explosive detection News

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • Real-time detection of PETN explosive with PTR-MS

    The recent terror plot to transport printers containing the explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN, from Yemen to Chicago synagogues has once again focused attention on the need to detect explosives reliably and in real-time. PETN is the same explosive that the so-called “shoe-bomber” tried to set-off on an American Airlines jet to Miami in 2001.  More recently PETN was ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Moscow Airport selects GE Security for industry-first explosives detection system

    GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions (NYSE:GE) and Moscow International Airport Domodedovo has announced GE’s Homeland Protection business has been chosen to provide two integrated advanced technology CTX 9000 DSi/XRD 3500 system-of-systems explosives detection solutions to the airport. The systems are planned for commercial operation at the beginning of next year ...


    By General Electric

  • Preventing an Explosive or Flammable Safety Hazard

    There are over 1,300 craft distilleries throughout the United States and it is predicted that there will be another 1,000 startups in the next 5 years. Every distillery has the potential risk of creating an explosive environment during the distilling process when ethanol is produced. Ethanol is a highly flammable liquid, and when released into the air produces a flammable vapor. An explosive or ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • PTR-MS for the sensitive and rapid real-time detection of solid high explosives in air and water

    A new article in ABC demonstrates the capabilities of detecting explosives in air and water with IONICON DAI-PTR-MS IONICON scientists successfully demonstrate  the DAI (direct aqueous injection) system’s capabilities to detect explosives in water. The IONICON DAI system is currently in development and allows for injection of liquids and analysis of which in IONICON PTR-MS instruments. ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • ISO consults on draft guidance for explosive compounds

    The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published two draft standards on explosive compounds for public comment: "Soil quality — Determination of selected explosive compounds – Part 1: Method using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV) detection'(ISO/DIS 11916-1)" and, "Soil quality — Determination of selected explosive ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Wireless Gas Detection with Crowcon’s Detective Net

    Crowcon’s new Detective Net wireless module allows up to 25 Detective+ gas detectors to be linked without cables. It is ideal for use in the oil, gas, petrochemical and utility industries. The Detective+ is a free-standing, transportable multigas monitor that can be used individually or in groups to ...

  • Portable Gas Detection

    ‘Fatal Blast’ at an industrial plant or ‘Workers Overcome with Toxic Fumes’ or ‘Neighbours moved to safe place to avoid Toxic Fumes’ are headlines that are all too common. The cause of many fatal accidents is the confined space where workers are having to work.   The gas risk associated with a confined space is due to oxygen depletion (and sometimes ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • The simple solution to gas detection

    The Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System is used by industries worldwide to detect gases and vapours, simply and reliably, without the need for calibration effort or power supply. It’s as easy to use as 1-2-3! - Lightweight, compact and easy to carry - Simple to operate for all personnel - An accurate reading obtained in a few minutes - Can be used in flammable atmospheres - ...

  • New Ribbed Explosion Venting Panel Offers Space-Saving Solution

    Dusty conditions commonly associated with the storage and handling of grains and powders can potentially lead to dangerous explosions. The robust construction of Elfab’s newly launched ribbed bursting panel ensures that operational excellence is maintained when low to medium levels of vacuum are present. As part of Elfab’s latest range of explosion protection solutions, this unique ...


    By Elfab Limited

  • Bruker Secures Major Contract for DE-tector Explosives Trace Detector

    Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced that it has secured a contract for the supply of one hundred (100) units of the DE-tector™ explosives trace detection (ETD) system for use at selected airports in Germany, including at the international Frankfurt Airport (FRA). This contract award followed the DE-tector system having successfully met the new European ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • TacticID-GP Excels During CBRNe World Explosives Testing Evaluation

    B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms is proud to announce that their TacticID-GP system received highly favorable independent evaluation results regarding the system’s explosives identification capabilities. TacticID-GP is a handheld Raman spectrometer that is used by bomb squads, ...


    By B&W Tek

  • EU ministers adopt action plan enhancing explosives safety

    The EU Council has adopted the EU Action Plan on Enhancing the Security of Explosives. The Action Plan is based on the Commission's Communication of 6 November 2007 on enhancing the security of explosives and has been adopted following intensive negotiations between the Member States and the Commission. Vice-President Jacques Barrot thanked the Council Presidency, which showed strong commitment ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Allweiler Pumps approved for explosive atmospheres. New ATEX certificate for dust

    For many years progressing cavity pumps, peristaltic pumps, and macerators manufactured by Allweiler AG have fulfilled the requirements for use in potentially explosive gaseous atmospheres when used properly. But now – since end 2008 – they are also certified for use in dust-laden explosive atmospheres. The ATEX certificate confirms that Allweiler pumps now fully comply with EU directive 94/9/EC ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • New Gas Detection System for Ethylene

    Statox 501 Ethylen As pre- product for Polyethylene, ethanol, ethylen oxide, ethylene dichloride and many other final or intermediate products, ethylene (C2H4) is one of the most important products in petrochemical industries. It is a colourless gas with a sweetish smell. It is asphyxiant but not toxic. More important is that it is explosive in concentrations from 3,1 % (LEL) to 32 % ...

  • Jubilee bonfire beacon, but no explosion, thanks to methane leak check

    Villagers in Brightwell Baldwin in Oxfordshire celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style, lighting a hilltop bonfire as one of the nationwide chain of 4000 beacons being lit simultaneously. But the organiser had a background in the gas industry, so he was nervous about lighting a fire above an old landfill site. Leigh Greenham, who has been involved in the gas detection business for many ...


    By Geotech

  • Prototype NIST method detects and measures elusive hazards

    A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and measuring elusive hazards such as concealed explosives and toxins, invisible spoilage in food or pesticides distributed in soil by wind and rain. The prototype method is more sensitive than conventional techniques for detecting traces of these ...

  • Unambiguous Real-Time Detection of TNT with PTR-MS

    Article in ACS’ Analytical Chemistry journal: Discovery of a new dimension in selectivity for PTR-MS We have already successfully demonstrated the ability of PTR-MS to detect common threat agents such as CWAs, TICs and Explosives in earlier studies. Using high-resolution IONICON ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Advanced detection technologies enhance safety and security

    Leading instrumentation specialist Quantitech will feature two new technologies at the Counter Terror Expo 2011 that promise to radically improve the detection of drugs, explosives and other harmful or toxic chemicals. The Gasmet DX4030 multi-gas analyser and the TeknoScan TSI-3000 banned substance trace detection system will be demonstrated on Stand O20 at the event held at London Olympia on the ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • New guidance on gas detection at WWEM 2016

    Gas detection has always been an important component of the WWEM events, but organiser Marcus Pattison says: “Following the publication of important new guidance on confined space entry and a new standard for toxic gas detectors, the Gas Detection Zone at WWEM 2016 will be busier than ever. “Past events have shown that the Gas Detection Zone is hugely popular with health ...

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