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1 Proudly Introduces HAZMATCAD™ HAZMATCAD™ PLUS ©MSA 2004 All Rights Reserved


3 What is the HAZMATCAD TM ? The HAZMATCAD™ is a next generation handheld trace chemical agent detector for Nerve (G) and Blister (H) agents as well as Hydrogen Cyanide (AC) or Phosgene (CG). The HAZMATCAD™ is designed to detect for these warfare agent gases with minimal interference from other chemicals which are often present in the battlefield or urban environment.


5 The HAZMATCAD ™ Plus expands the performance of HAZMATCAD ™ by adding the ability to detect selected TICs (Toxic Industrial Chemicals). These chemicals are detected and reported by class identification (hydride and halogen gases). What is the HAZMATCAD™ Plus?

6 HAZMATCAD™ SAW (nerve and blister) One electrochemical cell (blood or choke) HAZMATCAD ™ Plus SAW (nerve and blister) Four electrochemical cells (blood, choke, halogen and hydride gases) HAZMATCAD™ Configurations

7 Fast Response Time – IMS – Typically (5 to 30 sec) Direct readout of total contamination No sample pre-collection or clean up Increased risk of false positives HAZMATCAD™ Analysis Time – SAW (20 to 120 sec) Fast Mode (20 sec) or High Sensitivity Mode (120 sec) Sample collection on absorbant media Sample control Reduced risk of false positives False Alarms vs. Analysis Time

8 Small Piezoelectric Crystal Interdigital Array Polymer Surface Coating RF Electronics to Drive SAW Data Collection - frequency changes as mass absorbs into polymer How Does a SAW Sensor Work?

9 SAW Sensor Fundamentals

10 Long Term Sensor Stability Semi Selective Chemical Detection Partition Coefficient Equilibrium Detection Mechanism Quick Response and Fast Recovery Better Sample Characterization Benefits of SAW Technology

11 HAZMATCAD™ System Diagram

12 HAZMATCAD™ Plus System Diagram

13 HAZMATCAD TM and Rubber Boot Internal Battery and 2 Li-Ion Batteries (NP-F550) RS-232 Communication (Optional IrDA) Pelican Storage and Carrying Case External Battery Charger Operations Manual Verification Check Source HAZMATCAD™ Components

14 Solid State SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) Array LED and Audible Tone Alarms Quick Warm Up Time (less than 30 seconds) Dual Mode Operation  20 Second Fast Mode Analysis Cycle Time  120 Second High Sensitivity Mode Analysis Cycle Time 3 Concentration Levels Reported (High, Medium, Low) AC or CG (TICs) Analysis in Real-time Internal Data Log Limited System Maintenance HAZMATCAD™ Features

15 LED Status Display DC BA Status LED A. SYS. OK B. ALL CLEAR C. LO BAT. D. ALARM Color Green (blinking) Green Yellow Red (blinking) Meaning Indicates proper electrical operation of the instrument Indicates that no threat vapors are present Indicates that a threat vapor has been detected Indicates that battery power is running out HAZMATCAD™ LED Screens


17 HAZMATCAD™ Plus LED Screens

18 HAZMATCAD™ Operation - Power Up Press On Button LED will display (HCAD and Segment Test) System Diagnostics Battery Charge Indication and SYS. OK will illuminate Mode of operation (FAST MODE DEFAULT) Pump Activates – Concentrator Clean Up (30 Seconds) First Analysis Begins and Displays Findings:  All Clear – Green LED On  Alarm Status – Red LED On

19 Alphanumeric LED Display Power Buttons Alarm Silence Button Mode Select Button LED Status Display HAZMATCAD™ Operation

20 Controls  On / Off Switch  Battery Door  External Communication / RS-232 Connection − DIN 9-Pin or IrDA (Optional Accessory) Sample Inlet Port Three Position  Open, Closed, and Dust Filter Information / Status Panel  Display LED 4-Character Alphanumeric HAZMATCAD™ User Interface

21 Analysis Cycle is 20 Seconds  Sample Collection − Pump On − 1-11 Seconds  Sample Preheat − Pump Off / Concentrator On − 12-14 Seconds  Sample Injection − Pump On − 15-20 Seconds Repeats Cycle Sequence Until Turned Off HAZMATCAD™ Analysis Cycle – Fast Mode

22 Analysis Cycle is 120 Seconds  Sample Collection − Pump On − 1-111 Seconds  Sample Preheat − Pump Off / Concentrator On − 112-114 Seconds  Sample Injection − Pump On − 115-120 Seconds Repeats Cycle Sequence Until Turned Off HAZMATCAD™ Analysis Cycle - High Sensitivity Mode

23 Press “MODE” Button Current Mode will display on LED  “FAST” or “HI S” (High Sensitivity) While “Mode” is displayed, press “MODE” again New Mode will flash on LED A purge cycle will begin (i.e. Start Over) HAZMATCAD™ Change Mode Cycle

24 Press the ON Button HAZMATCAD will perform a self test When /////// is displayed on the LED, press and hold the “Mode Select” button Audible alarm will beep to confirm training mode has started After warm up, HAZMATCAD will chirp every three seconds Turn off HAZMATCAD to deactivate HAZMATCAD™ Training Mode

25 HAZMATCAD TM Performance Nerve “G” Agent Detection HAZMATCAD TM Low Alarm Level Type GA (Tabun) GB (Sarin) GD (Soman) GF VX Fast Mode 0.3 mg / m 3 1.0 mg / m 3 0.3 mg / m 3 0.1 mg / m 3 High Sensitivity 0.05 mg / m 3 0.25 mg / m 3 0.05 mg / m 3 0.02 mg / m 3 0.002 mg / m 3

26 HAZMATCAD TM Performance Blister/Mustard “H” Agent Detection HAZMATCAD TM Low Alarm Level Type HD (Mustard) HN 3 (Nitrogen Mustard) Fast Mode 0.4 mg / m 3 High Sensitivity 0.09 mg / m 3 0.4 mg / m 3 0.09 mg / m 3

27 HAZMATCAD TM Performance Blood and Choke Agent Detection HAZMATCAD TM Low Alarm Level Type Blood AC (Hydrogen Cyanide) Choke CG (Phosgene) Alarm Level 5.0 ppm

28 SAW Sensor Output

29 F-76 G Agent Mustard SAW Sensor Outputs

30 HAZMATCAD TM Plus Performance Toxic Industrial Chemical Detection “HYdR”ArsineAsH 3 0.43053.00.05 “HYdR”DiboraneB 2 H 6 3.0305150.1 “HYdR”Hydrogen SulfideH 2 S3.020510020 “HYdR”Hydrogen CyanideHCN10.02555010 “HALO”ChlorineCl 2 2.56015101 “HALO”BromineBr 2 4.045103 “HALO”Nitrogen DioxideNO 2 5.015520 Chemical Class Alarm Type Classification Chemical Name Chem. Symbol Low Alarm (ppm) Resp. Time Low Alarm Resp. Time Medium Alarm DLH (ppm) PEL (ppm) Hydride Gas Halogen Gas

31 Check Source Verification Chemical Simulant for “G” Agent − Dimethyl Methlyphosphonate (DMMP) Verify Check Source Expiration Date − 6 months from date on tube − MSDS - Appendix A in Operation Manual A Successful Test indicates the HAZMATCAD TM is fully operational for Nerve and Blister Agent Detection No need to test separately for Blister

32 How to use Simulant Check Source Power Up HAZMATCAD TM Allow HAZMATCAD TM to report “ALL CLEAR” Prepare Check Source - remove vinyl end caps Position Sample Inlet to “OPEN” position Listen for Pump Operation − When pump pauses, wait 10 seconds − Hold Simulant Check Source to Sample Inlet for 3 seconds then remove “G” Alarm should be indicated on next analysis Allow HAZMATCAD TM to return to “ALL CLEAR”

33 HAZMATCAD TM Li-Ion Battery 2 SONY NP-F550 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries Can operate on one battery 8 to 12 hours of operation (dependent on Mode) Fast Mode = 8 hours High Sensitivity Mode = 12 hours Can remove batteries while operating (HOT SWAP) NP-F550 batteries require periodic charging Typical recharge time is approximately 1 hour Battery charger will indicate charge level

34 HAZMATCAD TM Decontamination Turn HAZMATCAD OFF Place the three position sample port in the CLOSED position Wipe down completely with moist, soapy cloth Shake HAZMATCAD briskly to remove residual liquid Place three position sample port in OPEN position and invert HAZMATCAD for two minutes Wipe dry with clean towel, paper towel or clean rag Place the HAZMATCAD in a sealed bag for one hour Sample the headspace of the bag using another HAZMATCAD, M256 kit or other appropriate device If residual contamination is detected, repeat steps 1 thru 8

35 HAZMATCAD TM Check for Internal Contamination Place an operating HAZMATCAD in a large plastic bag and seal it Let the HAZMATCAD run for 60 minutes Sample the headspace of the bag with another HAZMATCAD, M256 kit or other appropriate device for trace contamination If contamination is detected, run the HAZMATCAD in clean air for several hours and repeat steps 1 thru 3 If HAZMATCAD still shows traces of contamination, contact Microsensor Systems, Inc. or the appropriate government agency

36 Data Log / Communication External Modem Software Program (ProComm) ► Null Modem Cable ► 9600 Baud N-8-1 Serial Port Communication Set up software to save file When on, HAZMATCAD TM will automatically transmit the data log System parameters and data log will transmit to PC Data log can be saved as a text file

37 HAZMATCAD TM Operation - Error Messages Fault conditions displayed on LED ► Sensor 1 (S1), Sensor 2 (S2), Sensor 3 (S3) ► CONC (Concentrator) ► PUMP (Sample Pump) ► XXXX Electrochemical Cell Failure ► All system problems are recorded in Data Log Low battery warning ► Lo Bat. (Yellow LED) indication at 6.5V ► System will not power up if battery voltage is less than 6.0V

38 Warnings / Precautions Do Not Allow HAZMATCAD to Sample Water ► Avoid Rain Storms, Don’t Sample Close to Liquids Do Not drop or abuse instrument Do Not disassemble case - no serviceable parts Do Not expose the HAZMATCAD to extreme high or low temperatures (Operational Range 0° to 40°C) Charge Li-Ion batteries on a regular basis

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