RAE Systems ppbRAE 3000 PID


  • Measures total volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in parts per billion (1 ppb to 10,000 ppm).
  • Humidity compensation with integral humidity and temperature sensors.
  • 260,000-point datalogging storage capacity
  • Correction factors for more than 200 compounds.
  • Built-in sample pump 450-550 cc/min, draws 100 feet (30m) horizontally or vertically.

The ppbRAE 3000 is the most advanced handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) gas monitor on the market. Its Photoionization Detector's (PID) extended range of 0 ppb to 10,000 ppm makes it an ideal instrument for applications from HazMat/Homeland Security, industrial hygiene, to Indoor Air Quality and military applications.

The RF modem allows real-time data transmissions with a base controller located up to 500 feet (or two-miles with optional RAELink3 portable modem) away from the ppbRAE 3000 detector. A personal computer can be used as the base station for a ppbRAE 3000 system. The standard ProRAE Remote software is capable of monitoring the input of up to 64 remotely located monitors like ppbRAE 3000, or AreaRAE, etc.

Proven PID technology - The patented sensor provides the following unique features:

- 3-second response time
- Extended range from 1 ppb to 10,000 ppm with improved linearity

Humidity compensation

Integral humidity and temperature sensors

Designed for simple service

Easy access to lamp and sensor in seconds without tools

Big graphic display

Easy overview of gas type, Correction Factor and concentration

Field-interchangeable battery pack

Replaced in seconds without tools

Integrated flashlight

For better view in dark conditions

User-friendly screens including dataplot chart view

Integrated RAE Systems Correction Factors list

More than 200 compounds to measure more chemicals than any other PID

Multi-language support with 12 languages encoded

Rugged housing withstands use in harsh environments

- IP67 waterproof design for easy cleaning and decontamination in water
- Strong, protective removable rubber boot

Automatic lamp type recognition

Duty-cycling™ lamp and sensor autocleaning technology

Tough, flexible inlet Flexi-Probe™

3 Large keys operable with 3 layers of gloves

Strong, built-in sample pump

Draws up to 100 feet (30m) horizontally or vertically

Loud 95 dB audible alarm

Bright red flashing visual alarm

Interchangeable drop-in Lithium-Ion and alkaline battery packs

Charging cradle doubles as an external battery charger

Data logging with up to 6 months of data at one-minute intervals

Range Resolution Response Time T90
0-9999 ppb 1 ppb < 3 s
10-99 ppm 0.01 ppm < 3 s
100-999.9 ppm 0.1 ppm < 3 s
1000-9999 ppm 1 ppm < 3 s
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
  • Rechargeable, external field-replaceable Lithium-Ion battery pack
  • Alkaline battery adapter
Operating Hours 16 hours of operation (12 hours with alkaline battery)
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 black rubber boot