Health and Safety in Heavy Industries - ION Science
Heavy Industries
24th July 2020

Health and Safety in Heavy Industries

Many vapors and gases found in heavy industries pose an explosion risk.  For any gas to combust it must reach its lower explosive limit (LELs). Lower explosive limits have been…
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Which PID Sensor is Right for My Application? - ION Science
PID Sensor
26th June 2020

Which PID Sensor is Right for My Application?

Designed for OEMs, ION Science manufactures and supplies more photoionization detection (PID) sensors than any other company in the world with our sensor technology trusted by major gas detection manufacturers, globally. MiniPID 2…
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Detecting Accelerants at Fire Scenes - ION Science
Fire investigation
18th June 2020

Detecting Accelerants at Fire Scenes

An accelerant is any substance or mixture that accelerates or speeds the development and escalation of fire. Some examples of common accelerants include petrol, diesel, kerosene, butane and any other…
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What is Nitrogen Dioxide? - ION Science
VOCs
4th June 2020

What is Nitrogen Dioxide?

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are a group of gases made up of oxygen and nitrogen molecules produced from combustion processes. One of the most common nitrogen oxides is nitrogen dioxide (NO2)…
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Tiger Handheld VOC Detector: Model Comparison - ION Science
Tiger Handheld VOC detector
29th May 2020

Tiger Handheld VOC Detector: Model Comparison

ION Science – an industry-leading manufacturer of photoionization detection (PID) sensors – offers portable, handheld gas detectors, like the Tiger, to support the need for convenient, reliable monitoring and data-logging for…
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PIDs in the HVAC Industry - ION Science
PID Sensor
15th May 2020

PIDs in the HVAC Industry

Inadequate ventilation, which may occur if heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems do not effectively distribute air to people in a building, may cause indoor air quality (IAQ) issues,…
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ION Science Inc. Announces Moody Price as New Distributor - ION Science
Company news
12th May 2020

ION Science Inc. Announces Moody-Price as New Distributor

ION Science Inc. is pleased to announce Moody-Price as a fully authorized distributor for portable and fixed systems gas detection product lines effective May 12, 2020. Operating since 1955, Moody-Price…
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Detecting VOCs in Hospitals - ION Science
Laboratory
7th May 2020

Detecting VOCs in Hospitals

Exposure to VOCs in Hospitals At this time of crisis, we need to be protecting those keeping us safe. Hospitals are clean, sterile environments, but very little is known about…
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What is Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)? - ION Science
Air Quality Monitoring
6th April 2020

What is Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is used to describe an illness diagnosed by a collection of acute symptoms while in a particular environment. What are the indicators? Building occupants may complain…
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10 Things to Know About Benzene - ION Science
Benzene detection
3rd April 2020

10 Things to Know About Benzene

According to the ATSDR, the industries and occupations that are likely to be exposed to high levels of benzene include rubber tire manufacturing, coke workers, oil refinery personnel, storage, transport and…
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Detecting Ethanol & Isopropyl Alcohol in Cosmetic Applications - ION Science
Laboratory
26th March 2020

Detecting Ethanol & Isopropyl Alcohol in Laboratories

What is Ethanol? Ethanol, also called alcohol, is a clear, colorless liquid that is used as a principle ingredient in alcoholic beverages, such as beer and wine. Ethanol is a…
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What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)? - ION Science
VOCs
12th March 2020

What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) include a wide range of both natural and synthetic substances that evaporate easily and release molecules into the atmosphere. VOCs are chemical compounds where one of…
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What is SF6 Gas? - ION Science
SF6 Detection
27th February 2020

What is SF6 Gas?

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a colorless, odorless and inert gas with a high chemical and thermal stability that is used in several industrial applications. While SF6 is a non-toxic gas,…
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Benzene: What are the Origins and Health Effects?
Benzene detection
7th February 2020

Benzene: What are the Origins and Health Effects?

Benzene is a colorless, highly flammable liquid with a sweet odor. It is used throughout various industries to create other chemicals, such as styrene and cumene, and is used in…
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Hazardous Materials & Gases in Industrial Processes - ION Science
Emission monitoring
24th January 2020

Hazardous Materials & Gases in Industrial Processes

According to the EPA, hazardous materials and gases are defined as those that are potentially harmful to human health and the environment. Hazardous materials and gases can be found throughout…
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Using PIDs in Arson Investigation - ION Science
Arson investigation
23rd December 2019

Using PIDs in Arson Investigation

Gasoline, kerosene, paint solvents and other flammable hydrocarbons are often used as accelerants in starting intentional fires. During an arson investigation, standard immediate response procedures will include the questioning of…
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ION Science, Inc.
Company newsTiger LT
15th November 2019

ION Science Tiger LT VOC Detector Succeeds Where Others Have Failed for Lone Star Hazmat Response

Texas-based Lone Star Hazmat Response is using a handheld TigerLT volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor from Ion Science, leading manufacturer of advanced gas detection instrumentation for global occupational health and environmental monitoring applications – to identify…
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The Falco for Detection in Extreme Environments - ION Science
Falco fixed VOC detector
10th October 2019

The Falco for Detection in Extreme Environments

Whether in chemical plants, laboratory environments, wastewater management facilities, or on construction sites, gas detection systems play an important role in protecting working personnel, as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and…
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Detecting Toluene for Workplace Safety - ION Science
Air Quality Monitoring
27th August 2019

Detecting Toluene for Workplace Safety

Toluene is a clear, colorless liquid with a distinctive odor. The major use of toluene is as a mixture added to gasoline to improve octane ratings. The substance is also…
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Tips to Prevent Gas Leaks in Industrial Facilities - ION Science
Gascheck G handheld leak detector
23rd August 2019

Tips to Prevent Gas Leaks in Industrial Facilities

To ensure the safety of those working inside an industrial facility that utilizes gas, plants have to meet regulations and requirements that must be upheld regularly. Apart from regular inspections,…
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Detecting Methyl Bromide - ION Science
Farming
20th August 2019

Detecting Methyl Bromide

Methyl bromide is used as a fumigant and pesticide and is highly toxic. Exposure to methyl bromide may occur during fumigation activities, studies indicate that the lungs may be severely…
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The Role of Gas Detection in Off-Shore Applications - ION Science
Off-Shore Applications
15th August 2019

The Role of Gas Detection in Offshore Applications

Offshore drilling is a highly hazardous process with dangers of complex equipment, harsh environments, severe weather, as well as toxic gases and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be found…
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Toxic Gas Monitoring in the Semiconductor Industry - ION Science
Semiconductor Industry
26th July 2019

Toxic Gas Monitoring in the Semiconductor Industry

Reliable and accurate gas detection and monitoring systems are an essential element in the semiconductor industry, as they ensure the plant’s safety system. Managing gas hazards effectively and efficiently, toxic…
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The Hazards of Wastewater Treatment Plants - ION Science
Tiger
9th July 2019

The Hazards of Wastewater Treatment Plants

Dangerous slips, trips and falls are susceptible in the wastewater treatment plan industry, and those basic hazards become more acute when toxic gases in the air throughout the facility advance…
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The Importance of Combustion Gas Leak Detection - ION Science
Gascheck G handheld leak detector
14th June 2019

The Importance of Combustion Gas Leak Detection

Within various industries, the refineries, pipelines, offshore platforms, and other facilities contain hazardous atmospheres as a result of dangerous gases being both used and produced.  Due to safety concerns, performance…
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VOC Detection in the Construction Industry - ION Science
ConstructionTiger
4th June 2019

VOC Detection in the Construction Industry

In the construction industry, various building materials can become a source of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.  From insulation to wood panels, numerous construction building materials emit toxic compounds. Pollutants…
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Placement Tips for Fixed Gas Detection Equipment - ION Science
Falco fixed VOC detector
31st May 2019

Placement Tips for Fixed Gas Detection Equipment

In various industries, fixed gas detection systems play a significant role in maintaining safe working environments for employees, as they perform a number of accurate and reliable functions. However, to…
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Understanding Soil Contamination and Remediation - ION Science
GasClam® 2
21st May 2019

Understanding Soil Contamination and Remediation

Soil contamination is caused by the presence of chemical alternations in the ground.  Soil contamination results from the rupture of storage tanks, application of pesticides, percolation of contaminated surface water,…
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VOC Detection for Efficient and Safer Aviation Application - ION Science
Aviation Industry
15th May 2019

VOC Detection for Efficient and Safer Aviation Applications

The detection of toxic and combustible gases, such as helium, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide, in aviation applications is vital for safety and economic conditions. A large percentage of…
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Gas Detection
9th May 2019

The Role of Gas Detection in the Food & Beverage Industry

Various volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other gases, including carbon dioxide and carbon dioxide, may be present in significant levels throughout many stages of food and beverage preparation.  Residues of…
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