M18A3 Chemical Agent Detector Kit

The M18A3 Chemical Agent Detector Kit is designed primarily for detecting dangerous concentrations of vapors, aerosols, and liquid droplets of certain chemical agents.

Description

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The M18A3 is considered a point-detector kit. The user can point a detector tube, or detector ticket, in the direction of a suspected chemical agent and sample the vapors, aerosols or liquid droplets in that area.

If a chemical agent is suspected, but cannot be detected with the kit, vapor samples can be collected in sampling tubes for transportation to a laboratory for identification.

In 2012, the State of California’s FIRESCOPE Standardized Equipment List, listed the M18A3 as a required item for emergency and Hazmat first responders.

This product is considered toxic and must be shipped via freight carrier with HAZMAT restrictions in place.

NSN#: 6665-01-463-4278

Use

The M18A3 can be used for the following:

  • Reconnaissance in areas suspected of chemical agent contamination.
  • Finding the boundaries of contaminated areas.
  • Determining the absence of a chemical agent so that unmasking following a chemical agent attack can be initiated.
  • Testing for the presence of a chemical agent after decontamination.
  • Collecting samples of suspected but unidentified chemical agents.

Agents Identified:

  • Cyanogen Chloride (CK)
  • Mustards [(H), (HD), (HN), and (HT)]
  • Phosgene Oxime (CX)
  • Hydrocyanic Acid (AC)
  • Phosgene (CG)
  • Lewisite (L)
  • Ethyl Dichloroarsine (ED)
  • Methyl Dichloroarsine (MD)
  • Nerve Agents (V- and G-agents)