Discern® HME Detection Kit

The Discern® HME Detection Kit provides a test that detects and distinguishes between ammonium nitrate, urea nitrate, oxidizers such as chlorates, bromates, peroxides (hydrogen peroxide, HMTD, TATP) and perchlorates (Tannerite®, flash powder). Results are available within 60 seconds. A second test designed to specifically identify chlorate-based powders commonly used for HME’s is also included. The kit is available in both a bulk kit (25 samples) and a single-use foil pack.

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Availability: Commercially Available

Greg Sautter
Sales Manager
gsautter@serim.com
+1 800 542 4670 or +1 574 264 3440
3506 Reedy Drive
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
USA
Andy Van Dyck
VP of Business Operations
avandyck@serim.com
1 800 542 4670 or 1 574 264 3440
3506 Reedy Drive
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
United States
www.DiscernHME.com
Manufacturer
Serim Research Corporation
Product Name
Discern® HME Detection Kit
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Colorimetric;
Detection Method
Colorimetric;
Application
Bulk Analysis;
Product Model Number
5189-Single Use Pack; 5189B Bulk Kit
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Discern® HME Detection Kit provides a test that detects and distinguishes between ammonium nitrate, urea nitrate, oxidizers such as chlorates, bromates, peroxides (hydrogen peroxide, HMTD, TATP) and perchlorates (Tannerite®, flash powder). Results are available within 60 seconds. A second test designed to specifically identify chlorate-based powders commonly used for HME’s is also included. The kit is available in both a bulk kit (25 samples) and a single-use foil pack.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
2016
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
Bulk Kit measures 8 x 6 x 4 in (20 x 15 x 10 cm), single use pack 9 x 5.5 in (23 x 14 cm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; Bulk kit weighs 19 oz (0.5 kg), single use pack weighs 2 oz (0.06 kg)
Power Requirements
None
Transportability
Pocket Size
Operating Conditions
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Test strips, swabs, scoops, sample trays
Solvents/Reagents
Water and solvent are supplied with Kit
Available Accessories
Additional test strips and all accessories are available for restocking bulk kit as needed. An iOS app is available for electronic documenting and storing test results.
Expected Operational Life
18 months
Shelf Life
<5 years; 18 months
Tested For Explosives
Ammonium Nitrate, ANFO, CAN & black powder; Perchlorates; Chlorates ; Urea Nitrate ; HMTD ; TATP; other Peroxides
Sample Introduction
Liquid; Solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
µg
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Non - HME's like Potassium ferricyanide/permanganate & Calcium hypochlorite yield false positives with Chlorate detection
False Positive Rates
0% with above listed HME's
False Negative Rates
0% with above listed HME's
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
Immediate
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<1 minute
Total Run Time
1 minute
Alarm Capability
None, results determined by visual color change
Other Operational Parameters
Filter device included for black powder detection. An iOS app is available for electronic documenting and storing test results.
Training Required
<1 hour training
Training Available
Complete IFU provided with product
Manuals Available
Yes - IFU provided with Product
Reachback Service
No
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
No, EAR-99 approved
IATA Shipping Restrictions
No
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