ChemRAE

The ChemRAE is a multigas sensor based on Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) technology. It is designed to detect Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). This product is an OEM version of the Environics ChemPro 100.

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Tom Kochevar
+1 630 220 5190
3775 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134 USA
Joseph Carrillo
+1 408 952.8200
www.raesystems.com
Manufacturer
RAE Systems, Inc.
Product Name
ChemRAE
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Spectrometry;
Detection Method
Ion Mobility Spectrometry;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The ChemRAE is a multigas sensor based on Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) technology. It is designed to detect Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). This product is an OEM version of the Environics ChemPro 100.
Availability
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
9.4 x 3.2 x 1.6 in (24 x 8 x 4 cm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 24.7 oz (700 g)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; AC/DC Line Power; Li-ion battery provides 8 to 10 hr of operation. 4-hour recharge. 110 to 250 V AC power adapter supplied with unit.
Transportability
Pocket Size
Ruggedness
None
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.
Communications Interface
RS-232 adapter
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$15,000.00
Maintenance Cost
Replacing inlet filter on the average of every 6 mo. Sieve packs cost $1,000 to $1,500 and are susceptible to ruin by overexposure to chemical.
Tested For Chemical Agents
GA, GB, GD, GF, VX, , HD, HN-1, L Tested by Finnish Defense Forces Research Center
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
NH3, CS2, Cl2, HCl, HCN, H2S
Other Chemical Targets
CK, acrylonitrile, methylmethacrylate, ethyl acetate, toluene diisocyanate, ETOX, acetic acid, methanol, toluene, acetaldehyde, acetone, ethanol, isobutanol, isopropanol, MTBE, acetonitrile, methyl mercaptan.
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)
Usually less than 3 minutes (temperature dependent)
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); < 10 seconds
Alarm Capability
Audible and Visual
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
Warranties
1 year
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
Yes; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency regulations due to 63Nickel source
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency regulations due to 63Nickel source.
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