Accreditation assists expansion
18 January 2016
Ion Science's Tiger handheld VOC (volatile organic compound) monitor has achieved Korean certification for use in potentially hazardous environments in the East Asian country.
At the beginning of last year, Korea mandated that instrumentation needed to be accredited by its own authoritative body before being used in explosive or hazardous zones within the country.
With the aid of Ion Science’s Korean distributor, Senko, both the Tiger photoionisation detector (PID) and its existing ATEX certification were analysed to determine that the required standard had been met and subsequently approved as safe for use in areas where potentially explosive concentrations of gas, vapour, mist or dust may occur.
Duncan Johns, managing director at Ion Science comments: “Being granted Korean certification for the Tiger is great news for Ion Science’s global growth strategy. Having a large and thriving industrial manufacturing industry makes Korea a very important market for us. The intrinsically safe (IS) Tiger is particularly ideal for the country’s semi-conductor, automotive, steel, environmental monitoring, refining and petrochemical markets.
He adds: “Ensuring the Tiger is IS protected and properly certified by the Korean authorities means the product can now be marketed in the all-important East Asia market. It will help open up previously untapped opportunities and we are looking forward to this latest accreditation having a positive impact on sales going forward.”
Ion Science’s robust and reliable Tiger boasts an anti-humidity and contamination design for optimum performance in the field. In fact, it has been independently verified as being the best performing PID, providing the most stable, repeatable readings, when tested against competing instruments in humid and contaminated conditions.
Providing a dynamic detection range of one parts per billion (ppb) to 20,000 parts per million (ppm)*, the Tiger offers the widest measurement range of any other VOC instrument on the market.
Ready to use, straight out of the box, the instrument requires no complicated set up procedures via a PC to perform basic functions and provides the best available VOC detection and software features available.
Ion Science’s Tiger also has the fastest response time on the market of just two seconds and can be connected directly to a PC via the USB offering extremely fast data download capabilities.
It has been designed for the safe replacement of batteries in hazardous environments and meets ATEX, IECEx, UL and CSA standards.