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ION Science Tiger

ION Science Tiger


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

This 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.

For measuring total aromatic compounds, including benzene, consider the Tiger Select.


  • 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
Specification Value
Minimum Resolution 10.6 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 Time 10.6 eV: T90 < 2 seconds

11.7eV: <6 seconds

Accuracy*** 10.6 eV: ± 5 % display reading ± 1 digit***

11.7 eV: ± 12 % display reading***

Approvals II 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 Life Li-ion: life up to 24 hours, charge time 6.5 hours

Alkaline: 3 x AA, typically 8.5 hours life

Lamps 10.6 eV Krypton PID lamp (standard)

10.0 eV and 11.7 eV available

Data Logging* 120,000 points including date and stamp
Communication Direct USB 1.1 communication
Calibration 2 point and 3 point calibration (via calibration kit accessory)
Alarm Flashing 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)
Temperature Operating:

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)

Protection Designed to IP65 (heavy rain)

EMC tested to EN61326-1:2006, EN50270:2006 & CFR 47:2008 Class A

Weight & Dimensions Instrument (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.

CleanAir Engineering provides world-class service, support, and technical expertise alongside every instrument rental. All air monitoring equipment is inspected or calibrated before shipping from one of our four technical centers. Each rental includes additional accessories and components, providing added convenience and reliability to ensure the success of your project. Contact us for more information.