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

  • 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.

  • Why Gas Distributors Play a Crucial Role in Most Everyday Businesses?

    Inert gases power a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, and semiconductor. While argon, helium, nitrogen, and cryogenic gases have benefits and uses, there are also risks with other gases such as halogens, refrigerants, combustibles, or etching gases. Gas detectors can monitor storage areas and facilities where these gases are used to guard against gas ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 - ...

  • Methane Detection in Mine Ventilation Systems

    Mining is big business, with the world’s 50 largest mining companies worth a total of 1 trillion dollars.1 Worldwide, the mining industry is responsible for the direct employment of 3.7 million people, with over 150 million indirectly supported by small-scale mining operations.2 Many other sectors, such as high-tech industry, are also entirely dependent on mined supplies of ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • 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 % ...

  • Dust monitoring in ambient air to prevent explosion zones in a plant

    Application A producer of dry mortar needs dry sand and trass for the production process. Both materials are dried in a hot gas heater at a temperature of 500 °Cbefore they are admixed. The hot gas heater uses brown coal dust as combustion material. The brown coal dust, which is stored in a silo, is transported via a rotary valve in free ...


    By ENVEA

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ET moves into gas detection tubes with Kitagawa

    ET is pleased to announce that from August 2011 it will be able to supply the Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System. 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! Choose from over 300 gas detector tubes from Ammonia to Xylene. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Enviro Technology moves into gas detection tubes

    Air quality monitoring specialists, Enviro Technology, have moved into the portable gas detection equipment market for the first time with the launch of the Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System. The Kitagawa Gas Detector Tube System is a complete sampling and analysis system for detecting hazardous gases and vapours on the spot and is used by industries worldwide to protect personnel, residents and ...

  • Dependable gas detection without heated mirrors

    IRmax is an ultra-compact infrared (IR) flammable gas detector which delivers rapid, fail-safe detection of hydrocarbon gases and vapours. Featuring dual-wavelength IR sensor technology in a rugged 316 stainless steel package, IRmax is designed to detect methane gas and other potentially explosive hydrocarbons in the harshest conditions. Unlike conventional IR gas detectors, IRmax does not ...

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