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Cub Personal VOC Detector Upgraded For Improved Worker & Plant Safety

Mar 21 2018 Read 689 Times

World’s smallest, lightest and most sensitive personal photoionisation detector (PID) boasts more robust design and new 95dB sounder alarm

Reinforcing its commitment to setting new benchmarks in gas detection instrumentation for global occupational health and environmental monitoring applications, Ion Science has upgraded its well proven Cub personal volatile organic compound (VOC) detector. For improved worker and plant safety, the cost effective instrument now features an even more robust design, new PC software and louder 95dB sounder alarm for use in noisy environments.

Extremely comfortable to wear and easy to use, Ion Science’s Cub is the world’s smallest, lightest and most sensitive personal photoionisation detector (PID). Boasting market-leading anti-contamination technology and humidity resistant operation, the Cub is ideal for the protection of workers in chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas and pharmaceutical processing facilities, as well as health & safety, hazardous materials, first response and environmental applications.

As part of this latest upgrade, the Cub offers a more rugged and robust design ensuring best possible performance in the toughest environments, including increased resistance to chemical exposure during decontamination procedures.

The new sound chamber has been developed to maximise noise output, allowing the Cub to reach over 95dB. Updated within the latest firmware V0.0.80, the alarm sound produces alternating frequencies which enables it to be more easily recognised in noisy environments.

For applications where noise levels are quieter, it is possible to reduce the sound using the volume control within the Cub PC.

The updated Cub PC software offers a series of enhancements including the option to carry out bump tests using the selected gas or calibration gas, new gas table, the ability to send configurations to multiple Cubs at once and Cub PC lock with restricted user version.

The Cub has a dynamic range of 1 parts per billion (ppb) to 5000 parts per million (ppm) sensitivity - giving an early warning of exposure to hazardous gases, including benzene.

When worker exposure exceeds pre-set limits the Cub’s upgraded audible, vibrating and flashing LED alarms provides an alert to the gases present. Readings are displayed on a bright, back-lit LCD display with selectable data logging time. An independent alarm sounds to the employee but also records a quantifiable measure of exposure to VOCs.

The Cub is available as a ppm instrument with 10.6 eV lamp for accurate detection of a wide range of VOCs to ppm levels. The CubTAC ppm variant with 10.0 eV lamp accurately detects total aromatic compounds (TACs), including benzene, down to ppb levels.

The Cub (ppm) can be upgraded to ppb sensitivity quickly and easily via Ion Science’s micro website. Docking stations are available for USB communication, charging and calibrating the Cub.

The instrument’s patented MiniPID sensor technology has been independently verified as best performing for speed, accuracy and humidity resistant operation. The Cub’s innovative anti-contamination and patented Fence Electrode Technology provide extended run time in the most challenging environments.

It meets ATEX, IECEx standards and responds to hazardous gases and vapours in less than 13 seconds. A two-year warranty is available when the Cub is registered online.

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