Contraband Detector PM2030
Contraband Detector PM2030 of nondestructive examination is a portable security instrument that detects hidden items (drugs, explosives, weapons, currency, etc.) within the closed cavities of transport vehicles, freight containers and other objects.
The instrument can be applied in impracticable for examination condition, where stationary examination equipment can not be used. The PM2030 indicates the presence of sealed radioactive material in any closed volumes (freight containers, automobile tires, doors, bumpers, fuel tanks, train carriages, etc).
PM2030 indicates the identified objects and forms the library. Due to modular design of the device and telescopic extension pole, hard-to-reach places and large objects can be scanned. For work in noisy places, vibration alarm from the handle is provided.
PM2030 can be applied in Customs and Border Patrol, Police, Special Services, Security Offices.
The Contraband Detector features the plastic case and consists of two units: display and control unit and scan unit with rubber handle.
In operation mode the detector emits a beam of gamma radiation into the object being inspected and measures the backscatter. PM2030 features the build–in radiation source 133Ba with activity 320-370 kBq. The source is housed within the lead safety container-collimator of the scan unit.
The intensity of the backscatter depends on the object features (its density and size). The device is moved along the surface of the object. The change in the density of the object is displayed on LCD and accompanied with light, sound and vibration alarms. The frequency of alarm repetition depends on the size and density of the detected cavity of items.
The lead container-collimator provides the necessary narrow zone of the object radiation during examination and complete protection of the operator from gamma radiation.
The Contraband Detector in the SURVEY mode detects (detection probability 0.5, confidence probability 0.95, when moving the instrument with no more than 5 сm/s speed) the objects sealed behind a steel partition of 1 mm thick or behind a wooden partition of 20 mm thick:
aluminium 30х30х30 mm
polyethylene 70х70х20 mm
steel 30х30х10 mm
The instrument in the SURVEY mode in a static position detects the objects sealed behind a wooden or plastic partition of no more than 20 mm thick with 0.5 probability, as well as defines the metals group or plastic. The defined material name (metal group or plastic) is displayed on the LCD. The objects dimensions should be no more than:
polyethylene block 70х70х20 mm
steel block 70х70х5 mm
sheet of silver group 70х70х0.5 mm
sheet of lanthanum group 70х70х0.5 mm
sheet of tungsten group 70х70х0.5 mm
sheet of gold group 70х70х0.5 mm
sheet of lead group 70х70х5 mm
Csl with solid electronic multilpier
Audio, visual, vibration
Two AA (LR6) standard batteries of voltage 3.0 (-0.6; +0.2) V or two rechargable batteries of voltage 2.6 (-0.2; +0.2) V; from USB of PC; from car`s lighter socket via USB adapter 220V/12V
up to low battery warning indicationno less than 50 hours
Built-in sealed gamma radiation source based on radionuclide 133Ba with activity and dimensions, no more
from 320 to 370 kBq Ø3 mm, h = 3 mm
- 30 up to 50 °C
from 84 up to 106.7 kPa
up to 98% (at 40°C and at a lower)
Sensitivity to gamma-radiation in energies range from 0.02 to 1.5 MeV, at least
for 109Cd at distance 10 сm from detector geometric center2600 (cps)/(МBq)for 57Co at distance 10 сm from detector geometric center6500(cps)/(µSv/h)for 241Am5000(cps)/(µSv/h)for 137Сs300 (cps)/(µSv/h)for 60Co140 (cps)/(µSv/h)
Mean service lifetime
for at least 10 years
Ambient dose equivalent rate of gamma-radiation
without gamma-background at closed collimator0.2 µSv/h
at least 1900 history events
Depth of scanning
up to 150 mm
Mean recovery time
no more than 60 min
Mean time between failures
at least 20 000 hours
Telescopic extension pole1.7 mTelescopic extension pole3.6 mOthershoulder belt / wrist lanyard / replacement holster
Registration range of gamma radiation count rate
from 1 to 65000 cps