Argon's PlumeSIM CBRN system honored for innovation

The chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) and hazardous materials (hazmat) training-systems company Argon Electronics said on Friday that it won a "Highly Commended" award for innovation.

The company's PlumeSIM CBRN training system's performance in the United Kingdom led to it being recognized with the Tim Otter CBRN Innovator of the Year award.

“We were thrilled to win such a prestigious award for a product that has contributed so much to the improvement of CBRN training exercises throughout the world,” Argon Managing Director Steven Pike said.

In February, the company said it was awarded a contract with the U.S. Air Force's Civil Engineer Center for which it supplied the PlumeSIM system, to be utilized in CBRN simulation training at  Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

Early in July, the company was awarded a contract to supply CBRN training and simulations to the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief, Technische Hilfswerk, part of the country's Ministry of the Interior.

The PlumeSIM utilizes table-top and full-area simulation exercises that allow CBRN response teams to experience threats and what impact they have on detection devices. The system also allows instructors to track the progress of students participating in the exercises.

Argon CBRN training technology is utilized in CBRN training facilities all over North America and Western Europe, including the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Portugal, Canada and Sweden.