Argon, INFICON to market new chemical weapons training system

Argon Electronics and INFICON announced they will launch of a new training simulator probe for chemical identification systems at the CBRN Convergence in San Diego, Calif., from Oct. 29 to 31.

The HAPSIMP-P training simulator probe was developed for the HAPSITE and HAPSITE Smart Plus chemical identification systems.

When attached to a HAPSITE system, the HAPSIMP-P simulator probe transforms the system into a training device. HAPSIM-P corresponds with electronic simulation sources and creates simulated chromatograms for chemical weapons training.

In addition, a NEG Pump is not required to carry gas to the HAPSIM-P to maintain operation, which ensures a cost-effective and efficient system.

"This project demonstrates how effectively Argon can work with a world class detector manufacturer to produce a valuable training aid for its customer base," Argon Managing Director Steven Pike said.

HAPSIM-P can also be used with PlumeSIM to simulate smoke plumes in tabletop and live field exercises.

"INFICON, in cooperation with Argon Electronics, is pleased to offer the HAPSIM-P to augment the capabilities of the current HAPSITE family of products," INFICON President Peter Maier said. "Without risking actual exposure, this simulation system trains our customers to recognize HAPSITE response when detecting chemical warfare agents. This capability is essential to assist safety and security operations worldwide."