Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber

Safely Fume Evidence with Consistent Results

CA-3000 Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chambers

CA‑3000


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Mystaire® CA Series cyanoacrylate fuming chambers are the standard by which automated latent print development chambers are measured.

The patented* recirculation filtration system with precise process controls for time, temperature and humidity put Mystaire CA chambers in a class of their own.

The CA Series is constructed from powder coated aluminum with an automatically locking safety glass viewing door. Microprocessor control allows the operator to set fuming cycle time and relative humidity levels between 50-80%.

CA-9000 Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber

*US Patent # 6,660,054


What is the cyanoacrylate fuming method?

The cyanoacrylate fuming method, or superglue fuming method is the forensic process of heating cyanoacrylate in order to capture latent, or not yet visible fingerprints assumed to be on non-porus evidence. The cyanoacrylate fumes adhere to fingerprint residue in order for the natural ridges of the print to be lifted for forensic fingerprint analysis.

Fingerprint Dusting

Fingerprints

Using the Mystaire CA Series Fuming Chamber is simple:

  • position the non-porous evidence inside the chamber

  • add cyanoacrylate to the heating element

  • push the start button to begin fuming

  • when the cycle time is complete, the door will unlock and developed prints may be processed


Mystaire CA Series Fuming Chamber Features

The evidence technician can set fume cycle time and relative humidity via the simple-to-use microprocessor controller.

During the fume and purge process the aluminum door automatically locks to prevent exposure to potentially harmful cyanoacrylate fumes.

Our exclusive, patented* filtration process ensures potentially hazardous cyanoacrylate fumes, that are generated during the fuming process, are effectively removed during the purge cycle.

The cyanoacrylate-laden chamber air is not exhausted into the room like other brands of cyanoacrylate fuming chambers.

The air is recirculated through a specially blended activated gas phase carbon filtration bed until the cyanoacrylate fumes are removed.

Our patented* method for capturing potentially harmful cyanoacrylate fumes is more effective than the single-pass filtration method incorporated by other chamber designs.

*US Patent # 6,660,054


Microprocessor Controller Features

  • Fully automated, user programmable development system
  • LCD display of fuming options and development and system parameters
  • Accurate, user-programmable control of relative humidity from 50-80%
  • User-definable fuming cycle length
  • Internal circulation fan is user programmable - promotes even cyanoacrylate vapor distribution within chamber
  • 110V and 220V AC configurations
Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber Microprocessor Controller

CA-3000 Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber

CA‑3000/6000 Construction

  • Powder-coated aluminum chamber
  • Automatic locking safety glass viewing door
  • Vapor-proof fluorescent lightning
CA-6000 Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber

CA‑9000 Construction

  • Powder-coated aluminum and steel chamber for strength and integrity
  • Automatic locking safety glass viewing door
  • Vapor-proof fluorescent lighting
  • Removable epoxy resin floor is structurally reinforced for heavier evidentiary items
CA-9000 Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber

Best In Class Safety Features


How does the Mystaire CA Series Chamber work?

Cyanoacrylate is heated at ″A″ and released into the chamber where it is mixed with humidity at ″B″.

An internal circulation fan then mixes the cyanoacrylate vapor and humidity for even distribution around the articles of evidence at ″C″.

At the end of the user-set development time, air is purged from ″C″ into the specially blended gas phase carbon filter at ″D″.

Chamber air is then placed into the patented* recirculation loop at ″E″ that continues to filter the internal chamber air until it has been scrubbed free of residual cyanoacrylate fumes.

*US Patent # 6,660,054

How does the Cyanoacrylate Fuming Chamber work?

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Mystaire CA Series Fuming Chamber Specifications

CA-3000 Fuming ChamberCA-3000 CA-6000 Fuming ChamberCA-6000 CA-9000 Fuming ChamberCA-9000
External 39" W x 53" H x 32" D 39" W x 65" H x 32" D 72" W x 94" H x 48" D
Internal 29.5" W x 29" H x 25" D 29.5" W x 40" H x 25" D 70" W x 76" H x 46" D

Accessories

Mobile Carts

For added mobility and flexibility Mystaire® offers a complete line of companion mobile carts for our CA‑3000 and CA‑6000 cyanoacrylate fuming chambers. The sturdy mobile carts are epoxy coated steel with locking casters. They are designed specifically for the Mystaire® CA fuming chamber line.

Mobile Cart