MiniRAE 3000 PID Rental

  • PID measures from 0-15,000 ppm total volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  • Built-in humidity compensation for more accurate readings.
  • Logs up to 6 months of data at 1-minute intervals.
  • Correction factors for more than 200 compounds.
  • Built-in sample pump can draw up to 100 feet (30m) horizontally or vertically.
Rental Rates
Daily Weekly Monthly
$90.00 $296.00 $886.00

The RAE Systems MiniRAE 3000 handheld photoionization detector (PID) is used for volatile organic compound (VOC) detection. The VOC monitor has an extended range of 0 to 15,000 ppm making it an ideal VOC detector for applications from industrial hygiene to leak and hazmat detection. The MiniRAE 3000 is perfect for screening soil for contaminants. The humidity compensation feature cuts down on inaccurate results due to moisture in the sample or atmosphere. The MiniRAE 3000 has data logging capability and logs information such as concentration (ppm), time weighted average (TWA), average, short term exposure limit (STEL), and more.

PIDs work by using an ultraviolet (UV) lamp of a specific electron volt (eV) energy and an ionization chamber. Compounds that pass through the chamber are ionized by the photons generated by the UV energy. The current produced by the ions are measured by the sensor on the instrument and converted into a ppm reading. The compound can only be measured if the strength of the lamp is great enough to remove an electron from the compound (ionization potential). The standard lamp in the MiniRAE 3000 is 10.6 eV. Enviro-Equipment offers rental options for the MiniRAE 3000 with a 10.6 eV or 11.7 eV lamp.

Lamp Range Resolution Response Time
10.6 eV 0.1 ppm to 15,000 ppm 0.1 ppm 2 sec
11.7 eV 0.1 ppm to 2,000 ppm 0.1 ppm 2 sec
Size 10" L x 3.0" W x 2.5" H (25.5 cm x 7.6 cm x 6.4 cm)
Weight 26 oz (738 g)
Sensors Photoionization sensor with standard 10.6 eV or optional 9.8 eV or 11.7 eV lamps
Battery Rechargeable, external field-replaceable Lithium-Ion battery pack
Operating Hours 16 hours of operation
Display 4 lines, 28 x 43 mm, with LED backlight for enhanced display readability
Keypads 1 operation and 2 programming keys, 1 flashlight on/off
Direct Readout VOCs as ppm by volume, High values, STEL and TWA, Battery and shutdown voltage, Date, time, temperature
Alarms 95dB at 12" (30 cm) buzzer and flashing red LED to indicate exceeded preset limits:
  • High: 3 beeps and flashes per second
  • Low: 2 beeps and flashes per second
  • STEL and TWA: 1 beep and flash per second
  • Alarms latching with manual override or automatic reset
  • Additional diagnostic alarm and display message for low battery and pump stall
EM/RFI Highly resistant to EMI/RFI Compliant with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
IP Rating IP67 unit off and without flexible probe, IP65 unit running
Data Logging Standard 6 months at one-minute intervals
Calibration Two-point or three-point calibration for zero and span. Calibration memory for 8 calibration gases, alarm limits, span values and calibration dates
Sampling Pump Internal, integrated flow rate at 500 cc/mn, Sample from 100' (30m) horizontally and vertically
Low Flow Alarm Auto shut-off pump at low flow condition
Communications Download data and upload instrument set-up from PC through charging cradle or optional Bluetooth™.  Wireless data transmission through built-in RF modem.
Frequency 902 to 928 MHz (license-free), 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz (license-free), 433 MHz, 869 MHz
RF Range Up to 500' (152m; 900 MHz, 433 Mhz, 869 Mhz), extendable with RAELink3 Repeater to 2 miles (3.2km)
Hazardous Area Approval
  • US and Canada: Classified as Intrinsically Safe for use in Class I, Division 1 Groups A, B, C, D
  • Europe: ATEX II 2G EEx ia IIC T4
Temperature -4 to 122 °F (-20 to 50 °C)
Humidity 0% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Attachment Durable bright yellow rubber boot


  • MiniRAE 3000 PID
  • Requested Lamp (10.6 eV or 11.7 eV)
  • Data Download Cable
  • Charcoal Zero Adapter
  • Calibration Record
  • PC Software
  • Battery Charger and Cradle
  • Instruction Manual
  • Carrying Case
  • Spare Water Trap Filter