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A Brief Guide to Leak Detection

15th October 2020
Leak testing is too often considered as an afterthought resulting in costly situations and solutions, especially in production systems.

Importance of Gas Detection in the Aviation Industry

8th October 2020
Confined spaces in aircraft carriers can become a large risk if oxygen levels are altered and toxic gases at high concentrations are present.

Maximize Productivity with the Fire Investigation Kit

24th September 2020
Fire investigators worldwide use the ION Science Fire Investigation Kit to maximize their productivity and minimize the number of lab samples taken on-site.

Using PID for HAZMAT response procedures

26th August 2020
The versatile nature of a PID instrument makes it an indispensable device for the emergency services in response to a HAZMAT incident.

Health and Safety in Heavy Industries

26th August 2020
Many vapors and gases found in heavy industries pose an explosion risk. For any gas to combust it must reach its lower explosive limit (LELs).

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

26th August 2020
HVAC systems are now being developed and integrated in a way to establish a balance between adequate ventilation to prevent sickness.

Work, Home, Outdoors and Sick Building Syndrome

26th August 2020
Poor air quality and ventilation are key contributing factors to Sick building syndrome (SBS), an illness diagnosed by a collection of acute symptoms

Clean Air Strategy 2019

26th August 2020
To further address the health and safety and environmental issues surrounding air pollution, in January 2019 the UK government launched a Clean Air Strategy

Environmental and health and safety issues

26th August 2020
Health and Safety issues - Whilst many VOCs have no adverse effects on health and the environment, some are harmful. Health effects include eye irritation.

Substance Gas Monitoring

26th August 2020
Whether a landowner or developer the objective is identical; namely to ensure that any existing or proposed development remains or takes place safely.

Environmental factors that can influence gas migration

26th August 2020
Environmental factors - there are several other factors that can come into play that influence migration in addition to changes in barometric pressure.

Migration Pathways

25th August 2020
Migration pathways include pore spaces, fractures, joints, bedding planes and fault lines. Anthropogenic influences can increase permeability.

Urban and Soil Remediation

25th August 2020
Soil Remediation of an industrial site may be required when an environmental permit is surrendered, or following an accidental release of pollutants.

What is Humidity and can it affect PID results?

25th August 2020
Water vapour itself is the gaseous state of water and is invisible to the human eye but we have all experienced how uncomfortable high humidity is.

Fire Investigators Kit

25th August 2020
Modern PID sensors are able to ‘compete’ with arson investigation dogs in terms of sensitivity and offer a number of advantages.

Fixed, personal or portable monitoring for benzene detection?

25th August 2020
What type of instrument is for you when it comes to monitoring benzene? We have split up the benefits of our fixed, personal and portable instruments for you

Benzene Health and Safety Operational Efficiency: Plant turnaround

25th August 2020
VOCs are chemical compounds, they are described as volatile because they evaporate easily, releasing molecules into the atmosphere.

Arson Investigation – Detecting Accelerants: The Size of the Arson Problem

25th August 2020
VOCs are chemical compounds, they are described as volatile because they evaporate easily, releasing molecules into the atmosphere.

PID for Arson Investigation – Photoionisation Detectors

25th August 2020
VOCs are chemical compounds, they are described as volatile because they evaporate easily, releasing molecules into the atmosphere.

Effects of high humidity on photoionisation detectors (PIDs)

25th August 2020
VOCs are chemical compounds, they are described as volatile because they evaporate easily, releasing molecules into the atmosphere.

ION Science supplies 300 Tiger VOC detectors to Germany’s federal office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

25th August 2020
VOCs are chemical compounds, they are described as volatile because they evaporate easily, releasing molecules into the atmosphere.

PID detection: An ideal solution to monitor benzene

25th August 2020
The photoionisation detector (PID) has proven to be an ideal solution to monitor benzene within the environment. There are many types of instrument to do it.

Understanding occupational exposure limits for benzene

24th August 2020
For any chemical agent for which an IOELV has been set at EU level, member States are required to establish a national occupational exposure limit value.

How to monitor benzene – A Complete Guide

24th August 2020
VOCs are chemical compounds, they are described as volatile because they evaporate easily, releasing molecules into the atmosphere.

Managing hazardous substances within the workplace

24th August 2020
Dangerous substances, in liquid, gas or solid form that pose a risk to workers’ health or safety can be found in nearly all workplaces.

Using PID for Benzene detection

24th August 2020
Rather than having to rely on human senses in a workplace setting it is advisable to use an appropriate form of quantitative monitoring

12 things you should know about benzene

24th August 2020
Benzene is a chemical that is a colourless or light yellow liquid at room temperature. Benzene evaporates into the air very quickly.

Detecting Benzene in a refinery environment

24th August 2020
Benzene remains an important industrial chemical, but is well known as extremely hazardous and recognised as a carcinogen.

Understanding the Benzene ring

24th August 2020
The benzene ring is a basic component of many organic compounds, especially the aromatic hydrocarbons. Each carbon atom is also bonded to a hydrogen atom

How to bump test and calibrate gas detection equipment

24th August 2020
ATEX, IEC, British HSE, and US OSHA standards all call for the bump test and calibration of any portable instrument used for worker health and safety protection.

What are Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) gases?

20th August 2020
VOCs are chemical compounds, they are described as volatile because they evaporate easily, releasing molecules into the atmosphere.

Leak Detection within Biotechnology Laboratories

19th August 2020
Leak checks to analytical laboratory equipment promotes good laboratory practice and preventative maintenance offering a number of benefits.

Continuous VOC Monitoring

12th August 2020
Owners of fuel storage facilities are subject to regulations aimed at preventing leaks of fuel into the environment, increasing the need for VOC detectors.

Careers with ION Science

5th August 2020
Ion Science is a rapidly growing company with our UK headquarters located just outside of Cambridge, with further offices in Germany, Italy and the USA.

General leakage in fuel storage – VOC detectors

29th July 2020
Owners of fuel storage facilities are subject to regulations aimed at preventing leaks of fuel into the environment, increasing the need for VOC detectors.

Urban Air Quality Gas Detection

19th September 2019
VOCs are chemical compounds, they are described as volatile because they evaporate easily, releasing molecules into the atmosphere.

Gases found within Pharmaceutical and Bioanalytical Laboratories

2nd September 2019
There are a wide variety of gases found within a pharmaceutical or medical laboratory. Many have no taste, colour or smell.

ION Science on target to achieve £20 million turnover in 30th anniversary year

28th August 2019
ION Science on target to achieve a £20 million turn-over in its 30th anniversary year.

ION Science Introduces Optional Premium Plus Case for Tiger Photoionisation Detectors

20th August 2019
Rugged, environmentally sealed case specially developed to accommodate gas cylinder for quick and easy on-site bump testing.

Offshore Applications – The Role of Gas Detection

15th August 2019
Off-shore drilling is a highly hazardous process with dangers from complex equipment and harsh environments. Severe weather as well as toxic gases, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are all present during the extraction process.

Ninewells Hospital chooses Tiger VOC detector for use within their assisted conception unit

9th August 2019
The Assisted Conception Unit at Ninewells Hospital has purchased a Tiger VOC detector to ensure optimum culture conditions for embryos within their Laboratories.

VOC Gas Detectors for Laboratory Environments

1st August 2019
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and toxic gases are present within hospitals, cleanrooms and laboratories due to the type of work carried out.

Falco fixed PID helps improve odour treatment plant efficiency

18th June 2019
With environmental legislation in relation to odour management becoming increasingly more stringent, Italy-based Technologia & Ambiente (T&A) has purchased a Falco fixed, continuous photoionisation detector (PID).

Construction Industry – Using VOC detection

10th June 2019
From insulation to wood panels, numerous building materials emit toxic compounds. Pollutants from floors, ceilings and walls have a negative impact on the indoor air quality of buildings.

PIDs – A versatile device for emergency services in response to a HAZMAT incident

17th May 2019
The ability of a photoionisation detector (PID) to measure low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) makes them a vital tool in the decision making process following a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incident.

HAZMAT response – Suitability of Photoionisation Detectors

17th May 2019
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, chemical spill or other incident involving hazardous materials there are many unknown factors.

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) spill response

18th April 2019
Hazardous Material spills response can include biological, chemical and radiological materials that pose a serious risk to the public or workers.

See Our New Tiger Instrument Video

10th April 2019
Our video provides a descriptive explanation of how the Tiger handheld VOC detector is a revolutionary handheld gas detection instrument for the rapid, accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within the harshest of environments.

Hazardous Materials Transportation – The Dangers

9th April 2019
Our Hazardous Materials Transportation guide explains the potential risk factors and the many possible dangers that can result in accidents occurring via their transportation.

ION Science feature as one of The Sunday Times Profit Track Ones to Watch 2019

8th April 2019
Ion Science featured in The Sunday Times Profit Track, Ones to Watch on Sunday 7th April 2019.

SBS – Sick Building Syndrome

4th April 2019
ION Science has published a new FREE Guide, which provides an Introduction to SBS sick building syndrome and possible SBS symptoms according to the NHS.

What is a VOC?

4th April 2019
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a wide range of natural and synthetically occurring chemicals. They are found almost everywhere on earth and even in outer space!

See Our New Falco and Falco TAC Video!

4th April 2019
The video provides a descriptive explanation of the main key features that our Falco & Falco TAC has to offer.

10 Most Common VOCs Gases Found In Your Home!

1st April 2019
Most people are completely unaware of the harmful effects of VOC gases within their homes. VOCs are often associated with paints and solvents.

Conference Of Industrial Hygiene ‘Le Gionarte di Corvara’

3rd March 2019
Last week saw Ion Science travel to Corvara, Northern Italy to celebrate the 25th Conference of Industrial Hygiene.

ION Science Ltd company Christmas weekend away in Devon

4th December 2018
Ion Science Ltd enjoyed their annual company Christmas weekend away, this year, we enjoyed three nights in Devon!

FREE VOC Gas Table for customers who register Tiger instruments

24th October 2018
Ion Science the leading manufacturer of high-performance gas detection instrumentation is offering a free gas table.

ION Science continues global expansion with ION Science India Pvt Ltd

10th October 2018
The Indian Government is giving increasing importance to the control of air, water and noise pollution.

ION Science partners with Blackline Safety to change North American VOC detector landscape forever

18th September 2018
Exciting new supply agreement allows Blackline Safety to add Ion Science photoionisation detector to G7 sensor portfolio through revenue-sharing rental service.

ION Science opens an office in China

13th September 2018
Gas detection instrumentation specialist set to further strengthen growth, customer support and brand awareness in China, Hong Kong & Macau.

Falco fixed VOC monitor is chosen by Monument Chemical for good manufacturing practices

7th June 2018
Falco VOC detector monitors pump seals for leaks of different grades of solvents in the C6-C9 aromatic compound range.

Tiger LT aids safe export of hazardous waste

14th March 2018
Tabib Toxic Waste Services Ltd has purchased a second Tiger LT handheld photoionisation detector (PID) to ensure the safe export of hazardous waste from a new hazardous waste transfer station in Israel.

Download our FREE Guide: Benzene Related Health Issues

16th February 2018
The Guide has been created to ensure you understand the specific worldwide concerns over benzene and make you aware of benzene related health issues and why benzene should be monitored.

PIDs for Benzene Monitoring: Download our FREE Guide

9th February 2018
Unlike other health and safety hazards, the only way to carry out a risk assessment for benzene exposure is to monitor quantitatively.

ION Science invests £500,000 in advanced pick and place machine

8th February 2018
New Europlacer iineo system set to increase efficiencies and capacity of MiniPID PCB assembly process.

An Introduction to Benzene Exposure Legislation – FREE Guide

25th January 2018
ION Science has published a new FREE to download Guide; An Introduction to Benzene Exposure Legislation.

The Basics of Benzene – download your FREE Guide

3rd January 2018
This Guide is the first in our series detailing everything you need to know about Benzene and how to effectively deal with this hazardous chemical within your working environment.

New carry cases for Tiger and Tiger Select portable VOC gas detectors

30th November 2017
The new cases are now smaller, lighter and more robust, ensuring that the instrument and accessories are fully protected.

GasCheck gas leak detector used by Russian Bioanalytical Laboratory

10th November 2017
GasCheck gas leak detector is used by Russian Bioanalytical Laboratory to check for nitrogen and argon leaks as part of pivotal gas management system.

Tiger Select is enhanced for improved detection of Benzene

3rd November 2017
Latest update designed to offer improved ease of use, simplicity and performance for users in oil refineries and petrochemical plants.

Two Day Global Conference For Distributors at our new UK facility

24th October 2017
The event attracted some 61 distributors from across Europe and the rest of the world, as well as representatives from Ion Science’s offices in France, Italy and the USA.

Ion Science completes its move into a new purpose-built £4.5 million facility

10th October 2017
Gas detection instrumentation specialist’s ultra-modern plant is open and geared to meet ambitious global growth plans for advanced VOC monitors.

Cubs used in Antwerp ports to protect employees from VOCs

29th August 2017
Cubs used in Antwerp ports to protect employees from VOCs, the unobtrusive personal PIDs provide reliable protection from hazardous gases.

GasCheck G gas leak detectors chosen by Air Liquide Electronics

10th July 2017
Latest handheld instruments replace 20-year old Ion Science GasCheck B detectors for monitoring gas leaks after high-pressure cylinder changes.

Falco fixed VOC monitor gains North American and Canadian approval

15th June 2017
Reinforcing its unrivalled position at the forefront of gas detection instrumentation and sensors, Ion Science has been awarded North American approval.

Tiger VOC monitor purchased by Australian environmental consultancy

1st June 2017
Australian environmental consultancy, JBS&G has purchased another well-proven Tiger handheld VOC monitor for global environmental and occupational health monitoring applications.

Tiger LT VOC detector chosen for its price, design and resistance to humidity and contamination

8th May 2017
Tiger LT VOC gas detector was chosen for its competitive price point, streamlined yet durable design and anti-contamination and humidity resistance.

ION Science launches MiniPID 2 HS (high sense)

4th April 2017
A highly sensitive version of the ION Science MiniPID 2 HS (High Sense) sensor is capable of monitoring trace levels of VOCs.

ION Science opens new office in France

23rd March 2017
Ion Science France will be the company’s third office in Europe and fourth worldwide, all supported by a global distributor network.

Provectus chooses Tiger PID for humidity resistant and anti-contamination design

2nd March 2017
With its reliable PID technology they chose the Tiger PID for humidity resistance in tough environmental conditions.

Watch our latest video ‘Falco fixed VOC detector – Typhoon Technology’

9th February 2017
The Falco fixed VOC detector incorporates 'typhoon' technology specifically designed for extreme weather and condensing atmospheres. Watch our latest video!

The Titan benzene specific monitor is nominated

3rd February 2017
We are delighted that our Titan continuous fixed benzene-specific monitor has made the shortlist of nominees in the Technical Innovation category.

Lakeshore Environmental chooses Tiger LT

31st January 2017
Lakeshore Environmental, chooses the entry-level Tiger LT photoionisation detector (PID) to replace an outdated and unsupported competitor instrument.

New Regional Manager for Middle East and South Asia

10th January 2017
Although Chari will be targeting a range of markets, his focus will be on the oil & gas and petrochemical sectors, in line with the Ion Science global growth strategy.

Here at ION Science, It’s all about the people

20th December 2016
It has been another busy year for the HR department with 12 new starters and an impressive 15 internal promotions in the past 12 months.

The Falco doubles sales of fixed photoionisation detectors

15th December 2016
This latest success is being attributed to the launch of the company’s Falco series of fixed continuous volatile organic compound (VOC) monitors and MiniPID 2 sensor earlier this year.

300 Tiger VOC detectors for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

9th December 2016
Ion Science has recently supplied 300 Tiger handheld volatile organic compound detectors to Germany’s Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

ION Science employees visit Malham at Christmas 2016

8th December 2016
We had a busy itinerary to ensure that we made the most of the breath-taking remote village.

Detection of benzene in hazardous areas

28th November 2016
The detection of benzene is critical in the petrochemical industry as it is so commonly present, It's extremely hazardous and a recognised human carcinogen.

ION Science on schedule for move into new purpose-built facility May 2017

8th November 2016
ION Science has confirmed it is on schedule to move into its new state-of-the-art plant in May 2017!

ION Science Inc. show VOC gas detectors at OSHA conference

1st November 2016
Ion Science Inc. will be showing a wide range of high-performance gas detection instrumentation for occupational health at the Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference 2016.

TVOC chosen by logistics handling company in Israel

30th September 2016
Latest project forms part of successful tender by key distributor Amos Gazit for the design, supply and installation of a complete gas detection system.

Register you ION Science instrument for an extended warranty

30th September 2016
Further underlining its commitment to providing unrivalled technical support and first-class service delivery, Ion Science is reminding its global customers to register their gas detection instrumentation online to benefit from industry-beating extended warranties.

Chinese metro security choose Tiger VOC detectors

2nd September 2016
The well proven Tiger handheld VOC detectors are being used as part of a security and anti-terrorism screening process to check passengers’ luggage and bags.

Titan achieves US certification to UL standards

12th July 2016
Ion Science’s  Titan, continuous real-time benzene-specific monitor, is set to help petroleum refineries meet new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, which come into force in 2018.

Thai indoor air quality monitoring specialist chooses Tiger

8th July 2016
ION Science high-performance Tiger handheld VOC detector has been chosen by Clean Air (Thailand) Company Ltd to measure potentially harmful total volatile organic compounds.

Enhancements to MiniPID 2 sensor for exceptional lifetime performance!

5th July 2016
As part of our on-going strategy to continue delivering the best performing PIDs (photoionisation detectors) in the industry...

Condensing or humid atmospheres are no issue for the ION Science Falco

16th June 2016
Falco’s ‘typhoon’ technology prevents condensation forming on the sensor eliminating the risk of short circuit and making the instrument ideal for harsh conditions.

GeoAmbient chooses Ion Science Tiger VOC for humidity resistant sensor

12th May 2016
Spanish geological and environmental consultancy, GeoAmbient, is using a Tiger as part of its subsoil investigation activities.

ION Science launches Falco fixed VOC monitors

11th April 2016
Ion Science announces the launch of its Falco series of fixed continuous VOC monitors for the on-going protection of workers operating in hazardous industrial environments.

Leading gas detection instrumentation on show at SPE, Norway

6th April 2016
Exhibits on stand 612 include Titan fixed benzene detector, the world’s first continuous benzene-specific monitor for the accurate and reliable detection of ambient benzene in petrochemical applications.

The MiniPID 2 sensor – ION Science refocus

11th February 2016
As part of this latest R and D initiative, the company is set to introduce a series of enhancements designed to further strengthen the plug and play sensor’s performance and efficiency.

Improvements to Tiger probe and manual updates

3rd February 2016
Improvements to Tiger probe and manual updates have been carried out after customer feedback.

£250,000 investment in printed circuit board department

1st December 2015
As part of an on-going investment programme designed to support further growth, we have spent some £250,000 setting up an in-house printed circuit board (PCB) department.

Bringing the global Sales and Marketing team together

24th November 2015
We recently held a week-long global Sales and Marketing meeting at our Cambridgeshire facility.

National oceanography prevents exposure with Cub personal VOC monitor

4th November 2015
National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is using two Cub personal PIDs in a move to prevents exposure to VOCs and essential chemicals used in a fume containment cabinet.

Introducing a new territory manager for South Asia

29th October 2015
We are delighted to introduce a new territory manager. KS Chari as Territory Manager for South Asia.

Further expansion into Europe

14th October 2015
As part of our long-term growth strategy to further expand operations in Europe, we are excited to reveal that we have opened an office in Italy via our existing partner, LabService Analytica.

Tiger handheld VOC detector receives Korean certification

9th October 2015
The Tiger, Tiger Select and Tiger LT now have Korean intrinsically safe certification to add to its European, US and Canadian certification. This means all Tiger models can be used in potentially explosive environments.

Ground investigation specialist chooses Tiger PID to measure VOCs

30th September 2015
Leading independent site investigation, geotechnical engineering and environmental consultancy, Southern Testing, has chosen the handheld Tiger PID to measure VOCs in the field.

Newly launched Tiger LT VOC monitor wins award in USA

23rd September 2015
Just a few months after it was launched, we are thrilled to announce that our Tiger LT VOC monitor has been named New Product of the Year in the Industrial Hygiene category at Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s prestigious seventh annual awards.

Tiger VOC detector helps BAM Ritchies Limited stay on track

9th July 2015
BAM Ritchies Ltd, is using an ION Science handheld Tiger PID for nightly monitoring of VOC concentrations during on-site headspace testing of contaminated soil samples on railway contracts.

Introducing the new low cost Tiger LT with leading accuracy and run time

1st June 2015
In response to the growing demand from our global customer base, the low cost Tiger LT is a streamlined, version of our popular Tiger PID instrument.

Work commences on the new ION Science building

30th April 2015
The new ION Science building will be on site 1500 metres square, and will be an environmentally-friendly plant situated in Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire.

Success for ION Science in Bangladesh

24th March 2015
We were delighted when our South Asia representative based in India, KS Chari, completed a highly successful road trip through Bangladesh to secure new distributors for Ion Science products.

An Italian Job! – Offshore Mediterranean Conference

19th March 2015
Italy is well known for its food, wine, culture, fashion and opera, but did you know that it will also be hosting the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) on 25-27 March?

Canadian hospital uses a Tiger VOC detector

24th February 2015
We love being able to demonstrate the diverse range of global applications using our instruments, it's being used by Canada’s St Boniface Hospital.

ION Science launches world’s first continuous benzene specific monitor

2nd December 2014
Titan is a continuous benzene specific monitor specially designed for ambient benzene in petrochemical applications.

ION Science granted planning permission for new eco-friendly facility

30th October 2014
This eco-friendly building will help us to continue growing on a global basis and has been designed with employee comfort and well-being in mind.

ION Science launches new accessory for Tiger VOC detector

14th August 2014
The latest development for continuous area monitoring of accident and excavation sites helps ensure general public and workers stay protected from VOC gases.

Tiger is hot property for German fire investigation consultancy

6th August 2014
German fire investigation consultancy, Brandursachenermittlung, has purchased two Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) detectors from Ion Science for use as part of the fire investigation activities.

ION Science steps up focus on the petrochemical industry

10th July 2014
In a key strategic move designed to boost market share and competitive edge, Ion Science has refined its core target business with plans to further increase focus on the petrochemical industry.

Tiger VOC detector chosen for River Kishon dredging project

19th June 2014
This unique and complex project involved dredging approximately 500,000m³ of hydrocarbon impacted sediment from the River Kishon.

ION Science and Shawcity team up for the Twin Town Challenge

15th May 2014
On the 23rd of May a team of four from Ion Science and Shawcity will be taking on the three-day Twin Town Challenge.

ION Science celebrates 25 years of gas sensing excellence

8th May 2014
Ion Science is delighted to announce that we are celebrating 25 years in the chemical sensing and monitoring business.

Luxembourg police crime scene division uses Tiger VOC detector

27th March 2014
Luxembourg Police Crime Scene Division or Section Police Technique is using an ION Science Tiger to identify potential fire-accelerating substances during arson investigation.

A successful trip to the Middle East

25th March 2014
Earlier this year, Gary Smith, Middle East Sales Manager for Ion Science, went on his first trip of the year to kick-start 2014.

VOC detection needed in safety-critical petrochemical environments

4th March 2014
Petrochemical production, storage and transportation create complex safety-critical working environments, with even more complex gas detection requirements.

Tiger VOC gas detectors are a roaring success for Van Walt

4th February 2014
Van Walt, supplier of environmental sampling and monitoring equipment chose the Tiger VOC detector as the best solution for monitoring VOCs from contaminated land during headspace analysis.

Some great customer feedback from our competition!

31st January 2014
If you would like to send us some feedback, good or bad, then please complete the Customer Feedback form which can be found on our website.

Opportunities within the Middle East

17th December 2013
We aim to be a pleasure to deal with, to listen to our customer feedback, do what we say and give the best advice. We aim to always do better than expected and support our customers as best we can.