NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 06

NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm

NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm product

This manual has been prepared for the 807NLR Gas Alarm (“Gas Alarm”). If you have a Gas Alarm installed in your house or building, you should read and understand the important instructions and warnings contained in this manual and retain a copy for future reference. When natural gas, which consists primarily of methane, is present at concentrations of 10% or greater of the lower explosive limit (LEL) for methane, the Gas Alarm is designed to activate a gas leak alarm. The gas leak alarm consists of a flashing red LED light, an audible warning sound (a loud beep), and a recorded message. The Gas Alarm is equipped with a LoRa communications module designed to automatically send information directly to your gas utility. including information associated with gas leak alarm activation, Gas Alarm error, low battery, and end-of-service-life.
DANGER: EXPLOSION, FIRE AND ASPHYXIATION
Natural gas leak alarm indicates an emergency situation and risk of explosion.

  •  EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY and take others with you.
  • Do NOT use a phone, light a match, or turn on or off any light switches, flashlights, or appliances. Doing so could IGNITE a FIRE or EXPLOSION.
  •  CALL 911 once you are safely outside the premises.
  • Do NOT re-enter until told to do so by authorities.

DANGER: ELECTROCUTION
Do not subject the Gas Alarm to water or liquid by submerging it, spraying liquid on it or otherwise. Do not disassemble.
DANGER: EXPLOSION
This Gas Alarm is designed to act as a continuous monitor of natural gas that reaches the sensor. This Gas Alarm should not be used as a short-term testing device to perform a onetime check for the presence of natural gas, as plugging the battery into the device in the presence of natural gas may cause an explosion.
DANGER: FIRE AND EXPLOSION
Improper disposal may result in fire or explosion. Contact your gas utility to arrange for disposal.
DANGER: HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
Follow these instructions completely. Failure to do so may result in an undetected natural gas leak or other hazardous conditions that may cause serious injury or death.
DANGER: HEARING DAMAGE
Do not place your ear directly against or in close proximity to the Gas Alarm when it is alarming. Such exposure to the audible gas leak alarm may damage your hearing.
WARNING

  •  Do not change the Gas Alarm’s installation position, relocate it from where it is installed, or tamper with the Gas Alarm or its battery.
  • Do not block, cover, obstruct or paint over the Gas Alarm or its sensor. The Gas Alarm can only detect natural gas that reaches its sensor.
  • Network or power outages may prevent your gas utility from receiving or processing automated notifications from your Gas Alarm, including notifications related to gas leak alarms. Always follow these instructions, without relying on such automated notifications.
  • This Gas Alarm will reach its end-of-service-life in approximately 7 years from the date of installation. Contact your gas utility for replacement if you observe the end-of-service-life alarm indicator LED.
  • Do not modify, disassemble, submerge, strike, crush, or expose the Gas Alarm to high levels of volatile organic compounds. Doing so may cause the Gas Alarm to malfunction.
  • Commercially available batteries will not work with the Gas Alarm. Contact your gas utility to arrange for replacement.
  •  Keep out of reach of children.
  •  For indoor use only.

NOTICE

  • The Gas Alarm must only be installed by your gas utility or an authorized gas utility contractor.
  • The Gas Alarm only detects natural gas. It does not detect carbon monoxide, fire, heat, smoke, flames, propane or any other gas.
  • The Gas Alarm is not a substitute for proper installation, use, and maintenance of natural gas appliances and piping systems. The Gas Alarm does not prevent natural gas leaks from occurring, nor can it eliminate any existing natural gas leaks or problems.

General Description and Intended Use
DANGER
If you smell natural gas, evacuate the area immediately, then call 911. Do not wait for the gas leak alarm to sound or for your gas utility to receive an automated notification.
This Gas Alarm is designed to detect natural gas. Natural gas is a fossil fuel that is primarily made up of methane. It is commonly used for cooking, home heating and water heating. Natural gas is typically supplied through a gas main and utility service line connected to your home. Natural gas is odorless and colorless, but has a chemical odorant (mercaptan) added to it to give it a distinct “rotten eggs” smell. Even odorized natural gas may not be detected by smell in an unoccupied space, by an individual with reduced sensitivity to smell, or in other situations. Natural gas is a highly flammable chemical compound. Although it happens rarely, a natural gas leak can occur inside a house or building. This can be dangerous because it increases risk of explosion and fire. The Gas Alarm is designed to activate a gas leak alarm when it detects 10% or greater of the LEL for methane, which is 0.5% or greater of methane in air. When the gas leak alarm activates, the Gas Alarm will beep 4 times and state “Danger – gas leak explosion risk – evacuate, then call 911.” In the event of a gas leak, you may smell natural gas before the gas leak alarm is activated. If you smell natural gas at any time, do not wait for the gas leak alarm to sound or check for Gas Alarm malfunction. Evacuate immediately, then call 911. Using the LoRa communications module, the Gas Alarm is designed to automatically send Gas Alarm-related information to your gas utility. When natural gas is detected at or above the gas leak alarm threshold, the Gas Alarm is designed to transmit a gas leak alarm notification to your gas utility. The Gas Alarm is also designed to send information about device health to your gas utility during automated health checks performed every 24 hours. The Gas Alarm is not guaranteed to prevent personal injuries or property damage associated with a gas leak. For example, an error may occur that prevents detection of natural gas, including gas leaks. Network or power outages may prevent your gas utility from receiving or processing automated notifications from your Gas Alarm, including notifications related to gas leak alarms. Some people may sleep through and not hear the audible gas leak alarm. You should ensure that your natural gas appliances and piping systems are properly installed, used, and maintained to reduce the likelihood of a natural gas leak.

Gas Alarm parts

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Gas Alarm functions

The Gas Alarm is designed to activate an audible gas leak alarm in the event of a natural gas leak, and a silent alarm with visual LED indicators in the event of a Gas Alarm error, a low-battery condition, and when the Gas Alarm reaches its end-of-service-life. The LoRa communications module is also designed to send an automated notification to your gas utility when any of these alarms activate.
Natural gas leak alarm activation
The Gas Alarm is designed to activate a gas leak alarm when it detects natural gas at a concentration that reaches or exceeds 10% of the LEL for methane. When activated, the gas leak alarm is designed to: Beep 4 times and state “Danger – gas leak explosion risk – evacuate, then call 911.” This notification will repeat every 6 seconds for 4 minutes, and then every 1 minute thereafter. Send a gas leak alarm notification to your gas utility via the LoRa communications module every 30 seconds. Flash the Red LED light once every 2 seconds.
NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 03An alarm sounds every 6 seconds stating “Beep Beep Beep Beep Danger – gas leak explosion risk – evacuate, then call 911.”
Transmits gas leak alarm signals every 30 seconds. Red LED (gas leak alarm) Flashes once every 2 seconds
DANGER: EXPLOSION, FIRE AND ASPHYXIATION
Follow these instructions carefully in the event that the natural gas leak alarm activates. Never ignore any natural gas leak alarms. EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY and take others with you.

  • Do NOT use a phone, light a match, or turn on or off any light switches, flashlights, or appliances. Doing so could IGNITE a FIRE or EXPLOSION.
  • CALL 911 once you are safely outside the premises.
  • Do NOT re-enter until told to do so by authorities.

DANGER: EXPLOSION RISK
Do not reset the Gas Alarm after the gas leak alarm goes off, unless instructed to do so by emergency personnel. Resetting process can cause an explosion if conducted in an area with high concentrations of natural gas. Emergency responders or trained personnel may reset or instruct you to reset the Gas Alarm by removing and reinstalling the battery. After removing the battery, hold the test button for at least 10 seconds and leave the battery unplugged for at least 2 minutes. This will reset the device by turning off auditory and visual notifications.
Error alarm activation
An alarm indicates a Gas Alarm error by flashing the Yellow LED light (trouble) three times every 10 seconds, and an alarm will sound every 60 seconds, beep 3 times and state “Detector Error” followed by 3 additional beeps and state “Error del detector”. When this alarm activates, a Gas Alarm error notification is transmitted to your gas utility during the every-24-hour device health check.
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  • Transmits Gas Alarm error notifications during the health checks performed every 24 hours.
  • Yellow LED (trouble)
  • Flashes 3 times every 10 seconds

Low-battery alarm activation
NOTICE
The Gas Alarm uses a specialized battery not available at retail. Contact your gas utility to arrange for replacement. An alarm indicates low battery by flashing the Yellow LED light (trouble) once every ten seconds, and an alarm will sound every 60 seconds, beep 1 time and state “low battery” followed by an additional beep and state “Batería baja”. If you observe the low-battery alarm indicator LED, contact your gas utility to arrange for replacement. When this alarm activates, a low-battery notification is transmitted to your gas utility during the every-24-hour device health check.NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 06Transmits a low battery notification during the health checks performed every 24 hours. The battery in this device is not available in retail. Contact your gas utility to arrange for replacement.

  • Yellow LED (trouble) replacement.
  • Flashes once every 10 seconds

End-of-service-life alarm activation

An alarm indicates the end of the Gas Alarm’s service life by flashing the Yellow LED light (trouble) twice every ten seconds, and an alarm will sound every 60 seconds, beep 2 times and state “Please Replace Detector” followed by 2 additional beeps and state “Por favor, reemplace el detector”. If you observe the end-of-service-life alarm indicator LED, contact your gas utility to arrange for replacement. When this alarm activates, an end-of-service-life notification is transmitted to your gas utility during the every-24-hour device health check.|

NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 06Transmits an end-of-service-life notification during the health checks performed every 24 hours.

  • Yellow LED (trouble)
  • Flashes twice every 10 seconds

Cleaning
WARNING
Dirt and dust can cause the Gas Alarm to malfunction. Follow these instructions to maintain proper operation. If you observe dirt or dust accumulating on the Gas Alarm, contact your gas utility to arrange for the Gas Alarm to be cleaned. As an alternative, you can clean the Gas Alarm, as needed, by gently vacuuming the exterior of the unit including all slotted openings using a household vacuum’s soft brush attachment. Never use water, cleaners or solvents since they may damage the unit. Do not use spray cleaning chemicals, pesticides, or insect sprays directly on or near the Gas Alarm. Do not use any household cleaning agents, ammonia-based cleaners, paints, varnishes, aerosol sprays (including compressed gas dusters), or any other chemical on or near this Gas Alarm.

Specifications

Conforming standards End-product compliant with

UL 1484, MEMS sensor is listed with UL 2075

Detection principle MEMS hot wire semiconductor sensor
Target gas Methane gas (natural gas)
Sensor immunity Acetone, ethanol, bleach solution, among others
Operating

temperature range

32°F (0°C) to 122°F (50°C)
Operating humidity range 5% to 95%, no condensation
Power supply 3V Lithium Battery
Alarm level 10%LEL
Sound Output 85dB at 10 feet
Initial power-up timer Approx. 30 seconds (green LED flashes once every second)
Weight and dimensions Approx. 170g, W 85 x H 115 x D 28mm (excluding protrusions)

Contact Details
New Cosmos USA, Inc.
650 Warrenville Rd, Suite 101
Lisle, IL 60532
Tel: (847)-749-3064

Troubleshooting Guide

This Gas Alarm is designed to be troubleshot exclusively by authorized professionals. This guide is intended for professional use only.
Testing the detector

  • CAUTION
    If the Gas Alarm does not operate properly, it cannot alert the presence of natural gas. Take immediate action if the Gas Alarm fails a test.

Testing power
Press test button until you hear a “Beep” sound, then quickly release (within 3 seconds after pressing the test button). If the device is properly powered, the green LED will flash twice every second (for 3 seconds) to indicate that the power is on.NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 08

Testing gas leak alarm notifications
Press test button until you hear a “Beep” sound, then continue to hold until you hear a “Beep Beep” sound approximately 5 seconds later. Release within 10 seconds of pressing the test button.NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 08”Beep” ”Beep Beep”
When the button is Released “Beep Beep Beep Beep Danger –Gas leak explosion risk – evacuate, the call 911.” Will sound twice.
If the Gas Alarm is operating properly, the red LED will flash once every 2 seconds for a 12 second period, and the following alarm message will sound twice: “Beep Beep Beep Beep Danger – gas leak explosion risk – evacuate, then call 911.”
Testing automated communications
Press and hold test button for at least 10 seconds, until you have heard a single “Beep” followed by a double beep (“Beep Beep”) followed by a triple beep (“Beep Beep Beep”). This will enable communications test mode, and the green LED will flash 3 times per second for as long as you are in communications test mode.NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 10 Once in communications test mode, press the test button additional times to test whether the detector is communicating normally with your gas utility’s systems, able to properly transmit detector error signals, and able to properly transmit a low battery signal. Success will be indicated as follows:

Green LED Yellow LED
Communications test mode activated Flashes 3x per second Off
1st   press: normal communication Flashes 2x per second Off
2nd   press: proper transmission of device error signal Flashes 2x per second Flashes 3x per second
3rd   press: proper transmission of low battery signal Flashes 2x per second Flashes 2x per second

If the red LED light activates or the alarm sounds during any of these tests, the detector’s communication functions are not working properly. Additional presses will cycle you back through these three tests for as long as you are in communications test mode. Communications test mode will automatically end after 5 minutes.
Troubleshooting

Symptom Cause Action
The green LED does not flash even when the switch is pressed Battery connector not plugged in completely Plug in the battery connector completely
Battery is low Replace the battery
The yellow LED is  flashing. Flashes twice every 10 seconds:

End of service life

Replace the detector

Flashes once every 10 seconds:

Low battery

Replace the battery
Flashes 3 times

every 10 seconds: Gas Alarm trouble

Replace the detector

Professional Installation

This Gas Alarm is designed to be installed and cleaned exclusively by authorized professionals. Users should not install or clean the gas alarm themselves. This guide is intended for professional use only.
Selecting location for installation

NOTICE

  • Installation in an improper location can affect the sensitive electronic components in this Gas Alarm.
  •  Improper placement can prevent detection of methane.
  •  Place out of reach of children.
    Gas Alarm should be installed by attaching it to a pipe or, if a suitable pipe is unavailable, to a location on a wall that is:
  • Between 4 to 12 inches (0.1 to 0.3 meters) from the ceiling.
  • In an area where it will not be impeded by items hanging from or near the ceiling such as curtains, drapes, ceiling fans.
  • At least 5 feet (1.5 meters) from cooking appliance or cooktop hood.
  • At least 10 feet (3 meters) from gas appliances.
    Gas Alarm should NOT be installed:
  •  In the peak of a cathedral ceiling.
  •  Directly above or near sources of water or humidity such as a sink, cooktop, dishwasher or a shower.
  •  Next to a door or window.
  •  Next to a ventilation fan.
  • Near a room return or HVAC duct.
  • In an area where the temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C) or exceed 122°F (50°C).
  •  In an area that is dusty or dirty.
  • In an area where organic solvents exist or silicone vapors.
  • In a damp or very humid location, such as a bathroom.
  •  Outside.

Installing the battery
DANGER – SHOCK
Do NOT remove the plastic wrap surrounding the battery pack. Doing so may cause electrical short or shock.
NOTICE
Gas Alarm uses type of battery that is not available in retail. Contact your gas utility if replacement battery needed. After installing battery, test the Gas Alarm following instructions in Troubleshooting Guide.
To reinstall the included battery or install a new battery you received from your gas utility:

  •  Open the battery cover on the back of the detector. This cover slides out of place. To open, place both thumbs on the back of the battery cover where the battery cover hooks snap into place.
  • Push down where the battery cover snaps into place with your thumbs and slide the cover out. Some force is required.
    To remove the battery cover, push down at the indicated points with your thumbs and side the cover in the direction of the arrow.
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  • Connect the included lithium battery by inserting the battery harness connector into the product as shown in the diagram below. Do NOT remove the plastic wrap surrounding the battery pack.
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  • The battery connector has a large notch on it that faces up when installed correctly. There is only one way in which the connector can be installed. A small portion of the connector will be exposed when connected properly.

Mounting the Gas Alarm
NOTICE
After mounting the Gas Alarm, test it following instructions in Troubleshooting Guide.
If possible, mount the Gas Alarm to a pipe meeting the criteria discussed in the “Selecting location for installation” section. To mount to a pipe:

  1. Pass a cable tie through the hole at the top of the Gas Alarm.NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 13
  2. Wrap the cable tie around the pipe and tie off.NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 14

If mounting to a pipe is not feasible, mount the detector to a wall.

  1.  Choose a location on the wall between 4 inches (0.1 meters) to 12 inches (0.3 meters) from the ceiling. Make a mark in the Mounting Tab of the Gas Alarm where you will drill the mounting hole.
  2. Use a 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit to drill the mounting hole and insert included anchor.
  3. Tighten the screw into the anchor until the screwhead is about 3/16 inch (5 mm) away from the wall, leaving enough space for the Mounting Tab.
  4.  Hang the Mounting Tab on the screw.NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm 15
  5. Lightly tighten the screw to secure the Gas Alarm.

Documents / Resources

NEWCOSMOS 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm [pdf] User Manual
807NLR, Natural Gas Alarm, 807NLR Natural Gas Alarm

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