AP2C

The AP2C is a portable chemical contamination control device used to detect chemical agents G (Sarin, Tabun, Soman, etc.), VX and HD (Mustard Gas) in vapors and aerosols. The AP2C detects the atomic emission spectra of phosphorus (present in G, V agents) and/or sulfur (present in HD, V agents). The AP2C’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
AP2C
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Elemental Analysis;
Detection Method
Flame Spectroscopy;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Product Model Number
AP2C
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The AP2C is a portable chemical contamination control device used to detect chemical agents G (Sarin, Tabun, Soman, etc.), VX and HD (Mustard Gas) in vapors and aerosols. The AP2C detects the atomic emission spectra of phosphorus (present in G, V agents) and/or sulfur (present in HD, V agents). The AP2C’s sensitivity and response time make it suitable for monitoring residual contamination following a decontamination procedure.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
15.5 × 3.4 × 5.43 in (394 x 87 x 138 mm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; Lithium Battery; Battery (7.3 V), rechargeable battery, or external supply (9 to 32 V DC)
Noise Produced
Low humming sound
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; Waterproof/Resistant; Vibration/Shock; Transport cases are rain proof, shock proof, can withstand being dropped from 39.4-in high, and the body can be decontaminated. Internal wedging is replaceable.
Operating Conditions
–32 to 55°C (-26 to 131°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Hydrogen cartridge
Calibration Schedule
Every 1,000 hour
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Cleaning and Calibration every 1,000 hours $580
Available Accessories
Yes
Communications Interface
ADAC
Expected Operational Life
10 years
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$18,903.00
Maintenance Cost
No maintenance until 1,000 hour of operation ($700). No maintenance required for 10 years, if in storage.
Tested For Chemical Agents
Non-specific detection of all G and H agents, based on phosphorus and sulfur detection: VX, VS, VN, VE, VG, H, HD, HDL, HL, HT
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Any chemical that contains target element (P or S) will produce a response.
Other Chemical Targets
Any chemical that contains target element (P or S) will produce a response.
Adaptability
No; cannot detect or add new targets
Sample Introduction
Liquid; Vapor/Gas; Solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppb
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Testing at CCDC found that the product is susceptible to false positives in the presence of engine exhausts and in smoky environments.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 2 minutes if > 0°C; Up to 15 minutes if < 0°C
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); 2 seconds
Total Run Time
2 seconds
Alarm Capability
An alarm control can be used in place of the battery tray resulting in the APACC model. This alarm can be used remotely, up to 1,000 m. A red indicator light is the visual alarm and a buzzer is the audible alarm.
Software Control
The electrical signal from the photocell is processed in real time by a micro controller board.
Other Operational Parameters
The AP2C is sensitive TRO SO2 and should not be placed close to the end of vehicle exhaust pipes.
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
CD-ROM for AP2C model
Manuals Available
Operator’s Manual
Reachback Service
No
Warranties
1 year
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
No
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; IATA restrictions apply to hydrogen cartridges
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