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Contraband Detection

Radiation Detection

Radiation detection equipment
Radiation detection equipment adds another layer of security at marine ports.

  • Portal
    A radiation detection portal is a set of two four-metre-high panels that are anchored to the ground and placed wide enough across for a container to pass through. This automated system permits the mass screening of cargo containers to determine if radiation is present.
  • Carborne
    The carborne unit is normally used during a secondary examination of a container. This mobile screening system is mounted onto the roof of a vehicle and can search for radioactive materials, identify the type of radiation and transmit the data 24 hours a day to a team of analysts and scientists for interpretation.