Tiger - Revolutionary VOC Detector
The Tiger VOC detector is a revolutionary hand held PID instrument for rapid, accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Its photoionisation detection (PID) capabilities utilise advanced patented Fence Electrode technology, a 3 electrode format with increased resistance to humidity and contamination.
A robust hand held VOC detector, Tiger provides a dynamic detection range of 1 parts per billion (ppb) to 20,000 parts per million (ppm), offering the widest measurement range of any other VOC detector on the market.
Ready to use straight out of the box, the Tiger VOC detector requires no complex set up procedures via a PC to perform basic functions and provides the best available VOC detection and software features available.
The Tiger VOC detector has the fastest response time on the market of just two seconds, and is just as quick to clear down. The instrument can be connected directly to a PC via the USB offering extremely fast data download capabilities.
Tiger has been designed for the safe replacement of batteries in hazardous environments. Long life rechargeable Li-ion batteries give up to 24 hours of use. Fast battery charging allows the instrument to be fully charged in 6.5 hours, while 8 hours of use can be achieved from 1.5 hours charge.
The unique six pin miniPID detector cell with anti-contamination design dramatically extends run time in the field. Low cost filters and lamps can be easily changed in seconds, minimising instrument downtime. Inexpensive disposable parts mean the Tiger VOC detector has the lowest running costs on the market.
Tiger is a fully upgradeable VOC detector with multiple functions to choose from. A base unit can be upgraded with data logging, health and safety and ppb options, remotely, without needing to be returned to the factory.
Tiger offers simple, one handed operation for easy VOC detection. Its rugged design and protective, removable rubber boot withstand the harshest environments. The large, clear back-lit display allows for easy viewing in any light condition. An integrated torch is designed for directing the instrument’s probe into dimly lit areas.
- Patented Fence Electrode Technology
- Dynamic range ppb to 20,000 ppm for specific volatiles
- Fast 2 second response
- Easy change miniPID Detector, Electrode Stack and Lamps
- Exceptionally easy to use and intuitive
- No complex set up procedures required via a PC
- Batteries certified to be changed within hazardous areas
- Fully upgradeable with selectable functions
- Choice of data logging options
- Battery life up to 24 hours
- Intrinsically Safe ATEX, IECEx and CUL approvals
- Rugged design with protective, removable rubber boot
- Loud audible sounders 95 dBA
- Bright LED and vibration alarms
- Lowest running costs on the market
- 5 year instrument warranty*
* Standard warranty for Tiger is 1 year. 5 year warranty applies only when the instrument is registered online by the end user.
1 ppb or 0.001 mg/m3
20,000 ppm or 20,000 mg/m3
± 5% display reading ± one digit
± 5% to 100 ppm
Li-ion: life up to 24 hours, charge time 6.5 hours
Alkaline: 3 x AA, up to 8.5 hours life
10.6 eV Krypton PID lamp (standard) and 11.7eV lamps available
> 120,000 data log points including date and time stamp (33 hours at 1 log per second)
Via calibration kit accessory
Flashing LED and 95 dBA at 300mm (12”) audible sounder
Selectable vibrating alarm
Pre-programmed TWA and STEL*
Pre-programmed with 450 gases*
220 ml/min with flow fail alarm
Operating: -20 to 60 0C, -4 to 140 0F (non Intrinsically Safe)
Humidity: 0-99% RH (non condensing)
Designed to IP65 (heavy rain)
C E 1180
EMC tested to EN61326-1:2006, EN50270:2006 & CFR 47:2008 Class A
Weight & Dimensions
Instrument without probe: Width: 340 x Height: 90 x Depth: 60 mm (13.4 x 3.6 x 2.4”)
Standard case: 420 x 320 x 97 mm (16.5 x 12.5 x 3.8”)
Instrument weight 0.72 kg (25 oz)
*Model and gas dependent.
**Maximum reading is achieved with certain analytes such as ethanol.
Remediation application image above supplied courtesy of Van Walt.
- Aircraft / wing tank entry
- Arson Investigation
- Automotive Manufacture
- CFCs in landfill sites
- Chemical Storage
- Clandestine labs
- Environmental Clean Up After Spillage
- Fence Line Monitoring for Plume Detection
- Filter Monitoring
- Fruit Ripening
- Fuel Vapour Detection
- Fugitive Emissions
- Fumigation Gases (such as formaldehyde)
- Gas Line Leakage
- General Atmosphere Monitoring for Tracing Chemicals
- Glove and Fume Box Monitoring
- Head Space Monitoring
- Health & Safety, STEL & TWA Monitoring in Confined Spaces
- Illegal Dumping of Chemicals
- Indoor Air Quality Measuring Industrial Volatiles
- Industrial Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
- Marine spills
- Medical Gases within Hospitals
- Offshore Gas Monitoring
- Perimeter Monitoring
- Petrochemical Storage
- Screening Tool for First Responders
- Semiconductor production
- Sileage silos
- Soil sample screening
- Solvent Recovery Systems
- Solvents in Clean Rooms
- Spillage Investigation
- VOC Leak Detection
- VOC Monitoring
The following Tiger Handheld VOC Gas Detector documents can be downloaded below. To obtain hard copies of any of the items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quick Start Guide
- Software: V188.8.131.52
- Firmware: (this firmware is automatically downloaded to the TigerPC software)
- Instrument Gas Table: ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN
A number of Tiger papers are available below for download:-
Intrinsic Safety Certificates
The following accessories are available for the Tiger Handheld VOC Gas Detector. For further information or pricing please contact Ion Science or your local Distributor.
|1/jawu-01||2.1mm DC jack - cigar lighter plug Car Charger Lead|
|1/VS-22||Power supply for A-861220|
|861205||Protective, Removable rubber boot|
|861230||USB Cable - Angled B Connector|
|861245||Charger Support Strap|
|861266||Leather Instrument Holster|
|861412||Leather Instrument Harness|
|861476||Tiger Calibration Adaptor|
|A-31057||Carbon Filter Assembly (Sm Blue)|
|A-31063||PID Lamp Cleaning Kit|
|A-845213||PID Calibration Kit 100ppm Isobutylene (103 litres)|
|A-846267||10.6/11.7 eV Electrode Stack|
|A-861220||Battery Charger Assembly|
|A-861240||Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Assembly|
|A-861241||AA Battery Pack Assembly|
|A-861267||Phocheck Tiger Accessory Box|
|A-861268||Software USB Stick - PhoCheck Tiger Range|
|A-861286||Probe Tube 60mm|
|A-861400||Tube Holder Assembly (for Drager Tubes)|
|A-861406||Flexible Probe Assembly|
|A-861413||5m Extension Hose|
|A-861414||10m Extension Hose|
|A-861441||PTFE Filter Discs 100|
|A-861472||PTFE Filter Discs 10|
|A-861511||Tiger Docking Plate|
|A-861546||Tiger USB to RS232 Converter|
|MP6SX6FX||MiniPID 6-pin Assembly (10.6eV)|
Ion Science provides a range of Tiger kits to suit your requirements, along with an exclusive range of accessories. Further details can be found below. For more information and prices contact Ion Science or your local Distributor.
Tiger Kit Contains:
- Rechargeable Battery (Li-ion)*
- Battery Charger and Mains Adaptor*
- Rubber Boot
- Explorer Case
- USB Memory Stick
- Zero Filter Assembly
- PTFE Filter Disc (dust filter)
- Removal Tool miniPID Stack
- Probe Tube (60mm)
- Sample Cleaning Compound Assembly
- Cleaning buds
- Lanyard (wrist strap)
- USB Cable
- Calibration Adaptor
- Printed Quick Start Guide (we recommend downloading the Instrument Manual.)
*Only included with the Rechargeable Tiger.
Video Support – Tiger Handheld VOC Gas Detector
Product Testimonials – Tiger Handheld VOC Gas Detector
Adam Lumber, Principal Technical Engineer, Structural Soils Ltd
‘We needed to replace our MiniRAE PID and so considered another RAE instrument along with an Ion Science instrument. The price was comparable, but we chose to go ahead with the Tiger from Ion Science as the services and spare parts are based / manufactured in the UK, which minimises the chances of delays. We’ll be using the Tiger mainly for measuring volatiles in soil samples obtained during ground investigations, and it may also be used to detect volatiles in the air on sites where hydrocarbons may be present. Alex Graft from Shawcity, Ion Science’s exclusive UK distributor, demonstrated the product to us.’
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