CubTAC personal benzene detector

The world’s smallest, lightest VOC detector for TACs and benzene

CubTAC is a personal benzene detector for the fast, accurate detection of total aromatic compounds (TACs), including benzene, keeping you safe within your working environment. Comfortable and unobtrusive to wear, CubTAC is the smallest, lightest, personal TAC and benzene detector available.

CubTAC has a dynamic range of 0 to 5000 parts per million (ppm), with its market leading ppb sensitivity, CubTAC comes with all the benefits of the Cub personal VOC detector but has a 10.0 eV lamp utilising a unique light filtering technology to give a reliable aromatic hydrocarbon concentration.

When worker exposure exceeds pre-set limits Cub’s audible, vibrating and flashing LED alarms alert you to the gases present. Readings are displayed on its bright, back-lit LCD display with selectable data logging time.

CubTAC uses Ion Science patented PID sensor technology that has been independently verified as best performing for speed, accuracy, and humidity resistant operation. Its unique Anti-contamination design and patented Fence Electrode Technology provide extended run time in the most challenging environments, giving you accurate results you can truly rely on.

Three Cub docking stations are available dependent on your requirements:

  • Charge dock – simply charges the instrument
  • Comms dock – offers USB communication and charging
  • Cal dock – offers a calibration facility, USB communication and charging

The CubTAC personal TAC and benzene detector is just one of a family of products that protects users from ingestion of benzene and other VOC gases. See our Tiger Select handheld benzene detector and our fixed benzene-specific monitor, Titan.

See our leading range of VOC detectors:

Personal Benzene Monitor

Key Features

Best available photoionisation detection (PID)

  • PID independently verified as best performing on the market
  • Unrivalled sensitivity detects down to ppb levels
  • Widest range detects gases 0 – 5,000 ppm
  • In-built humidity resistance with no need to compensate
  • Anti-contamination design for extended field operation


  • Fastest (<13 second) response to hazardous gases & vapours
  • Clear audio, visual and vibrating alarms
  • Large LCD display for clear readings
  • Longest battery life (16 hours)
  • Meets ATEX, IECEx (US & Canadian certification pending)

Ease of use

  • Smallest, lightest personal PID monitor available
  • Simple one button operation
  • Intuitive software and simple calibration routine
  • Easy to service

Low cost operation

  • Inexpensive consumables and parts
  • Two-year warranty when registered online
Personal Benzene Detector

What’s included

The CubTAC personal benzene detector with 10.0 eV lamp gives accurate detection of total aromatic compounds (TACs), including benzene, down to ppb levels.

For full details please contact Ion Science or an Ion Science Distributor for an up to date price list.

CubTAC Kit (part no. CKTSXCKX-WD):

  • CubTAC instrument
  • Docking station
  • Rechargeable battery (Li-ion)
  • Remote calibration adaptor
  • Accessory kit
  • Stack removal tool
  • Mains cable
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Calibration certificate

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Technical Specification

Technical Specification


Sensitivity0.01 ppm (isobutylene equivalent)
0.002 mg/m3 (isobutylene equivalent)
Accuracy±5% display reading + one digit
Response Time<13 seconds (T90)
ApprovalsEurope:ATEX:CE,Ex II 1G,Ex ia IIC T4;-20oC ≤Ta≤ 55oC
IECEx: Ex ia IIC T4-20oC ≤Ta≤ 55oC
China: Ex ia IIC T4 -20oC ≤ Ta ≤ 55oC
US and Canadian approvals: Class I, II and III, Division I, Hazardous
BatteryBattery life up to 16 hours
Battery charge time 4 hours
PID Lamp Options10.0 eV
Data logging30,000 readings
 CommunicationUSB 2.0
AlarmLEDs, audio and vibrate
Sounder 86 dB @ 300mm
Pre-programmed TWA & STEL. Work exposure alarm levels on all models.
TemperatureOperating: -20 to 55oC, -4 to 131oF
Humidity handling: Fence Electrode Technology
Weight & Dimensions111g (3.91 oz) 61 x 66 x 59mm (2.4 x 2.6 x 2.3”)
Resolution0.01 ppm
Range0 – 5,000 ppm
Calibration2 point calibration via docking station
IP RatingDesigned to IP65 (heavy rain)
LCD DisplayBack lit multi colour
Flow RateN/A (no pump)
Docking Station OptionsCharge only
Charge and USB communication
Charge, USB communication and calibration


Video Support

Video Support – CubTAC personal TAC and benzene detector


The following accessories are available for CubTAC
For further information or pricing please contact Ion Science or your local Distributor.

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