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Title: Handheld Multi-Gas Meters Assessment Report

Handheld multi-gas meters (MGMs) are equipped with sensors to monitor oxygen (O2) levels and additional sensors to detect the presence of combustible or toxic gases in the environment. This report is limited to operational response-type MGMs that include at least four different sensors. These sensors can vary by type and by the monitored chemical. In real time, the sensors report the concentration of monitored gases in the atmosphere near the MGM. In April 2016 the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program conducted an operationally-oriented assessment of MGMs. Five MGMs were assessed by emergency responders. The criteria and scenarios used in this assessment were derived from the results of a focus group of emergency responders with experience in using MGMs. The assessment addressed 16 evaluation criteria in four SAVER categories: Usability, Capability, Maintainability, and Deployability.
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  1. Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; HSHQPM-15-X-00143
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Washington, DC (United States). Science and Technology Directorate
Country of Publication:
United States