OCAM

The Owlstone Chemical Agent Monitor (OCAM) provides continuous (24/7) air monitoring provides chemical detection below IDLH levels. Effective Ion Temperatures may be modulated from ambient to well in excess of 1000°C, on micro-second timescales. This thermal modulation enables a controlled manipulation of the ion chemistry within the separation channel causing fragmentation via thermal dissociation. Chemical separation and identification is thus derived from the unique kinetic and thermodynamic behavior of ions assessed over a very broad effective temperature range.

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Mark Brennan
General Manager, Detection
mark.brennan@owlstone.com
+1 203 908 4848
761 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
USA
www.owlstoneinc.com
Manufacturer
Owlstone, Inc.
Product Name
OCAM
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Spectrometry;
Detection Method
Rapid Thermal Modulation Ion Spectrometry;
Application
Emergency Response; Gas Analysis & Air Monitoring; Screening ;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Owlstone Chemical Agent Monitor (OCAM) provides continuous (24/7) air monitoring provides chemical detection below IDLH levels. Effective Ion Temperatures may be modulated from ambient to well in excess of 1000°C, on micro-second timescales. This thermal modulation enables a controlled manipulation of the ion chemistry within the separation channel causing fragmentation via thermal dissociation. Chemical separation and identification is thus derived from the unique kinetic and thermodynamic behavior of ions assessed over a very broad effective temperature range.
Availability
Discontinued
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
15.7 x 23.6 x 8.3 in (40 x 60 x 21 cm)
Weight
>50 lbs.; 55 lbs (25 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; 13A, 120-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Transportability
Benchtop/Fixed; Small Footprint
Operating Conditions
0 to 40°C (32 to 105°F), 0 to 95% RH (non-condensing)
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Every 6 months; user executable
Available Accessories
Options include automatic software updates ensures your OAM is always running the latest, most advanced chemical detection library and access to Owlstone’s technical experts in accessing chemical alarm levels and site specific threat issues
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Remote PC or laptop
Communications Interface
TCP/IP (Ethernet)
Expected Operational Life
3 months scrubber life
Shelf Life
>5 years
Maintenance Cost
Minimal
Tested For Chemical Agents
GB, HD, VX
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
Yes
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppb
False Positive Rates
Low
False Negative Rates
Low
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
10 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<1 minute; 10 second detection; 60 second identification
Total Run Time
< 15 minutes
Alarm Capability
Yes
Software Control
Yes
Other Operational Parameters
None
Training Required
<1 week training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
User's Manual
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