Rapid Chemical Identification

At-scene rapid chemical identification helps ensure public and response team safety, protect the environment and property too. But not all chemical identification systems are the same. When considering chemical identification requirements, how do you evaluate a system to know which one provides the greatest benefits for the cost? Here are some questions to consider:

  1. Does your team need one device that identifies the largest number of unknown pure, colored and impure substances?
  2. Do you want to identify substances through packaging? What about colored substances contained in colored packaging?
  3. Would reducing reliance on outside resources by having the ability to monitor scans and warn the user if a much larger threat is indicated be helpful?
  4. How important is a large onboard chemical identification database or library? Would you like to easily add new substances to the database? How much would you save if library updates were provided for the life of the unit?
  5. How would an onboard camera enhance evidence documentation?
  6. Does your team need equipment that is rugged, easily decontaminated and easy-to-use, even while wearing protective gear?
  7. Should Reachback support be included for the life of the unit for no extra charge?
  8. Should software updates be provided for the life of the unit for no extra charge?

Knowing which device that provides the most advantages for rapid chemical identification is essential to providing first response and hazmat teams with the power to quickly determine threat severity and wage an appropriate response.

Progeny ResQ 1064nm is a complete chemical identification system. It allows chemical identification to be performed on a wider range of substances including colored materials and through packaging like clear and colored glass and translucent plastic bottles fast and easy because the 1064nm laser reduces issues of sample fluorescence interference and is not affected by moisture content. Plus, the new onboard 4C technology reduces reliance on off-site resources and alerts the user when a combination of potential illicit of hazardous threats is indicated.

With a large onboard chemical identification library (updates included) and the ability to add new substances easily, Progeny ResQ provides unmatched chemical identification capabilities. It is the only handheld Raman with an onboard camera.

This device is certified MIL STD 810G and IP-68 rated rugged, efficient decontamination too. It’s easy to operate, even in varying conditions. With Reachback, software, support, library updates and a 24-month warranty, Progeny ResQ is what you should expect from a handheld chemical identification system.

Plus, this device’s cost, availability, and other standard features (that others charge for) will really help stretch the budget so you can afford boots and suits too.