Griffin G510

The FLIR Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) is a versatile, person-portable chemical identifier. It complements presumptive techniques used during emergency missions, by enabling responders to analyze all phases of matter (liquid, solid, vapor) and by performing rapid field- confirmation of chemical hazards. 

Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

FLIR Griffin G510

The Ultimate Chemical Detection Toolbox

The FLIR Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) is a versatile, person-portable chemical identifier. It complements presumptive techniques used during emergency missions, by enabling responders to analyze all phases of matter (liquid, solid, vapor) and by performing rapid field- confirmation of chemical hazards.

The integrated heated sample probe enables hot zone operators to identify vapor-phase chemical threats within seconds when operated in Survey Mode. The integrated split/splitless injector allows for environmental, forensic, and hazardous material sampling via syringe injection of organic liquids. The 9” on-board touchscreen displays guided user prompts and can be operated while wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE) downrange.

It is built with an IP65-rated enclosure for harsh environments and supports passive defense, interdiction, elimination, and consequence management missions. Long-lasting, on-board batteries ensure every mission is supported from beginning to end.

  • Laboratory level, gold-standard linear quadrupole mass analyzer

  • Simple on-board touchscreen with navigation assistant and Method Selector tool

  • Vapor sampling probe with rapid-response survey mode

  • Integrated split/splitless liquid injector accepts direct injection of organic liquids

  • Simple field maintenance activities for increased uptime

Performance Redefined

Confidently identify unknowns and take action with guided prompts and simple threat alarms.

  • Full NIST and SWGDRUG on-board libraries provide identification and analysis of unknown chemicals

  • Visual and audible alarm confirmation with limited data interpretation

  • On-board WiFi and GPS assist in maintaining result defensibility

Multiple Sampling Options

Versatile in-field sampling options for vapor, liquid, and solid samples.

  • Available Prepless Sample Introduction Probe, Sample Prep Kit, and Touch-And-Go capability for direct analysis of solid samples

  • Effortlessly links with SPME and headspace sample collection tools

  • High-fidelity, low thermal mass (LTM) GC column for unsurpassed resolution in challenging environments

Built for the Field

Completely self-contained and mission-ready from the field to the lab.

  • IP65-rated, dust-tight and spray-resistant

  • Built-in active pumping system eliminates need for an external service module

  • Integrated carrier gas, batteries, and training reference videos

  • Extensive training, service, and reachback options available

Griffin G510

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
13.25 x 13.25 x 15.75 in (33.7 x 33.7 x 40 cm) - includes batteries, carrier gas, and vacuum system
36 lbs (16.3 kg) - includes batteries, carrier gas, and vacuum system
Optional Vehicle Mount Kit
Road-Ready Version: 16.7 x 14 x 15.2 in (with G510 installed)
Off-Road Version: 16.7 x 17.5 x 16.2 in (with G510 installed)
Operating Temp / Humidity
32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C); <95% relative humidity
Storage Temp
-13 to 131 °F (-25 to 55 °C)
Sealed for Survey Mode operation in hot-zone; IP65-rated enclosure is dust-tight and spray-resistant
Power Supply
100-240V 50-60Hz (220 W max); 19V (DC); 2 x #2590 @ 15V Li Ion batteries (included)
Battery Life
4 hrs in Survey Mode, 2 hrs in Confirmation Mode; hot swappable
Start Up Time
15 minutes to full operation from cold
On-board FC-43 (Perfluorotributylamine)
Carrier Gas
On-board helium; external helium connector, automatic switching (Hydrogen capable)

System Interface

9” Multitouch Color Display (1280x720 WVGA;1300 nits brightness)
Audible and visual (touchscreen and handheld probe)
GSS Level 1 Touch; multiple user levels
2 x USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11n, Ethernet via USB, integrated GPS
Data Storage
Internal ≥128GB SSD
Training Requirements
2 hours basic operation; 8 hours Operator Certification

Mass Spectrometer

Mass Analyzer Type
Linear quadrupole mass filter
Mass Range / Resolution
15-515 m/z; 0.7 amu @ FWHM
Ionization Type / Source
Electron Impact Ionization; non-radioactive ionization source
Electron Multiplier
Vacuum System
Self-contained miniature turbomolecular & diaphragm pumps
Dynamic Range
7 decades
Detection Limit
PPM (parts per million) - PPB (parts per billion). Note: PPT (parts per trillion) for vapor analysis with extended sampling time.

Gas Chromatograph

LTM-GC Column
DB-5MS (15 m x .18 mm x .18 um); others available
Temperature Range
Programmable 40 to 300 °C; ramping of 100 °C/min

Sampling & Identification

Sample Phase
Solid, liquid, and vapor
Sample Introduction
Heated Sample Probe (included standard)
Vapor survey mode via Membrane Introduction Mass Spectrometry (MIMS) Inlet
Vapor confirmation via Internal Dual-Bed Preconcentrator
Split/splitless injector (included standard) accepts
Direct liquid sampling (organic solution) via syringe - Liquid extraction via SPME fiber or PSI-Probe w/ Gerstel TwisterTM
Solid PSI-ProbeTM thermal separation via TAGTM
Sample Prep Kit (SPK)
Simplified analysis of solids and liquids
Detects and identifies trace-level explosives, narcotics like Fentanyl and its analogues, A-series and Novichok CWAs, TICs, environmental pollutants, and other chemicals
Standard Reference Database
NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library, SWGDRUG Mass Spectral Library, and GriffinLib Mass Spectral Library included, with instant updates available


FLIR offers a revolutionary solution to the complicated challenge of field sampling with the PSI-Probe accessory. The PSI-Probe is directly compatible with the robust Griffin G500-series GC/MS systems. The strengths of this analytical platform include the ability to transfer ultra-trace residues to the GC/MS system and perform field characterizations and positive identification of chemicals within 15 minutes, all without the use of conventional sample preparation.

The PSI-Probe is supplied in a ruggedized transport case, complete with a staging base, vial of TAGs, Twister Kit, Reverse Action Tweezers, spares kit, and an operator manual. The analytical platform contains pre-loaded methods and an updated mass spectral library presented in a unique, simplified user interface. This allows both advanced users and beginners to utilize the system to their expertise level.


Traditional sample preparation techniques are eliminated with the simple-to use Touch-and-Go (TAG) technology, which allows users to quickly collect solid or liquid samples. No solvents, dilutions, or wet chemistry are needed when using TAG. Simply touch or tap the TAG to your sample. After collecting the sample, the sampling end is broken into the microvial, which is then placed directly into the PSI-Probe. The PSI-Probe is inserted into the adapter on the GC/MS injector. The injector thermally extracts chemical components from the sample, while the GC/MS performs subsequent chemical identification.


The GERSTEL-Twister is a unique sampling tool. It is fast, eliminates the need for solvents, and is up to 1000 times more sensitive than SPME. It uses SBSE (stir bar sorptive extraction) to collect organic compounds directly from liquid samples, like drinking or waste water, bodily fluids, or beverages. The Twister adsorbs and concentrates the organic contents onto its sorbent coating. Solid and vapor headspace samples can also be tested via Twister. Simply drop the Twister in a sample vial containing the liquid or solid and seal the vial. Then place the Twister vial on a stir plate. Remove, rinse, dry, and drop the SBSE into the PSI-Probe for thermal extraction and subsequent GC/MS analysis.

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