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Enhanced PID sniffs out aromatic compounds

14th November 2017


Ion Science has enhanced its Tiger Select handheld photoionisation detector (PID) for enhanced detection of benzene and total aromatic compounds (TACs).

The updated Tiger Select has been re-designed by for ease of use, simplicity and maximum protection against potentially lethal volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene.
 
Ion Science has simplified the intuitive interface to make it more user-friendly and simpler to operate. Although it offers the same functionality as previous models, the latest Tiger Select now features separate Basic and Advanced modes, allowing users to easily customise the instrument to suit their specific requirements.
 
In addition, the Tiger Select’s filter clamp is produced from a new high strength material which is designed for improved resistance to harsh working environments and high humidity, plus ensures extended performance when used in conjunction with the new PTFE filter.
 
As part of the enhancements, Ion Science has introduced own brand benzene pre-filter tubes. Specially developed for use with Tiger Select, the highly cost effective tubes offer enhanced performance by demonstrating better resistance to interference gases.
 
Utilising the high output Ion Science 10.0eV lamp configuration, a reading for TACs is seen immediately on start-up in both Basic and Advanced modes.
 
Where TACs are detected above the regulatory limit, a new benzene pre-filter tube can be easily attached to Tiger Select to ensure rapid detection and selective measurement of benzene. A short term exposure limit (STEL) can then be immediately initiated.
 
This three-step process provides instant TAC readings and minimises tube usage when benzene levels are low.
 


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