Ion Science Tiger PID
ION Science

Ion Science Tiger PID

Pine Item #51255

Handheld VOC gas detector
The Tiger handheld VOC gas detector is a revolutionary handheld, portable PID instrument for rapid, accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Our handheld VOC gas detector 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.

The Tiger handheld VOC gas detector 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 portable, handheld detector has the fastest response time on the market of just two seconds and is just as quick to clear down.

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.


Humidity resistant PID sensor for the most challenging environments

Detects VOCs from 0 up to 20,000 ppm

Fast 2-second response time and quick clear down

Detects over 480 VOCs and toxic compounds

Battery life up to 24 hours continual use

Torch and back-lit keypad for low light conditions

Accurate results in all environmental conditions

Meets ATEX, IECEx, UL, and CSA standards

Large keypad and slim design allow one-handed operation

Easy to access sensor, electrode stack and lamps

Easily upgradeable via ION Science website

Wide range of accessories available


Environmental monitoring

Soil contamination detection

VOCs in landfill

IAQ measuring industrial volatiles

Leakage in fuel and chemical storage

Health & Safety

STEL & TWA monitoring

Confined space entry

Screening tool for First Responders

VOC leak detection

Wing tank entry

Medical gases within Hospitals

Fumigation gases

Fugitive emissions

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Technical Specifications

Minimum Resolution10.6 eV: 1 ppb or 0.001 mg/m³***
11.7 eV: 0.6 ppm (600 ppb)***
Detectable Range**10.6 eV: 1 ppb up to 20,000 ppm***
11.7eV: 9,000 ppm***#
Response Time10.6 eV: T₉₀ < 2 seconds
11.7eV: <6 seconds
Accuracy***10.6 eV: ± 5 % display reading ± 1 digit***
11.7 eV: ± 12 % display reading***
ApprovalsII 1G Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
Tamb = – 15 °C ≤Ta ≤ +45 °C (with lithium ion battery pack)
Tamb = – 15 °C ≤Ta ≤ +45 °C (with alkaline battery pack)
IECEx ITS 10.0036X
3193491 conforms to UL Std. 913, 61010-1 & Certified to CAN/CSA Std. C22.2 No. 61010-1
Class 1 Division 1. Approval for Groups A, B, C & D, T4
Battery LifeLi-ion: life up to 24 hours, charge time 6.5 hours
Alkaline: 3 x AA, typically 8.5 hours life
Lamps10.6 eV Krypton PID lamp (standard)
10.0 eV and 11.7 eV available
Data Logging*120,000 points including date and stamp
CommunicationDirect USB 1.1 communication
Calibration2 point and 3 point calibration (via calibration kit accessory)
AlarmFlashing LEDs Amber (low alarm) Red (high alarm)
Sounder 95 dBA at 300 mm (12″)
Vibration on alarm
programmed TWA and STEL*
Flow Rate≥ 220 ml/min (with blocked flow alarm)
10.6 eV: -20 to 60 °C, -4 to 140 °F (non Intrinsically Safe)
11.7 eV: 0 to 60 °C
Certified to:
10.6 eV: 15 to +45 °C / +5 to 113 °F (Intrinsically Safe environment)
11.7 eV: 15 to +45 °C / +5 to 113 °F (Intrinsically Safe environment)
-25 to 60 °C / -5 to 140 °F
Humidity: 0-99% RH (non condensing)
ProtectionDesigned to IP65 (heavy rain)
EMC tested to EN61326-1:2006, EN50270:2006 & CFR 47:2008 Class A
Weight & DimensionsInstrument (with probe)
Width: 340 x height 90 x depth 60 mm (13.4 x 3.6 x 2.4″)
Standard case: 367 x 89 x 90 mm (14.45 x 3.54 x 2.36″)
Instrument weight 0.72 kg (1.56 lb)
Packed weight: 5.5 kg (12lb)
* Depends on model and gas.
** Maximum reading is obtained with some analytes such as ethanol.
*** Specifications are based on calibration of isobutylene at 20 ° C and 1000 mBar. All specifications shown are at the calibration point and under the same environmental conditions.
**** Based on continuous operation.
# For indicative measurements only. Quoted accuracy achievable up to 2,000 ppm. For more accurate detection, calibration around the concentration of interest is recommended.
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