Explosives Detection & Identification

Greyscan ETD-100 Portable Explosive Detector

The only ETD (Explosives Trace Detector) to detect inorganic salt-based explosives such as the nitrate, chlorate and perchlorate used in home made explosives (HME).

Fast, accurate, portable and easy to use, the ETD-100 has been designed to augment any security checkpoint scenario. Complementary to traditional explosive trace detectors, the ETD-100 is optimised to detect explosive compositions that contain inorganic materials. The deployment of the ETD-100 increases the detection probability of homemade explosives and IEDs which are the predominate threat used in terrorist activities around the world.

Most commonly used in Improvised Explosive Devices and Homemade Explosives the homemade inorganic salt-based explosives such as nitrates, chlorates and perchlorates are the biggest threat in the world of terrorism today. Used in more than 80% of all non-commercial explosives these compounds are the least detectable despite being made from easy-to-source substances.

Suitable for both mobile and stationary applications, the ETD-100 is as effective at points-of-entry for large crowds as it is in a forensic lab helping to determine the chemical make-up of seemingly innocuous substances.

ETD-100 complements existing ion-mobility and differential ion-mobility spectrometers (IMS and DMS) as well as colorimetric test kits for explosives like FFI’s EZK™, ELITE™ and IDEX™

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100 INDICATOR (explosives, narcotics and chem-bio)

RAMAN Spectrometer: Pocket-sized identifier of narcotics, explosives & toxic chemicals

This incredibly small Raman handheld analyzer identifies illicit narcotics, controlled drugs, explosives materials, pharmaceutical ingredients and a wide range of unknown substances.  Thousands of compounds are available in FFI’s spectral libraries.  It also analyzes and reports the components of mixtures.

100 INDICATOR (explosives, narcotics and chem-bio) is a compact, ruggedized Raman spectrometer that is incredibly powerful.  It is able to analyze thousands of explosives, narcotics and toxic chemicals in seconds.  Laser power is adjustable and use programmable acquisition delay when measuring energetic materials. 100 INDICATOR features a durable and waterproof construction yet can also be connected to a PC for detailed spectral analysis, library and record management.

100 INDICATOR has tactile buttons – easy operated while wearing protective gloves.

Accessories include: pouch, shoulder strap, USB cable, laser aperture cap with polystyrene target, sample vials, point-and-shoot adapter, vial holder,  90° angle adapter, tripod attachment point, connection kit ethernet and WIFI,

Two Modes of Operation:

  • Point-and-Shoot in which users measure directly or through a plastic bag or glass vial
  • Vial Measurement in which the user inserts a sample vial into the attachable vial adapter

Applications Include:

  • Customs & Border Protection
  • Narcotics Identification
  • Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
  • Military Intelligence
  • Forensics
  • Site Exploitation
  • Material Quality Control

Approvals & Certifications:

EN 60825-1:2007 Class 3B, EN 61000-6-3:2007, AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN 61000-6-1-6-1:2007, EN 61000-4-2, -3, EN 60950–1:2006–05-29 + A1/A2/A11/AC1, EN 60950-22:2006-06-19 + C1/A11/A11C1, EN 61010-1:2010 (Third Edition),  Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE), Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS), IEC 60529 IP67, MIL-STD-810G 514.6 (vibration), MIL-STD-810G 516.6 (functional shock)

EZK-N01 – trace detection disc for commercial, military and home made explosives

EZKs are self-contained, rugged, can be carried in a shirt pocket.   EZK™ detects a broad range of explosives in solid or liquid forms, at trace (invisible to the eye) or bulk levels. (visible to the eye).  EZK™ discs are small yet easy to use – they require very little training.  EZK™ tests for home-made explosives (HME), HME precursor chemicals, commercial and military explosives.

EZK™ detection discs are perhaps the most convenient test kits on the market – simple and reliable yet with excellent sensitivity to broad range of explosives and very low false positive rates.

EZK™ enhanced colorimetric chemistry is unique, giving the user easily discernible colors and false-positive rates lower than other currently available test kits, instruments and even K-9s.  There are no known false-negatives.

EZK™ doesn’t require an instrument to read the result and since any color change indicates a positive for explosives or a precursor chemical the color chart is only for reference.  A digital camera records the result, the kit serial number, date, time, GPS location and other information.  Trace explosive detection in your pocket.

Each EZK™ has an hermetically sealed pouch and each includes operating instructions and reference color chart.

EZK™ is available in the FFI Online Shop.

E.L.I.T.E. Model EL-100

Simple, Rugged & Reliable Explosives Detection

E.L.I.T.E.™ explosives detection kits are some of the most convenient test kits on the market. Each one is self contained and has a long shelf-life.  Users carry them in shirt pockets.   Though small, the kits each detect a broad range of commercial, military, and home-made explosives. They can detect at trace levels down to single nano gram amounts.     E.L.I.T.E.™ test kits are used by elite military, police, and security services worldwide.
  • E.L.I.T.E.™ colorimetric chemistry is unique, giving the user easily discernible colors and false-positive rates lower than other currently available test kits, instruments and even K-9s. There are no known false-negatives.
  • E.L.I.T.E.™ kits apply to a broad range of applications including checkpoint screening of people, vehicles and baggage, security spot-checks, forensic intelligence gathering and post-blast investigations.
  • E.L.I.T.E.™  doesn’t require an instrument to read the result since a color change indicates a positive test.  The color chart is only for reference. A digital camera records the result, the kit serial number, date, time, GPS location and other information.
  • E.L.I.T.E.™ tests for peroxide, perchlorate and chlorate in liquid, vapor or solid form.  It even detects peroxide-based explosives such as TATP when the TATP is stored or hidden under alcohol.


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