NEXT GENERATION PORTABLE GC/MS CHEMICAL IDENTIFIER & MIXTURE ANALYSIS SYSTEM
- Utilizes GC/MS technology to identify volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds including CWAs and TICs
- Start up and ready to operate in 5 minutes or less
- Analysis in 3 minutes or less allows for up to 30 sample runs on a single battery charge
- Lightweight, compact and ruggedized for field operation
- Universal, broad-based sample collection and injection technique accommodates gas, liquid, and solid sampling
GUARDION utilizes high speed, high resolution gas chromatography (GC) and a revolutionary miniaturized toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (MS) to identify volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in complex gases, vapors, liquids and solids.
GUARDION is hand-portable and ruggedized for use in a hot zone or extreme environments. Its high speed GC combined with a miniaturized toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer redefines the size, weight, and speed for hand-portable GC/MS technology.
GUARDION is ready to operate within five minutes from a cold start. The CUSTODION™, a solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber syringe, is used for simple sample collection and injection into the GC/MS system. Advanced low thermal mass GC technology enables rapid heating and cooling of the GC column, allowing 12-15 samples to be analyzed per hour.
GUARDION features both a touch screen and keypad for operation, providing ease-of-use in personal protective gear. All software required for sample identification and reporting is on board the system. It includes chemical warfare agent and toxic industrial chemical libraries as well as a hazards database for rapid decision support. Additionally, the system can operate from a single battery charge for up to 3 hours, depending on the number of samples analyzed.
The GUARDION vacuum system includes a ruggedized, low-maintenance turbomolecular pump that does not need to be replaced. The direct GC to MS interface eliminates the need for bake-out, minimizing logistical burden. Easy-to-use software reduces training time.
GUARDION is backed by first-rate service, training and 24/7/365 ReachBackID™ technical support to ensure optimum product performance.
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
GC/MS is considered the “gold standard” for chemical identification. This technique couples gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify single or multiple substances within complex samples. Additionally, it can identify trace compounds that can go undetected by other technologies.
Miniaturized toroidal ion trap
The toroidal trapping space of GUARDION‘s unique and revolutionary ion trap MS leads to reduced weight and power consumption, as well as use of a rapid, low-maintenance vacuum pumping system. GUARDION‘s advanced software ensures that its mass spectra can be used in conjunction with the NIST/EPA/NIH mass spectral library.
|Technology||Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry|
|Size||39 x 38 x 22 cm (15.5 x 15 x 9 in) excluding handle|
|Weight||14.6kg (32 lbs.) including battery|
|Gas Chromatograph||Helium carrier gas supply, internal disposable cartridge or external cylinder
MXT-5 column, 5-m, 0.1mm i.d., 0.4 μm df
Temperature programming up to 300°C, ramp rate 120°C/min
|Mass Spectrometer||Toroidal ion trap|
|Vacuum System||Turbomolecular vacuum pump with diaphragm roughing pump|
|Sample Collection||Solid-Phase Microextraction (SPME) exposure to environment, head space, Tedlar® bag, liquid, or solution|
|Environmental Features||System is sealed for operation in hot zone|
|Decontamination via||Spray/wipe down|
|Operating Ranges||Operational in extreme weather and temperatures ranging from 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C).
Humidity 0 to 95% RH
|User Interface Application for Use||The embedded GUARDION software is a streamlined for rapid identification of substances in complex mixtures.
This easy-to-use software is designed for use by non-experts and is optimized for operation in full PPE. Network
enabled. Windows® CE operating system, PEAC® chemical hazards database.
|Controller||Touch-screen embedded system
Finger, stylus, or keypad navigation
|Power||Removable, rechargeable Li-ion battery (2-3 hours run time)
External power supply
24-V vehicle power adaptor
|External Data Storage||Full USB support
|Input/Output Devices||Mouse and keyboard compatible
|Software||CHROMION™ advanced GC/MS software for PC|
|Libraries||NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library|
|Wireless Capability||Bluetooth™ communications between GUARDION unit and PC|
|Colors||Multiple colors available|
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