MRI Safety – Oxygen Monitor

Air Check Oxygen Monitoring System

MRI rooms present a unique safety situation; a magnet that contains hundreds or thousands of litres of cryogenic helium sealed in a radio frequency enclosure. In an instant, internal atmospheric conditions could change dramatically. Faraday Shielding now offers the Air Check sample draw atmospheric monitoring system. A self-contained oxygen deficiency detection system, designed for continuous remote monitoring of your MRI scan room.

The Air check O₂ Deficiency Monitor is a compact gas monitoring system that’s ideal for the continuous monitoring of inert gas storage areas, freezers, confined spaces, and other locations where low oxygen levels may pose a hazard to personnel. Unlike electrochemical sensor cells the Air Check O₂ zirconium cell provides stable oxygen readings even in areas where temperature, barometric pressure and humidity levels are changing. The Faraday Air Check O₂ Deficiency Monitor is suitable for either indoor or outdoor use.
The heart of the monitoring system is a long lasting zirconium sensor, which responds to low oxygen conditions within seconds and provides accurate measurements over a wide temperature and humidity range. The zirconium O₂ sensor will operate continuously for 10 or more years and requires an absolute minimum of maintenance. There are no zero or span calibration pots to adjust and when compared to disposable type sensors, our long life zirconium O₂ sensor can save up to $475 annually and will pay for itself in just over 3 years!
Ideal for continuously monitoring oxygen levels in confined spaces or areas where inert gases are used, the Air check O₂ Deficiency Monitor does not drift or loose sensitivity when the weather or temperature changes. The electronics are housed in a Nema 4X housing or optional EX for hazardous areas.

Connects to SCADA and PLC Controls

The Air check O₂ Deficiency Monitor is 24VDC powered and transmits continuous oxygen concentration levels to any system control data acquisition system, or programmable logic controller. The Faraday’s Oxygen Deficiency Monitor can also be operated remote up to 1,000 meters or 0.6 miles from centralized controllers.

Faraday’s Oxygen Sensor Cell

The Air check ü O₂ Deficiency Monitor uses an exclusive Current Limiting Zirconium Oxide Oxygen sensor that never requires a reference gas. Unlike concentration type zirconium cells that must have a reference gas, Faraday’s O2 monitor can be completely inserted into 100% nitrogen, argon and other oxygen depleting gases. Capable of detecting 0% up to 25% oxygen levels, the current limiting O₂ sensor operates at a lower temperature than competitive concentration type cells. The average life of Faraday’s O₂ sensor is over 10 years in most environments.
The Air check O₂ Deficiency Monitor never needs calibration. The earth is a wonderful source of calibrated oxygen and under ambient levels; Faraday’s O₂ monitor is continuously being challenged to 20.9%. There are no zero or span adjustments to make; the only optional response test required is to subject the O₂ system to nitrogen periodically.

O₂ Monitor System Features

The Air check O₂ Deficiency Monitor is available in many different configurations. Faraday uses a sophisticated built-in CPU that is flexible to provide users with a low cost basic display only monitor or a full featured monitor with dual level, user selectable alarm relays. Other options available are Modbus digital communications or full Wireless radio communications.


Download Oxygen Deficiency Monitor Fact Sheet PDF

10+ Years No Calibration Sensor
Two-Alarm Relays for 19.5% and 18.0%
No Maintenance Required
Ultra-Loud Built-in audible alarm 90 dB
Remote sensor capability up to 10 feet
3 Year Warranty
Digital Display, 4-20mA Analog Output
Low 450°C temperature Zirconium Oxide Sensor
Operates in Freezers at – 40°C
No Drift due to Thunderstorms or barometric pressure changes
Wall mounting brackets
Ce approved EMC EN 61326-1:2006