As a common carcinogen found in many industrial applications, there is a need to protect against benzene exposure for workers, the public and the environment. It is essential to utilize instrumentation designed specifically to monitor benzene due to its hazardous nature, and it must be carefully monitored to mitigate the risk of exposure. ION Science offers world-leading technology for the improvement of air quality and protection of worker health with its benzene-specific gas monitor, the Titan.

Businesses that utilize benzene in their production or handle it as a by-product of their activity must assess and manage the risk of exposure in the workplace. There are several ways to adhere to strict benzene regulations, such as limiting the quantity of carcinogens present, keeping exposure levels low through regular and accurate measurement, and using individual or collective protection methods, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), and gas detection instrumentation, such as the Titan.

To ensure the safety of the public and the protection of the environment and wildlife, if benzene exposure is a risk, it must be dealt with efficiently and to the highest standards of industrial hygiene. If a person is exposed, even for a short period of time, it can lead to vomiting, dizziness, chest pain, respiratory irritation, and headaches. Long-term damage from exposure can include organ and nervous system damage as well as cancers. From an environmental perspective, benzene exposure can be a threat to soil and water quality, affecting wildlife, plants, and water systems.

ION Science is the leading OEM for PID (photoionization detection) technology, VOC (volatile organic compound) gas analysis, and monitoring. As experts in protecting against benzene exposure and recognizing the need for those working with a variety of industries that use benzene, ION Science has developed an experienced team to advise, protect and manage benzene exposure in a range of situations. Unlike other health and safety issues that are managed by risk assessments, benzene exposure can only be determined by monitoring. Photoionization monitoring solutions have proven to be the ideal tool, as PIDs can be used in fixed, portable, and personal methods; combining these solutions provides complete worker and environmental protection.

ION Science’s benzene-specific Titan, as the leading continuous benzene gas detector, is fast and accurate with monitoring down to 0.1 ppm, providing the best protection against benzene exposure with minute-to-minute sampling. The Titan can operate without compromise at extreme temperatures and humidity (0-100% relative humidity), making it applicable in factories and laboratories where there are often difficult working environments, allowing for robust, continuous real-time data to be collated.

The Titan fixed monitor provides an immediate warning alarm system with two operator configurable levels, ensuring workers are kept safe and protected to the standards required on site. It is service free for six months for ease of use and is equipped with a 10.6 eV lamp and our award-winning PID sensor. The Titan is certified to ATEX, IECEx and North American standards.

For Health and Safety Officers, Occupational Hygienists, and government-responsible bodies (such as the Environmental Protection Agency), this kind of technological development means it’s possible to monitor accurately and implement measures early – both of which are essential in the protection of health and environmental standards.

Our array of gas detection instruments for a variety of potentially toxic work environments streams together to provide customers with solutions to combat various problems within the workspace, specialized for your specific application. Our fixed, portable and personal detectors meet rigorous requirements and standards set to ensure optimum safety. To learn more information about products offered by ION Science for gas and leak detection, view our products page. For more information about gas detection systems within your application, our Titan for benzene-specific detection, other detection inquiries or if you have a question for us, contact ION Science today.