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Protection against gas exposure risks

15 August 2021

ION SCIENCE says its latest development, the Cub 11.7 eV personal solution, provides protection against harmful VOCs while delivering on key areas such as lifespan, reliability and compliance.

The conversation around health versus safety is continuing, specifically looking at where gas detection and compliance sits within this huge and vital area and what role it can play. Developing instruments that can protect individuals and ensure effective protection against VOC (volatile organic compounds) exposure is of vital importance, particularly in the 11.7 range.

Detecting the 11.7 range of gases is essential for protecting staff and the public due to the potential risks posed. Within the 11.7 detection range are VOCs such as methylene oxide, trichloromethane and tetrachloroethane, all of which are harmful at low levels. Monitoring and reducing personal exposure to these is critical in protecting against dangerous long term health effects. Having a personal gas detection device that can be relied on to record VOC exposure without compromise is the turning point in resolving customer pain points within the 11.7 range.

ION Science’s Cub 11.7 eV personal device is the latest addition in a range of gas and leak detection products. The Cub 11.7 has been designed to tackle customer challenges while also delivering unrivalled VOC detection capabilities. Unlike other detectors in the 11.7 range, the Cub 11.7 has a robust, reliable sensor lamp that draws on ION Science’s years of experience in delivering superior PID (photoionisation detection). The lamp of the Cub 11.7 has an average lifespan of one year, and is resistant to extreme temperatures, humidity and other environmental sensitivities.

As the Cub 11.7 is intended to be worn on the person, it’s lightweight design at only 111g makes it possible to wear all day without discomfort. This design aspect means the long term benefits of recording VOC exposure are more easily measured and counteracted.

The Cub 11.7 focuses on helping staff stay healthy and safe both now and in the future. Exposure to VOCs even in low levels can have long lasting effects on health, particularly those within the 11.7 range. The Cub 11.7 works to provide continuous, reliable data around VOC exposure that can be collected and analysed to further increase protection and reduce exposure risks. Continuous data logging provides the insights Occupational Hygienists and Health and Safety Executives need to make informed decisions around worker health and safety.