MVI mercury vapour detector

Accurately detects mercury in just 3 seconds!

The Mercury Vapour Indicator (MVI) is a revolutionary mercury detector, detecting mercury vapours in just 3 seconds!

The instrument’s dual beam UV absorption technology means MVI does not saturate or need regenerating between readings – like traditional gold film detection methods – eliminating instrument downtime.

Fast and accurate, the MVI mercury detector gives a real-time response and is ready to detect instantly. MVI provides continuous readings and offers two detection ranges: 0.1 to 199 and 1 to 1999 microgram/cubic meter.

MVI is a portable mercury vapour detector that utilises a high-performance pump for fast indication and recovery. The instrument’s audible alarm and large digital display clearly indicate the levels of mercury present.

Ergonomically designed with simple, one-handed operation MVI mercury vapour detector is the ideal survey unit for rapid and accurate mercury detection.

Key Features


  • Large, clear digital display
  • Portable simple one handed operation
  • Easy to use – minimal training required
  • Robust and withstands harsh environments
  • Audible alarm gives clear indication of mercury vapours

Best available detection

  • Fast 3 second response
  • Highly accurate
  • Range: 0.1 – 199 & 1 – 1999 microgram / cubic meter
  • Fast indication and recovery

Minimise downtime

  • No saturation, no regeneration – eliminates downtime
  • Ready to detect within minutes
  • Continuous 5.5 hours operation

Low cost operation

  • Inexpensive consumables and parts
  • 2 year warranty when instrument registered online
handheld mercury detector

What’s included

MVI Portable Mercury Detector

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

MVI Kit (part no. MVSSRXME-X):

  • MVI Instrument
  • 24V Power Supply
  • Probe + 10 Water trap Filters
  • Carbon Filter
  • MVI quick start guide
  • Warranty registration card

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Technical Specification

Technical Specification


Detector Dual Beam Ultraviolet Absorption Module
Accuracy ± 5 micrograms or ± 10% reading
Operation After warm up MVI gives real time mercury vapour concentrations
Alarm Audible Alarm Factory pre-set to 20 microgram/cubic meter
Instrument Range 0.1 to 199 and 1 to 1999 microgram cubic meter
Temperature 10oC to 50oC
Weight & Dimensions 6 lbs 10 oz (3Kgs)
145 x 295 x 80 mm
Repeatability ±5 % FSD @ 1 μg/m3
Batteries NiMH – last up to 5 1⁄2 hours from full charge
Power NiMH
Response = 3 seconds

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The MVI mercury vapour detector has a number of accessories available.
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