Extreme weather conditions, such as a hurricane, require many plants and facilities to prepare their backup generators in the case of a power outage. Backup generators emit various toxic gases, including carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause a number of both short-term and long-term adverse health effects, from nausea to brain damage.

Before a storm hits, it’s important to implement accurate, reliable gas detection equipment within a facility to continuously monitor atmospheric conditions. ION Science offers a range of industry-leading portable and personal gas detection equipment. With patented photoionization detection (PID) technology, our instruments are designed to ensure the safety of all personnel during both hurricane preparedness efforts and post-hurricane recovery.

The Tiger handheld VOC gas detector is a revolutionary handheld, portable PID instrument for rapid, accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The gas detector incorporates ION Science’s advanced sensor technology to provide humidity resistance through an anti-contamination design, proven to dramatically extend run time. The Tiger XT series has the fastest response time on the market at just two seconds, and offers users a quick clear down when finished. This instrument has been designed for the safe replacement of batteries in extreme weather conditions and hazardous environments. The Tiger TX is a portable solution to determine the hazards present in hurricane clean-up operations.

For personal detection, ION Science offers companies its Cub series. The Cub 11.7eV personal VOC gas monitor is worn within the breathing zone to detect volatile organic compounds, keeping you safe within your working environment. This personal VOC gas monitor is the world’s smallest and lightest wearable VOC gas detector. When worker exposure exceeds pre-set limits, the gas monitor’s audible, vibrating and flashing LED alarms alert users to the VOC gases present. As the first personal device to utilize an 11.7eV sensor, the Cub 11.7eV provides the ultimate protection in extreme weather conditions. Our patented sensor technology has been independently verified as best performing for speed, accuracy and humidity-resistant operations. Unrivaled sensitivity detects VOCs down to ppb levels in less than 11 seconds, and promotes extended operations with its anti-contamination design.

Also available for the aftermath of extreme weather conditions, the Cub 10.6eV VOC detector is another option for companies to implement into their clean-up solutions after a hurricane. This 10.6 eV gas detector is available as a standard instrument with a 10.6eV lamp for accurately detecting a wide range of VOCs to parts-per-million (ppm) levels. With a response time of fewer than 13 seconds, the Cub 10.6eV is similar to the Cub 11.7eV in providing outstanding performance, measuring 480 selectable compounds.

For sites that rely on benzene for their operations, the Cub TAC 10.0eV personal benzene gas monitor also possesses an anti-contamination design and patented fence electrode technology to extend run time in the most challenging environments. The Cub TAC 10.0 eV personal benzene gas monitor has a dynamic benzene detection range of 0 to 5000 parts per million (ppm), with its market-leading ppb sensitivity. This personal benzene gas monitor comes with all the benefits of the Cub 10.6 eV personal VOC detector but has a 10.0 eV lamp utilizing a unique light filtering technology to give a reliable aromatic hydrocarbon concentration.

Companies consistently have to review and update their emergency plans when preparing and assessing the effects of a hurricane passing through their job site. By implementing the use of ION Science’s portable and personal gas detectors, managers can ensure the safety of their employees and job sites when resuming operations and the risks present after a hurricane.

Choose gas instruments you can rely on no matter what, with the range from ION Science. ION Science offers fixed, portable and personal detectors that meet rigorous requirements and standards set to ensure optimum safety. View our products page to learn more about products offered by ION Science for gas and leak detection. For more information about hurricane preparedness and cleanup or other detection inquiries and question you may have for us, contact ION Science today.