The MultiRAE Plus Wingtank Entry Kit is a unique solution customized to improve the safety of any wingtank entry program. RAE Systems has helped a number of major airlines, air forces and aircraft manufacturers put together a simple program that utilizes the MultiRAE Plus' PID (Photoionization Detector) instead of traditional wheatstone bridge LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) sensors for measuring jet fuel vapors.
Wheatstone bridge sensors are designed to measure methane, not hydrocarbons. Jet fuel is a mixture of hydrocarbons, and PIDs are the best compact hydrocarbon detectors.
The MultiRAE Plus Wingtank Entry Kit is customized specifically for entering aircraft wingtanks that previously contained jet fuel. The monitor's alarms, gas measurement scales, and calibration gases are all specially tailored for use in environments containing jet fuel vapors. In addition to a PID, the MultiRAE Plus used in our Wingtank Entry Kit also includes an Oxygen sensor and a traditional LEL sensor that provides a backup reading for the PID. While the MultiRAE Plus has an additional 2 toxic gas sensor sockets that may be filled with CO, H2S, or any two of our 10 toxic gas sensors, these two toxic sockets are not filled in the MultiRAE Plus Wingtank Entry Kit as they are typically not required in this particular environment.
The MultiRAE Plus is truly the next generation of gas detection, and has proven to be uniquely suited to the aircraft jet fuel environment:
PID sensor provides reliable and consistent readings
Strong pump allows sampling from wing access ports prior to entry
Small size lets you carry the kit into large center tanks or take it into tight, baffled areas that are difficult to reach with a remote sample hose
Durable rubber boot protects the MultiRAE Plus from abuse and keeps it from sliding off of smooth wing surfaces