Smiths Detection's next-generation chemical threat detector combines high speed, high-resolution gas chromatography (GC) and a miniaturized toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (MS) in a portable device.
The revolutionary GUARDION, which greatly enhances military and emergency response capabilities in the field, can confirm the presence and identity of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals in gases, vapors, liquids and solids.
As part of Smiths Detection’s commitment to developing the new system, the company partnered with Torion Technologies (American Fork, UT) to miniaturize, ruggedize and optimize the GC/MS technology and specialized software that makes GUARDION so easy to use. A newly established GC/MS Center of Excellence at Smiths Detection’s Danbury, CT, facility includes an integrated team of engineers, researchers, manufacturing and product managers who contributed to the innovation behind GUARDION and the continuous advancement of GC/MS portable technology.
The GC/MS center helps the company leverage its market and technology expertise to help customers both fill critical mission gaps and maximize ways GUARDION can be used alongside currently fielded technologies.
Almost a quarter lighter than any comparable system and with minimal maintenance needs, GUARDION is around the size of a small carry-on suitcase. It has a start-up time of only five minutes and can analyze up to 30 samples on a single battery charge.
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