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The Biosystems PhD Ultra was officially discontinued on 1/1/2009
Servicing was available until December 31, 2010


Replaced by the Biosystems PhD6 Multi-Gas Detector

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

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Biosystems PhD Ultra Confined Space Meter
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PhD Ultra

DATALOGGING GAS DETECTOR

The PhD Ultra portable gas detector monitors up to four atmospheric hazards simultaneously: oxygen, combustible gas, and up to two additional toxic gases. 

"Smart Sensors" available include:
 
Oxygen (O2)
LEL - combustible gases
Carbon Monoxide   (CO)
Hydrogen Sulfide  (H2S)
Sulfur Dioxide  (SO2)
Dual purpose "CO Plus" Sensor for
simultaneously measuring CO & H2S
  Hydrogen Cyanide  (HCN)
  Nitric Oxide  (NO)
  Nitrogen Dioxide  (NO2)
  Ammonia  (NH3)
  Chlorine  (Cl2)

 

The PhD Ultra automatically logs gas readings, temperature, location, user ID, and other key information at intervals set by the user from one second to one hour. A real-time clock allows the instrument to recordturn-on/turnoff times, calibration dates for each sensor, and even display custom "service due" messages!  Automatically download to a serial printer for direct generation of reports, or interface with a computer with the datalink software for more advanced report formats.All changes in setup parameters can be done easily through the instrument keypad or computer interface.

PhD Ultra options include your choice of two snap-in battery packs. The NiCad pack option comes complete with a fast charger which allows recharging in less than  two hours. (Available in 110v, 220v, or 12v)The alkaline pack holds a set of three AA disposable batteries. Either pack provides up to 12 hours of continuous operation.

The optional slip-on "Smart"  sample-draw pump is powered and electronically monitored directly by the instrument. PhD Ultra detectors are also available in the form of complete kits which include all 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 continuously improved. 
  • Automatic record keeping: The PhD Ultra logs data automatically, making record keeping a snap. The instrument remembers (logs) gas readings, temperature, location, user ID, and other important information. 
  • Interchangeable NiCad and disposable alkaline battery packs: PhD Ultra batteries are housed in two types of snap-in battery packs. Either pack provides up to 12 hours of continuous operation. The NiCad pack can be recharged while installed in the PhD Ultra, or may be removed for separate recharging in the PhD Ultra "Datadock" fast charger. 
  • Automatic calibration adjustment: "One Button Auto Cal" is available any time while in normal operation. 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. 
  • Small package; rugged design: The PhD Ultra 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 Ultra 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: CO, H2S, S02,Cl2, NH3, HCN, NO2 and NO, or Biosystems' dual purpose "CO Plus" sensor for the simultaneous measurement of both CO and H2S.
  • Sample draw options: Every unit comes complete with a manual sample draw kit. The optional continuous sample pump draws power directly from the PhD Ultra and operates whenever the instrument is turned on. The PhD Ultra directly monitors the pump for proper operation.


  • Specifications & Programmable Features  Configurations
    Calibration Materials  Accessories Sensors

    Ultra Connected to Laptop
    The PhD Ultra is designed
    to be the heart and soul of
    your record keeping program
    • Record keeping is automatic: The PhD Ultra automatically remembers (logs) gas readings, turn-on/turn-off times, temperature, battery condition, calibration dates, types of sensors currently installed, sensor serial numbers, warranty expiration, service due dates, current alarm settings and more. 
    • Datalogging "transparent": It is not necessary to do anything special to begin logging data. Simply turning on the instrument causes it to begin recording. Although it is not necessary to make use of the information being stored, it is there in the event it is needed. 
    • Gas Detector and Database Software: Biosystems' "Datalink" Gas Detector and Database Software allows for two-way communication between your PhD Ultra and an MS DOSTM personal computer. 
    • One button is all it takes: Biosystems' Datalink software has been designed to make programming, downloading, and data analysis as easy as pushing a button. The software also allows you to customize your instrument by "filling out" an electronic form right on your computer screen. 
    • Name and location ID: You can even add the name of the PhD Ultra user and the location where the monitoring occurred by using built-in push-buttons to scroll through a list and make a selection. 
    • Analyze and organize your monitoring records: Biosystems' Datalink software allows both direct examination of recorded data as well as easy export to other data management programs. Besides examining data from specific sessions in the form of quick summaries, graphs or tables, previously down-loaded records may be searched by date, exceedence values, location, user name, sensor type, as well as many other "sorting" parameters. 
    • Review your data right on the spot: You don't need a computer to review your data. Session data can be displayed directly on the instrument LCD, or downloaded straight to a serial printer. 
    • Smart sensor data: Review information directly from the sensor EEPROMs to verify sensor serial numbers, warranty expiration dates, and the 8 most recent zero and span calibration dates; all on a sensor-specific basis! 
    • Sophistication without complication: For all the sophistication of the PhD Ultra, the bottom line is still ease of use. Making use of these powerful software and database tools is as simple as using your computer "mouse" to pick your choice from the pull-down menu of options. 

    Powerful Tools That Are Easy To Use
    Download and View Data On Your PC
    Comprehensive reports with the push of a button:
    Recorded information may be used for a variety of purposes. Data may be displayed and reviewed in detail through the computer monitor screen, or used to automatically generate and print reports, tables and graphs of time history exposure data. It is also possible to export records to other software applications in the form of ASCII, Lotus compatible, or "comma delimited" database files. Another option is to simply retain downloaded records of your gas detection monitoring program for future use. 
    Download and View Data On Your PCAutomatic Downloading:
    With the PhD Ultra downloading stored data is a snap! Simply place the PhD Ultra in the slip-in Datadock cradle, connect the cradle to your computer or serial printer, and press enter. 
    • Summary information: 
      • User ID 
      • Monitoring location 
      • Start / stop times 
      • Session duration 
      • Peak high and low temperatures 
      • Datalogging interval 
    • Specific session data: 
      • Sensor type and serial numbers 
      • Peak high and low readings 
      • STEL, TWA and average 
      • Calibration dates 
    • Complete time history data 
    • Print graphs automatically 

    Sample Drawing:

    Manual Sample Draw Pump

     Every PhD Ultra 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 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 Ultra battery. The pump automatically operates whenever the instrument is turned on. The PhD Ultra 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 Ultra 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 Ultra is always convenient to use; even in the dark! 

    Sophistication Without Complication

    Simple One Button OperationFront Panel is Easy to See and Read:

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


    Text Only Mode:
    Readout in Text Only ModeThis mode provides a quick indication that all systems are GO until an alarm is activated. The Text Only mode makes the PhD Ultra the easiest to use instrument on the market, keeping training requirements to a minimum. 
    Basic Mode:
    Readout in 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:
    Readout in Technitian 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. 


    Removable Smart Sensors
    Smart Sensors Give The PhD Ultra 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, 
    SO2, CL2, NH3, HCN, NO and NO2 or Biosystems' dual purpose "CO Plus" sensor for the simultaneous measurement of both CO and H2S. 

    Alarms:
    PhD Ultra 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. 

    Convenient Kits:
    PhD Ultra detectors are available in the form of complete kits. 

    PhD Ultra Case
    Confined Space Kits include a PhD Ultra 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.  Screen 1

    "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 Ultra will prompt you to do a "Span Calibration."  Screen 2

    Simply press the Mode button, and flow gas to the sensors. 

    The PhD Ultra will wait for gas to be applied, show you the current readings, and then (if necessary) automatically adjust the sensors.  Screen 3

    The screen will show the reading for each sensor as it is adjusted, then let you know when calibration is complete. 


    Datalink Kits include Biosystems Datalink Gas Detector and Database Software, computer interface cable, and owners manual. Kits may be ordered either with or without the "Datadock" fast charger. 


    Battery Options:
    Removable Battery Pack PhD Ultra 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 Ultra or may be removed from the instrument for separate recharging in the PhD Ultra "Datadock" 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 Ultra "Datadock" Fast Charger:
    PhD Ultra in Fast Charger When ordered with a NiCad battery pack, the standard accessories include a PhD Ultra "Datadock" 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 damage to the battery pack due to overcharging. 



    Accessories

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

    Accessories:Every PhD Ultra is shipped complete with leather case, carrying strap, hand-aspirated sample draw kit with 10' of tubing, quick reference card & owner's manual. The sample draw kit includes sample draw / calibration adaptor, squeeze bulb, tubing, sample probe and spare sample probe filters. 

    "Alkaline" PhD Ultra detectors include an alkaline battery pack and set of 3 AA disposable batteries. 

    "NiCad" PhD Ultra detectors include a NiCad battery pack and slip-in PhD Ultra "Datadock" combination fast charger/computer interface cradle, as well as spare alkaline battery pack and set of batteries. 

    "Pro" PhD Ultra detectors include a NiCad battery pack, slip-in PhD Ultra "Datadock" fast charger/computer interface cradle, "Datalink" gas detector and database software, computer interface cable, and spare alkaline battery pack and set of batteries. 

    Specifications & Programmable 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 (17cm) x 3.75 inches (9.5cm) x 2 inches (5cm)
    Intrinsic safety: Canadian Standards Association and U.L. 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, alarm settings, calibration dates, and other information
    Calibration: Fully automatic "zero" and "span" calibration adjustment
    Calibration dates: Automatically retains 8 most recent "zero" and "span" adjustment dates independently for each sensor
    Automatic setup: Instrument automatically updates and notes changes in sensors installed
    Setup options: Change settings through instrument keypad or computer interface
     
    Sample draw: Standard accessories include manual (squeeze bulb) sample draw assembly; motorized sample draw pump optionally available
    Datalogging: Standard, automatic when instrument is turned on
    Real-time clock: Automatically time-stamps datalogged information
    Operating modes: Technician / Basic / Text Only
    Programmable alarm set-points: Oxygen: low/ high; Combustible: high; Toxic: TWA/STEL/ Ceiling
    Programmable service due dates: User enabled, independently assigned for each sensor
    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 
    Datalogging recording interval: 1 second to 1 hour
    Data storage capacity: 3600 intervals, up to 45 monitoring sessions 
    User ID list: Store up to 10 user names in instrument memory
    User location list: Store up to 15 locations in instrument memory
    Computer interface: Automatic data downloading with Biosystems' Datalink software
    Serial printer interface: Automatic data downloading to serial printer for direct generation of reports
    Date and time: Programmable MM/DD/YY, HH/MM/SS, user adjustable
    Elapsed monitoring timer: Records length of current monitoring session
     
    PhD Ultra Ordering Information To order the PhD Ultra equipped with an "Alkaline" battery pack add an "A" to the part number. To order as "NiCad" add "N". To order as a "Pro" version detector add 'P". To order any version instrument as a complete Confined Space Kit add "C". An optional metal-plated instrument housing is available for situations requiring additional protection against RFI. To order the PhD Ultra 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. 

    Please Note: Since the PhD Ultra is designed for almost every combination of oxygen, LEL and up to two of our eight currently available toxic sensors, many sensor configurations are possible. The following table shows only the most common. Please call Biosystems for pricing and ordering information on other available configurations. 

    Common PhD Ultra Detector Configurations
    54-02-30000 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2
    54-02-30100 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / CO
    54-02-30200 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / H2S
    54-02-30500 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / "CO Plus"
    54-02-30102 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / CO / H2S
    54-02-30103 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / CO / SO2
    54-02-30104 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / CO / NH3 (CALL FACTORY)
    54-02-30801 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / CO / CL2
    54-02-30901 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / CO / NO2
    54-02-30906 PhD Ultra with LEL / O2 / NO2 / NO 
     
    PhD Ultra Calibration Materials
    54-05-K0501 Calibration kit 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
    54-9033 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), 1 0 ppm in nitrogen, 58 liters
    54-9041 CO 50 ppm, Methane 50% LEL in air, 103 liters
    54-9042 CO 50 ppm, Propane 50% LEL in air, 103 liters
    54-9043 CO 50 ppm, H2S 25 ppm, Methane 50% LEL in air, 58 liters
    54-9044 CO 50 ppm, H2S 25 ppm, Propane 50% LEL in air, 58 liters
    54-9051 Ammonia (NH3), 50 ppm in nitrogen, 58 liters. Only for use with 12-025 ammonia service regulator
    54-9052 Chlorine (Cl2), 5 ppm in nitrogen, 58 liters
    54-9055 Nitric oxide (NO), 30 ppm in nitrogen, 58 liters
    54-9056 Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), 5 ppm in nitrogen, 58 liters
    12-023 Regulator, standard service 1.0 liter per minute flow
    12-025 Regulator, ammonia service 1.0 liter per minute flow
     
    PhD Ultra Accessories
    35-921 PhD Ultra alkaline battery pack
    35-922 PhD Ultra NiCad battery pack
    54-05-A0l01 Continuous sample pump
    54-05-A0203 Slip-in "Datadock" fast charger
    54-05-K0201 Datalink software (includes computer interface cable)
    54-05-K0203 Datalink Kit (includes software, interface cable, reference manual, and slip-in "Datadock" fast charger/computer interface cradle
    54-05-A0301 Wall-mounting bracket for PhD Ultra "Datadock" fast charger
    54-05-A0205 Five instrument slip-in multi-charger for PhD Ultra
     
    PhD Ultra Smart Sensors
    54-04-90 Oxygen (02) "smart sensor"
    54-04-80 LEL combustible gas "smart sensor"
    54-04-01 Carbon monoxide (CO) "smart sensor"
    54-04-02 Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) "smart sensor"
    54-04-03 Sulfur dioxide (SO2) "smart sensor"
    54-04-04 Ammonia (NH3) "smart sensor" (CALL FACTORY)
    54-04-05 "CO Plus" dual-purpose CO/H2S "smart sensor"
    54-04-06 Nitric oxide (NO) "smart sensor"
    54-04-08 Chlorine (CI2) "smart sensor"
    54-04-09 Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) "smart sensor"
     

    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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