GUARDION utilizes high speed, highresolution gas chromatography (GC) and a revolutionary miniaturized toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (MS) to identify volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in complex gases, vapors, liquids and solids. GUARDION is hand-portable and ruggedized for use in a hot zone or extreme environments. Its high speed GC combined with a miniaturized toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer redefines the size, weight, and speed for hand-portable GC/MS technology. GUARDION is ready to operate within five minutes from a cold start. The CUSTODION™, a solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber syringe, is used for simple sample collection and injection into the GC/MS system. Advanced low thermal mass GC technology enables rapid heating and cooling of the GC column, allowing 12-15 samples to be analyzed per hour.
Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
14.6kg (32 lbs.) including battery
39 x 38 x 22 cm (15.5 x 15 x 9 in) excluding handle
Helium carrier gas supply, internal disposable cartridge or external cylinder MXT-5 column, 5-m, 0.1mm i.d., 0.4 μm df Temperature programming up to 300°C, ramp rate 120°C/min Split/splitless injection
Toroidal ion trap
Turbomolecular vacuum pump with diaphragm roughing pump
Solid-Phase Microextraction (SPME) exposure to environment, head space, Tedlar® bag, liquid, or solution
System is sealed for operation in hot zone
Operational in extreme weather and temperatures ranging from 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C). Humidity 0 to 95% RH
This easy-to-use software is designed for use by non-experts and is optimized for operation in full PPE.
Touch-screen embedded system. Finger, stylus, or keypad navigation
Removable, rechargeable Li-ion battery (2-3 hours run time). External power supply 24-V vehicle power adaptor
Full USB support, Flash devices