liquid 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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  • ISO consults on draft guidance for explosive compounds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

  • 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 ...

  • Self-contained, pre-frabricated, research and test laboratory with explosion relief, safely houses workers, volatile combustible materials and test equipment

    SAFETY STORAGE containment units specially designed to house volatile fuel test chambers and equipment are used to isolate the hazardous material testing laboratory from other departments on an industrial campus to underscore a corporate commitment to safety. Executive management and corporate investors minimize risk and gain peace of mind by fully containing gas cylinders and containers of ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • Chevron Puerto Rico, LLC, agrees to improve leak detection at Puerto Rico gas stations

    A settlement announced today between the United States and Chevron Puerto Rico, LLC resolves Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) violations at approximately 100 of Chevron’s underground storage tank facilities in Puerto Rico. Under the terms of the settlement, Chevron has agreed to spend approximately $5.2 million to improve its leak detection methods and operations at these ...

  • ICx introduces the new Fido PaxPoint V2

      Following the success of the Fido PaxPoint, ICx have released the improved PaxPoint V2. This upgrade is designed to test vapours for liquid and peroxide-based threats and fully meets the new airport liquid screening requirements, having been tested and approved under the ECAC Liquid Explosive Detection Systems program. With its exquisite sensitivity and low false alarm rate, the ...

  • Ionicon at 6th future security, security research conference

    IONICON science manager, Dr. Philipp Sulzer will co-chair the session A3 Detection of hazardous Material and give a lecture. Terrorism, organized crime and sabotage, but also natural disasters and technological accidents can cause serious damage and disruption with long-lasting consequences for economies and the quality of life. The ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Monitoring Leak Rates During LPG Bottling

    LPG usually consists of butane, propane or a mixture of these gases, though the definition is country-dependent. It is produced from natural gas processing and oil refining, where it is separated via either refrigeration or distillation before being pressurised, liquefied and stored in cylinders under pressure so that it remains in its liquid form, and can be subsequently used as a gas or liquid. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Gee & Co high-tech methanol dosing for Southern Water

    Five sewage treatment works in the Southern Water region are to use sophisticated methanol dosing plant manufactured by Gee & Company and utilising Signal metering pumps for the de-nitrification of final effluent, utilising biological treatment. Procurement of the equipment is being carried out for Southern Water by 4D via Black & Veatch.Methanol, readily available as a high carbon ...

  • Safe and clean: Allweiler pumps with Allseal

    Screw pumps made by Allweiler AG are now available with a new opto-e/lectronic module. Known as 'Allseal”, this new product detects wear of the mechanical seal as soon as it begins and immediately warns the operator of any leaks. The pump can then be automatically switched off and pumping tasks switched over to a secondary unit. Plant operators recognize pumps as the heart of their systems and ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Radar Level Sensor for challenging Applications

    Introducing the R-Sensors, NIVUS GmbH provides another expansion of the product portfolio in terms of contactless level measurement. The sensors are suitable for the measurement of liquids, pasty media as well as bulk solids and utilise the latest frequency-modulated continuous wave principle (FMCW) in the 63 GHz band. This allows for reliable and accurate measurement results even despite ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Acquisition of U.S. company Cameron`s process analytical product line

    HORIBA acquires Cameron's process analytical product line, demonstrating a commitment to building the future core business for our Process & Environmental Segment operations. This development plays a key role in our longer term strategy and proactively addresses the rapidly evolving demands in the energy sector that are largely driven by shale gas and oil. In response to growth in the ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Gas hazards in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

    Although flammable and toxic gas hazards are generally well understood by operators, technicians and safety personnel in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, continuous training and refreshment of knowledge is essential to avoid potential incidents caused by complacency. New personnel are often assigned work activities in potentially hazardous areas with only very limited training about gas ...

  • Crowcon launches Gas-Tec Hydrocarbon Gas Detector for Leak Survey and Localisation

    Crowcon’s new Gas-Tec portable hydrocarbon gas detector is designed for rapid leak survey and localisation in applications such as gas distribution networks and landfill sites. Using Crowcon’s tried and tested flame ionisation chamber, the Gas-Tec also features next generation technology such as GPS, data and event logging. The new device allows survey teams to track progress and quickly pinpoint ...

  • Nuisance Odor Results in $2.3 Million in Damages

    Last month, The State published a news story about a federal jury awarding six residents of Bishopville, South Carolina with a $2.3 million verdict.  The residents had complained and filed a lawsuit against a landfill owner for nuisance odors that they claimed made their life miserable. The multimillion dollar verdict followed two weeks of testimony and several days of jury ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Allweiler pumps for environmental compatibility and a clean engine room

    Allweiler will present innovative pump sealing technology at the Norshipping trade fair (stand C02-12). Screw pumps made by Allweiler AG are now available with a new opto-electronic module for clean and secure operation. Known as 'ALLSEAL”, this intelligent technology provides safety against uncontrolled leaks and detects wear of the mechanical seal as soon as it begins. The result is an ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Landfill Odors - a Nuisance or Possible Health Threat Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses landfill odors and if they are a nuisance or a possible health threat in some circumstances.   Landfill gases are formed when buried wastes decompose due ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Focus on groundwater protection results in nine enforcement actions at gas stations in Alaska, Oregon and Washington

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached settlements with nine gas stations in Alaska, Oregon and Washington to bring them into compliance with federal laws designed to protect underground sources of drinking water from fuel tanks stored below ground. The gas stations were subject to increased penalties for repeat violations, and some were blocked from receiving fuel shipments for ...

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