Ion Science doubles sales of fixed PIDs

In 2016, Ion Science doubled sales of its high performance fixed photoionisation detectors (PIDs) compared to 2015

The company attributes this success to the launch of its Falco series of fixed continuous volatile organic compound (VOC) monitors and MiniPID 2 sensor earlier this year.

Commenting on the news, Duncan Johns, managing director at Ion Science, said: “This increase in sales of our fixed PIDs reflects the breadth of knowledge in the business and the proven success of our sensor technology. It also underlines our commitment to driving new product development for the on-going protection of workers, plant and the environment.

“Finishing the year in such a great position provides an excellent platform for further growth in 2017.”

Designed for the protection of workers operating in potentially hazardous environments, Ion Science’s Falco incorporates ‘typhoon’ technology for added reliability and accurate operation in condensing atmospheres and extreme weather conditions.

At the heart of Falco is the company’s PID technology with advanced patented fence electrode system. The three-electrode format also ensures increased resistance to humidity and contamination for improved safety, reliability and accuracy in the field. 

Ion Science’s MiniPID 2 sensor provides improved temperature stability, greater sensor-to-sensor consistency and more repeatable performance, as well as a new long life 10.6 eV lamp for 10,000 hours continuous operation. A self-diagnostic feature also indicates whether the lamp is failing to illuminate or the electrode stack is contaminated.

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