FLIR Systems, a recognized Winner in the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, for Three Consecutive Years, have made available multiple new enhancements to its Griffin™ G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector.
The Griffin™ G510, a 2017 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best CBRNE Detection System, will now help responders analyze and identify drugs, chemical agents, and other toxic substances even faster and with more effectively during field operations.
Major new features on the G510 give users access to an expanded onboard drug library, as well as a new quick-search capability for both chemicals and hazardous substances.
To optimize response time, a new ‘Method Selector Wizard’ was added that uses on-screen prompts to guide operators in selecting the best pre-installed method for sample analysis.
The G510 then automatically analyzes and compares the sample for a match against one of its multiple built-in libraries, confirms and displays the results.
(No time? No lab? No problem. Quickly and easily identify chemical hazards in the field with the FLIR Griffin™ G510 portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS). Courtesy of FLIR Systems and YouTube.)
On the hardware side, a new vehicle-mount accessory allows the G510 to be used for road and off-road missions.
“These upgrades are all about simplifying the job for responders so that in critical situations they have everything they need in the Griffin G510,” said Dennis Barket, vice president and general manager of FLIR’s Detection division.
“The more easily and quickly experts in the field can identify chemical hazards, the faster operations can begin to manage and contain a threat.”
“The overriding mission is to keep people safe.”
In addition to the industry-standard NIST Mass Spectral Library, FLIR has added the Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) library of more than 3,000 drugs and related compounds to the G510.
(Hear More About about some of the applications of the FLIR Griffin G510 portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS). Rather than having to bring samples back to the lab, the Griffin G510 allows you to quickly and easily identify chemical hazards at the site of interest. Courtesy of FLIR Systems and YouTube.)
The company has also developed GRIFFINLIB, which offers users a condensed and customized set of the most common chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, explosives, and other volatile organic compounds for more rapid identification with high confidence.
FLIR’s Griffin G510 is a portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS) system widely used by domestic and international response teams to perform real-time chemical threat confirmation in the field.
G510 Key Features Include:
ANALYZE SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, AND VAPORS
- Integrated syringe injector and heated sample probe for analyzing all phases of matter.
- Limited maintenance and no service module required.
LAB-QUALITY, MISSION-READY GC-MS
- Identify unknowns with NIST or SWGDRUG library and confidently take action with guided controls and simple threat alarms.
- You don’t need a Ph.D. to use the G510.
TOUCHSCREEN OPERATION WHILE IN PPE
- Completely self-contained, with large touchscreen and Method Selector Wizard with on-screen prompts for users to select the best pre-installed method for sample analysis.
The G510 recently won an award valued at $28.7M from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program.
The G510 supports reconnaissance, emergency management, hazardous materials response, forensic investigation, environmental monitoring, and remediation missions worldwide.
The vehicle-mount accessory is now available for purchase while the Method Selector, GRIFFINLIB, and SWGDRUG library upgrades are included free with new system purchases.
Existing customers can contact FLIR for assistance with upgrades.
To learn more about the FLIR Griffin G510 and these features, visit https://www.flir.com/products/griffin-g510/.
Why GC-MS is More than Just Another Meter
GC-MS is the gold-standard confirmatory technology used by labs to analyze chemical samples, but the need for this capability extends beyond the lab and into the field.
Did you know a GC-MS can be used to identify narcotics and the opioid sub-class?
Fentanyl is a growing opioid epidemic and poses a significant threat to responders.
This quick video explains overall concepts from how to stay prepared.
(In FLIR PRIMED episode 12, Grant Coffey, retired Portland Fire & Rescue Hazmat Team Coordinator and CBRNE expert, provides a brief overview of what a GC-MS can do, then download the FLIR PRIMED “Chemical Response Tools From Colorimetric Tests To GC-MS” at http://FLIR.com/PRIMED. Courtesy of FLIR Systems, Inc. and YouTube.)
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FLIR PRIMED, recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Award Program for Best Homeland Security Education Program, is a free, online CBRNE Training Video Series, that provides First Responders with best practices for HAZMAT accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and/or Explosives (CBRNE) attacks.
In addition to best practices, FLIR PRIMED includes industry insights, and real-life experiences that help you stay prepared.
Whether the mission is preventive, reactive, or intelligence-driven, responders can stay prepared with FLIR PRIMED, a no-cost source of cutting-edge insights with a focus on “street truth”, best practices, field checklists, and other CBRNE information.
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