Cub TAC Personal VOC Detector

Designed for Fast Accurate Detection of Volatile Organic and Total Aromatic Compounds Including Benzene. 


The Ion Science CubTAC is a personal VOC detector for the fast, accurate detection of total aromatic compounds (TACs), including benzene, keeping you safe within your working environment.

Comfortable and unobtrusive to wear, CubTAC is the smallest, lightest, personal TAC and benzene detector available. The Ion Science CubTAC has a dynamic range of 0 to 5000 parts per million (ppm), with its market leading ppb sensitivity, CubTAC comes with all the benefits of the Cub personal VOC detector but has a 10.0 eV lamp utilising a unique light filtering technology to give a reliable and accurate aromatic hydrocarbon concentration. When worker exposure exceeds pre-set limits Cub’s audible, vibrating and flashing LED alarms alert you to the gases present.

Readings are displayed on its bright, back-lit LCD display with selectable data logging time. CubTAC uses Ion Science patented PID sensor technology that has been independently verified as best performing for speed, accuracy, and humidity resistant operation. Its unique Anti-contamination design and patented Fence Electrode Technology provide extended run time in the most challenging environments, giving you accurate results you can truly rely on.

Three Cub docking stations are available dependent on your requirements:

  1. Charge dock – simply charges the instrument
  2. Comms dock – offers USB communication and charging
  3. Cal dock – offers a calibration facility, USB communication and charging

The Ion Science CubTAC personal TAC and benzene gas detector is just one of a family of products that protects users from ingestion of benzene and other VOC gases. See the Ion Science Tiger Select handheld benzene detector and the Ion Science fixed benzene-specific monitor, Titan.

For more information on the Ion Science CubTAC Personal VOC and Benzene Gas Detector, contact Air-Met Scientific today. 


Best available photoionisation detection (PID)

  • PID independently verified as best performing on the market
  • Unrivalled sensitivity detects down to ppb levels
  • Widest range detects gases 0 – 5,000 ppm In-built humidity resistance with no need to compensate
  • Anti-contamination design for extended field operation


  • Fastest (<13 second) response to hazardous gases & vapours
  • Clear audio, visual and vibrating alarms
  • Large LCD display for clear readings
  • Longest battery life (16 hours)
  • Meets ATEX, IECEx (US & Canadian certification pending)
Ease Of Use
  • Smallest, lightest personal PID monitor available
  • Simple one button operation
  • Intuitive software and simple calibration routine
  • Easy to service
  • Easily upgrade your instrument
Low Cost Operation
  • Inexpensive consumables and parts
  • Two-year warranty when registered online


Sensitivity 0.01 ppm (isobutylene equivalent)
0.002 mg/m3 (isobutylene equivalent)
Accuracy ±5% display reading + one digit
Response Time <13 seconds (T90)
Europe:ATEX:CE,Ex II 1G,Ex ia IIC T4;-20oC ≤Ta≤ 55oC
IECEx: Ex ia IIC T4-20oC ≤Ta≤ 55oC
China: Ex ia IIC T4 -20oC ≤ Ta ≤ 55oC
US and Canadian approvals: Class I, II and III, Division I, Hazardous
Battery  Battery life up to 16 hours
Battery charge time 4 hours
PID Lamp Options 10.6 eV, 10.0 eV
Data Logging 30,000 readings
Communication USB 2.0
Alarm LEDs, audio and vibrate
Sounder 86 dB
Pre-programmed TWA & STEL. Work exposure alarm levels on all models.
Temperature Operating: -20 to 55 °C, -4 to 131 °F
Humidity handling: Fence Electrode Technology
Weight & Dimensions 111g (3.91 oz)
61 x 66 x 59 mm (2.4 x 2.6 x 2.3”)
Resolution 0.01    ppm
Range 0 - 5000 ppm
Calibration 2 point calibration via docking station
Upgradeable Upgrade ppm to ppb
IP Rating Designed to IP65 (heavy rain)
LCD Display Back lit multi-colour
Flow Rate N/A (no pump)
Docking Station OPTIONS Charge only
Charge and USB communication
Charge, USB communication and calibration


  • Industrial hygiene
  • Chemical and petrochemical plants
  • Oil & gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health & safety
  • Hazardous materials
  • First response
  • Environmental
  • Aviation maintenance
  • Agricultural gas production
  • Aircraft / wing tank entry
  • Brownfield gas investigations
  • Chemical storage
  • Environmental clean-up after spillage
  • Fuel supply leakage monitoring
  • Fumigation gases (such as formaldehyde)
  • General atmosphere monitoring for tracing chemicals
  • Gold mining
  • Head space monitoring
  • Health & safety, STEL & TWA monitoring in confined spaces
  • Illegal dumping of chemicals
  • Indoor air quality measuring industrial volatiles
  • Offshore gas monitoring
  • Petrochemical storage
  • Screening tool for first responders
  • Sileage silos
  • Spillage investigation
  • VOC leak detection
  • VOC monitoring