Tiger VOC detector helps monitor VOCs
Award-winning geotechnical company, 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.
Supplied through our UK distributor, Shawcity, as a replacement for one of the company’s older models, BAM Ritchies chose the well-proven Tiger handheld VOC detector for its portability and long battery life between charging. As it is being used in all weather conditions and environments, the instrument’s market-leading humidity and contaminant resistant PID technology was also a key factor.
BAM Ritchies provides fully integrated ground engineering services, including ‘design and construct, for government organisations, local authorities, main contractors, utilities and public / private companies. The company’s worldwide reputation is based on innovative solutions to complex geotechnical problems with reliable delivery by a large, highly skilled and well-equipped workforce.
Stuart McQuade, Senior Geotechnical Engineer at BAMRitchies comments:
“Our consultant engineers specify prompt information on contamination levels on a very regular basis making it essential that we quickly found a replacement for our old instrument which had started to fail. As we’ve used Ion Science PIDs before and found them to be good quality and reliable, we were content to go with Shawcity’s recommendation of the Tiger PID.
“Consistency of performance was a key requirement as it is being used to test approximately five to ten soil samples per night. The Tiger is in use during the most severe weather and in the harshest environments so a robust design together with humidity and contamination resistance was also very important to us. Like other Ion Science instruments, the Tiger is extremely easy to use and has proved very reliable so far.”