TIGER Select handheld benzene detector – now with ION Science benzene pre-filter tube!

Benzene & Total Aromatic Compound (TAC) detection in one instrument

The Tiger Select is a revolutionary hand-held gas detector for the rapid, accurate detection of benzene and Total Aromatic Compounds (TACs).

Utilising the high output Ion Science 10.0 eV detection system, a reading for TACs is seen immediately on start-up. Should aromatics be detected, an ION Science benzene pre-filter tube can be easily attached to ensure fast detection and selective measurement of benzene.

Throughout the measurement process, Tiger Select continues to display real-time data, ensuring the final reading represents the full value of actual benzene present. Benzene concentrations are displayed down to parts-per-billion (ppb) levels, giving you accurate, reliable data you can count on.

Tiger Select is capable of providing 15-minute short-term exposure limits (STELs) and 8-hour time-weighted averages (TWAs) for total aromatic compounds (TACs). A 10.6 eV lamp can easily be installed for the detection of a wide range of VOCs.

In addition, the unique Ion Science PID sensor incorporates both humidity resistant technology and anti-contamination design for extended operation in difficult working environments.

The Tiger Select benzene and total aromatic compound detector can also be used in standard Tiger operational mode without the use of a benzene pre-filter tube to deliver active indications of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including benzene, at concentrations as low as 1 ppb benzene equivalent.

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Key Features

Best proven photoionisation (PID) detection

  • PID independently verified as best performing on the market
  • Unrivalled sensitivity detects down to ppb levels
  • Selectively detects benzene with ION Science pre-filter tube
  • Continuous readings shown as max level reached
  • In-built humidity resistance with no need to compensate
  • Anti-contamination design for extended field operation

Minimise downtime

  • Ready to use instantly with no complicated set-up
  • Large battery capacity gives several days of use
  • Fast charge capability gets you up and running quickly
  • Simple icon driven menu requires no user training
  • Fastest data download via true USB connection
  • Easily upgrade your instrument via the web 24/7

Ease of use

  • Self-explanatory software and calibration routine
  • Easy change sensor, electrode stack and lamps
  • Large user-friendly keypad
  • Simple, one-handed operation

Low cost operation

  • Inexpensive parts and consumables
  • Five year warranty when instrument registered online
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What’s included

Ion Science provides a range of Tiger Select 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 Select Kit (part no. PTXSLBMP-0512):

  • Tiger Select instrument
  • Rechargeable battery (Li-ion)*
  • Battery charger and mains adaptor*
  • Rubber boot
  • Explorer case
  • Benzene pre-filter tubes
  • Tiger Select manual
  • Tiger Select Quick Start Guide
  • Benzene pre-filter tube opener
  • Carbon filter assembly
  • PTFE filter discs
  • Removable tool for MiniPID stack
  • Sample cleaning compound
  • Lanyard
  • Calibration adaptor
  • Sensor seal – coated

*Only included with the rechargeable Tiger Select

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As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we ION Science Ltd produce Li-ion batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back industrial batteries, they should contact us at info@ionscience.com. We will agree on the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

Technical Specification

Technical Specification


Resolution PPM model 0.001 ppm (1 ppb) benzene in Tube mode     0.01 ppm in TAC mode    0.1 ppm in standard running mode
Resolution PPB model 0.001 ppm (1 ppb) benzene in Tube mode    0.001 ppm in TAC modes    0.001 ppm in standard running mode
Maximum Reading 0 to 200 ppm benzene in tube mode, up to 20,000 ppm in TAC mode (gas dependent)
Response Time T90 < 2 seconds in normal running and TAC mode
Accuracy ± 10% display reading ± one digit benzene
Linearity ± 5% display reading ± one digit
Response Time
130 seconds in Tube mode. Progressive indication of benzene breakthrough is displayed in real time.
Intrinsically Safe Approvals II1GExiaIICT4Ga
Tamb = – 15 °C ≤Ta ≤+45 °C (with alkaline battery pack) ITS09ATEX26890X IECEx ITS 10.0036X
3193491 conforms to UL Std. 913, 61010-1 &
Certified to CAN/CSA Std. C22.2 No. 61010-1.
Class 1 Division 1. Approval for Groups A, B, C & D, T4
Battery Life Li-ion: life up to 24 hours, charge time 6.5 hours
Alkaline: 3 x AA, typically 8.5 hours life
PID Lamps 10.0 eV Krypton PID lamp
Data Logging > 120,000 data log points including date and time stamp
Communication Direct USB 1.1
Calibration 2 and 3 point calibration (via calibration kit accessory)
Alarm Flashing LED’s Amber (low alarm) Red (high alarm) Sounder 95 dBA at 300mm (12”) Vibration on alarm. Pre-programmed TWA and STEL*
Flow Rate >220 ml/min (150 cc/min flow alarm)
Temperature Operating: -20 to 60 °C, -4 to 140 °F (non Intrinsically Safe)
Humidity: 0-99 % RH (non condensing)
Protection Designed to IP65 (heavy rain)
EMC tested to EN61326-1:2006, EN50270:2006 & CFR 47:2008 Class A
Weight & Dimensions  Instrument (probe fitted, no tube attached) Length: 465 x Height: 89 x Depth: 61 mm (18.3 x 3.5 x 2.4”) Standard case Packed weight: 5 kg (176 oz)

Note: PhoCheck is a US registered trademark, no. 2880994, and UK registered trademark, no. 2212457. Fence Electrode Technology is produced by Ion Science Ltd, and protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,046,012.. EP 1474681, other patents pending.


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