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Ion Science steps up focus on petrochemicals sector

Oilfield Technology,

Ion Science has announced plans to further increase its focus on the petrochemical industry.

Ion Science Director, Duncan Jones, commented: “Our skillset and expertise means that petrochemical is one of the areas in which we have a strong competitive advantage and are able to deliver high performance products that ensure worker safety and enhance production efficiencies.

“Ion Science’s track record in the petrochemical sector clearly demonstrates this and our renewed focus combined with ongoing investment in new technologies means we are ideally placed to exploit the many opportunities we are seeing.”

Ion Science offers a range of products for the petrochemical industry including the Cub personal photoionisation (PID) monitor and Tiger Select handheld screening device, both of which utilise the company’s unique anti-contamination and humidity resistant technology.

This dual monitoring solution detects total aromatic compounds (TACs) for maximum worker protection. Small, light and highly sensitive, the Cub provides continuous personal protection, quickly alerting workers to high levels of TACs with its audible, vibrating LED alarm. If the Cub alarms, it suggets that TACs have exceeded 1 ppm.

The Tiger Select can then be used in TAC mode to confirm the reading by utilizing a pre-filter benzene tube to give a benzene specific reading. Should the benzene reading exceed the regulatory amount, a short term exposure limit (STEL) can be immediately measured.

This dual process provides instantaneous TAC readings and minimizes tube usage when benzene levels are low. Throughout the measurement process, Tiger Select continues to display real-time data, ensuring the final reading represents the full value of actual benzene present.

Ion Science also offers a fast and accurate mercury vapour indicator (MVI), which detects mercury vapours in just three seconds. The instrument’s dual beam UV absorption technology means MVI does not saturate or need regenerating between readings, like traditional gold film detection methods, eliminating instrument downtime.

The MVI mercury detector is fast and accurate, providing a real-time response and is ready to detect instantly. MVI offers continuous readings and two detection ranges: 0.1 to 200 and 1.0 to 1999 micogram/m3.

The TVOC detector for continuous volatile organic compound monitoring is a robust and rugged fixed PID detector for the continuous measurement of total VOCs within harsh environments such as petrochemical applications. It offers advanced patented fence electrode technology, a three electrode format and increased resistance to humidity and contaminations.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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