GUARDION Portable GC/MS Chemical Identifier
GUARDION Portable GC/MS Chemical Identifier utilises high speed, high resolution gas chromatography (GC) and a revolutionary miniaturised toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (MS) to identify volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in complex gases, vapours, liquids and solids. GUARDION is hand-portable and ruggedised for use in a hot zone or extreme environments. Its high speed GC combined with a miniaturised toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer redefines the size, weight, and speed for hand-portable GC/MS technology. GUARDION is ready to operate within five minutes from a cold start. The CUSTODION, a solid phase micro-extraction (SPME) fibre syringe, is used for simple sample collection and injection into the GC/MS system.
Advanced low thermal mass GC technology enables rapid heating and cooling of the GC column, allowing 12-15 samples to be analysed per hour. GUARDION features both a touch screen and keypad for operation, providing ease-of-use in personal protective gear. All software required for sample identification and reporting is on board the system. It includes chemical warfare agent and toxic industrial chemical libraries as well as a hazards database for rapid decision support.
Additionally, the system can operate from a single battery charge for up to 3 hours, depending on the number of samples analysed. The GUARDION Portable GC/MS Chemical Identifier vacuum system includes a ruggedised, low-maintenance turbo-molecular pump that does not need to be replaced. The direct GC to MS interface eliminates the need for bake-out, minimising logistical burden. Easy-to-use software reduces training time.