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Falco Pumped Gas Detector

Fixed VOC Gas Detection 0 – 3000 ppm

Detection Range: 0 – 3000 ppm
Stack Colour: Orange
Lamp: 10.6 eV
Calibration Points: 3 – points
Sensitivity: 1 ppm


Fixed VOC Gas Detection 0 – 3000 ppm

The Falco Pumped is a fixed VOC gas monitor that eliminates false readings found with other competing technology and continuously monitors Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in hazardous areas. The Falco pumped, fixed VOC gas monitor uses a sample line to draw samples and is ideal for use in difficult locations such as underground or in confined spaces.

The Falco pumped VOC detector gives you cutting-edge performance; reliability, accuracy and results you can trust so you can be sure your 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. All our Falco detectors are designed and manufactured to withstand exceptionally harsh environments, including 0-100% relative humidity and condensing humidity, and temperatures from -40 to +50 °C without any compromise in performance.

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

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Main Case (Class 1, Div 1, Groups ABCD T4)
Sensors Housing (Intrinsically Safe Sensor Housing)
Typhoon Technology (Moisture Resistant Sensor)
Status Indicator (Status can be viewed from a distance even in bright light)
OLED Screen (High contrast screen can be viewed in bright sunlight)
5 Switches (Multiple switches offer an intuitive, easy to use, setup and adjustment)
Switch Confirm (Keys illuminate to confirm the selection)

The Falco Pumped Kit Includes

Enabled with both Modbus and 4-20mA output protocols the Falco offers site-wide networking capabilities, making it equally suitable for large refineries, smaller manufacturing plants or even wastewater processing sites. With the ability to place Falco wherever it’s needed with confidence, the device assures end users that whether you’re monitoring VOCs in one area of the plant or want to cover a whole site, Falco can deliver the results you need.

Our standard kits contains the following:-

  • Falco MiniPID (6-Pin) Orange
  • Warranty Registration Card
  • Safety Notice for Falco Instrument
  • Falco QSG – Hydrophobic Filter Instruction
  • PID Lamp Cleaning Kit
  • Falco with pump c/w Rj45 Cable
  • MiniPID Electrode Stack Removal Tool
  • Hydrophobic Filter 50mm Female Luer to ¼” barb (x1)
  • Label “Important: Hydrophobic Filter MUST be fitted”
  • Package Information Card


Technical Drawings

For protection in explosive areas the FALCO’s Main Unit electronics are fitted in an ExD enclosure and the PID Sensor Head utilises intrinsically safe electronics. For measurement and fitment details please see below to understand if the Falco instrument is fit for your requirement. Should you need further support or information, contact us directly or visit the resource centre and download the Falco Manual.

Technical Specification

IECEx certification ATEX certfication qps_ certification

Sensor Photoionisation detector
Detection ranges and sensitivity with 10.6 eV lamp fitted* 10.0 ppm, 0.001 ppm
50.0 ppm, 0.01 ppm
1000 ppm, 0.1 ppm
3000 ppm, 1 ppm
Detection ranges and sensitivity with 10.0 eV lamp fitted* 50.0 ppm, 0.01 ppm
Response Time (T90) Pumped models: <10 seconds**
Accuracy ± 5 % or ± 1 digit
User Interface OLED high contrast white on black: 128 x 64 pixels
Screen size: 35 mm (w) x 17.5 mm (h)
5 magnetic switches with LED confirmation (up, down, left, right and enter)
Status indicator Bright visible status indicator: RED, AMBER, GREEN
Output 4 – 20 mA
2 programmable relays
RS 485 Modbus
Falco diffused environmental specification Operational Temperature: – 40 to 50 °C 0-100 % RH and condensing humidity
Storage temperature: – 40 to 60°C
Ingress Protection Main Unit:IP65
Sensor Head: IP65
Power Working voltage: 12 to 40 Vdc
Typical 2 W, Max 7 watts
Mechanical Interface 2 x cable entry points with 3/4″ NPT threads (left and right)
Mounting Points 2 x M8
Weight and Dimensions 3.3 kg
291 (h) x 191 (w) x 125 (d) mm
EMC EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
Certification II 2G db ib IIC T4 Gb
Class 1, Div 1 Groups ABCD T4


* All specifications quoted are at calibration point and under the same ambient conditions.
Specifications are based on isobutylene calibration at 20 °C and 1000 mBar.
** When set to continuous measurement
Modbus® is a registered trademark of Schneider Electric


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Accessories and Replacement Parts

There are a number of accessories and replacement parts available for the Falco fixed voc gas detector, which can be found below. Please contact us if you would like more information or to place an order.

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