The Tiger VOC detector receives Korean certification
Reinforcing our on-going bid for ambitious global growth via an expanding distributor network and widespread overseas offices, we are delighted to announce that the Tiger handheld VOC detector has Korean certification for use in potentially hazardous environments in the East Asian country.
At the beginning of last year, Korea mandated that instrumentation needed to be accredited by its own authoritative body before being used in explosive or hazardous zones within the country.
With the aid of our Korean distributor, Senko, both the Tiger PID and its existing ATEX certification were analysed to determine that the required standard had been met and subsequently approved as safe for use in areas where potentially explosive concentrations of gas, vapour, mist or dust may occur.
Duncan Johns, Managing Director at Ion Science comments: “Being granted Korean certification for the Tiger is great news for Ion Science’s global growth strategy. Having a large and thriving industrial manufacturing industry makes Korea a very important market for us. The intrinsically safe (IS) Tiger is particularly ideal for the country’s semi-conductor, automotive, steel, environmental monitoring, refining and petrochemical markets.
He adds: “Ensuring the Tiger is IS protected and properly certified by the Korean authorities means the product can now be marketed in the all-important East Asia market. It will help open up previously untapped opportunities and we are looking forward to this latest accreditation having a positive impact on sales going forward.”
About the Tiger
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.
Tiger incorporates Ion Science patented photoionisation detection (PID) sensor technology with humidity resistance and anti-contamination design, proven to dramatically extend run time in the field.
A robust VOC detector Tiger provides a dynamic detection range of 0 to 20,000 parts per million (ppm) with a minimum sensitivity of 0.001ppm (1 ppb), offering the widest measurement range of any other VOC detector on the market.
This handheld VOC detector has the fastest response time on the market of just two seconds and is just as quick to clear down. The instrument can be connected directly to a PC via the USB offering extremely fast data download capabilities.
Tiger has been designed for the safe replacement of batteries in hazardous environments. Long-life rechargeable Li-ion batteries give up to 24 hours of use. Fast battery charging allows the instrument to be fully charged in 6.5 hours, while 8 hours of use can be achieved from 1.5 hours charge.
Low-cost filters and lamps can be easily changed in seconds, minimising instrument downtime. Inexpensive disposable parts mean the Tiger VOC detector has the lowest running costs on the market.
Tiger is a fully upgradeable VOC detector with multiple functions to choose from. A base unit can be upgraded with data logging, health and safety and ppb options, remotely, without needing to be returned to the factory.
Tiger offers simple, one-handed operation for easy VOC detection. Its rugged design and protective, removable rubber boot withstand the harshest environments.
The large, clear back-lit display allows for easy viewing in any light condition. An integrated torch is designed for directing the instrument’s probe into dimly lit areas.
Ready to use on start-up the Tiger VOC detector needs no complex set up procedures via a PC to perform basic functions. Its simple-to-use software features require minimal user training.
Tiger uses the same PID sensor technology found within all Ion Science handheld, personal and fixed VOC detectors. This ground-breaking PID technology is widely used and trusted by major gas detection manufacturers worldwide.