2. Protective cap
Figure 4. Substrate dispenser.
15. Detector Paper
One book of ABC-M8 VGH chemical agent detector paper (fig. 5) is packaged in a plastic envelope. Each book contains
25 sheets of detector paper capable of detecting liquid nerve and blister agents by color changes. Colors for comparison
purposes and instructions for using the paper are printed on the cover of the book.
Figure 5. Book of ABC-M8 VGH chemical agent detector paper
16. Report Cards and Inspection Date Card
. There are five report cards (12, fig. 2) each contained
in a moisture-resistant envelope.
A completed report
card is enclosed in the envelope with samples of unknown agent taken in white- band sampling tubes (para 30). Samples
are forwarded for analysis and identification to the chemical laboratory designated in the unit's SOP.
b. The inspection card (5) remains in the kit at all times. On it are recorded the dates on which the kit was inspected
for condition of components. The date on the inspection card also provides a check of the discard date stamped on the
outside of the carrier to determine if detector kit should be exchanged for a new one.
Plastic pockets furnished with present kits are no longer needed. Future kits will not