Handheld photoionization detectors (PIDs) are small, lightweight devices that can rapidly detect volatile organic compounds and other chemicals in parts per million and parts per billion concentration ranges. Responders often mount handheld PIDs to remotely operated vehicles for plume mapping or collecting data prior to their entry into a spill area.
Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 07. Detection
AEL Title: Detector, Photo-Ionization (PID), Point, Volatile Organic Chemical (VOC)
AEL Number: 07CD-01-DPPI
SAVER Project: Handheld Photoionization Detectors