Mass Spectrometers

Chemistry Happens Outside the Lab ... so Should Analysis

CBRNE and HAZMAT emergencies rarely occur within the confines of a laboratory. FLIR Mass Spectrometers accurately detect and identify explosives, drugs, CWAs, TICs, environmental pollutants and a wide range of other chemicals. Each FLIR mass spectrometer is built to operate in challenging environments, from road vehicles and deployable lab containers to entry control checkpoints and temporary tent structures. Unique sample inlets and hassle-free sampling accessories enable operators to analyze air, liquid, or solid samples. The combination of intuitive software and expandable libraries provide users with high fidelity, easy to read results that instill confidence at the site of action.

Griffin™ GC/MS systems are designed, not adapted, to operate in challenging environments, including mobile labs, reconnaissance vehicles, deployable lab containers, and other portable platforms. Chemical analysis was formerly a lengthy process that required bringing samples to the lab. FLIR has shifted the logistics paradigm from "sample-to-lab analysis" to "lab-to-sample analysis." The ability to bring the lab to the sample and perform on-scene chemical analyses preserves sample integrity and eliminates the logistical expense of shipping samples to a lab. The precision and flexibility offered by the Griffin GC/MS product line has never before been available in a field-ready mass spectrometer.


Why Griffin G510 Person-Portable GC/MS?

The FLIR Griffin™ G510 GC/MS is a versatile, person-portable chemical identifier. It complements presumptive techniques used during emergency missions by enabling responders to analyze all phases of matter (vapor, liquid, and solid) and by performing rapid field confirmation of chemical hazards. MS analysis is performed using a linear quadrupole mass filter, allowing the G510 to interact with the industry-standard NIST chemical database. The integrated heated sample probe enables hot zone operators to identify vapor-phase chemical threats within seconds when operated in Survey Mode. The integrated split/splitless injector allows for environmental, forensic, and HAZMAT sampling via syringe injection of organic liquids. The 9” on-board touchscreen delivers automated user controls and can be operated while wearing full PPE downrange. It is built with an IP65-rated enclosure for harsh environments and supports passive defense, interdiction, elimination, and consequence management missions. Long-lasting, on-board batteries ensure every mission is supported from beginning to end. 

Why Griffin G400-Series Mobile GC/MS?

Griffin G400-Series GC/MS systems are compatible with the largest selection of sampling tools available, giving field users the ultimate flexibility during important missions. FLIR’s intuitive, menu-based Griffin System Software™ application and exclusive, mission-focused GriffinLib™ chemical library eliminate data interpretation in the field and instill user-confidence. Griffin 400-Series GC/MS systems use miniature ion trap mass spectrometry (MS) technology that provide additional selectivity through inherent multidimensional mass analysis (MS/MS or MSn). MS/MS provides both a first-stage mass analysis to determine if a particular analyte of interest is present in a test sample, and, within milliseconds, a second-stage confirmation of the analyte's identity. Griffin G400-Series systems are ruggedized with internal shock isolation protection and are available with a vehicle mounting kit for straightforward integration into vehicle platforms.

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