PGM-IR Portable Refrigerant Monitor

Portable Refrigerant Monitor That Finds Small Refrigerant Leaks Fast

Bacharach’s PGM-IR Portable Refrigerant Monitor helps maintenance personnel find small refrigerant leaks fast to enable compliance with emissions reduction standards (F-Gas, CARB).

  • Proprietary infrared (NDIR) sensor accurately detects the presence of a target gas down to an industry-leading 1 ppm Minimum Detection Level (MDL)
  • Sensor is not prone to false alarms caused by cross-interference from other gases or sudden changes in temperature or humidity
  • Gas library contains 60+ refrigerants, including CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs and HFOs
  • Backlit display with real-time concentration readings and audible indicator help users track the smallest refrigerant leaks to their source
  • Integrated charcoal purge filter allows users to perform inspections in contaminated spaces without leaving to re-zero the monitor in fresh air
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The PGM-IR portable refrigerant monitor offers superior performance and functionality for low ppm level leak detection of refrigerants, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide or Sulfur Hexafluoride. A built-in library of 60+ refrigerants enables the PGM-IR to accurately detect the smallest leaks at their source. The unit is immune to sudden changes in temperature or humidity and to over-exposure. The PGM-IR requires no zeroing of positive readings with extended exposure to gas. It has a data logging capacity of up to 200 readings.

With its high flow rate, real-time ppm concentrations are displayed instantly with corresponding audible tick-rate indicator to precisely pinpoint leaks. Rapid clearing time enables accurate ambient-air leak detection using the probe along a chiller or display-case. A re-zeroing algorithm and filter / bladder system allows the unit to be used in contaminated areas without affecting target gas readings. The rechargeable Li-ion battery provides a minimum of 8 hours of runtime for all-day usage.

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Measuring Range: Refrigerants: 0 to 10,000 ppm, CO2: 0 to 8,000 ppm, N2O, SF6: 0 to 1,000 ppm, N2O, SF6: 0 to 1,000 ppm
Sensitivity / Minimum Detection Limit: 1 ppm
Background Adjustment: Automatic
Flow Rate: 1 L/min (Typical)
Response Time: t90 ≤ 5 s
User Interface: Backlit graphic LCD; audible ticker
Power: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack
Run Time: 8 hours of continuous operating time
Ambient Temperature: 32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C)
Humidity: 32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C)
Altitude: 0 to 6,560 ft (2,000 m)
Product Dimensions (L×W×H): 19” × 5” × 8” (500 × 130 × 200 mm)
Product Weight: 7 lbs. (3.2 kg)
Approvals: CE
Country of Origin: United States
Description Part Number
PGM-IR Portable Area Gas Monitor- for halogen-based refrigerant gases 3015-5696
PGM-IR Portable Area Gas Monitor- for carbon dioxide 3015-8001
PGM-IR Portable Area Gas Monitor- for nitrous oxide 3015-4790
PGM-IR Portable Area Gas Monitor- for sulfur hexafloride 3015-5148
Description Part Number
Rechargeable Battery Pack with charger 3015-5743
Replacement Soft Carrying Case for all PGM units 3015-5700
Replacement battery charger (for 87 Wh battery 3015-5743) 3015-5847
PGM-IR Internal Hydrophobic Filter 0007-1659
External Filter 3015-2906
PGM-IR Inline Coalescing Filter 3015-3071
PGM-IR Charcoal Purge Filter Assembly, for 3015-5696 3015-3125
PGM-IR Charcoal Filter Replacement Kit, for 3015-5696 3015-5714
Battery, Coin Cell, for main PCB 0204-0020