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Exposure limits and worker safety

05 September 2022

ION SCIENCE offers a range of personal and portable gas detectors.

Depending on the industry application and the type of VOC to be monitored, the legally permitted workplace exposure limit (WEL) will vary. Having a fast and accurate response factor time is critical to ensure workers are not exposed more than necessary. ION Science’s Tiger handheld portable gas detector  is able to detect and respond to VOCs in 2 seconds. It is ideal for use in laboratories, clean rooms, leak detection and land contamination.

The Tiger gas detector is available with a 10.6 eV sensor or 11.7 eV option. Or alternatively as the Tiger Select which utilises a 10.0 eV sensor along with pre-filter benzene tubes for specific benzene monitoring. Both the Tiger and the Tiger Select have a dynamic detection range of PPM and PPB and are available with data logging and health & safety mode additions. Finally, the Tiger LT is an essentials-only version of the Tiger using our brilliant PID technology within a simplified device.

All versions of the Tiger have a 24-hour battery life and are fully rechargeable. With its anti-contamination and humidity resistant design, the PID sensor in the Tiger can operate at maximum capacity with no interference. It is also designed to be operated one handed and has a large keypad and back-lit screen to make use in low-light even easier. All these user interface features have been added to make the Tiger excellent for VOC detection, but also easy to use in multiple environments and applications to promote improved safety monitoring.

Personal gas detection devices that use PID, such as ION Science’s Cub, are an ideal way of protecting staff against VOC exposure. The Cub is designed to be worn on the person within the breathing zone to deliver maximum protection against VOCs. It is available in 10.0 eV10.6 eV and 11.7 eV options, allowing for a wide range of VOC detection. The 10.0 and 10.6 versions have a rapid response time of sub 13 seconds, while the 11.7 is even quicker, at sub 11 seconds. All versions are lightweight, have a 12-hour continuous use battery life, and are certified to ATEX and IECEx. Three alarms (audio, light, and vibration) alert the wearer in the event of VOC limits being exceeded, and the Cub can operate in 0 – 55 °C, ideal for most environments where workers would be present.