Guardion 7

The Guardion 7 was a portable GC-TMS that featured a low thermal mass capillary gas chromatograph with high-speed temperature programming and a miniature toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer with a mass range from 50 to 500 Daltons. It was originally designed and built by Torion technologies, which was acquired by Perkin Elmer in August 2015. It has been replaced by the Torion T-9 sold by Perkin Elmer.

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Availability: Discontinued

+1 801 705 6613
796 East Utah Valley Drive Suite 200
American Fork, UT 84003
USA
www.torion.com
Manufacturer
Torion Technologies, Inc.
Product Name
Guardion 7
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Chromatography;Spectrometry;
Detection Method
Gas Chromatography;Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry;
Application
Laboratory Analysis; Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Guardion 7 was a portable GC-TMS that featured a low thermal mass capillary gas chromatograph with high-speed temperature programming and a miniature toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer with a mass range from 50 to 500 Daltons. It was originally designed and built by Torion technologies, which was acquired by Perkin Elmer in August 2015. It has been replaced by the Torion T-9 sold by Perkin Elmer.
Availability
Discontinued
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
~2012
User Feedback Sources
MRIGlobal Experience
Dimensions
18.5 x 14 x 7 in (47 x 36 x 18 cm)
Weight
<30 lbs.; 28 lbs (12.7 kg)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; AC/DC Line Power;
Noise Produced
Minimal
Transportability
Person-Portable
Ruggedness
Waterproof/Resistant; sealed to withstand decon
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Helium cylinders, extraction syringe
Calibration Schedule
On board and performed by the user
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Cleaning of the mass spec, injecter seals and other maintenance can be performed by the user and a training class is offered by the manufacturer.
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Laptop is optional item. Ion signature software is included with the instrument for $8,000
Communications Interface
CF card, Ethernet
Expected Operational Life
>10 years
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$55,000.00
Maintenance Cost
Column changes may be needed every 3 to 6 mo (depending on amount of use) for about $1,000 per column.
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
Other hazardous substances, can test for contaminants in water
Adaptability
Yes; user can add new targets to detector with support
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppm
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
GC/MS is highly selective for volatile and semivolatile organic compounds when used by a skilled operator. Low false positive/negative rates for target analytes. False IDs are more likely for unknowns (nontargets) since GC retention times cannot be compared to reference RTs.
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
2.5 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<5 minutes; 2.5 minutes or less
Total Run Time
~5 minutes
Software Control
On-board or remote via PC
Training Required
<1 week training
Training Available
Yes, including specialized training for advanced use.
Manuals Available
Operator’s manual
Warranties
1 year parts only. Extended warranties are available
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Compressed gas cylinders must be shipped according to IATA restrictions.
Approved Vendors
Smiths Detection
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.cdf; .res
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