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The Company Proengin is French developer and manufacturer of biological and chemical warfare agents detection systems based on flame spectrometry. Proengin is the only company using this technology to manufacture field usable chemical and biological detectors.

Flame Spectrophotometry consists in analysing the light spectrum of a flame in which burns the gas or the particles to be detected.
Atomic elements or chemical liaisons have a specific light spectrum. Phosphorus, Sulphur, Arsenic, H-N=O chemical liaison, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium and many other elements thus can be detected without mistake into any gas, aerosol, dust or particle.

Proengin Detectors use that principle to detect those elements that are present in Chemical Warfare Agents or in Toxic Industrial Materials:

- All nerve agents such as Sarin, soman, Tabun or Vx contain phosphorus:
- All Blister agents such as mustard gas and lewisite contain either Arsenic or sulphur.
- All Blood agents contain arsenic or emit a HNO molecule when burned into an hydrogen flame.
- This technology allows to detect an unlimited number of gases as it is not subject to the limitations of a library.

 
 
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Proengin at Eurosatory 2012 a worldwide leader in Chemical and Biological detection.
Proengins designs and markets chemical and biological warfare agents detection systems or industrial toxic products. AP4C family detectors allow a reliable and immediate alarm in case of attack or accident and the rapid set-up of protection measures. Proengin detectors are in service in Armed Forces, Civil Defense , Police and customs organisations of more than 45 Countries.
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Proengin’s first activities in the seventies were mainly studies of special products for the French Ministry of Defense. Several products were developed related to production of energy, monitoring of gas within submarines and production of hydrogen. In the eighties, the French ministry of defense, through the Centre d’Etudes du Bouchet has decided to develop a new chemical warfare agents detector. The technology to use was the flame spectrophotometry.

 
CHEMICAL DETECTION
 
Proengin has developed biological and chemical warfare agent field detectors using flame spectrophotometry. The well-known and world widely used AP2C has proven the capacity of that technology to be the most reliable on the field with the lowest false alarm rate and the simplest ease of use.

The new extended rage field handheld chemical detector AP4C.

New developments such as the AP4C have extended the capacity of that technology to include chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial material in a simultaneous mode. There is no limitation in number of gas detected by the AP4C. All nerve agents, all blister agents and all blood agents can be detected by AP4C within the requirements of response time and sensitivity of NATO recommendations.

The AP4C has extended the range of chemicals that can be detected by Proengin chemical detectors. All dangerous compounds containing Sulfur, Phosphorous, Arsenic and/or HNO chemical bond can be detected in a simultaneous way. AP4C has the capacity to work in very severe environmental conditions (explosive areas) and the measurements are unaffected by high humidity levels or by the presence of other organic chemical compounds such as paint.

The AP4C technology allows the simultaneous detection of an unlimited number of gases and the identification of the chemical elements that constitute these chemicals. It is therefore possible to detect impure agents or chemicals manufactured by terrorists that would not fit into traditional libraries of other detectors.

Moreover AP4C will detect without upgrade new agents that will be developed in the future, as well as still not precisely known agents like Novichok agents (or Non Traditional agents).

The response time is among the shortest on the market, but what makes the AP4C unique is the recovery time after a positive detection.
The AP4C is therefore the chemical detector that has the highest level of availability of the field.

Grateful to its remarkable performances, AP4C has been derived on other detectors, dedicated to the following uses:
- use on reconnaissance vehicles and battle tanks
- use aboard naval ships
- use for critical buildings and areas protection

     
AP4C Hand held chemical monitoring and detection unit
AP4C Hand held chemical monitoring and detection unit
     

AP4C-V for use on reconnaissance vehicles and battle tanks

Based on the same detection technology and the same internal design, air entrance has been designed to face high wind: AP4C-V is able to take in representative sample of the outside air, even with a direct cumulated wind and speed of 100 km/h. Data are shown on easy to understand control box or directly on the control computer of the vehicle.
Sensitivity, short time to answer, low false alarm rate and short recovery time are the same as for AP4C, making AP4C-V the perfect detector for all kinds of reconnaissance missions and battle field exploration.

     
AP4C-V Chemical monitoring and detection unit for armoured vehicles
AP4C-V Chemical monitoring and detection unit for armoured vehicles
     

AP4C-F for use aboard naval ships

At sea, ANEP-57 recommendations stipulate the availability of both fixed and mobile means of chemical detection. As AP4C is the perfect mobile chemical detector for contamination control, the use of AP4C-F provides the naval ships with reliable and efficient chemical detection. This ruggedized detector shows the same detection performances as the AP4C, with 2 supplementary features. It produces its consumable gas by electrolysis, thus lightening daily maintenance, and more than an alarm, is able to trigger the ventilation of the vessels, thus protecting the citadel from the chemical danger. The AP4C-F is able to be operated on open deck, with the same performances.

AP4C-F for critical buildings and areas protection

National palaces, courts and parliaments are more and more equipped with fixed chemical detectors. AP4C-F, being able to be operated on naval citadels, is of course able to provide the same detection and protection on terra firma, for this kind of critical buildings.

     
AP4C-F Naval Operation Chemical monitoring and detection unit for Military Naval Vessels
AP4C-F Naval Operation Chemical monitoring and detection unit for Military Naval Vessels
     
BIOLOGICAL DETECTION
 
The MAB, a new generation of biological field detector.

MAB has the unique capacity of detecting and categorizing biological particles with a proven extremely low false alarm rate and the unique capacity to discriminate dangerous or suspicious biological particles such as Anthrax spores from natural background.

The very liable MAB has been designed to be mounted on track vehicles. It is insensitive to diesel exhausts.

As all Proengin products and thanks to the flame spectrophotometry technology, MAB is running in very severe outside conditions, shows the lowest false alarm rates (negative and positive) and requires reduced maintenance. It shows such a high level of availability.

     
MAB Biological alarm monitor
MAB Biological alarm monitor
     
BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL DETECTION TOGETHER
 
AP4C-FB for critical buildings and areas protection
Government premises, courts and parliaments are also more and more equipped with fixed chemical and biological detectors. AP4C-FB combines both chemical detection as for the AP4C-F, and biological alarm as for the MAB. This detector may be associated with a radiological probe, featuring the all in one full CBRN detector.
 
Proengin Contact Information

PROENGIN
1 Rue de l'Industrie
78210 Saint Cyr l'Ecole
France
Tel: +33 1 30 58 47 34
Fax: +33 1 30 58 93 51
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.proengin.com
PROENGIN Inc
140 South University Drive, Suite F, Plantation,
Florida 33324
United States
Tel: +1 954 760 99 90
Email: contactusa(at)proengin.com

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Proengin chemical biological detection systems equipment anthrax sarin warfare agent critical infrastructure manufacturer designer developer France French defence industry military technology
 
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AP4C Hand held chemical monitoring and detection unit

The AP4C is a portable chemical contamination control device used to detect directly chemical agents in the form of vapor, aerosols, dust and with the S4PE in the form of liquid.

The AP4C is a portable chemical contamination control device used to detect directly chemical agents in the form of vapor, aerosols, dust and with the S4PE in the form of liquid.
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AP4C-F Naval Operation Chemical monitoring and detection unit for Military Naval Vessels

AP4C-F is a flame spectrometer allowing an easyn, reliable, and false-alarm free alarm and control detection of Chemical Warfare Agents and toxic industrial materials.

AP4C-F is a flame spectrometer allowing an easyn, reliable, and false-alarm free alarm and control detection of Chemical Warfare Agents and toxic industrial materials.
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AP4C-V Chemical monitoring and detection unit for armoured vehicles

AP4C-V is a Chemical Agent Detector used in fixed positions (shelters, storage areas) or mobile (reconnaissance vehicles, light vehicles…). It detects the same agents as AP2C and AP4C (Nerve Agents, Blister Agents, Blood agents and TICS).

AP4C-V is a Chemical Agent Detector used in fixed positions (shelters, storage areas) or mobile (reconnaissance vehicles, light vehicles…). It detects the same agents as AP2C and AP4C (Nerve Agents, Blister Agents, Blood agents and TICS).
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MAB Biological alarm monitor

MAB is an biological alarm monitor. It continuously analyses particles in the atmosphere, and searches for specific chemical signatures of bacteria or toxins such as anthrax, plague, Botox, legionella etc., and gives alarm when the concentration in the air of those suspect particles increases. It allows to trigger a bio sampler to determine the pathogenic characteristics of the detected particles.

MAB is an biological alarm monitor. It continuously analyses particles in the atmosphere, and searches for specific chemical signatures of bacteria or toxins such as anthrax, plague, Botox, legionella etc., and gives alarm when the concentration in the air of those suspect particles increases. It allows to trigger a bio sampler to determine the pathogenic characteristics of the detected particles.

 
S4PE Scraper and sampling tube to detect persistent chemical agent (HD, VX)

The S4PE is exclusively used when the sampling tube is fitted on the AP2C. Thanks to the scraper, a sample is taken from the surfaces to be checked. The nose of the S4PE is then inserted into the AP2C sampling tube and held there. The push button of the S4PE is pressed and held down (for approximately 2 seconds) to heat the scraper.

The S4PE is exclusively used when the sampling tube is fitted on the AP2C. Thanks to the scraper, a sample is taken from the surfaces to be checked. The nose of the S4PE is then inserted into the AP2C sampling tube and held there. The push button of the S4PE is pressed and held down (for approximately 2 seconds) to heat the scraper.

 
 

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