hours. Workers can be exposed to a maximum of four STEL periods per 8 hour shift, with at least 60 minutes between exposure periods. ALTAIR 5X CALIBRATION POINTS
Summary • Always start-up/calibrate the Altair 5x outside in a clean environment • Plug the pump intake with your finger for 3 seconds during initial “pump test” calibration, until test is successful • GREEN = GO • RED = REACT