Trace Detection Mass Spectrometer
TRACE DETECTION MASS SPECTROMETER
The Griffin™ 824 is the first desktop mass spectrometer designed specifically for explosives and narcotics trace detection. Mass Spectrometry (MS) is a widely trusted technique used for definitive chemical analysis. Its inherent ability to provide selective chemical identification in complex operational environments is unmatched by existing Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) technology. Today’s high consequence applications require high confidence results that only mass spectrometry can provide. The Griffin 824 mass spectrometer offers ease of adoption across a broad range of existing and emerging trace detection applications. Selectable detection modes allow customers to tailor the system to their operations using explosives only, narcotics only, or explosives/narcotics simultaneous mode. Operators collect trace residue by wiping personal belongings, skin, parcels/cargo, and other surfaces with a sample ticket. The sample ticket is inserted into the Griffin 824 sample inlet where analysis is performed via MS in less than 10 seconds. Simple audio and visual alarms via GSS Touch™ alert the operator when a threat is present, expediting on-site decision making. Alarm reports are saved on the internal hard drive and can also be printed via the built-in printer. The Griffin 824 was designed to maximize system operational time by incorporating an open loop that does not recycle air inside the system. No cleaners are required, minimizing consumable costs and allowing rapid clear down after a true alarm.