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IAFC International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference - Baltimore

16 June 2016 - 19 June 2016

Cobalt Light Systems will be exhibiting and presenting at the Hazardous Materials First Response Teams Conference in 2016. Come to the Cobalt booth - No. 513 - and see our latest innovations in through-barrier chemical detection.

  • Handheld Through-Barrier ID - Resolve enables Hazmat, explosives and narcotics ID through non-transparent barriers such as opaque and coloured plastics, glass, paper, card, wrapping, sacks and fabrics.

Cobalt will be presenting a hands-on Resolve workshop at the event:

Title - A New Capability for Rapid Hazardous Materials Detection within Sealed Containers

Lead Instructor - Dr Eric Roy, Strategic Program Manager, Cobalt Light Systems

Date and time - Saturday June 18th, 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm

This hands on session will demonstrate the application of a novel technique, called Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS), to hazmat response. SORS enables new capabilities in the rapid identification of hazardous materials concealed by a wide variety of non-metallic sealed containers such as; colored and opaque plastics, paper, card, sacks, fabric and glass. The recent development of Resolve™, a portable handheld SORS system, has allowed the technique to be successfully deployed in hazmat response this year for the first time. Resolve has the potential to improve the safety, efficiency and critical decision making in hazmat incident management. The operator is able to obtain a positive identification of a potentially hazardous material without opening or disturbing the container - to gain access to take a sample - thus improving safety. The technique is fast and simple thus suit and breathing gear time is used more efficiently when in the hotzone. The session will be part instructional and part hands-on learning.

To arrange a meeting at the event, email