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The AreaRAE Steel is an ATEX-certified Multi Gas, wireless monitor. Housed in a welded stainless-steel enclosure, it is rugged, portable and weather-resistant, making it suitable for harsh environments. Ideal for hazardous materials and other emergency response monitoring applications, strategically placed AreaRAE Steel monitors can be used to quickly establish a perimeter, allowing first responders to back off to a safe position and monitor readings from up to 3 kilometers away.

The photoionization detector (PID) in the AreaRAE Steel can measure parts per million of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In addition, it can be equipped with a lower explosive limit (LEL) sensor, an oxygen sensor, and one or two electrochemical toxic sensors for measuring specific substances such as hydrogen sulfide or chlorine.

An integrated wireless modem transmits real-time gas measurement data to a base station, which employs a standard Windows-based PC running ProRAE Remote software. The base station can simultaneously control and display readings for up to eight AreaRAE Steels and/or AreaRAE Steel Gammas (or other AreaRAE-compatible monitors, including MultiRAE Plus, MiniRAE 2000, ppbRAE Plus, Smiths APD-2000®, BAE ChemSentry®, and Coastal Environmental Systems Weatherpak®). This provides a multi-threat detection network that can monitor a wide geographic area. Employing mesh networking capabilities, the AreaRAE Steel is designed for extended-range performance in difficult radio environments. The AreaRAE Steel is available individually or as part of the Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK) system package.

 

Key Features

  • Up to five sensors (PID, LEL, O2 and two electrochemical toxic gas)
  • Loud buzzer and large, extra-bright warning light
  • Large LCD display and keypad
  • Rugged, weather-resistant stainless-steel housing
  • Built-in sampling pump
  • Interchangeable Li-ion or alkaline battery pack
  • Continuous operation via AC source

 

Advantages

  • Real-time wireless data transmission with built-in RF modem
  • View real-time sensor data and alarm status at headquarters or command center
  • ProRAE Remote software simultaneously controls and displays readings for up to eight remote detectors
  • License-free, wireless transmission with communication range up to 3km
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket or field-mounting tripod adapter

Sensor Specifications

Gas Monitor
Range Resolution
Oxygen 0-30.0% 0.1%
Combustible 0-100% LEL 1% LEL
VOCs 0-199 ppm
200-2000 ppm
0.1 ppm
1 ppm
Carbon Monoxide 0-500 ppm
10-2000 ppm
1 ppm
10 ppm
Hydrogen Sulfide 0-100 ppm 1 ppm
Sulfur Dioxide 0-20.0 ppm 0.1 ppm
Nitric Oxide 0-250 ppm 1 ppm
Nitrogen Dioxide 0-20.0 ppm 0.1 ppm
Chlorine 0-10.0 ppm 0.1 ppm
Hydrogen Cyanide 0-100 ppm 1 ppm
Ammonia 0-50 ppm 1 ppm
Phosphine 0-5.0 ppm 0.1 ppm
Hydrogen Chloride 0.5 to 10 ppm 1 ppm
Hydrogen Fluoride 0.5 to 10 ppm 1 ppm


 

Detector Specifications

Size 9.25'' L x 5.0'' W x 9.25'' D (235mm L x 127mm W x 235mm D) without handle
Weight 13.85 lbs (6.3 kg) with battery pack
Detector Up to five sensors (O2, combustible, two toxic and VOC), electrochemical sensors for toxic gases and oxygen, photoionization sensor for VOC, catalytic combustion sensor for combustible gases
Battery Rechargeable, 7.4V/4.5Ah, Lithium-ion battery pack with built-in charger (less than 10 hours charge time) or a 6 C-size alkaline battery pack
Operating Hours Up to 18 hours continuous operation
Displays 2-line, 16-digit LCD with manually activated LED back light
Keypads 3 operation and 4 programming keys
Direct Readout Instantaneous values, sensor name, high and low values for all detectors, TWA and STEL values for toxic gases and VOCs, battery voltage and elapsed time
Alarm Flashing red LED cluster to indicate exceeded preset limits, low battery or sensor failure
Alarm Setting Separate alarm limit settings for TWA, STEL, Low and High alarm
Audible Alarm Buzzer, 100dB buzzer at 10cm (typical)
Visual Alarm Flashing red LED cluster
Alarm Mode Latching/automatic reset
Data Logging 4,000 points for each sensor with time stamp, serial number, user ID, site ID
Data Storage 20,000 readings (64 hours, 5 channels at 1 minute intervals) in non-volatile memory
Datalog Interval Programmable 1 to 3,600 sec
Communication Upload data to PC and Download monitor setup from PC through RS-232 link to serial port on PC
EM Immunity No effect when exposed to 0.43 mW/cm2 RF interference (5-watt transmitter at 30cm)
Safety Certification CSA Classified for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D (w/900 MHz modem)
Frequency 902 to 928 MHz (License-free)
RF Range Up to 2 miles (900 MHz), extendable with RAELink2 Repeaters
Error Detection 32 bit CRC, resend on error
Callibration Two-point field calibration for fresh air and standard reference gas
Sampling Pump Internal integrated diaphragm pump with programmable High (400cc/min) and Low (300cc/min) flow rate settings
Low Flow Alarm Auto shutoff pump at low-flow condition
Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Humidity 0% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Attachment Shoulder strap, optional tripod/wall mounting bracket
Optional Integrated GPS receiver

*Specifications are subject to change

 

Applications

  • HazMat and Emergency Response
  • Refineries and Petrochemical Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Marine and Offshore Wells