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Biosystems PhD Plus
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NOTE: The Biosystems PhD Plus Was Discontinued Effective 11-09-07
Replaced by the Biosystems MultiPro
Servicing Was Available Until 11-08-2011

Note: Accessories & battery packs are no longer available
Sensors finally discontinued January 1, 2016


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PhD Plus
The PhD Plus portable gas detector monitors up to four atmospheric hazards simultaneously. The PhD Plus  detector measures oxygen, combustible gas, and up to two additional toxic gases. The Biosystems' "smart sensor" technology used by these meters improves instrument performance, and makes regular maintenance even easier. 


The sensors available include:
 
Oxygen (O2) Hydrogen Sulfide  (H2S)
LEL - combustible gases Sulfur Dioxide  (SO2)
Carbon Monoxide  (CO) Dual purpose "CO Plus" Sensor for simultaneously measuring CO & H2S

 

PhD Plus options include your choice of two types of field replaceable snap-in battery packs. The NiCad pack option comes complete with a fast charger which allows charging of the battery in or out of the unit in less than two hours. (Also available as a 12v battery charger). The Alkaline pack holds a set of three AA disposable batteries. Either pack provides up to 12 hours of continous operation.

An optional slip-on "smart" sample pump is powered and electronically monitored directly by the instrument. PhD Plus detectors are also available in the form of complete kits which include all the standard accessories as well as calibration gas, regulator, and waterproof carrying case.

 


  • True "One Button" operation: All procedures necessary for day to day operation, including automatic calibration adjustment, are controlled through the single On/Off "Mode" button. 
  • Smart sensors: Biosystems' revolutionary new "Smart Sensors" are individually equipped with their own EEPROM memory chip. Besides storing information such as type, serial number and alarm settings, the chip also stores calibration adjustments and sensor-specific temperature compensation curves. Every time the sensor is calibrated it gets smarter, and accuracy is improved. 
  • Interchangeable NiCad and disposable alkaline battery packs: PhD Plus batteries are housed in two types of snap-in battery packs. Either type of snap-in pack provides up to 12 hours of continuous operation. The NiCad pack can be recharged while installed in the PhD Plus, or may be removed from the instrument for separate recharging in the PhD Plus "Fast Charger." 
  • Automatic calibration adjustment: "One Button Auto Calibration" is available any time while in normal operation. All you have to do is press the "Mode" button, attach the adapter, and flow gas to the sensors. All the adjustments are made automatically. 
  • Small package; rugged design: The PhD Plus is completely sealed against the elements. The rugged steel-filled polycarbonate case is designed to minimize the effects of radio frequency interference. 
  • Automatic setup: Instrument setup is automatic, just plug in the new sensor. The PhD Plus reviews all the information stored on the sensor chip, notes the changes, displays the correct readings, and assigns the proper alarms. 
  • Multi-sensor capability: One to four sensors:O2, LEL, and up to two toxic sensors. Choose from substance specific sensors for the detection of CO, H2S and SO2, or Biosystems'dual purpose "CO Plus" sensor for the simultaneous measurement of both CO and H2S. 
  • Sample draw options: Every PhD Plus comes complete with a manual sample draw kit. The optional continuous sample draw pump draws power directly from the Phd Plus and operates whenever the instrument is turned on. The PhD Plus directly monitors the pump for proper operation. 

  • Battery Options:
    Battery Being Removed PhD Plus batteries are housed in two types of interchangeable snap-in battery packs. Either pack provides up to 12 hours of continuous operation. The alkaline pack holds a set of 3 AA disposable batteries. The NiCad pack can be recharged while installed in the PhD Plus or may be removed from the instrument for separate recharging in the PhD Plus Fast Charger. The intrinsically safe battery packs are designed so that they may be removed or replaced even while the instrument is being operated in a hazardous location. 
    PhD Plus Fast Charger:
    PhD Plus in Charger When ordered with a NiCad battery pack, the standard accessories include a PhD Plus Fast Charger which allows charging of the battery either in or out of the instrument in less than two hours. Built-in LED lights indicate charging status. When fast-charging is complete the charger automatically converts to a trickle charge in order to avoid any damage to the battery pack due to overcharging. 

    Sample Drawing:
    Manual Sample Draw Pump
    Every PhD Plus comes complete with a manual (squeeze bulb) sample draw kit with 10 feet of sample tubing. The sample draw adaptor also serves as the calibration adaptor used to introduce test gas to the sensors. 

    Continuous Sample Pump:
    Continuous Sample Draw Pump
    An optional slip-on UL®/CSA Classified sample draw pump is available for situations requiring continuous hands-free remote sampling. The sample pump draws power directly from the PhD Plus battery and automatically operates whenever the instrument is turned on. The PhD Plus microprocessor directly monitors the pump for proper operation. The pump contains a unique pressure sensor which detects water or other fluids being sucked into the hose, and immediately shuts off the pump in order to prevent damage. 

    Compact size; rugged design:
    The PhD Plus is housed in a super rugged steel-filled polycarbonate case designed to stand up to the most demanding environments. The completely sealed water resistant case is protected against dust and liquid intrusion and has been designed to minimize the effects of radio frequency interference. Individual LED alarm lights for each gas being measured and an automatic backlight that turns on in dim light means that the PhD Plus is always convenient to use; even in the dark! 

      Sophistication Without Complication

    One Button OperationFront Panel is Easy to See and Read:

    Three operating modes make the PhD Plus easy to use... 


    Text Only Mode:
    Text ModeThis mode provides a quick indication that all systems are GO until an alarm is activated. The Text Only mode makes the PhD Plus the easiest to use instrument on the market, keeping training requirements to a minimum. 
    Basic Mode:
    Basic ModeIn this mode readings are given in numbers. "One Button Auto Calibration" can be used anytime the instrument is operated in the Basic Mode to verify that the instrument is accurate. 
    Technician Mode:
    Tech ModeThis is the mode for advanced users. In this mode you have access to all advanced functions and displays as well as "One Button Auto Calibration" adjustment. In normal operation the display identifies and shows readings for all the gases being measured at the same time. Simply push the mode button to view Peak Exposures, Short Term Exposure Levels, and Time Weighted Averages. In the Technician Mode you can change alarm settings as well as make use of optional setup choices. 

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    Smart Sensors Give The PhD Plus a Touch of Genius:
    Each Biosystems "Smart Sensor" is individually equipped with its own memory chip. Besides storing information such as type, serial number and alarm settings, the chip also stores calibration adjustments and sensor-specific temperature compensation curves. This information is read and updated every time the instrument is turned on. Every time the instrument is calibrated the sensors get smarter, and accuracy is continuously improved. Choose from substance specific sensors for the detection of CO, H2S and SO2, or Biosystems' dual purpose "CO Plus" sensor for the simultaneous measurement of both CO and H2S.

    Alarms:
    PhD Plus alarms are user adjustable and may be set anywhere within the range of the sensor. (Factory settings may be restored at any time by using the "alarm" push-button.) When an alarm point is exceeded a loud audible alarm sounds, and an individual bright red LED alarm light for each affected sensor blinks. 

    CaseConvenient Kits:
    PhD Plus detectors are available in the form of complete kits. 

    Confined Space Kits include a PhD Plus detector with all standard accessories as well as calibration gas, regulator and waterproof carrying case. 

    Calibration is Easy and Automatic:

    Biosystems' "One Button" logic makes calibration a snap. All you have to do is press the "Mode" button, attach the adaptor, and flow gas to the sensors. All the adjustments are made automatically.  Screen1"One Button Auto Calibration" is available any time while in normal operation. You start by using the Mode button to make a fresh air "Auto Zero" adjustment. When the zero adjustment has been completed the PhD Plus will prompt you to do a "Span Calibration."  Screen2Simply press the Mode button, and flow gas to the sensors. 

    The PhD Plus will wait for gas to be applied, show you the current readings, and then (if necessary) automatically adjust the sensors.  Screen3The screen will show the reading for each sensor as it is adjusted, then let you know when calibration is complete. 

    PhD Plus Value Pack
    Value Packs include a two or three sensor "Alkaline" PhD Plus, all standard accessories, 34 or 15 liter cylinder of all-in-one calibration gas, and compact, foam-lined carrying case. 


    Accessories

    Training Video:
    A FREE training video is included with every PhD Plus shipped.

    Accessories:
    Each PhD Plus is shipped, complete with leather case, carrying strap, hand aspirated sample draw kit with ten feet of tubing, quick reference card and owner's manual. The sample draw kit includes sample draw/calibration adaptor, squeeze bulb, tubing, sample probe and spare sample probe filters. 

    "Alkaline" PhD Plus detectors include an alkaline battery pack and set of three AA disposable batteries. 

    "NiCad" PhD Plus detectors include a NiCad battery pack and slip-in PhD Plus "Fast Charger"as well as spare alkaline battery pack and set of batteries. 

     Specifications & Features
    Power: Snap-in alkaline or rechargeable NiCad battery packs
    Battery life: 12 plus hours
    Weight: NiCad: 22 oz. (623g) 
    Alkaline: 19.5 oz. (538g)
    Dimensions: 6.75 inches (1 7cm) x 3.75 inches (9.5cm) x 2 inches (5cm)
    Intrinsic safety: UL/CSA Classified Class 1, Division 1, Groups A,B,C & D
    Alarms (audible): Gas alarm set-points, low battery, electronic fault, missing sensor
    Alarms (visual): Bright red LED for each gas measured
    Display: Supertwist LCD, simultaneously shows readings and messages for all gases measured
    Display back light: Automatic activation in dim light
    Sensors: One to four "Smart Sensors": oxygen, LEL combustible, and up to two toxic gases
    Smart Sensor features: Each sensor stores type of sensor, serial number, calibration, alarm settings, and other information
     
    Automatic setup: Instrument automatically notes changes in sensors installed
    Sample draw: Standard accessories include manual (squeeze bulb) sample draw assembly; motorized sample draw pump optionally available
    Calibration: Fully automatic "zero" and "span" calibration adjustment
    Operating modes: Technician / Basic / Text Only
    Programmable alarm set-points: Oxygen: low/high; 
    Combustible: high; 
    Toxic: TWA/STEL/Ceiling
    Latching peak alarm: Enable/disable by user
    Display resolution: 0.1 ppm/1.0 ppm
    Security beep: Enable/disable by user
    Security beep interval: User selectable, any interval up to 1 hour
    Programmable instrument I.D. number: 5 digit (1 -25,000)
    Elapsed monitoring timer: Records length of current monitoring session
     
    PhD Plus Ordering Information To order the PhD Plus equipped with an "Alkaline" battery pack add an "A" to the part number. To order as "NiCad" add "N" to the part number. To order as a Confined Space Kit add "C". An optional metal plated instrument housing is available for situations requiring additional protection against RFI. To order the PhD Plus detector housed in a metal plated case add "R" to the part number. All instruments come complete with leather case, belt clip, shoulder strap, manually aspirated sample pump, quick reference card, owners manual, and comprehensive training video. 

    Value Pack: The PhD Plus "Value Pack" is a complete kit which includes a two (02/LEL), three (02/LEL/CO, O2/LEL/"CO Plus", O2/LEL/H2S or O2/LEL/"H2S Plus"), or four (O2/LEL/CO/H2S) sensor "Alkaline" PhD Plus, all standard accessories, 15 or 34 liter cylinder of all-in-one calibration gas, constant flow regulator and compact, foam lined carrying case.

    Common PhD Plus Detector Configurations
    54-01-30000 PhD Plus with LEL / O2
    54-01-30100 PhD Plus with LEL / O2 / CO
    54-01-30200 PhD Plus with LEL / O2 / H2S
    54-01-30500 PhD Plus with LEL / O2 / "CO Plus"
    54-01-30102 PhD Plus with LEL / O2 / CO / H2S
    54-01-30000-V PhD Plus with LEL / O2 / Value Pack
    54-01-30500-V PhD Plus with LEL / O2 / "CO Plus" / Value Pack
    54-01-30102-V PhD Plus with LEL / O2 / CO / H2S Value Pack
     
    Calibration Materials
    54-05-K0501 Calibration kit for PhD Plus. Includes foam-lined carrying case with room for up to three cylinders of calibration gas. Kit contains one 1.0 LPM fixed flow rate regulator, and other fittings. Kit does not include gas
    54-9031 Methane 50 % LEL in air, 103 liters
    54-9032 Propane 50% LEL in air, 103 liters
    54-9032E Propane 50% LEL equivalent in air, 103 liters (Recommended)
    054-9033 Carbon monoxide (CO), 50 ppm in air, 103 liters
    54-9034 Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), 25 ppm in nitrogen, 58 liters
    54-9037 Sulfur dioxide (SO2), 10 ppm in nitrogen, 58 liters
    54-9041 CO 50 ppm, Methane 50% LEL in air, 103 liters
    54-9042E CO 50 ppm, Propane 50% LEL equivalent in air, 103 liters
    54-9043 CO 50 ppm, H2S 25 ppm, Methane 50% LEL in air, 58 liters
    54-9044E CO 50 ppm, H2S 25 ppm, Propane 50% LEL equivalent in air, 58 liters
    54-9045E CO 50 ppm, Propane 50% LEL equivalent in air, 34 liters. Only for use with l2-022 "Value Pack" style fixed flow rate regulator
    12-022 Regulator, 1.0 liter per min. flow. Only for use with 54-9045E "Value Pack" 34 liter calibration gas cylinder
    12-023 Regulator, standard service 1.0 liter per min. flow
     
    PhD Plus Accessories
    35-908 PhD Plus Alkaline battery pack
    35-907 PhD Plus NiCad battery pack
    54-05-A0201 Slip-in Fast Charger for PhD Plus
    54-05-A0101 Continuous sample pump for PhD Plus
    54-05-A0301 Wall mounting bracket for PhD Plus Fast Charger
    54-05-A0202 Five instrument slip-in multi-charger for PhD Plus / PhD Ultra
     
    PhD Plus Smart Sensors
    54-04-90 Oxygen (O2) "smart sensor" for PhD Plus / PhD Ultra
    54-04-80 LEL combustible gas "smart sensor" for PhD Plus / PhD Ultra
    54-04-01 Carbon monoxide (CO) "smart sensor" for PhD Plus / PhD Ultra
    54-04-02 Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) "smart sensor" for PhD Plus/ PhD Ultra
    54-04-03 Sulfur dioxide (SO2) "smart sensor" for PhD Plus / PhD Ultra
    54-04-05 "CO Plus" dual-purpose CO/H2S "smart sensor" for PhD Plus / PhD Ultra
     

    WARNING! Honeywell Analytics - Biosystems equipment should only be used in conjunction with the manufacturer's instructions.
    Failure to follow such instructions could result in serious injury or fatality.


     

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