ION Science PhoCheck® Tiger

World's Most Advanced PID Now Even Better!

The PhoCheck Tiger hand held VOC detector with revolutionary PID technology provides the best available detection and software features, all ready to use straight out of the box!

PhoCheck Tiger with miniPID technology is the most advanced and handheld photoionisation detector (PID) on the market for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Choose from our full featured base unit, or upgrade your instrument with a number of optional functions.

Best Proven PID Performance. Ion Science patented Fence Electrode Technology is independently verified as the best performing PID for fast response and accurate readings, whilst effectively minimizing humidity and contamination effects. The instrument's exceptional operation in high humidity environments is achieved without impairing other performance features.

Dynamic Detection Range of 1 ppb to 20,000 ppm (gas dependant) offering the widest detection range available. Detect VOCs down to ultra low ppb toxic thresholds levels up to 20,000 ppm. Readings can be displayed as mg/m3 or ppm.

Selectable Audible, Visual and Vibrating Alarms. The instrument has two sounders reaching 95 dBA, two bright flashing LEDs and a vibration alarm for clear indication of gases present. Each function can be selected, switched off or volume turned down as required.

Five Year Instrument Warranty. Full warranty against workmanship, design, all electronics and hardware. Moving parts, filters and lamps excluded.

Rugged Design

Withstands use within the harshest of environments.

Robust Rubber Boot

Gives maximum protection to the instrument. Can be easily removed if required.

Designed to IP65

PhoCheck Tiger provides optimal resistance to moisture, dust and contamination.

Close block

Key Features

  • Patented Fence Electrode Technology
  • Dynamic range ppb to 20,000 ppm for specific volatiles
  • Fast 2 second response
  • Easy change miniPID Detector, Electrode Stack and Lamps
  • Exceptionally easy to use and intuitive
  • No complex set up procedures required via a PC
  • Batteries certified to be changed within hazardous areas
  • Fully upgradeable with selectable functions
  • Choice of data logging options
  • Battery life up to 30 hours
  • Intrinsically Safe
  • Rugged design with protective, removable rubber boot
  • Loud audible sounders 95 dBA
  • Bright LED and vibration alarms
  • Lowest running costs on the market
  • 5 year instrument warranty


  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Soil Contamination Detection
  • VOCs in Landfill Sites
  • Indoor Air Quality Measuring Industrial Volatiles
  • Health & Safety, STEL & TWA Monitoring in Confined Spaces
  • General Leakage in Fuel and Chemical Storage
  • General Atmosphere Monitoring for Tracing Chemicals
  • Screening Tool for First Responders
  • Fence Line Monitoring for Plume Detection
  • Filter Monitoring in Clean Rooms and Air Conditioning
  • VOC Leak Detection
  • Early Screening of WMDs
  • Testing for Accelerant Use
  • Fuel Leakage in Automotive Manufacture
  • Monitoring Tracer Gases for Fume/Glove Box Testing
  • Medical Gases Within Hospitals
  • Gas Line Leakage in Laboratories
  • Fumigation Gases (such as Formaldehyde)
  • Detecting Fugitive Emissions
  • Environmental Clean Up After Spillage
  • Filling Station Leakages
  • Wing Tank Entry Detecting Low Levels of Jet Fuel
  • Illegal Dumping of Chemicals