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SEL Number: 07ED-03-PORT
Title: Portal, Explosive (Anomaly) Detection

Last Updated: 3/13/2024 1:53:50 PM

Previous SEL Number: 07ED-03-PORT

Description: Walk-through/drive-through explosives detection equipment. Walk-through portal detection typically involves the use of millimeter wave or x-ray backscatter. Systems may require humans to stop and pose for interrogation or may be true walk-through. Drive-through portals typically utilize x-ray transmission. These systems generally do not perform identification of material, detecting anomalies instead; systems may have automated target recognition (ATR) software or require human image interpretation.
DIQCode: [D,I]

ImportantFeatures: Walk-through / vehicle drive-through portal monitor.
These technologies do not identify the actual material, but detect anomalies that may indicate the presence of an explosive material.

Operating Considerations: Detection will be dependent on factors such as system operating parameters, image quality, and threat size/shape. Consider the threat profile as part of the technology selection decision.
May require periodic source replacement (e.g. x-ray tubes) or calibration.
System may need some time to perform image reconstruction and anomaly detection.
ICostRating: $$$$
MCostRating: $$

Training Requirements: Core Training: Dependent on facility and system SOPs regarding implementing the planned response (initiating protective actions and initiating notification process) - reference language in NFPA 470 Chapter 8..
Initial Training: Moderate (1-2 days)
Sustainment Training: Minimal (<1 day)

Mandatory Standards:

Applicable Standards and References:

  • Law Enforcement: Bomb Squad
  • REL: Full Canadian Recommended Equipment List
  • REL: LOS-1, Multi-Agency Intervention
  • REL: LOS-2, Scout/Reconnaissance Mission
  • REL: LOS-3, Suspicious Powder Response