benzene detection, finding the correct instrument

Benzene Detection – Fixed Instruments

Fixed PIDs protect workers and the public from benzene exposure
Download Guide

Back to Industry Guides

When the Coronavirus lockdowns eventually end, air pollution could return with a vengeance and human exposure to benzene has been associated with a range of acute and long-term adverse health effects and diseases, including cancer and aplastic anaemia. Leading manufacturer of gas detection instrumentation for occupational health and environmental monitoring applications, ION Science is helping to protect employees and the public from exposure to this harmful volatile organic compound (VOC) with its high performance fixed photoionisation detectors (PIDs).

Benzene Properties

Benzene, also known as benzol, is a common VOC identified by its unique numerical CAS number 71-42-2

It is also a hydrocarbon and belongs to the Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene & Xylene (BTEX) family of aromatics. It is a highly flammable colourless to light yellow liquid which occurs naturally in crude oil, natural gas and some ground waters.

Benzene is found in ambient air as a result of burning fuels, such as coal, petrol and wood, plus is common in unleaded fuel, where it is added as a substitute for lead. It is also found in cigarette smoke.

It is advisable to use an appropriate form of monitoring and ION Science offers several fixed instruments including its worlds first FalcoTAC fixed PID with 10.0eV lamp, which offers fast and reliable detection of high toxic aromatic compounds (TACs), including benzene, in-high humidity environments.

ION Science LtdFalcoTAC Fixed Gas Monitor

FalcoTAC Fixed Gas Monitor

Designed for plant wide safety and the on-going protection of workers in global petrochemical and oil and gas applications, the new FalcoTAC instrument also boasts the company’s innovative typhoon technology for unrivalled accuracy in condensing atmospheres and extreme weather conditions.

Utilising ION Science’s proprietary high output 10.0 eV detection system, the FalcoTAC VOC monitor offers a detection range of 0.01 – 50 parts per million (ppm), fast response times and the best possible protection for plant personnel, giving early warning of exposure to harmful levels of benzene.

Titan Benzene Specific Monitor

As the world’s first continuous, real-time benzene specific monitor, ION Science’s wall-mounted ‘Titan’ is capable of providing fast, accurate and reliable monitoring of ambient benzene in a wide variety of applications both on site, in process areas or along a boundary or fence line. Providing significant value for money, it tracks exposure in real-time and automatically logs data.

Traditional PIDs identify benzene as well as other less harmful VOCs often present at the same time. Incorporating the well proven ION Science MiniPID 2 technology, the highly sensitive Titan samples and analyses the environment to provide continuous feedback of ambient benzene levels. When a sample is taken, the benzene component is chemically filtered using a robust separation technology.

Download our FREE Guide

“Benzene Detection (Fixed Instruments) – Fixed PIDs protect workers and the public from benzene exposure”

The following Guide provides the reader with knowledge on the two different types of fixed benzene detectors, the high performance FalcoTAC and Titan fixed instruments offer fast and reliable detection of benzene. Workers can be exposed to benzene in a wide range of industries, including oil refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, coke works, foundries and the storage, distribution and use of petrol or benzene itself.

benzene detection - fixed instruments

Download Guide

Related Guides

Benzene Health and Safety Operational Efficiency

The benzene health and safety operational efficiency guide provides information about fugitive emissions, operational efficiency and plant turnaround.

View Details

An introductory guide to benzene exposure legislation

An introductory guide to benzene exposure legislation provides information on understanding as an employee/worker what your workplace exposures are.

View Details

Benzene Monitoring – PID Buyers Guide

An introductory guide to benzene exposure legislation provides information on the massive benefits of using Photoionisation Detection (PID) technology.

View Details

Benzene Related Health Issues Guide

A Guide to benzene related health issues provides information on exposure limits and how the government is planning to review and reduce exposure limits.

View Details

How to Monitor Benzene – The Complete Guide

The how to monitor benzene guide identifies why it is vitally important that health dangers and legislative provision are understood to limit exposure.

View Details

The Basics Of Benzene

The basics of detecting benzene guide for workers/site safety assists the reader in finding the correct detector to monitor benzene efficiently and safely.

View Details

Choosing The Correct Fixed Instrument For Benzene Detection

Falco TAC Diffused – Fixed Gas Detector

Falco TAC Diffused, fixed gas detector is ideal for detecting VOCs and TACs in areas such as refineries and petrol chemical facilities.

Product Details
Falco TAC Pumped – Fixed Gas Monitor

Falco TAC pumped instruments are ideal for detecting VOCs and TACs in difficult locations such as underground or in confined spaces.

Product Details
Titan Benzene Specific Gas Monitor

Titan fixed benzene specific gas monitor provides continuous detection for plant and worker safety in petrol chemical environments.

Product Details

Download your FREE Guide

Simply complete the form below to obtain your FREE Guide on “Benzene Detection (Fixed Instruments) – Fixed PIDs protect workers and the public from benzene exposure”.