PIDs only alert the user to the presence of a gas substance; they can not identify the gas. Pairing a PID with the ThreatID can identify the gas in question and provides much more information to accurately assess and address toxic gas leaks.
When responding to a Hazmat incident, knowing what you’re dealing with is key to keeping people safe and effectively dealing with the situation. There has been a real gap in the ability of instruments to identify unknown gases for Hazmat response, until now…
This first webinar, with Dr. Christina Baxter, in our Emerging Threats, Emerging Solutions series provides an overview of the emerging threats that we face as emergency response and military personnel as well as an overview of the role of FTIR technology in the response.
RedWave’s ThreatID is the most powerful portable chemical analyzer on the market today. ThreatID comes standard with more than 23,000 reference spectra including toxic industrial chemicals, narcotics (including fentanyl), pesticides, explosives, weapons of mass destruction (including 4th generation novichok reagents) and common consumer products.
Dr. David Schiering, RedWave Technology’s Chief Technical Officer, spent several days at the Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical and Biological Center in Maryland, our government’s R&D site for chemical and biological defense, recording the spectra of critical WMD agents including blister, nerve, and Fourth Generation Agents. The infrared spectra of these highly toxic chemicals are now incorporated in a separate library in the ThreatID database, and are available to our users.
The purpose of this article is to advocate for the need to use all the tools available to identify and mitigate a potentially hazardous incident, and to use them in the most logical manner to reduce risk.
Emergency situations involving unknown chemicals can be challenging. Most times advanced chemical identification equipment can readily identify the material involved, allowing first responders to clear the scene appropriately. However…
As the chemical detection equipment have become smaller, certain capabilities are more limited, leaving many emergency response personnel to search for better answers or workarounds.
ThreatID, our FTIR chemical analyzer, also functions as a platform for gathering and sending information. With it, first responders can access the internet and various onboard chemical databases for important information, without going through multiple platforms.
The genesis of Redwave actually began 18 years ago with another company, SensIR Technologies. Those of you who have been in the hazmat response business for years may remember that name.
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