removal of protective masks and clothing while toxic agents are actually present.
A discard date is marked on the outside of the carrier of the latest issue kits. Turn in an out- dated kit for a new kit. There
are no refill kits for the ABC-M18A2 Chemical Agent Detector Kits. For units doing extensive or training in nerve agent
Carrier, pencil attached
Aspirator bulb assembly
Vial containing tablets (green-marked)
Detector and sampling tubes
Packets of powder reagent
Chemical agent detector paper
Inspection date record card
Substrate (red-marked) dispenser
Figure 2. Components of kit.
The carrier (1, fig. 2), which is made of heavy olive-drab canvas material is approximately 8 inches long, 6 inches high,
and 3 inches wide. It has an adjustable cotton-web carrying strap, which is attached by snaphooks to D-rings at the back
of the carrier. A pencil is attached to the carrier by a cord. The carrier with contents weighs approximately 2 1/2 pounds.
. The aspirator bulb assembly consists
of a rubber bulb with
a one-way valve (1, fig. 3)
in its air-discharge end
and a plastic adapter (2) in its air-intake end; and a lanyard (not shown) which ties the bulb to the carrier. The plastic
adapter is designed to hold a detector ticket, a detector tube, or a sampling tube.
b. When the air-intake end is closed by a detector ticket or a tube, compression of the bulb forces air out of the
valve. Releasing the bulb closes the valve and causes air to be drawn through the ticket or the tube into the bulb. The
incoming air, passing through the ticket or tube, is checked for contamination