AP4C

The AP4C is a portable chemical contamination control device used to directly detect chemical agents in vapors, aerosols, and dust. Detection is extended to liquids with the optional S4PE attachment. The AP2C detects the atomic emission spectra of phosphorus (present in G, V agents) and/or sulfur (present in HD and V agents), arsenic (present in L, SA, DM) and other gases such as ammonia, cyanogen chloride, and hydrogen cyanide. The AP4C’s sensitivity and response time make it suitable for monitoring residual contamination following a decontamination procedure.

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Scott Hartley
scott.hartley@proengin.com
+1 954 760 9990
405 NE 8th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
USA
www.proengin.com
Manufacturer
Proengin, Inc.
Product Name
AP4C
Detection Category
Chemical;
Detection Principle
Elemental Analysis;
Detection Method
Flame Spectroscopy;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Product Model Number
AP4C
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The AP4C is a portable chemical contamination control device used to directly detect chemical agents in vapors, aerosols, and dust. Detection is extended to liquids with the optional S4PE attachment. The AP2C detects the atomic emission spectra of phosphorus (present in G, V agents) and/or sulfur (present in HD and V agents), arsenic (present in L, SA, DM) and other gases such as ammonia, cyanogen chloride, and hydrogen cyanide. The AP4C’s sensitivity and response time make it suitable for monitoring residual contamination following a decontamination procedure.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 –TRL 9, immediately available
3 – TRL 9 1-2 months delivery after order
2 – TRL 7-8
1 – <TRL 7
User Feedback Sources
Hands-on Experience, DoD
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 - Positive user feedback, Market leader
3 – Positive user feedback
2 – Indifferent/No user feedback
1 – Widespread Negative user feedback, known issues
Dimensions
15.5 × 3.4 × 5.43 in (394 x 87 x 138 mm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – <1 lb
3 – <5 Lbs.
2 – <30 Lbs.
1 – >30 Lbs.
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; Rechargeable
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – None
3 – Battery or Line Power
2 – Standard Line Power
1 – Non-Standard Line Power
Noise Produced
Low humming sound
Transportability
Handheld
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Handheld
3 – Person-Portable
2 – Mounted
1 – Benchtop/Fixed
Ruggedness
Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Waterproof/Resistant; Dust; Vibration/Shock; Military specifications: Rugged NATO standard
Operating Conditions
–32 to 50°C (-26 to 122°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Hydrogen cartridge
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – No consumables or routine maintenance
3 – Minor consumables (< $1,000/year) and user maintenance
2 – Major consumables (> $1,000/year) and annual vendor provided maintenance
1 – Frequent Service/Manufacturer maintenance required
Calibration Schedule
Self-test on startup requires no user input
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Circulator replaced every 1,000 accumulative hours
Available Accessories
Yes
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Computer
Communications Interface
Will interface with a computer. The company is working on a WiFi, Bluetooth, and encrypted wireless transmissions.
Expected Operational Life
10 years
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$27,032.00
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 - <$500
3 – <$10,000 per unit
2 – <$50,000 per unit
1 – >$50,000 per unit
Maintenance Cost
No maintenance until 1,000 hours of operation ($700). No maintenance required for 10 years if in storage. Consumable are ~ $200 per year.
Tested For Chemical Agents
All nerve, blister, and blood agents: GA, GB, GD, GF, VX, HD, HN-1, HN-2, HN-3, CX, L, HL, PD, ED, MD, AC, CK, SA, DA, DM, DC, BZ, CNS, CA, CS, CR, PS, Runcol, Precursor of OPA, Precursor of DF, EDMP
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Carbon disulfide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, phosphorus trichloride, arsine, ammonia, HCN, carbonyl sulfide, chlorosulfonic acid, methanesulfonyl chloride, phosphorus oxychloride, PF5, sulfur trioxide, sulfuryl chloride, sulfuryl fluoride, arsenic trichloride, dimethyl sulfate, ethyl phosphonothioic dichloride, ethyl phosphoric dichloride, and tetraethyl pyrophosphate.
Other Chemical Targets
Any chemical that contains target elements will produce a response.
Adaptability
Target elements are fixed; users cannot program the unit to detect new elements.
Sample Introduction
Liquid; Vapor/Gas; Solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppb
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Detects trace (<µg/ppm)
3 – Detects less than 1% in mixture
2 – Detects < ~10% in mixture
1 – Detects at > 10%
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Any chemical that contains target elements will produce a response.
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – <1% False Positive and Negative Rate, no known Interferences
3 – <5% False Positive and Negative Rate, <5 known Interferences
2 – <10% False Positive and Negative Rate, <5 known Interferences
1 – >10% False Positive and Negative Rate, >5 known Interferences
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
20 seconds
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); 2 seconds
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Continuous/<60 Seconds
3 – <5 minute
2 – <15 minute
1 – > 15 minutes
Total Run Time
2 seconds
Alarm Capability
Audible and Visual
Software Control
The electrical signal from the photocell is processed in real time by a micro controller board.
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Manufacturer training
Manuals Available
Operator’s Manual
Warranties
1 year
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
No
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; IATA restrictions apply to hydrogen cartridges and Lithium ion batteries.
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Unregulated
3 – Ground and Cargo Air Only
2 – Ground Only
1 – IATA/DOT Certification Required/Hazardous Materials
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