RAE Systems Inc. helped kick off the American Industrial Hygienists Conference and Exposition (AIHce) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia Sunday by introducing two third-generation photoionization detector (PID) based instruments. Both the MiniRAE 3000 and ppbRAE 3000 will have applications in industrial settings, environmental monitoring, indoor air quality and hazmat response applications, the company says.

The two products are intended for use where hydrocarbon-based chemicals pose a toxic threat. They can be used for both leak detection and industrial safety, and both have intrinsic safety certifications for use in hazardous environments in the United States and Canada.

“The MiniRAE 3000 and ppbRAE 3000 are designed to provided real results in real-time with a measurement response time of under three seconds, are waterproof for easy decontamination and suitable for use in humid conditions,” said Lisa Mork, director of marketing for RAE Systems. The instruments feature buttons designed to be used with up to three layers of gloves and, according to Mork, are ideal for remote monitoring, particularly in rapidly changing environments.

The MiniRAE 3000 has an extended measurement range of 0.1 parts per million (ppm) to 15,000 ppm. The ppbRAE 3000 offers an extended measurement range of 1 part per billion (ppb) to 10,000 ppm. Both products feature a large back-lit graphical display with graphical charting capability and easy viewing in any light condition. Both also feature a built-in flashlight for operation in dim lighting environments.

Both products are immediately available for shipment and can be bought through any RAE Systems Certified distributor.