• PID - Portable TAC or Benzene Detector

PID - Portable TAC or Benzene Detector

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The revolutionary Tiger Select with two-mode operation gives fast benzene specific, or Total Aromatic Compound detection providing accurate, reliable data you can count on.


Optimal Performance
  • Immediate results - no need to wait for readings
  • Instant read-out on start up
  • Fast to detect Total Aromatic Compounds (TACs)
  • Detects benzene in other compounds with selective Drager Tube
  • Measures benzene without the need for a benzene specific tube
  • Detects down to ppb levels
  • Continuous readings shown on display until max level is reached
  • Independently verified as best performing PID technology
  • Exceptionally easy-to-use and intuitive software
  • Large, clear backlit display
  • Simple soft key operation – even when wearing thick gloves
  • Lightweight enabling easy one-handed operation
  • Batteries certified to be changed within hazardous areas
  • Battery life up to 30 hours
  • Rugged design to withstand the harshest environments

A revolutionary hand-held detector, Tiger Select has two basic modes of operation capable of detecting TACs without the tube attachment, or benzene with the benzene specific tube.

Utilising the high output Ion Science 10.0 eV detection system, a reading for Total Aromatic Compounds (TACs) is seen immediately on start-up. Should aromatics be detected, a Draeger benzene pre-filter tube can be easily attached to ensure rapid detection and selective measurement of benzene. The unit can also provide 15 minute STELs and 8 hour TWAs for TACs.

Throughout the measurement process, Tiger Select continues to display real-time data, ensuring the final reading represents the full value of actual benzene present. Benzene concentrations are displayed down to ppb levels, giving you the most accurate, reliable data you can count on.

In addition, the unique MiniPID VOC sensor incorporates anticontamination technology for extended operation in difficult working environments.


  • Total Aromatic Compound (TAC) detection at loading docks and barge operations
  • Confined space entry pre-screening during refinery and plant maintenance
  • Refinery down-stream monitoring
  • Hazardous material response
  • Marine spill response


Minimum Resolution * 10 ppb or 0.033 mg/m3 benzene (1ppb isobutylene equivalent*)
Maximum Reading ** 40 ppm or 130 mg/m3 benzene (up to 20,000 ppm* **)
Accuracy * ±10% display reading ± one digit benzene (± 5% display reading ± one digit)
Linearity * ± 5% to 40 ppm benzene (±5% to 100ppm*)
Intrinsically Safe Approvals
  • ATEX II 2G Ex ib IIC T4 (- 15 0C ≤Ta ≤+60 0C)
  • IECEx ITS 10.0036X
  • US and Canadian approvals pending
Battery Life
  • Li-ion: life up to 30 hours, charge time 6.5 hours
  • Alkaline: 3 x AA, typically 15 hours life
Lamps 10.6 eV Krypton PID lamp with 10.0 eV filter pellet
Data Logging * > 120,000 data log points including date and time stamp (33 hours at 1 log per second)
Communication Direct USB 1.1
Calibration 2 and 3 point calibration (Via calibration kit accessory)
  • Flashing LED’s Amber (low alarm) Red (high alarm)
  • Sounder 95 dBA at 300mm (12”) Vibration on alarm
Gas Table Pre-programmed TWA and STEL* - Pre-programmed with 450 gases*
Flow Rate 220 ml/min (150 cc/min flow alarm)
  • Operating: -20 to 60 0C, -4 to 140 0F (non Intrinsically Safe)
  • Humidity: 0-99% RH (non condensing)
  • Designed to IP65 (heavy rain)
  • CE 1180
  • EMC tested to EN61326-1:2006, EN50270:2006 & CFR 47:2008 Class A
Weight & Dimensions
  • Instrument (probe fitted)
  • Width: 465 x Height: 320 x Depth: 97 mm (18.5 x 12.5 x 3.8”)
  • Standard case
  • Packed weight: 5 kg (176 oz)
* Specification when used in standard mode (non Tiger Select) based on Isobutylene calibration at 200C, 90% RH and up to 3000 ppm unless otherwise stated. Model and gas dependent.
** Maximum reading is achieved with certain analytes such as ethanol.