DataFID™ Portable Flame Ionization Detector for Landfill Emissions Monitoring

To Be Discontinued on January 31, 2018


Landfill Monitoring Technology that is Safe, Convenient, and Reliable


DataFID is a portable, intrinsically safe flame ionization detector (FID) that can reliably measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a potentially hazardous environment. Its new, improved design includes an external Bluetooth® antenna to increase communication capability, low pressure hydrogen supply, long lasting battery, and a custom, ergonomic backpack. These features, along with its rugged chassis, make DataFID the ideal instrument to provide safe, convenient, and reliable VOC measurements for field operations.

Surface methane emissions from landfill sites are monitored using US EPA Method 21 to ensure methane levels emitted are regulation compliant.  DataFID is designed to meet and exceed US EPA Method 21 regulations for landfill emissions monitoring, providing reliable on-site results. 

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  • Intrinsically safe
  • 13-hour battery life
  • 10-hour, low pressure hydrogen supply that weighs only 105 g
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless capability
  • Custom, ergonomic backpack

Typical Applications

  • Meets and exceeds US EPA Method 21 regulations for landfill emissions monitoring


Type DataFID
Operating Temperature 0 to 50
Operating Humidity Range 0 10 100% (non-condensing)
Operating Concentration Range ppm 0.1 - 30,000
Dimensions 13 x 12 x 3
Weight 11.0
Battery Type Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Life h 13
Repeatability +/- 2%
Accuracy <10% or 1 ppm, whichever is greater
Keypad Three menu keys
Calibration Standards Methane, hexane, or propane
Response Time 90% of full scale in <3 seconds
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology embedded for wireless data connection
Alarm Audible at 85 dB, visual red LED on instrument body
Display Large 2.8 in. (7.1 cm) diagonal active area, backlight manually activated
Detector Flame Ionization Detector
Fuel 99.999% UHP (Ultra High Purity) Hydrogen
Fuel Cylinder Metal hydride, 10 L capacity, 80 PSI cylinder pressure, 10-hour discharge time/ recharge time 140 minutes
Fuel Cylinder Dimensions 22 (diameter) x 88
Fuel Cylinder Weight 105
FCC Class A digital device, pursuant to Subpart B, Class A of Part 15 of the FCC rules
EPA Standards Meets and exceeds US EPA Method 21 regulations for landfill emissions monitoring
Intrinsic Safety Class 1, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, and D (UL913)


Part Number Description
070-1686 Sample Bag, 1 Liter, ALTEF, 10 pack
070-1726 Sample Bag, ALTEF, 3 L, Polymer Septum
60013809 Inlet Filter, SS, 0.625" 20 micron
60035028 Inlet O RING .674ID .103W
951-604-G1 Hydrostik 3-pack
A3201116 Exhaust Frit and Housing, DataFID
MX396015 Fluoropore Water/Particulate Filter
MX396022 Charcoal Filters, package of 10
MX396028 Calibration Gas, 500 PPM Methane, 105L
MX396060 Coalescing Filters, package of 5
MX754112 Hydrogen Fuel, Ultra High Purity, 552L

Spare Parts

Part Number Description
951-404-G1 Hydrostik Adapter Kit
951-407-G1 Ergonomic Backpack
A1201106 DataFID LDAR Probe
A1201221 Universal Battery Charger
A1201222 Hydrogen Filling Station
A1201225 DataFID/MicroFID II Transit Case
MX380324 Telescoping Probe, 6ft w/Filt
MX396010 Gas Bag Adapter, DataFID/MicroFID II
MX704210 Calibration Gas Regulator, PetroPRO
TL201199-01 Multi-Tool, DataFID/MicroFID II
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