ECAM

ECAM Enhanced Chemical Agent Monitor is a handheld instrument designed to detect, search for and locate chemical warfare agents (CWA) on personnel, equipment, vehicles and on the ground. ECAM™ originated from the Swiss CAM in the mid 80s. ECAM is one of several variants of AM which are now in service with more than 30 countries worldwide including U.S., UK, and 14 other NATO countries. CAM has been used by Allied Forces in Operation Desert Storm and by the UN, UNSCOM and OPCW.

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Michael Burrows
michael.burrows@smiths-detection.com
+1 410 612 2625
2202 Lakeside Blvd.
Edgewood, MD 21040
USA
www.smithsdetection.com
Manufacturer
Smiths Detection, Inc.
Product Name
ECAM
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Spectrometry;
Detection Method
Ion Mobility Spectrometry;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
ECAM Enhanced Chemical Agent Monitor is a handheld instrument designed to detect, search for and locate chemical warfare agents (CWA) on personnel, equipment, vehicles and on the ground. ECAM™ originated from the Swiss CAM in the mid 80s. ECAM is one of several variants of AM which are now in service with more than 30 countries worldwide including U.S., UK, and 14 other NATO countries. CAM has been used by Allied Forces in Operation Desert Storm and by the UN, UNSCOM and OPCW.
Availability
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Dimensions
15 x 3.1 x 5.7 in (38 x 8 x 14.5 cm)
Weight
3.7 lbs, with battery
Power Requirements
Single 6 V Lithium/sulfur dioxide battery
Transportability
Person-Portable
Durability
Ruggedized for military specs
Operating Conditions
–25 to 40°C (-13 to 104°F)
Consumables
Batteries
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Service recommended after 1500 hours of operation
Communications Interface
Programmable at factory only.
Shelf Life
Indefinite
Unit Cost
$12,600.00
Maintenance Cost
> $200/year
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Customize For New Targets
Yes—factory
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppm
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Unit may false alarm when used in enclosed spaces or when sampling near strong vapor sources (i.e. in dense smoke). Some vapors known to give false readings are aromatic vapors, cleaning compounds, smoke, fumes, and some wood preservatives.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
5 to 30 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
< 3 seconds
Alarm Capability
Audible and Visual
Other Operational Parameters
Manual or automatic switching between detection modes.
Operator Skills Required
Non-technical
Training Available
Yes
Warranties
1 year
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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