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New Probe for Eagle and Eagle 2

Posted September 17th, 2012 by Administrator

Effective this week, RKI will start shipping a new and improved sample probe for our EAGLE and EAGLE 2 gas monitors. The new probe has several improved features over the old probe.

Improvements

 

More ergonomic design
Fits better in your hand or glove.

Compatibility
Uses the same paper dust/hydrophobic filter disc as well as the removable probe tip of original Eagle probes.

Visibility
Probe body is clear, making it easy to see condition of filters.

Flow Integrity
The new probe has 2 larger o-rings to improve seal points. Even if you forget to install the paper dust filter, it will seal and allow only sample from the probe tip to enter the instrument.

Additional filter

The new probe contains a second and more porous polypropylene dust filter cup, which will filter dirt and dust. With this extra dust filter cup, the new probe’s hydrophobic filter disc can be better utilized for filtering moisture and fine dust. The part numbers for the new and old probes are as follows:

Part Number Description
80-0131RK-10 Probe, 10”, hydrophobic, standard, with particle filter and metal fittings, Eagle / Eagle 2
80-0131RK-20 Probe, 10”, hydrophobic, standard, with metal fittings, without particle filter for Eagle 2 with PID
80-0132RK-10
Probe, 10”, hydrophobic, without particle filter, with plastic fittings for toxic gas versions
(HCL/CLO2/etc), Eagle/Eagle 2
80-0133RK-10 Probe, 30”, aluminum, with particle filter and 1641 fittings, EAGLE
80-0134RK-10 Probe, 4′, stainless steel, with particle filter, handle, and 1641 fittings, EAGLE
80-0135RK-10 Probe, 30”, stainless steel, with particle filter and 1641 fittings, EAGLE
80-0142RK-10 Probe, 30”, fiberglass, for bar hole, with particle filter, EAGLE
80-0156RK-10 Probe, 30”, fiberglass, rigid with particle filter, Eagle

 

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SDM-2009 Calibration Station Now Shipping

Posted September 13th, 2012 by Administrator

SDM-2009 Now Shipping

RKI’s new SDM-2009 calibration station for the GX-2009 is now available with advanced features for charging, calibration, & bump testing. Once you power up the GX-2009 inside the SDM-2009 calibration module, the GX-2009’s display will indicate whether it’s transmitting data, bump testing, calibrating, as well as the results of the bump test or calibration.

Multi Module System
The SDM-2009 can also be connected to a PC for automated calibration, bump testing, and archiving of logged data including calibration and bump test records, interval and alarm trends.

Network up to 10 SDM-2009 stations to charge, calibrate, and bump test 10 instruments simultaneously.

User Guide Poster
Each SDM-2009 ships with a pictorial wall chart user guide. This guide gives the already easy to use cal station a simple pictorial easy step by step guide to calibrating or bump testing a GX-2009. It’s ideal to hang in an instrument shop or wherever the GX-2009 is located.

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How often to calibrate

Posted September 15th, 2010 by Administrator

Improper calibration and irregular service can render your gas monitors useless.
The news reports are all too frequent. Every year several workers die in gas related accidents. Many of these could have been prevented through the use of a properly calibrated and maintained gas detection instrument. Confusion often surrounds gas monitors, which are a technical piece of equipment often operated by non-technical personnel. Operators are often unaware of calibration requirements and many instruments are used until they either don’t function or are in continuous alarm. In addition to the tragic consequences of death and severe injury, are the steep fines and penalties imposed by OSHA, and the subsequent costly lawsuits filed after the accident. For example, in 2002 OSHA fined a paper mill $91,000 after two workers were killed and eight others injured after being overcome by Hydrogen Sulfide gas. A basic understanding of calibration procedures and top-level maintenance issues can save your company from costly fines and lawsuits and most importantly keep your workers safe.

Calibration Frequency

So what is the proper frequency of calibration? This has been a gray area for many years and has helped contribute to the confusion surrounding calibration. Prior to May 2004 OSHA had never made a recommendation on calibration frequency, only stating that a properly calibrated instrument must be used when there is the potential for harmful gas in a working environment. This vague mandate left it up to the manufacturers to decide what properly calibrated meant. Some manufacturers stated every 30 days and others recommended as much as 180 days. This made it all the more confusing if you had monitors from several different manufacturers. However, in 2004 OSHA published a bulletin in which the ISEA(International Safety Equipment Association) issued a position statement clarifying some confusions surrounding calibration.

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