Ion Science Tiger Voc Monitor helps Australian environmental consultancy

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Tiger Voc Monitor in use. Credit: Ion Science

Australian environmental consultancy, JBS&G has purchased another well-proven Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor from Ion Science, leading specialist in gas detection instrumentation for global environmental and occupational health monitoring applications. This latest handheld photo-ionisation detector (PID) is being used on a major new project and was chosen for a number of performance benefits.

JBS&G is one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading and most respected providers of environmental services, including contaminated land, groundwater remediation, impact assessment, due diligence, EPA accredited auditing, hazardous materials and occupational hygiene assessment. The company has worked on some of the largest and most complex environmental assessment and remediation projects in the countries.

Aaron Smith, Senior Consultant at JBS&G comments: “We use PIDs on a daily basis to help implement our many contaminated land projects. The company owns several VOC monitors, including Ion Science instruments, and often rents extra ones too to cope with the ebb and flow of business. We have been using the handheld Tiger detector for many years without a problem and found it to be a robust, reliable, fast, accurate and user-friendly solution. A major new project prompted the need for a further PID and we did not hesitate in choosing another Ion Science Tiger.”

Ion Science’s Tiger is being used by JBS&G to detect the presence of airborne concentrations of VOCs emitted from soils contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons and other substances. The results are interpreted and used to assess potential health risk to site workers and the surrounding members of the public. JBS&G’s also use the Tigers to monitor VOCs in a wide variety of applications, including contaminated soils (headspace and soil vapour), surface water, groundwater, unknown chemical compounds, under and above ground petroleum storage tanks, abandoned buildings, service pits, sewers, as well as other confined spaces.

JBS&G benefits from multiple PIDs within its business across all states of Australia. They are used on a daily basis during contaminated land investigations and other assessments of potential hazardous substances. Data is manually recorded on score sheets or downloaded to a PC where formal reporting is required. Providing market-leading accuracy and run time, the Tiger’s PID sensor utilises advanced patented Fence Electrode technology, a three-electrode format with increased resistance to humidity (up to 99% RH) and contamination. This maximises accuracy and dependability by removing high backgrounds and false-positives in high-humidity environments. The anti-contamination design also reduces calibration frequency.

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