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.
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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Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd, the world leader in simulation systems for chemical, biological and radiological detectors, is exhibiting at Milipol Paris between 17-20 November 2015.Read more
Argon Electronics have been highly commended for their PlumeSIM CBRN training system in the CBRN UK Tim Otter CBRN Innovator of the Year Award.Read more
A simulator for the Bruker RAID-M100 chemical warfare detector will be launched at the prestigious Future Forces exhibition and conference in Prague.Read more
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Argon Electronics has been awarded a contract to supply CBRN simulation systems to Technische Hilfswerk (THW - the Federal Agency for Technical Relief), part of Germany's Federal Ministry of the Interior.Read more
Argon Electronics has recently provided Magnox - owned and operated by Energy Solutions - with a number of innovative radiation meter simulators.Read more
Argon Electronics has released a new white paper that focuses on enhancing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) military response training.Read more
Argon Electronics' range of CBRN response training simulators has brought a degree of realism that has significantly enhanced training at an exercise staged for police in the south-west of the UK.Read more
A new white paper discussing the importance of safety training in civil nuclear facilities has been released by Argon Electronics, a global leader in CBRN and Hazmat simulation and training equipment.Read more
Argon Electronics, global leaders in the development of CBRN and HazMat simulators and training systems, are enhancing service for customers by appointing Tim Knight as Business Development Manager.Read more
Argon Electronics has launched a new detector simulator that offers CBRN/HazMat response training instructors yet another way to enhance the reality of exercises.Read more
Argon Electronics is to support research and development into combating CBRN threats by sponsoring the upcoming CBRNe Summit, which takes place at Brno, Czech Republic between 26 and 28 March 2014.Read more
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.Read more
Argon Electronics is exhibiting at Defexpo India between 6 and 9 February 2014, demonstrating its on-going commitment to assisting India in the implementation and procurement of its CBRNe response capability.Read more
Argon Electronics will be demonstrating its superb range of CBRN / HazMat training simulators at I/ITSEC Orlando, Florida (2 - 5 December) and showing delegates how they enhance both the quality and safety of CBRN training.Read more
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.Read more
Argon Electronics was visited by a UK government minister at the world-leading Defence and Security Event International 2013.Read more
Bruker Daltronic has granted world-leading CBRN simulation systems manufacturer Argon Electronics the worldwide exclusive rights to develop and manufacture a training simulator for the high-performance Bruker RAID-M100 chemical detector.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Argon Electronics' Canadian representative Patlon Aircraft & Industries has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to equip the Canadian Forces with Argon's chemical warfare training simulators.Read more
Argon Electronics and Smiths Detection have signed a five-year agreement granting Argon exclusive worldwide rights to design, manufacture and market training simulators for the Smiths Detection range of Lightweight Chemical Detectors.Read more