MiniRAE 2000 Portable VOC Monitor

Portable PID for the Fast Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds.

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The rugged MiniRAE 2000 is the smallest pumped handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor on the market. Its Photoionization Detector’s (PID) extended range of 0 to 10,000 ppm makes it an ideal instrument for applications from environmental site surveying to HazMat/ Homeland Security.

The MiniRAE 2000 is the World’s most popular hand-held photoionisation detector (PID) for volatile organic compound (VOC) measurement.
  • Proven PID technology
    The patented sensor  provides a 3-second response up to 10,000 ppm and sets a new standard for resistance to moisture and dirt.
  • Wireless communication enabled and certified
    Self-cleaning lamp and sensor
    The patented self-cleaning lamp and sensor minimise the need for maintenance and calibration.
  • The MiniRAE 2000 lamp and sensor can be taken apart in seconds for easy maintenance without tools!
  • Measure more chemicals than with any other PID
    With over 100 Correction Factors built into the MiniRAE 2000 memory and the largest printed list of Correction Factors in the world (300+), RAE Systems offers the ability to accurately measure more ionisable chemicals than any other PID. When a gas is selected from the MiniRAE 2000’s library, the alarm points are automatically loaded into the meter.
  • User friendly screens make it easy to use for simple applications and flexible enough for sophisticated operations.
  • Drop-in battery
    When work schedules require putting in more than the 10 hours supplied by the standard NiMH battery, the drop-in alkaline pack supplied with every MiniRAE 2000 lets you finish the job.
  • Rugged Rubber Boot
    The standard rubber boot helps assure that the MiniRAE 2000 survives the bumps and knocks of tough field use.
  • Strong, built-in sample pump draws up to 100 feet (30 m) horizontally or vertically.
  • Tough, flexible inlet probe
  • Large keys operable with 3 layers of gloves. 
  • Easy-to-read display with backlight.
  • Stores up to 267 hours of data at one minute intervals for downloading to PC.
Size 8.2 “ (21.8 cm) L x 3.” (7.62 cm) W
x 2.” (5.08 cm) H
Weight 19.5 oz (553 gm) with battery pack
Detector Photo-ionization sensor with standard 10.6 eV
or optional 9.8 or 11.7 eV UV lamp
Battery Rechargeable, external, field replaceable Nickel Metal Hydride battery pack. Alkaline battery holder (for 4 AA) supplied
Operating Hours 10 hours continuous
Battery Charging Up to 10 hours charge through built-in smart charger
Display Large LCD, manual, darkness and alarm activated
Range, Resolution and Response Time (t90) Isobutylene (calibration gas)
0-999 ppm  0.1 ppm  < 3 sec
100-10,000 ppm  1 ppm  < 3 sec
Measurement Accuracy ± 2 ppm or 10% of reading < 2000 ppm
± 20% of reading > 2000 ppm
Calibrated to 100 ppm isobutylene
PID Detector Easy access to lamp and sensor for cleaning and replacement
Correction  Factors 102 built-in VOC gases
Calibration Two points field calibration of zero and standard reference gas. Calibration memory of 8 calibration gases, alarm limits, span values and calibration date
Robust Inlet Probe Flexible 5” (13 cm) tubing
Large Keypads 1 operation and 2 program keys
Direct Readout Instantaneous, average, STEL and peak value, battery voltage and elapsed time
Intrinsic Safety UL & cUL Class 1, Division I, Group A, B, C, D (US & Canada), Eex ia IIC T4 (Europe)
Alarm Setting Separate preset alarm limit for high, low, STEL
and TWA alarm
Operating Mode Survey or Hygiene, user selectable
Audible Alarm 90 db buzzer
Visual Alarm Flashing red LED
External Alarm Optional plug in pen size vibration alarm
Alarm Mode Latching or automatic reset
Data Logging 15,000 points with time/date. Header information includes monitor serial number, user ID, site ID, date and time
Communication Download data and upload instrument setup from PC through RS-232 link to serial port
Remote Control Power On/Off  and data logging  through RS-232 port
Analogue Output Calibrated output, user selectable full-scale range
Sampling Pump Internal integrated  flow rate 400 cc/minute
Sample from 100’ (30m) horizontally or vertically
Low Flow Alarm Auto shut off pump at low flow condition
Temperature 14°F to 104°F (-10°C to 40°C)
Humidity 0% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Attachment Wrist strap


  • Air pollution — trance, toxic gases
  • Leaking underground storage tanks
  • Monitoring drums, perimeter fence line
  • Leak detection — fugitive emissions (EPA Method 21)
  • Soil, well and water head space analysis
  • Vapour recovery breakthrough Industrial Hygiene, Health,
  • Safety and Plant Applications
  • Confined space entry — broad band, real time monitoring of low level toxic gases
  • Emergency response to hazardous spills
  • Indoor air quality in new, sick and mixed usage buildings
  • Personnel monitoring — determine levels for personal protective
  • equipment (PPE)
  • Survey instrument —prioritisation of sample collection
  • Work place monitoring — peak, STEL and TWA