PINS3-CF Chemical and Explosives Identification System

PINS Chemical Weapons AssayThe Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy (PINS) Chemical Identification System combines the latest chemical analysis identification technology with the industry leading ORTEC trans-SPEC-N high purity germanium platform. The PINS3-CF offers unprecedented value with the elimination of liquid nitrogen, reduced operating cost, lightweight field deployment and built-in automatic ID of chemicals all in a rugged design.

While other chemical analysis and identification systems require sampling, opening or even transport to a controlled facility for measurement, the PINS3-CF system can perform sampling through containers and sealed vessels at their precise field location. The ability to detect potential chemical and explosive threats is now possible in any environmental condition, even in high temperature locations.

The PINS3-CF portable chemical analysis and identification system is flexible enough to be used every day to provide CBRNe security professionals the information they need, when they need it.

Once considered the domain of the military, the PINS3-CF system makes non-destructive chemical identification a powerful solution for any security professional that requires a higher degree of safety in inspecting the contents of munitions, tanks, shielded containers, drums, or any unknown chemical mixture.

The PINS3 portable chemical analysis and identification system does not require liquid nitrogen.

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    Gamma-Ray HPGe Spectrometer

    Model ORTEC trans-SPEC-N
    Relative Efficiency >50% typical (ANSI/IEEE 325-1996)
    Energy Resolution <1600 eV @ 122 keV and ≤2.5 keV @ 1332 keV (FWHM Warranted at optimum settings and detector type)
    Multichannel Analyzer (MCA) Built in digital signal processing MCA
    MCA Channels Up to 16k
    Dimensions 15.5 in. L x 6.55 in. W x 13.75 in. H (39.4 cm L x 16.3 cm W x 34.9 cm H)
    Weight 24.4 lb. (11.1 kg)
    Input Power 10–17 V DC @ 30 Watt
    Internal Battery Life >3 hours @ 77°F (.25°C) for a cold detector
    External Battery Extends operating time to 12 hours @ 77°F (.25°C) for a cold detector
    Initial Cooldown Time <10 hours @ 77°F (.25°C) 


    Laptop Computer

    Model Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7
    Hard Disk Drive Capacity 320 GB
    Battery Operation Time 12.5 hours
    Charging Time 4.5 hours
    Dimensions 11.9 in. x 11.5 in. x 2.9 in. (30.2 cm x 29.2 cm x 7.3 cm)
    Weight 8.2 lb. (3.7 kg)
    Operating Temperature Range 14–22


    Cf-252 Neutron Source

    Model Frontier Technology Corporation Model 100
    Radioisotope Californium-252
    Source Mass 5 micrograms
    Source Activity 2.5 millicurie, 92.5 megabequerel
    Neutron Maxwellian, Temperature Spectrum Parameter = 1.42 MeV
    Mean Neutron Energy 2.1 MeV
    Construction Solid metal-cermet alloy source, double stainless steel encapsulation
    Special Form Certification U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT)
    Shipping Container Frontier Technology Corporation Model 50240 (5 gallon drum)
    Shipping Container Certification
    US DOT Type A, Specification 7A
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    Model Description
    PINS3-CF Portable Chemical and Explosives Identification System. Includes trans-SPEC-N HPGe Gamma Spectrometer, Laptop, PINS Chemical and Explosives Analysis and Identification Software, measurement table assembly, safety signs and tools, external DC power supply, and ruggedized, wheeled transport and shipping container.
    PINS3-CF-RN
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    U.S. ONLY.

    Portable Chemical and Explosives Identification System. Includes trans-SPEC-N HPGe Gamma Spectrometer, Laptop, PINS Chemical and Explosives Analysis and Identification Software, Radiological and Nuclear Identification Software, measurement table assembly, safety signs and tools, external DC power supply, and ruggedized, wheeled transport and shipping container.
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