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Explosives Trace Detection and Narcotics Trace Detection

Explosives trace detection technology is used at airports, ports, cargo facilities and at the access control points of critical infrastructure. The goal is to intercept, and to prevent access, by people who have handled explosives. Narcotics trace detection technology is used at the entrances to prisons, remand centres, pop concerts and nightclubs. The goal is to intercept and detain people who have handled narcotics and to identify either users or traffickers of illicit substances.

Both explosives and narcotics trace detection is used in customs facilities. This meets the requirement to enhance homeland security as well to limit narcotics trafficking.

Our Detection Devices

The detection of narcotics is largely predicated on the same principles as that of trace explosives detection. Like explosives, some narcotics such as heroin, barely emit any vapour and can be detected by trace particulate collection. By contrast, methamphetamine has a very significant vapour pressure, and is detected readily by its vapour. The Bruker RoadRunner offers both vapour-based and swab-based sampling. This enables the system to meet the requirement for detection despite the variation in vapour pressures of the respective narcotic.

Meets ECAC standard

In a context of increasing terrorist threats, the European Commission introduced relevant safety precautions in the field of civil aviation. The goal is to introduce a standardized security system in the airports of all EU Member States. The Bruker DE-tector is the first European-built explosives trace detection instrument to pass the demanding ECAC testing protocol which was established to set standards for the performance of security equipment across the forty four member nations of ECAC.

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