IDEX 2015

A tiny trace gives it away [IDX15D3]

25 February 2015

For the sake of passenger and cargo security, as well as protecting infrastructure and transport assets, improved screening for explosives and other dangerous substances is increasingly imperative. Germany-based Bruker Detection (Stand 06-A26) has just met stringent new aviation standards for its DE-tector system.

It is the first European-built explosives trace detection (ETD) instrument to pass the demanding European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) common evaluation process of security equipment (CEP) testing protocol.

The latter was established to set standards for the performance of security equipment across all 44 member nations of ECAC.

Using the patented, non-radioactive HEPI source, the bench-top DE-tector has exceptional trace detection capabilities with a very low false alarm rate. It boasts minimal user interaction, thanks to an intuitive ‘traffic light’ user interface and automatic calibration.

RoadRunner is a high-performance handheld explosives and narcotics trace detector. With the same detection performance as Bruker’s bench-top ETD instruments, it weighs only 3.5kg and offers dual modes for ‘sniffing’ vapour samples directly and for thermal desorption of particles captured by swabs. Particularly useful in remote field locations, its non-radioactive photo-ionisation source simplifies maintainability, as there is no need to comply with regulations for radioactive source safety.

Bruker Detection has more than 30 years’ experience in user-friendly chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) detection systems and solutions.

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