Recent discussions within gas detection sectors have revealed a growing number of customers who are looking for solutions that are reliable, long-lasting and offer high levels of personal protection. ION Science’s latest development, the Cub 11.7eV personal solution, provides superior protection against harmful VOCs while delivering on key areas such as lifespan, reliability and compliance.

The conversation around health versus safety is continuing, specifically looking at where gas detection and compliance sits within this huge and vital area and what role it can play. Developing instruments that can protect individuals and ensure effective protection against VOC (volatile organic compounds) exposure is of vital importance, particularly in the 11.7eV range.

The 11.7eV detection range of gases is essential for protecting staff and the public due to the potential risks posed. Within the 11.7eV range, there are VOCs such as methylene oxide, trichloromethane and tetrachloroethane, all of which are harmful at low levels. Monitoring and reducing personal exposure to these is critical in protecting against dangerous long-term health effects. Having a personal gas detection device that can be relied on to record VOC exposure without compromise is the turning point in resolving customer pain points within the 11.7eV range.

ION Science’s Cub 11.7eV personal device is the latest addition to a world-leading range of gas and leak detection products. The Cub 11.7eV has been designed to tackle customer challenges while also delivering unrivaled VOC detection capabilities. Unlike other detectors in the 11.7eV range, the Cub 11.7eV has a robust, reliable sensor lamp that draws on ION Science’s years of experience in delivering superior PID (photoionization detection). The lamp of the Cub 11.7eV has an average lifespan of one year and is resistant to extreme temperatures, humidity and other environmental sensitivities.

Having developed a method of manufacturing that produces a more robust, reliable lamp, the Cub 11.7eV is able to overcome previous issues around unreliable products and reduced lifespans. With this and a strong housing unit for the sensor, customers now have an 11.7 device they can rely on. As the Cub 11.7eV is intended to be worn on the person, its lightweight design at only 3.92oz makes it possible to wear all day without discomfort. This design aspect means the long-term benefits of recording VOC exposure are more easily measured and counteracted.

Unlike standard gas compliance monitors, the Cub 11.7eV focuses on helping staff stay healthy and safe both now and in the future. Exposure to VOCs even in low levels can have long-lasting effects on health, particularly those within the 11.7eV range. The Cub 11.7eV works to provide continuous, reliable data around VOC exposure that can be collected and analyzed to further increase protection and reduce exposure risks. Continuous data logging provides the insights Occupational Hygienists and Health and Safety Executives need to make informed decisions around worker health and safety.

ION Science continues to demonstrate its leading status in gas and leak detection with the development of the Cub 11.7eV personal device. By listening to customers and addressing their pain points directly with expertise, technology and industry insight, ION Science is able to produce solutions that deliver exactly what’s needed.