B&W Tek

TacticID-GP Excels During CBRNe World Explosives Testing Evaluation


Source: B&W Tek

Newark, Delaware -- 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, hazardous material teams, global law enforcement personnel, military and similar end users, to quickly and accurately identify unknown substances directly at the point of need. The system contains thousands of on board library items, advanced Wi-Fi capabilities, customizable libraries and much more.

In collaboration with Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, B&W Tek work with CBRNe World on an independent testing and evaluation of the TacticID handheld Raman analyzer and its ability to identify explosive substances.

The evaluation was performed at a UK Ministry of Defense explosives range which is part of prestigious Cranfield University. Greg Giuntini, Global Product Manager of Safety and Security Products at B&W Tek, worked closely with Andrew Johnston, an Explosives Research Scientist, to create the battery of testing in a controlled environment.

Explosives such as C4, TNT, RDX and PETN were successfully identified in generally less than 8 seconds, with detection limits as low as 0.2 grams. Ammonium Nitrate and other common explosive ingredients were also able to be identified very quickly with repeated accuracy at similarly low quantities. As a first for tested Raman handheld systems, the TacticID was able to identify the powerful TATB explosive with 100% accuracy. It was also noted that TacticID delivered accurate scan results faster than any other handheld Raman system that had previously gone through this testing.

The TacticID proved itself to be a cutting edge tool that can deliver accurate and critical explosives information to an end user in mere seconds. This recent testing reaffirms that TacticID is the proven explosives identification tool of choice for bomb squads, EOD users, hazardous material technicians and more.

For more information or to learn how to obtain this report, visit TacticID.com.
A video about testing can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwfBgVyL6aM.

About B&W Tek, Inc.
B&W Tek is an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms. B&W Tek provides solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical and research communities. Our commitment to innovative solutions has made B&W Tek a leader in Raman spectroscopy solutions worldwide.

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