FALCO fixed VOC detector

Designed with ‘typhoon technology’ for extreme weather and condensing atmospheres!

Falco is the latest generation of fixed VOC detectors that continuously detect a wide range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using patented photoionisation detection (PID) technology.

Unique to this fixed VOC detector is its revolutionary ‘typhoon technology’ safeguarding the PID sensor from condensing moisture for added reliability in severe weather conditions. In addition, the PID sensor incorporates patented Fence Electrode Technology, which virtually removes the effects of airborne humidity and protects from contamination.

The Falco VOC detector gives you cutting-edge performance; reliability, accuracy and results you can trust so you can be sure workforce and plant receive on-going maximum protection. With its humidity resistance and anti-contamination design drift is minimised and run-time extended, saving both time and cost to your business.

Offering the ultimate in safety, Falco eliminates false readings found with other competing PID technology. Its multi-coloured LED status display can be seen from a distance of twenty metres in sunlight ensuring you are clearly alerted to hazards present.

Falco has an externally located Intrinsically Safe sensor for quick and easy servicing without the need for a hot work permit. Dual certification allows Falco to be serviced and calibrated in a hazardous environment without having to remove power.

Simple to operate the Falco fixed VOC detector has an intuitive user interface. It has five magnetic switches with LED confirmation, a high contrast OLED screen and graphical interface ensuring installation and servicing are both quick and easy.

RS485 (Modbus®), 4-20 mA and Relay outputs are standard for all models. The Relay outputs are configurable for either high and low alarms, fault conditions or test cycle synchronisation.

The Falco fixed VOC detector offers the ultimate in flexibility and can be purchased as one of four detection ranges in either a pumped or diffused variant. With a diffused model, servicing costs are kept to a minimum with no pump to maintain.

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Key Features

Ultimate performance

  • The only VOC detector specifically designed for extreme weather
  • ‘Typhoon technology’ stops condensation forming within the PID
  • Cutting-edge sensor performance minimises drift & downtime

Ultimate safety

  • Eliminates false readings found with competing PID technology
  • Multi-coloured status display can be seen from 20 metres in sunlight
  • Fitted with long-life lamp for two years continuous use
  • Ex d approved

Ultimate flexibility

  • Pumped or diffused models available
  • Pumped unit ideal for difficult to access locations
  • Diffused model reduces servicing costs
  • Four detection ranges available
  • Selectable response factor for varying VOC selection

Technical Specification

Technical Specification

Value/Information

Sensor  Photoionisation with 10.6 eV lamp
Detection ranges and sensitivity 10.0 ppm*    0.001 ppm
50.0 ppm*    0.01 ppm
1000 ppm*   0.1 ppm
3000 ppm*      1 ppm
Detection time (T90) <30 seconds (diffused)**
User interface Display: OLED high contrast white on black: 128 (w) x 64 (h) pixels Screen size: 35 mm (w) x 17.5 mm (h)
5 magnetic switches with LED confirmation (up, down, left, right & enter). Magnetic actuator supplied.
Status indicator Bright visible status indicator: RED, AMBER, GREEN
Certification II 2G Ex d ib IIC T4 Gb ISO9001:2015
Environmental specification
  • Diffused
    Op Temp: -40oC to +50oC
    Storage Temp: -40oC to +60oC
  • Pumped
    Op Temp: -20oC to +50oC
    Storage Temp: -20oC to +60oC
  • 0-100% RH and condensing humidity
Mechanical interface 2 x cable entry points with 3/4” NPT threads (left and right)
2 x 3/4” NPT to M20 Stainless steel (supplied)
Dimensions Without pump: 200 (h) x 190 (w) x 125 (d) mm
With pump: 290 (h) x 190 (w) x 125 (d) mm
Mounting points 2 x M8
Input power Working voltage: 12 to 40 Vdc Max. power: 7 watts
Outputs 4 to 20 mA (active and passive)
RS485 supports Modbus® protocol
Relay x 2 SPST (60 Vdc 2A) – configurable

* Based on Isobutylene gas

** When set to continuous measurement

Modbus® is a registered trademark of Schneider Electric

What’s included

The Falco fixed VOC detector includes the following items:

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Falco fixed VOC detector Kit:

  • Falco fixed VOC detector
  • Magnetic actuator
  • Calibration adaptor

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