Detectors, Environmental, Explosive Trace
Definition : Environmental detectors designed for automated discovery and/or ascertainment (i.e., detection) of traces of explosives (e.g., group A explosives such as TNT and TNB; group B explosives such as RDX, H, and C4; compounds containing nitrates that may be used in explosives). The sample is typically taken from the atmosphere (by using an air current to dislodge particles and vapors from an individual's clothing, luggage, and packages), but samples may also be obtained by wiping the suspected items. Some detectors are computerized and detect, identify, and warn when traces of explosives or narcotics are found. These detectors are usually available as stand-alone or mobile devices and less frequently as portable units. Explosive trace environmental detectors permit localization of concealed explosives and/or evidence of their manipulation; they are used by healthcare personnel, rescuers, firefighters, and military personnel in public-access buildings such as airports and healthcare facilities.
Entry Terms : "TNB Detectors" , "TNT Detectors" , "Explosive Detectors"
UMDC code : 20509