X-Ray EOD Equipment for First Responder Organisations
04 May 2021
X-ray EOD equipment is used for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) and Public Safety Bomb Disposal (PSBD). It is designed to improve detection, identification, evaluation, rending safe, recovering and disposing explosive ordnance. This boosts the safety of both bomb squad task force personnel and the public at large.
The first professional civilian bomb squad was created by Major Sir Vivian Dering Majendie. He was the Chief Inspector of Explosives in the Royal Artillery and on October 2nd 1874 he inspected a barge carrying six barrels of petroleum and five tons of gunpowder which blew up destroying Macclesfield Bridge and animal cages at nearby London Zoo. The barge crew was killed in the explosion.
Examples of modern-day x-ray EOD equipment include:-
- ThreatScan®- LS1, is a large format (600mm x 460mm imaging area), lightweight, portable, high resolution x-ray system
- Our ThreatScan®- LS3 is a compact (305mm x 256mm), portable, high resolution x-ray system
- ThreatScan®- LSC – is a combination, portable, high resolution x-ray system
These systems can penetrate up to 34mm steel at 120kV, producing high quality, sub-millimetre resolution images.
3DX-RAY’S x-ray EOD equipment combats terrorist activities, security breaches at borders, checkpoints, high security areas or crowded places. Terrorist and criminal threats are major driving factors of the global explosive ordnance disposal market.
High quality real-time x-ray images enable rapid and accurate decision making. Our portable x-ray systems offer fast deployment and the ability to zoom in and identify the small components used in an IED circuit.
The range of sophisticated image processing functions used by X-ray EOD equipment includes materials discrimination, pan, zoom, DeepFocus™, 3D Emboss, measurement and annotation. Also needed are high quality images and an uncluttered screen that is easy to use and interpret, even in tense, high-pressure environments.
The x-ray source and detector is controlled and analysed remotely. This minimises danger to active personnel whilst allowing them to quickly identify threat and non-threat items.