A highly advanced integrated biological and chemical warfare detection system uses OEM pumps from Watson-Marlow Bredel for distribution of small quantities of liquid samples.
Smiths Detection along with INSYS Limited has developed a technologically advanced Integrated Biological Detection System (IBDS) in which some of the key components are OEM pumpheads from Watson-Marlow Bredel.
Smiths Detection is a leading developer of advanced detection and security systems.
The INSYS IBDS is a vehicle-mounted laboratory environment that houses a Smiths bio-detection system used to detect biological and chemical particles in the atmosphere, and features Watson-Marlow Bredel OEM pumpheads.
The bio-detection equipment uses pumpheads that can handle very small amounts of fluid in a wide range of flow rates to distribute the liquid sample to the detection units within the IBDS vehicle.
When researching a suitable pumphead for the application, Smiths Detection found that the only product that could meet these demands was the Watson-Marlow Bredel 308MC microcassette pumphead.
By using multi-channel flows of the 308MC microcassette pumpheads, which are ideally suited to the movement of very small amounts of fluid, the detection system can split fluids and meter them to different devices simultaneously.
The bio-detection system containing the pumps and detection equipment is fitted inside a sealed cabinet, which is attached to a specially designed military vehicle. The vehicle can be driven anywhere for air sample analysis.
Colin Fewster from Smiths Detection explains that Watson-Marlow pumpheads are essential for chemical warfare detection.
According to him, having a pump that manages small amounts of fluid and also has the capability to channel the liquid accurately around the bio-detection system to different biological testing units is essential for the entire operation.
The 308MC microcassette pumpheads are part of a wide range of single and multi-channel OEM pumps available from Watson-Marlow Bredel.
The pumps are found in an array of applications from beverage vending to water analysis equipment.