Volatile Organic Compound Detection

Volatile Organic Compound Detection

Volatile organic compounds, or more commonly known as VOCs are gases that are emitted into the air from products such as common household materials and products including paints, cleaning products or processes found in many industrial and commercial activities such as combustion processes.

Common VOCs include benzene, ethylene glycol, acetone, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, xylene, and 1,3-butadiene.

VOCs not only differ based on the boiling point of each chemical, but they also differ on the health effects when breathed in. While some VOCs are not known to cause any short or long term health effects, others are known to be highly toxic and can cause a range of adverse health effects including difficulty breathing, nausea, damage to the nervous system and even cancer. The time taken for the removal of volatile organic compounds from polluted air can differ for every compound. As it takes a long time for VOCs to dissipate it is best to use a PID detector to monitor and screen VOCs for immediate feedback on the worker’s environment.

The monitoring of VOC emissions with fixed photoionisation detectors is not only important for the protection of personnel on-site but is also important for the prevention of adverse environmental impacts on the local, regional, and global atmosphere due to its ability to react with other gases.

Volatile Organic Compounds Monitoring Equipment

Air-Met Scientific offers the latest in fixed photoionisation detectors for the continuous and accurate detection of volatile organic compounds. Our product range includes:

  • Falco Fixed PID: Designed with Ion Science’s revolutionary typhoon technology to safeguard the PID sensors from condensing moisture, the Falco is capable of detecting a range of Volatile Organic Compound gases to ppm and ppb levels and is ideal for use in harsh environments with severe weather conditions. 
  • FalcoTAC PID: Specifically designed for monitoring total aromatic compounds (TACs) and benzene in extreme weather and condensing atmospheres. 
  • TVOC 2 Fixed VOC Detector: With the ultimate resistance to humidity and contamination, the TVOC 2 has a selectable detection range of 0-10 ppm, 0-100 ppm or 0-1000 ppm making it ideal for monitoring VOCs in manufacturing and process industries 
  • Titan Fixed Benzene Detector: Wall mounted with a dynamic detection range; the Titan is the world’s first continuous benzene specific monitor offering real-time output. 

Whether you require continuous VOC or benzene monitoring for petrochemical environments or monitoring within manufacturing plants, Air-Met Scientific offers a range of fixed photoionisation detectors from industry leaders designed to suit your needs.

Contact our team at one of our six locations across Australia today.

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