Advanced PID technology

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Businesses can evidence carbon neutrality and improved employee welfare thanks to a sophisticated PID 

Whilst China and other governments around the world commit to a green economy by 2030, companies are starting to turn to employee health and safety monitoring to learn and evidence improvements in carbon emissions.

Thanks to Cub’s photoionisation detection (PID) of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), UK-based gas detection manufacturing expert Ion Science, is helping employers reduce the daily exposure risks faced by occupational hygienists and technicians operating in the chemical or petrochemical industries.

The personal and portable detection and exposure instrument is extremely fast, lightweight and unobtrusive. It accurately measures personal VOC exposure in real-time and features intuitive audio, visual and vibration personal alarms, which notify the user when safe workplace exposure levels are about to be exceeded, all within 13 seconds.

ATEX and IECEx certified as standard, the device stores and handles data quickly and efficiently. Cub has a wide gas detection range of 0 to 5,000ppm and has sensitivity down to ppb levels. It can measure up to 480 selectable compounds and features anti-contamination and humidity resistance for extended field operation. 12-hour battery life also ensures that the device can operate for the full duration of a worker’s shift.

A large LCD screen provides occupational hygienists and technicians with clear and accurate readings that can be understood whatever the difficult climatic conditions being faced. Cub is also easy to service and features a two-year warranty when the device is registered online.

Safe operations in the energy sector are now more critical than ever before. Companies must meet ever-increasing global demand and ensure costs are low, while considering the increasing environmental factors. This all means increased pressures and demands on staff working times, particularly occupational hygienists and technicians.

Across global downstream gas operations, Ion Science products are used to help keep employees safe and ensure that companies meet the legislative requirements set out by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.

Regulation 7 of the COSHH Regulations 19991,2 lays down the requirements for using maximum exposure limits (MELs) and occupational exposure standards (OESs) for achieving adequate control of worker exposure. Cub PID ensures that regulation is adhered to. However, Cub is recommended to be used alongside a single gas detector (ARA) toxic alarm and exposure alarm for more significant employee safety coverage.