DataFID™ Portable Flame Ionization Detector for Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

To Be Discontinued on January 31, 2018

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Technology that is Safe, Convenient, and Reliable

LDAR programs have been implemented to identify unintended volatile organic compound (VOC) leaks in various components used in refinery and industrial processes. LDAR programs consist of specified monitoring requirements for both frequency of testing and the level of emissions from a given component type, such as a valve, connector or pump.  US EPA Method 21 outlines the protocol to be followed when conducting LDAR operations, and intrinsically safe flame ionization detection (FID) technology is specified in Method 21 for VOC leak detection.

DataFID is a portable, intrinsically safe flame ionization detector that can reliably measure VOCs in a potentially hazardous environment. DataFID has built in Bluetooth® wireless technology for fast data download to a handheld datalogging PDA.  An external Bluetooth antenna is installed to boost wireless coverage and minimize signal interference.  The revolutionary Hydrostik™ metal hydride hydrogen fuel cylinder provides high purity, low pressure (80 psi) hydrogen to DataFID for continuous VOC monitoring. This conveniently-sized, lightweight refillable cylinder provides 10 hours of hydrogen supply and can easily fit in a pocket.  These features, along with its rugged chassis and long battery life, make DataFID the ideal instrument for Leak Detection and Repair operations in a refinery or industrial process.

DataFID is designed to meet and exceed US EPA Method 21 requirements, providing reliable measurement data for LDAR operation. A Method 21 mode allows users to pre-program sampling points and leak definitions to use for specific locations, or enter the location manually after each data point has been collected. Additionally, DataFID is compatible with common LDAR software packages, including Guideware™ and LeakDAS®

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  • Portable flame ionization detection
  • Intrinsically safe
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • 13 hour battery life
  • LDAR probe (optional)
  • 10 hour hydrogen supply
  • Re-light after flameout through PDA software

Typical Applications

  • Meets and exceeds US EPA Method 21 regulations for fugitive 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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