Sponsored content: Portable VOC detector scores on carbon and employee hygiene

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Thanks to a patented photoionisation detection (PID) system for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), UK based gas detection manufacturing expert ION Science is helping employers significantly reduce the daily exposure risks faced by occupational hygienists and technicians operating in the chemical or petrochemical industries.

The class-leading personal and portable detection and exposure instrument – “Cub” – is extremely fast, lightweight, and unobtrusive. It accurately measures personal VOC exposure in real-time and features intuitive audio, visual and vibration personal alarms, which notify the user when safe workplace exposure levels are about to be exceeded, all within 13 seconds.

ATEX and IECEx certified as standard, the device stores and handles data quickly and efficiently. Cub has an extremely wide gas detection range of 0 to 5,000ppm and has unrivalled sensitivity down to ppb levels. It can measure up to 480 selectable compounds and features anti-contamination and humidity resistance for extended field operation. 12-hour battery life also ensures that the device can operate for the full duration of a worker’s shift.

A large LCD screen provides occupational hygienists and technicians with clear and accurate readings that can be understood whatever the difficult climatic conditions being faced. Cub is also easy to service and features a two-year warranty when the device is registered online.

The specialist technology employed in the Cub is now being requested by other detection manufacturers around the world, which is a huge complement to the outstanding quality, accuracy and trust in the PID sensor manufactured specifically by ION Science.

The firm’s products are proven to help companies meet the legislative requirements set out by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.