3 rings of benzene

The benzene Guides are designed to provide general benzene information, benzene related health issues and benzene legislation, lastly focusing on product discussion and the best monitoring solution for your problem.

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toluene molecule

Toluene is the common name for methylbenzene, a commercially important intermediate chemical produced throughout the world in enormous quantities. The general population is exposed to toluene mainly through inhalation of vapour in ambient air or from cigarette smoke.

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Sulfur hexafluoride molecule

Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents. But leaks of the little-known gas in the UK and the rest of the EU in 2017 were the equivalents of putting an extra 1.3 million cars on the road.

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Propylene Oxide Molecule

Propylene oxide is used in the production of polyethers (the primary component of polyurethane foams) and propylene glycol. Short-term exposure to propylene oxide by humans and animals can cause eye and respiratory tract irritation.

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VOC house icon

Our series of VOC detection guides explain firstly what VOCs are and the potential danger that they pose to society. Secondly, they look at the different methods which can be used to detect them including PID (photoionisation detection) and finally they will look at the different applications in which PID can be used to detect VOCs.

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Fire icon

The Guides are designed to summarise Fire/Arson Investigation and the possible options for investigating a fire scene.

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Oil tanker spill

Our series of Hazardous Material Transportation guides explain the potential risk factors and the many possible dangers that can result in accidents occurring via their transportation. PIDs allow first responders to identify the dangerous conditions of an area.

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The Contamination and Remediation Guides are designed to provide details on the measurement of VOCs in soil, especially in soil screening by headspace analysis.

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The Humidity Guides are designed to highlight the importance of understanding humidity and how humidity interference could be affecting the customers PID results. It outlines the case for Ion Science instruments as they incorporate patented PID sensor technology with anti-contamination design and humidity resistant operation for optimal performance in harsh environments.

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toxic gases from bottle

Our series of Toxic Gases In A Laboratory Environment guides explain the potential risk factors where experiments or research is carried out toxic gas are likely to be present. Gases originating from aldehydes or alcohols e.g. ethanol, isopropanol and formaldehyde are commonly found due to the type of work being done.

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gas leak in a pipe

Our series of Leak Detection Guides explain the wide variety of gases found within a pharmaceutical or medical laboratory. Many have no taste, colour or smell, which makes it difficult to tell if a gas leak is present. A gas leak from a cylinder or fixed pipe gas system poses a series risk that can cause a potentially fatal incident or hazard within a laboratory environment.

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This series of guides talks about how aromatic gases occur, the specific dangers associated with them and finally how a fixed photoionisation detection (PID) system can be a useful additional monitoring tool to assist in their detection.

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Molecule Ring Mercury

The Mercury Application Guides are designed to highlight Mercury contamination Risks,the legislation pressure, as well as, outlining the case for Ion Science MVI instrument as a solution to detecting Mercury.

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digger digging up soil

The Soil Remediation Guides are designed to summarise environmental remediation and the health risks from contaminated land. Along with outlining the case for PID monitoring and important considerations such as contamination.

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subsurface diagram

The three Guides in the series are designed to assist in understanding Soil/Ground Gas Risks, Ground-Gas Explosions and Monitoring Subsurface Gas. The guides outline the need for continuous, unattended monitoring.

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Window view of skyline

Routine VOC monitoring is usually considered after every effort has been made to reduce or eliminate VOC sources. In a domestic environment, VOC removal is typically just a matter of opening a window to a ‘stuffy’ room. For large buildings, where VOCs arise from internal sources, the primary means of their removal is by forced extraction.

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Fugitive Emissions worker

Monitoring Fugitive Emissions

Fugitive emissions are accidental emissions of vapours or gases from pressurised apparatus, either due to faulty equipment, leakage or other unforeseen mishaps.

Proper routine maintenance of equipment reduces the likelihood of leaks and the best way to reduce fugitive emissions is through regular leak testing and maintenance.

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hand sanistiser

While the demand for hand sanitiser and other disinfecting products is currently on the rise, it is vital that both ethanol and isopropyl alcohol concentrations are properly monitored throughout laboratories.

Even though a laboratory may on the surface be clinically sterile, it could still be contaminated by VOCs coming from either sources within the laboratory, neighbouring rooms or even the surrounding area. There are many different VOCs that can be found in a laboratory, including ethanol and isopropanol alcohol.

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polluted world

As travellers cancel flights, businesses ask workers to stay home, and stocks fall, a global health crisis becomes a global economic crisis. In any health crisis, our first concern is (and should be) with the health of those affected. But unfortunately, the economic impacts also have dramatic effects on the wellbeing of families and communities.

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Fugitive Emissions worker

Suitable for a range of industrial applications, toxic gas detectors can prove vital for personal safety, in particular for those working in volatile environments.

ION Science has over 30 years of experience manufacturing gas detection instruments for a wide range of industries, supplying portable, fixed, personal, and semi-portable instruments.

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