ION Science Inc, is showing a range of advanced photoionisation detectors (PIDs) at the Oil & Gas Environment Conference (OGENV).

Specially developed for measuring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the oil & gas industry, the Falco fixed continuous PID, Tiger handheld PID and Cub personal PID will be on display at the event in Dallas, Texas. The company is also highlighting its next generation ‘MiniPID 2’ sensor offering excellent temperature stability and sensor-to-sensor consistency, as well as highly repeatable performance.Tiger VOC Detector

Ion Science’s market-leading gas detection instruments feature the company’s patented Fence Electrode Technology with ultimate resistance to humidity and contamination for reliable performance within the harshest oil & gas working environments, minimising drift issues whilst maximising up time for reduced costs and increased efficiencies.

The Oil and Gas industry poses many potential risks to workforce, workplace and the environment with dangerous gas emissions prevalent during production and processing operations. Ion Science’s Falco series of fixed continuous VOC monitors help ensure the on-going protection of workers operating in potentially hazardous industrial environments, such as refineries, petrochemical plants and laboratories.

Boasting fast response times, simple operation and several innovative design features, the instrument’s typhoontechnology prevents condensation forming on the sensor and removes the risk of the system short circuiting. An externally located, intrinsically safe sensor facilitates quick and easy servicing without the need for a hot work permit.

Offering a robust and reliable design, the popular Ion Science Tiger handheld PID provides the widest measurement range on the market of 1ppb to 20,000ppm. It is easy to set up and provides advanced VOC detection and software features. It has a fast response time of just two seconds and can be connected directly to a PC via the USB offering rapid data download capabilities.

The TigerLT is a streamlined, low cost version of the Tiger instrument. The entry-level PID also offers worldwide intrinsically safe certification for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and is ideal for environmental surveys.

Another handheld gas detector, the Tiger Select boasts two mode operation for the rapid and accurate detection of benzene and total aromatic compounds (TACs).  Utilising the high output Ion Science 10.0eV monitoring system, a reading for TACs is seen immediately on start-up. Should TACs be detected, a pre-filter tube can be easily attached to ensure rapid detection and selective measurement of benzene.

Ion Science’s Cub is the world’s smallest and lightest personal PID. With market-leading ppb sensitivity and a 10.6eV lamp, Cub sets the standard in personal VOC monitoring and features an audible, vibrating and flashing LED alarm designed to give workers an early warning of exposure to hazardous gases. With a dynamic range of 0-5000ppm, Cub sits within the breathing zone and is comfortable and unobtrusive to wear.

Alternatively, the CubTAC model is a personal PID for the fast, accurate detection of TACs, including benzene. It has a 10.0eV lamp utilising a special light filtering technology to give a reliable TAC concentration.

With over 30 years of knowledge and expertise within the oil & gas industry, Ion Science understands the need for fast, accurate and reliable gas sensors and instrumentation. In fact, it is the only company in the world to offer a complete portfolio of personal, handheld and fixed benzene detectors.



For product information please contact: Emily Lane, Ion Science, The Hive, Butts Lane Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire SG8 7SL tel: + 44 (0) 1763 208503 email: