AreaRAE Gamma Steel

The AreaRAE is a one-to-five sensor multigas detector equipped with a wireless, RF (radio frequency) modem. The AreaRAE Gamma is a rugged, weatherproof, one-to-five sensor portable monitor that can run up to 24 hours on either rechargeable Lithium-ion or optional alkaline batteries. The unit contains a photoionization detector (PID) for parts-per-million measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as an LEL combustible gas sensor, oxygen sensor, and a selectable electrochemical toxic sensor.

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Tom Kochevar
+1 630 220 5190
3775 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
www.raesystems.com
Manufacturer
RAE Systems, Inc.
Product Name
AreaRAE Gamma Steel
Detection Category
Chemical; Radiological/Nuclear;
Detection Principle
Scintillation Detectors;
Detection Method
Electrochemical Detection;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The AreaRAE is a one-to-five sensor multigas detector equipped with a wireless, RF (radio frequency) modem. The AreaRAE Gamma is a rugged, weatherproof, one-to-five sensor portable monitor that can run up to 24 hours on either rechargeable Lithium-ion or optional alkaline batteries. The unit contains a photoionization detector (PID) for parts-per-million measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as an LEL combustible gas sensor, oxygen sensor, and a selectable electrochemical toxic sensor.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
9.25 x 5.0 x 9.25 in (235 x 127 x 229 mm)
Weight
<30 lbs.; 9.8 lbs (4.5 kg) with battery pack
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; Alkaline Battery; Rechargeable, 7.4V/4.5 Ah Lithium-ion battery pack with built-in charger (< 10 hr charge time) or 6 C-cell alkaline battery pack (24 hours)
Transportability
Person-Portable
Ruggedness
Extreme Temperatures/Humidity
Operating Conditions
–20 to 45°C (-4 to 113°F), 0 to 95% humidity
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Calibration gas cylinders, sensors
Calibration Schedule
Yes
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Wireless software
Communications Interface
RS-232
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
<5 years; 2 years
Unit Cost
$2,800.00
Maintenance Cost
$65 to $295 for gas cylinders; $195/sensor
Tested For Chemical Agents
GB, GD, L, SA
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Combustibles
Other Chemical Targets
Yes
Adaptability
No; cannot detect or add new targets
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppm
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
May false alarm in presence of heavy concentrations of various smokes and engine exhausts. PID is a broadband detector and will respond to many organic vapors.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
1 minute
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<5 minutes; 5 seconds to 3 minutes
Alarm Capability
Audible and Visual
Software Control
ProRAE for Windows XP, 2000
Other Operational Parameters
AreaRAE is also available with a global positioning satellite (GPS) option which includes the ability to track and display readings from up to 32 remotely located detectors on a GPS map. Data logging capability—up to 4,000 data points, with storage up to 20,000 points.
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Operator’s manual
Warranties
4 years guaranteed cost of ownership
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Calibration gas cylinder must be shipped per IATA restrictions for compressed gas. Lithium ion battery restrictions.
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