Products: Sherlock X™ Fire Debris Analysis Software (Agilent GC-MS)

The Sherlock System has been used for over 25 years to analyze complex chemical mixtures and now has been extended to the forensics of fire debris analysis. The Sherlock X Fire Debris Analysis Software solution automatically identifies over 130 hydrocarbon compounds associated with ignitable liquids by GC-MS.

For an objective and automated fire debris analysis solution, the Sherlock X software and methods are combined with an Agilent GC-MS and Agilent ChemStation analysis software. Sherlock's peak characterization and pattern recognition algorithms, combined with a calibration mixture, standardize each instrument and batch of samples. This virtually eliminates the manual calibration adjustments associated with a GC-MS. Sherlock X determines an absolute response, as well as a relative percentage for each compound.

In addition to it's ability to identify individual compounds, Sherlock X includes categorization capabilities. These categories are based on ASTM E1618 groupings. Sherlock X includes easy-to-understand visualization tools, including TICs, EICs, quantitative and graphical data interpretation. Unknown samples can also be compared to a stored database of known samples using Sherlock X's pattern recognition algorithms. Additionally, users can create custom databases.

Key Features of Sherlock X Fire Debris Analysis Solution:

  • Objective answers.
  • Time and cost savings.
  • Clear and concise data.
  • Automated categorization & database matching.
  • Repeatable and reproducible.
  • Compliance with ASTM standards.
Contact MIDI for further information on the Sherlock X Fire Debris Analysis Solution.