CAM-2

The CAM-2 is a hand-held ion mobility spectrometer designed for detection of chemical warfare agent vapor. It is designed to be used in full IPE (Individual Protective Equipment) and may be decontaminated in the field. The CAM-2 can detect nerve (G, V), mustard (HD, HN3), blood, and choking agents; the default agent detection suite can be reprogrammed to detect hydrogen cyanide, phosgene, and chlorine. Agent results are displayed as either “G”, “BL” or “H”, along with a 6-bar thermometer-type response indicator. The CAM-2 cannot distinguish the specific agent producing the response. The role of the CAM-2 can be extended with the optional Field Alarm Module (FAM), which enables the CAM-2 to be used as a sentry alarm.

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Michael Burrows
michael.burrows@smiths-detection.com
+1 410 612 2625
2202 Lakeside Boulevard
Edgewood, MD 21040
USA
www.smithsdetection.com
Manufacturer
Smiths Detection, Inc.
Product Name
CAM-2
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Spectrometry;
Detection Method
Ion Mobility Spectrometry;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The CAM-2 is a hand-held ion mobility spectrometer designed for detection of chemical warfare agent vapor. It is designed to be used in full IPE (Individual Protective Equipment) and may be decontaminated in the field. The CAM-2 can detect nerve (G, V), mustard (HD, HN3), blood, and choking agents; the default agent detection suite can be reprogrammed to detect hydrogen cyanide, phosgene, and chlorine. Agent results are displayed as either “G”, “BL” or “H”, along with a 6-bar thermometer-type response indicator. The CAM-2 cannot distinguish the specific agent producing the response. The role of the CAM-2 can be extended with the optional Field Alarm Module (FAM), which enables the CAM-2 to be used as a sentry alarm.
Availability
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Dimensions
13.8 x 3.1 x 5.7 in (350 x 80 x 145 mm)
Weight
0.86 lbs (1.9 kg) with battery
Power Requirements
Single 6 V battery (sealed Li/SO2 system) Rechargeable and training options available. Battery life typically 14 hr continuous (@ 20°C) or 4 x D-cell batteries with training adaptor.
Transportability
Handheld
Durability
Designed for military/battlefield conditions
Operating Conditions
–25 to 55°C (–13 to 131°F)
Consumables
Filter and desiccant cartridges
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Replace filter and desiccant cartridge, service of product recommended every 2-3 years.
Data Analysis Support Equipment
None for normal use. Optional Field Alarm Module (FAM) to convert to sentry alarm for perimeter monitoring. Service support equipment includes a vapor generator for generating known concentrations of simulant to calibrate the unit, and a diagnostic test set to enable fault diagnosis down to replacement module level.
Communications Interface
RS232 for data monitoring, fault diagnosis, and reprogramming
Shelf Life
Indefinite
Unit Cost
$10,355.84
Maintenance Cost
> $200/yr.
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Customize For New Targets
Yes, by the vendor only.
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppm
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
May false alarm on exposure to aromatic vapors, cleaning compounds, smoke, fumes, and some wood preservatives.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
1 minute
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
30 to 60 seconds
Alarm Capability
Audible and visual
Software Control
All controls from panel display on unit
Other Operational Parameters
See vendor website or contact vendor for additional information.
Operator Skills Required
Non-technical background
Training Available
On-Site and off-site user and maintenance training available from vendor. A computer-based training system is available for users and operators.
Manuals Available
Operator’s manual
ITAR Export Regulations
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency regulations due to 63Nickel source.
IATA Shipping Restrictions
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency regulations due to 63Nickel source.
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