Specialty Gas Monitors

Specialized monitors are used to detect some of the less common gases in the industry, like benzene or ethyl acetate.

The most common way of detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is to use a photoionization device (PID). While PIDs can detect a wide variety of gases, they can’t distinguish between them. For example, if you have 3 ppm Toluene and 21 ppm Xylene, your detector could read 24 ppm on the screen*.

Standard PIDs come with a 10.6eV Krypton lamp which can excite VOCs with an ionization potential up to 10.6eV; other common lamps are either a 9.8eV Xenon lamp or an 11.7eV Argon lamp.

Levitt-Safety offers specialised gas monitors from Ion Science, Rae Systems, PPM Technology, and more. Contact us today for more information.

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