New generation of VOC detectors

08 December 2022

ION SCIENCE has introduced a new range of rapid, accurate Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) detectors pairing tough, robust design, with unrivalled sensitivity and performance.

The Tiger XT line-up retains all of the attributes of the well-established and trusted Tiger range including the award-winning MiniPID 2 sensor with its patented fence electrode technology, in an even stronger exterior moulding. This makes it even more suitable for use in the most demanding environments. 

The new range comprises three models: the entry level Tiger XTL Portable VOC Gas Detector; the Tiger XT Handheld VOC Detector; and the Tiger XT Select Benzene Gas Detector, which incorporates a 10.0 eV lamp within the MiniPID 2 sensor capable of detecting total aromatic compounds including benzene down to concentrations as low as 1 ppb.

Each Tiger XT product has a humidity-resistant, anti-contamination design and an exterior semi-conductive thermoplastic elastomer outer moulding, making it intrinsically safe. 

The ​latest photoionisation detection technology 

The range uses the very latest photoionisation detection (PID) sensor technology, enabling a T90 response time of less than two seconds, putting it among the fastest and most accurate on the market. It can detect gases at levels as low as 1 ppb and can detect up to 20,000 ppm, giving it the broadest measurement range of any VOC detector on the market today.

The new Tiger XT instrument range incorporates a push-to-release button for the rechargeable battery, allowing for a rapid, easy and secure connection. The charger cradle can typically charge the li-ion battery in 8 hours and can be mounted to the wall.

Meanwhile, the integrated Tiger PC software enables users to configure the Tiger XT instrument to their precise needs while also setting calibration and bump test reminders.

An extensive choice of accessories

There is an extensive choice of accessories to accompany the range. These include car charger leads and flexi probes, enabling greater flexibility for VOC detection in hard-to-access places. An extended warranty of up to five years is also available, while an additional option is a specialist Fire Investigation Kit, for fire and arson investigators.

Applications for the range are vast and include environmental and air quality monitoring; soil head space analysis; ground remediation; occupational health; emergency and hazardous material response; medical gases; fugitive emissions/leak detection and plant maintenance. 

"Effective VOC detection is intrinsic to the safety of workers in a host of applications. It is vital that equipment used has the best possible sensing technology, and ensures optimum, long-term, accurate performance," said ION Science managing director Duncan Johns. 

"Once again built around our independently acclaimed MiniPID 2 sensor, the new Tiger XT line-up offers the perfect solution for all budgets.

"It delivers unrivalled performance in even the harshest environments through its technologically advanced sensor technology and the use of carefully selected materials delivering protection to internationally recognised standards."