ChemPro100i

The ChemPro100i is a real-time chemical agent detector module that is designed to detect airborne chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and Toxic Industrial Compounds/Materials (TICs/TIMs). The detector consists of an open loop ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) and six semiconductor (SC) and metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) sensors. It requires no consumables under normal use, other than a performance verification sample (VERIFIC) for verifying that the unit is operating normally. In operation, the ChemPro100i integrates data from these sensors, leading to real-time reporting of hazard information. Results are effectively qualitative, although the unit provides a thermometer-style readout of signal intensity. A “Trend” function provides a rolling line graph and audible “Geiger-Counter” style beep to alert users to airborne species.

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Michael Phillips
President & CEO (USA)
michael.phillips@environicsusa.com
+1 737 236 2155
1107 Wonder Street, Suite 103
Round Rock, TX 78681
USA
www.environicsusa.com
Manufacturer
Environics Oy
Product Name
ChemPro100i
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Spectrometry; Sensors;
Detection Method
Ion Mobility Spectrometry; Electrochemical Detection; Metal Oxide Semiconductor;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis; Screening;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The ChemPro100i is a real-time chemical agent detector module that is designed to detect airborne chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and Toxic Industrial Compounds/Materials (TICs/TIMs). The detector consists of an open loop ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) and six semiconductor (SC) and metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) sensors. It requires no consumables under normal use, other than a performance verification sample (VERIFIC) for verifying that the unit is operating normally. In operation, the ChemPro100i integrates data from these sensors, leading to real-time reporting of hazard information. Results are effectively qualitative, although the unit provides a thermometer-style readout of signal intensity. A “Trend” function provides a rolling line graph and audible “Geiger-Counter” style beep to alert users to airborne species.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
2000
User Feedback Sources
Hands-on experience
Dimensions
10 x 3 x 1.5 in (25 x 7.7 x 3.9 cm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 1.5 lbs (.68 kg)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; Rechargeable lithium battery included
Transportability
Handheld
Operating Conditions
Designed to be used in harsh environments. Can withstand decon.
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Verification standard
Calibration Schedule
No, but unit should be tested against the verification standard before each use.
Suggested Routine Maintenance
No user repairs. Replace pump module after 3,000 operating hours.
Available Accessories
External verification standard, AC power supply/battery charger, earphone, GPS attachment Radiation Detector Module attachment detects gamma and x-ray radiation Bio Reader Module attachment detects biological threat agents using ENVI Assay system. Tests available for ricin, botulinum toxin, SEB, anthrax, and pox.
Data Analysis Support Equipment
PC/laptop control, networking
Communications Interface
RS-232 / USB communication port
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$14,995.00
Maintenance Cost
Minimal
Tested For Chemical Agents
GA, GB, GD, GF, VX, , HD, HN-1, L, dirty VX, Russian VX, phosgene
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
NH3, CS2, Cl2, HCl, HCN, H2S, phosgene
Other Chemical Targets
CK, acrylonitrile, methylmethacrylate, ethyl acetate, toluene diisocyanate, ETOX, acetic acid, methanol, toluene, acetaldehyde, acetone, ethanol, isobutanol, isopropanol, MTBE, acetonitrile, methyl mercaptan.
Tested For Biological Agents
Optional ChemPro Reader Module tests for ricin, botulinum toxin, SEB, anthrax, and pox.
Number of Library Entries
10 Non-selective libraries, only 7 chemical specific libraries
Adaptability
Yes; manufacturer can add new targets to detector
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppm
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Comparable to other IMS. Unit can false alarm in the presence of cleaning fluids and some organic vapors such as diesel fuel, smoke, etc.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 3 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<1 minute; 4 to 60 seconds
Total Run Time
Continuous
Alarm Capability
Visual and audible
Software Control
On-board, PC
Other Operational Parameters
Data logger feature. Concentration trend indicator.
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Vendor training available at additional cost
Manuals Available
Operator's Manual
Reachback Service
No
Warranties
1, 2, and 3-year warranties available
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
Yes; The ChemPro100i uses an Americium-241 radioactive ionizing source with an activity level of 160 µCi (5.9 MBq). In the USA, the ChemPro100i is a US NRC Exempted product, which relieves the user from any regulatory burden. In other countries, local, state or national regulations may apply.
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; The ChemPro100i uses an Americium-241 radioactive ionizing source with an activity level of 160 µCi (5.9 MBq). In the USA, the ChemPro100i is a US NRC Exempted product, which relieves the user from any regulatory burden. In other countries, local, state or national regulations may apply.
Approved Vendors
Gases 101
Data File Type Format
User adjustable data logging. Optional User Interface Program needed for downloading the data to a computer
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