TraceX Explosive Detection Kit Overview

Explosives remain the weapon of choice for terrorists around the world. Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are a threat from international terrorist organizations and local, home-grown terrorists as well. Sadly, Home Made Explosives (HMEs) and IEDs have become a fact of modern life. Military, law enforcement and intelligence personnel have a dual-role: uncovering the bomb networks and systems before the bombers do harm, and investigating an incident after it occurs. In many cases, detecting just a trace of explosive material can make all the difference.

The TraceX explosives detection kit is designed to help identify bombers, bomb-makers and their bomb-making facilities. It detects the most common explosive materials and their precursors at trace levels in a single test. Click here to see the TraceX brochure.

A traditional portable electronic explosive detection device requires a great deal of specialized training, a large budget and regular maintenance. While there is a need for these electronic portable trace explosive detectors and larger trace explosive detection systems, there is a growing demand for colorimetric explosive detection kits for use in the field. A number of these kits have existed for some time; however they often require the user to mix chemicals, perform serial analyses, conduct multiple swabs or tests, and then use a chart to interpret the results. Said plainly, existing colorimetric explosive detection kits are difficult to use, especially in stressful situations. Even worse, many colorimetric explosive detection kits can expose the user to dangerous chemicals, and expose the kit to contamination from the environment or the user, leading to unreliable results. Some colorimetric explosive detection kits can only be used for bulk detection; however explosive trace detection is critical in many real-world applications.  Click here to see a comparison of the different types of colorimetric explosive detection kits. 

The TraceX explosives detection kit is much more convenient. Simple to use and low cost, it is an explosive detector that can be used by every warfighter or law enforcement officer. With a single swab, the TraceX explosives kit detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors. Thanks to the TraceX's simple color-change alert system, a single color indicates the presence of a particular family of explosive material. No longer does the user have to conduct serial tests, and then try to interpret the results. The video to your right shows a TraceX explosives detection kit detecting ammonium nitrate.

The TraceX explosives detection kit was developed by Morphix Technologies under contract from the US Department of Defense, so you know it's tough. It is small enough to fit in a cargo pocket, lightweight and rugged. Each detection kit comes in its own disposable protective plastic case, so it will be ready to use when needed. No more broken ampoules from rough handling, as can happen with other explosive detectors. And, the innovative collection system protects the sample from user contamination, so you can have confidence in the result. As the name implies, TraceX is sensitive enough to be used for explosive trace detection.  It detects bulk explosives too. 

The TraceX explosives detection kit is available in boxes of five kits. Just request part number 510100.  

TraceX explosives detection kit. Rugged. Reliable. Easy to Use.

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