FLIR introduces man-portable chemical identifier
FLIR Systems has introduced a person-portable chemical identifier for military and civil chemical hazard identification in the field, the company announced on 5 June.
The Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) enables users to sample all phases of matter, including solid, liquid, and vapor, for the rapid identification of chemical hazards.
The system has multiple integrated sample inlets for on-scene analysis, including an integrated heated sample probe designed for downrange missions. When used in survey mode, it identifies vapor-phase chemicals within seconds. The split/split-less injector allows for environmental, forensic, and hazardous material sampling by enabling syringe injection of organic liquids systems.
The nine-inch touchscreen can be operated while wearing full personal protective equipment when in a hot zone. When a chemical threat is automatically identified using industry-standard NIST library, the Griffin G510 alerts the operator with audible, visual, and colour-coded alarms.
Dennis Barket, Jr, vice president and general manager of FLIR Detection, said: ‘The FLIR Griffin G510 is a groundbreaking chemical analysis tool that brings versatility and lab quality performance and identification to the field. The ability to quickly identify unknown threats and confirm known hazards gives responders confidence to take immediate action, ensuring the public’s safety.’
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