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Last Updated: 8/11/2022 2:49:56 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, while drive-through portals may utilize x-ray transmission.
DIQCode: [D,I]

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

Operating Considerations: Some technologies perform better on certain classes of chemicals/explosives. Consider the threat profile as part of the technology selection decision.
Requires frequent calibration and confidence testing.
Subject needs to remain in monitor for several seconds.
False positives possible.
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