GUARDION

[Note: this product is sold under license from Torion Technologies, Inc.] The GUARDION features a low thermal mass capillary gas chromatograph (GC) with high speed temperature programming (>2 ºC/sec) and a miniature toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (TMS) with a nominal unit mass resolution over a mass range of 50 to 500 Daltons. The system is totally self-contained, weighs ~ 32 pounds with all accessories, is battery operated (30 V Lithium Ion), has an on-board helium GC carrier gas supply cartridge (2500 psig, 90 cc), and is person portable. The system is packaged in a decon-ready, hardened enclosure. The GUARDION features electronic pressure control (EPC) of the helium GC carrier gas and an on-board rechargeable battery system for renewable power. New additions to the GUARDION include expanded on-board library search capabilities, calibration and performance validation routines, NIOSH database, and quantitative results, and the addition of two new sampling accessories.

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+1 410 612 2625
2202 Lakeside Boulevard
Edgewood, MD 21040
USA
www.smithsdetection.com
Manufacturer
Smiths Detection, Inc.
Product Name
GUARDION
Detection Category
Chemical;
Detection Principle
Mass Spectrometry; Chromatography;
Detection Method
Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry; Gas Chromatography (GC);
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
[Note: this product is sold under license from Torion Technologies, Inc.] The GUARDION features a low thermal mass capillary gas chromatograph (GC) with high speed temperature programming (>2 ºC/sec) and a miniature toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (TMS) with a nominal unit mass resolution over a mass range of 50 to 500 Daltons. The system is totally self-contained, weighs ~ 32 pounds with all accessories, is battery operated (30 V Lithium Ion), has an on-board helium GC carrier gas supply cartridge (2500 psig, 90 cc), and is person portable. The system is packaged in a decon-ready, hardened enclosure. The GUARDION features electronic pressure control (EPC) of the helium GC carrier gas and an on-board rechargeable battery system for renewable power. New additions to the GUARDION include expanded on-board library search capabilities, calibration and performance validation routines, NIOSH database, and quantitative results, and the addition of two new sampling accessories.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Hands-on experience
Dimensions
39 x 38 x 22 cm (15.5 x 15 x 9 in) excluding handle
Weight
32lbs (14.6kg)
Power Requirements
Removable, rechargeable Li-ion battery (2-3 hours run time) External power supply 24-V vehicle power adaptor
Transportability
Person-Portable
Durability
Pelican case, drop sensitive
Operating Conditions
0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Consumables
Ultra-high purity helium SPME fibers LTM GC column
Solvents/Reagents
None
Calibration Schedule
Yes, for quantitative data
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Ion trap (~750 runs)
Available Accessories
Thermal desorber unit, SPME holders, SPME fibers, computer
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Consumables supply kit, software
Communications Interface
On-board removable SD flash card; standard, mini-USB ports
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
Indefinite
Unit Cost
$115,895.00
Maintenance Cost
Not Specified
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes - most organic explosives
Tested For Narcotics
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
Yes
Number of Library Entries
NIST/EPA/NIH library included
Customize For New Targets
Yes
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppb
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
GC/MS is highly selective for volatile and semi volatile organic compounds when used by a skilled operator. Low false positive/negative rates for target analytes. False IDs are more likely for unknowns (nontargets) since GC retention times cannot be compared to reference RTs.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 5 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Based upon chemical retention time. 3 min chromatographic run, 6 minute cycle time.
Total Run Time
Method dependent, 3 to 15 minutes
Alarm Capability
Visual
Software Control
Color touch screen; Chromion-1 software for method and library development. Operates under Windows CE operating system.
Other Operational Parameters
Low thermal mass column MXT-5, 5 m × 0.1 mm × 0.4 mm; electronic pressure programming.
Operator Skills Required
Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry background.
Training Available
Operator and advanced maintenance courses available
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
Yes
Warranties
1 year
ITAR Export Regulations
Not Specified
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Carrier gas subject to IATA transport of dangerous goods regulations
Data File Type Format
Not Specified
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