Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today announces that its Explosive Detection System (EDS) HI-SCAN 10080 XCT advanced X-ray computed tomography system for hold baggage and air cargo has been approved on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL).
The ACSTL serves as TSA’s official guide for regulated parties to use when procuring screening devices. Devices that have been approved, like Smiths Detection’s next generation high-speed EDS, have successfully undergone formalized TSA-sponsored test processes and meet the highest standards for security in the aviation sector. The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is the latest addition to the list.
The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is equipped with a dual-view dual-energy X-ray line scanner with full 3D volumetric computed tomography imaging and reconstruction, enhancing the speed, efficiency and safety of hold baggage and air cargo screening. The technology has a belt speed of 0.5m/sec (98.5ft/min) and a large 107 x 81 cm (42.1 x 31.9in) rectangular tunnel designed to be integrated into fully automated and networked baggage and material handling systems, allowing handlers the capability to screen 2,500 parcels/hour.
The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is also qualified under the U.S. SAFETY Act, which sets limited liability for claims related to terrorism. It is TSA certified for high-speed checked baggage screening and EU/ ECAC EDS Standard 3.0 and 3.1 approved.
Shan Hood President, Smiths Detection Inc. said: “At Smiths Detection, we are committed to working to make the world a safer place and we are delighted to receive approval to be on the TSA ACSTL for the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT. Now certified to meet the highest standards for aviation sector security, the scanner increases throughput while simultaneously improving false alarm rates and enhancing security and safety. The high-definition 3D imaging and reconstruction means the technology has the capability of picking up obscure objects without the need for repositioning.”
The automatic detection of dangerous goods such as lithium batteries (iCMORE Lithium Batteries) as well as flammable solids and liquids, compressed and liquefied gases (iCMORE Dangerous Goods) can be seamlessly integrated into the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT.