Argon Electronics provides military, nuclear and emergency response teams with high-fidelity training simulators to enable safe, cost-effective chemical, biological, radiological nuclear (CBRN) and HazMat training exercises to take place both in open areas and internally at sensitive facilities.
Training simulators for CBRN application
Argon's advanced patented CBRN simulation platform enables you to create multiple simulated hazards within the same exercise, enabling students to use a number of different simulated detector technologies.
A modular design concept enables you to start with a basic simulation system and progress to our world renowned PlumeSIM instrumented wide-area and table-top CBRN training systems. This simple but effective approach enables you to ensure your students enjoy what we at Argon call 'real experience training' (RET).
In use by many military, emergency response, nuclear facilities, specialist groups and industrial organisations worldwide, our CBRN training systems are making a real difference to response preparedness.
Chemical warfare / HazMat training simulators
Argon is proud of the relationship we have with many of the world's leading detector manufacturers. We have developed simulators for the JCAD, LCD3.2e, LCD3.3, AP2C, AP4C, RAIDM-100, Hapsite and ChemPro 100.
The simulation technology employed enables your students to experience the difference between the use of different detector technologies such as ion mobility spectrometry, flame photometry and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS).
These easy-to-use simulators do not require any consumables (with the exception of batteries), preventative maintenance or regular calibration, assuring you a low ongoing cost of ownership. You can set up most scenarios within 15 minutes and implement chemical warfare agent (CWA) / HazMat exercises in virtually any environment.
Argon simulators enable you to replicate persistency, wind direction, full and partial decontamination and certain simulated detector faults, in addition to depletion of simulated consumables such as hydrogen cylinder or sieve packs.
Electronic simulation sources mean you avoid the need to use chemical simulants and the challenges associated with health, safety and site remediation cost.
The simulation technology employed provides you with powerful student monitoring so that you can ensure any potentially costly user errors form part of your after action review and student improvement process, without the risk of costly damage and subsequent lack of availability of your actual detectors.
Radiological training simulators
Argon has alpha, beta and gamma simulators for many of the commonly used radiological detection instruments. Our simulation sources can be used to provide indications on gamma survey simulators, dosimeter simulators and also spectrometer simulators.
Our product range includes simulators for the AN/VDR-2, AN/PDR-77, RDS200, FH40G, EPD-Mk2 and many more.
A variety of contamination simulation technologies and simulation probes / instruments ensures you meet your every training need. Argon has also developed simulation spectrometer probes that operate with the SAM935 and SAM940 spectrometers.
Should you have any specific requirement, our extensive and highly capable product development team enjoy a good challenge.
PlumeSIM wide area instrumented CBRN
PlumeSIM has the ability to transform your CBRN / HazMat exercises. This powerful but easy-to use-simulation system and has four modes of operation:
- Planning: lets you prepare your exercise without the need to use any simulation system infrastructure
- Table top mode: allows students to practice their skills in a semi virtual world without leaving the classroom
- Field exercise mode: our advanced player is worn by the student to track their movements in real-time while driving the simulators with the CBRN scenario you have created
- After action review: you can replay all player movement, threat readings and mistakes made throughout the exercise to discuss how effectively your students carried out their mission and define areas for improvement
PlumeSIM has won acclaim from many organisations that now use this system at their CBRN training facilities. The flexible simulation architecture means that it can grow with you as your simulation and training needs advance.
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How Simulation Can Enhance Battlefield Training CBRN response training is critical. Without proper training even the best CBRN response equipment is ineffectual.
John Saunders explains the technology behind CBRN Response Training Methods of training for CBRN response until recently depended heavily upon such unsophisticated methods as responding to hand-written signs that quoted the level of 'radiation' present at a given location.