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SEL Number: 07CD-01-DPGC
Title: Mass Spectrometer, Chemical, Portable

Last Updated: 6/23/2022 3:12:35 PM

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Description: Portable mass spectrometer that may be integrated with a separation technique such as gas chromatography or liquid chromatography.
DIQCode: [D,I]

ImportantFeatures: Detects specific chemicals in the gas phase. Liquids and solids capable of being volatilized can be detected. Identification can be automated using libraries or lookup tables.

Expert level users can use advanced spectral techniques to identify unknowns without library entries.

Response time: 1-15 minutes

Operating Considerations: Some systems include high maintenance and recurring training.
Some systems include reagents and calibration requirements which may be costly. Consider consumables, if any, when purchasing system.
ICostRating: $$$/$$$$
MCostRating: $$/$$$

Training Requirements: Core Training: NFPA 470 Chapter 10.
Initial Training: Extensive (>2 days)
Sustainment Training: Extensive (>2 days)

Mandatory Standards:

Applicable Standards and References:

  • HazMat: Response Team
  • REL: Full Canadian Recommended Equipment List
  • REL: LOS-1, Multi-Agency Intervention
  • REL: LOS-2, Scout/Reconnaissance Mission
  • REL: LOS-3, Suspicious Powder Response