ECAC Type B Standard 3 Liquid Explosive Detection System

INSIGHT100 is a table-top container-screening device for use at security checkpoints such as airports, government buildings and other passenger hubs. The system screens liquids, powders or gels, within sealed containers such as glass or plastic bottles, tubs and other common containers. The detection capability is extremely high and false alarm rates have been demonstrated to be typically less than 0.5% (Loeffen, P.W. et al,, proc. SPIE, 2011). To screen a bottle takes 5-8 seconds, which allows a rapid flow of commerce.

The system is highly flexible and accepts a range of containers from small handheld items (such as toothpaste and cosmetics) up to 35cm (14 inches) high containers such as wine, champagne and standard 3 litre drinks bottles. Opaque and coloured plastic containers are no problem as well as clear plastic. Glass bottles are screened whether they are clear or made of coloured glass.

The INSIGHT100 has met standard 3, which is the highest performance standard recently introduced by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) for Type B systems, and may be used as an alarm resolver in conjunction with existing X-ray scanning systems or as a stand-alone screener. Using standard 3 equipment removes the requirement to use type A screening systems which require the opening of containers which may contain hazardous materials. The system uses proprietary SORS technology to obtain a ‘fingerprint’ spectrum that enables precise and unambiguous identification from a threat library. The system can be easily updated to include new threats.

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  • Clear, coloured or opaque glass and plastic containers (metallic containers can be identified)
  • Small handheld items such as cosmetics to large 3 litre bottles of soft drinks
  • Half-filled bottles and/or immiscible and multi-component liquid
  • Measurement of bottles in STEBs

Threat Detection

  • Very high detection capability meeting ECAC standard 3
  • Negligible false alarm rate (typically <0.5%)
  • Precise identity of threat material

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