EU approves liquid explosives detector

A new product for detecting liquid explosives in hand-carry luggage has won certification for use from European Union authorities.
By RICHARD TOMKINS  |  March 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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The European Civil Aviation Conference has approved an advanced baggage X-ray scanner by Smiths Detection for liquid explosives detection in Europe.

The HI-SCAN 6040-2is, which met Standard 2 Type C requirements for liquid explosive detection systems, is a dual-view X-ray inspection system for automatic detection for use at security checkpoints. The standard resolution is suited for use in public buildings and hotels, the company said, while the high resolution version is approved for the detection of liquids in hand luggage at airports in European Union countries.

“The HI-SCAN 6040-2is expands our broad product range for the detection of hazardous liquids in hand luggage,” said Hans Zirwes, Smiths Detection’s vice president of International Sales. “It has been well received and considerably strengthens our ability to provide tailored solutions for different customer requirements in the aviation market.”

According to Smiths Detection, the system can scan items as big as 24.2 inches wide and 16.1 inches high.

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