The X-Wand is a portable instrument designed to measure the presence of trichloroethylene (TCE) and halogenated volatile organic compounds (HAVOC) in soil or water. Contaminated sites can be rapidly evaluated, allowing for the collection of the appropriate samples to analyze in the laboratory, thus saving money and time.



Streamline Automation has acquired a license for the X-Wand from its original developer, Western Research, and has modified the internal board to achieve a more compact and battery-saving design. We are currently developing second generation X-Wand electronics which will have the advantages to be more user friendly, increase software capability, and integrate GPS, data storage, and wireless communications.


X-Wand has been tested at Edwards AFB and North Island NAS where soil and ground water HVOC contamination is known to be an issue. Measurements are not affected by water or fuel vapor.


Detection limits are:


  • 1 μg/Kg (ppb) in soil
  • 1 μg/L (ppb) in water



The X-Wand is available to lease. For further informations or to request a quote, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.