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Argon Electronics

Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) and HazMat Training Systems

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

16 Ribocon Way,
Progress Business Park,
LU4 9UR,
United Kingdom

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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).

AP4C simulator (AP2C and S4PE simulator also available).
LCD3.3 / M4E1 JCAD simulator (LCD3.2e and MA1 JCAD simulator also available).
PlumeSIM enables instrumented multi instrument multi threat exercises to be implemented with ease.
RDS200 gamma survey simulator with GMP11-SIM contamination simulation probe.
CP100-SIM simulator for ChemPro 100 and 100i.
M4 JCAD-SIM / LCD3.2E-SIM simulator.
SAM940-SIM and RIIDEye-SIM Spectrometer simulator.

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 to Stage an Effective CBRN Response Training Exercise

Following a highly successful exercise staged in the UK at Bristol City Football Ground, Steven Pike, Managing Director at Argon Electronics, has offered a list of tips to get the most out of a CBRN response training exercise.

25 July 2014

USAF to enhance CBRN training with Argon’s PlumeSIM

Argon Electronics has been contracted by the United States Air Force through the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to deliver its PlumeSIM CBRN training system to enhance CBRN exercises at the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

14 February 2014

Argon to Exhibit at CBRN First Response 2014

Word leader in CBRN and HazMat training equipment, Argon Electronics will be showcasing its latest simulators at CBRN First Response, 11 to 12 February 2014 in Leicester.

7 February 2014

Argon Approved for Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Supply Chain Charter

Argon Electronics has been accepted as a signatory of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Supply Chain Charter. The NDA Supply Chain Charter has been established to help deliver good working relations and improve planning and performance through all tiers of the supply chain supporting the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate.

5 November 2013

Argon to demonstrate RIIDEye-SIM at CBRNe Convergence

Argon Electronics will be taking an extensive range of CBRN response training simulators to CBRNe Convergence 2013 in San Diego, California in October and demonstrating how they enhance both the quality and safety of CBRN training.

30 August 2013

Argon Shows the Way to Better CBRN Response Training at DSEI 2013

Argon Electronics will be demonstrating how its CBRN response simulators enhance the quality and efficiency of CBRN response training at DSEI, the world's leading defence and security event, at London's ExCel Centre from 10-13 September 2013.

21 August 2013

Argon adds FH 40 G-SIM to its growing range of CBRN simulators

Argon Electronics continues to expand its CBRN training options with the release of the Thermo Scientific FH 40 G-SIM, a simulation instrument that exactly replicates the look, feel and functionality of the real FH 40 G digital survey meter.

31 July 2013

Argon Launches New CBRN Spectrometer Sim forRIIDEye

Argon has launched the RIIDEye-SIM-NaI-P, a spectrometer simulation probe that enables responders to train how to use the Thermo RIIDEye handheld Radiation IsotopeIdentifier without an ionising radiation source.

13 June 2013

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd

16 Ribocon Way
Progress Business Park
United Kingdom

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