Proengin Chemical and Biological Particle Detectors for Military and Civilian Security

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Founded in 1972, Proengin develops, manufactures and markets chemical and biological detection systems.

Chemical and biological detection systems for armed forces

Proengin has developed the unique AP4C-VB system to simultaneously detect chemical and biological threats.

As with all Proengin detection devices, AP4C-VB has been developed using flame spectrophotometry technology. This enables users to detect and identify chemical elements that constitute toxic gases or biological particles at the same time.

Gases are detected if containing certain elements characteristic of chemical warfare agents or toxic industrial gases. In contrast, biological threats are detected by discriminating between their bacteria and other particles in the atmosphere.

AP4C-VB only contains one sensor, which is capable of performing both detection and identification simultaneously and instantaneously. By having only one sensor, Proengin provides an effective but affordable chemical and biological threat detection system available. The only consumable required is 1l of water every month.

A version is available for 24/7 use.

Rapid result alert systems for dangerous chemicals and compunds

Proengin offers the AP4C chemical detector, which can distinguish a wider range of chemicals than the AP4C-VB.

All dangerous compounds containing sulphur, phosphorous, arsenic and/or nitroxyl (HNO) chemical bonds can be detected at once. AP4C has the capacity to work in very severe environmental conditions (explosive areas) and the measurements are unaffected by high humidity levels, or the presence of other organic chemical compounds, such as paint.

Moreover, AP4C can detect new elements without being upgraded. It is capable of sensing chemicals that are yet to be developed, as well as relatively unknown agents such as Novichok, or non-traditional ones.

It is unique due to its response time, which is the shortest on the market, and has a rapid recovery period after a positive detection. The AP4C chemical detector offers the highest availability and service time in the field.

Due to its proven performance, AP4C has been installed as the preferred detector for dedicated military purposes, including:

  • On reconnaissance vehicles and battle tanks
  • Aboard naval ships
  • On critical buildings and in areas needing protection

Mountable air sensors for vehicles and buildings

AP4C-V chemical detector for reconnaissance vehicles and battle tanks

Based on the same detection technology and internal design, the unit’s air entrance faces the wind, so it can take in a representative sample of the outside air, even with a direct cumulated wind and speed of 100km/hr.

Data is displayed on an easy-to-understand control box, or directly on the vehicle’s control computer. Its sensitivity, short response time, low rate of false alarm, and short recovery time match the AP4C, making AP4C-V the perfect detector for all kinds of reconnaissance missions and battle field exploration.

AP4C-F for naval ships, critical buildings, and area protection

At sea, ANEP-57 recommendations stipulate the availability of both fixed and mobile chemical detection.

AP4C is the perfect mobile chemical detector for contamination control, and the AP4C-F model provides naval ships with this reliance and efficiency. The ruggedised detector delivers the same performance as the AP4C, but has two additional features: producing consumable gas by electrolysis for easier maintenance, and the ability to trigger vessel ventilation systems. AP4C-F can be operated on an open-deck with the same level of performance.

National palaces, courts and parliaments are increasingly equipped with fixed chemical detectors. AP4C-F can be operated on naval citadels and provides the same protection on land for buildings and open areas.

Biological weapon sensors for military and civilian protection

Proengin supplies MAB, with the capacity to detect and categorise biological particles with an extremely low false alarm rate and the ability to discriminate dangerous or suspicious biological particles, such as anthrax spores, from the natural background.

The highly reliable MAB has been designed to be mounted on track vehicles, and it is not affected by diesel exhausts.

Benefitting from Proengin’s design and flame spectrophotometry technology, MAB can operate in adverse conditions and climates, with reliable results, minimal maintenance, and maximum service life.

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