TigerReinforcing our on-going bid for ambitious global growth via an expanding distributor network and widespread overseas offices, we are delighted to announce that the Tiger handheld VOC monitor has achieved Korean certification for use in potentially hazardous environments in the East Asian country.

At the beginning of last year, Korea mandated that instrumentation needed to be accredited by its own authoritative body before being used in explosive or hazardous zones within the country.

With the aid of our Korean distributor, Senko, both the Tiger PID and its existing ATEX certification were analysed to determine that the required standard had been met and subsequently approved as safe for use in areas where potentially explosive concentrations of gas, vapour, mist or dust may occur.

Duncan Johns, Managing Director at Ion Science comments: “Being granted Korean certification for the Tiger is great news for Ion Science’s global growth strategy. Having a large and thriving industrial manufacturing industry makes Korea a very important market for us. The intrinsically safe (IS) Tiger is particularly ideal for the country’s semi-conductor, automotive, steel, environmental monitoring, refining and petrochemical markets.

He adds: “Ensuring the Tiger is IS protected and properly certified by the Korean authorities means the product can now be marketed in the all-important East Asia market. It will help open up previously untapped opportunities and we are looking forward to this latest accreditation having a positive impact on sales going forward.”