Technical Specifications


Technical Specifications for the TraceX® Explosive Detector

Originally designed to meet stringent U.S. Department of Defense requirements, the TraceX Explosives kit features a rugged design for use in real-world environments.

Shelf Life 24 months1
Operating Temperature Range 2ºC to 50ºC (35ºF to 122ºF)
Operating Humidity Range 10% to 95% RH
Sensitivity Trace Level (can also detect bulk levels)
Explosives Detected Nitroaromatics, e.g. TNT, DNT, Tetryl
Nitramines/Nitrate Esters e.g. RDX, HMX, PETN, EGDN, NG
Inorganic Nitrates e.g. urea nitrate, ammonium nitrate, black powder
Chlorate/Bromates e.g. potassium chlorate, potassium bromate
Peroxides e.g. TATP, HMTD
Acids e.g. nitric acid, sulfuric acid, citric acid
Bases e.g. potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide
Time for Color Change Less than 3 minutes
Kit Size 131 mm x 92 mm x 17 mm (5-1/4" X 3-3/4" X 3/4")

1 Store at room temperature. Short term excursions up to 50°C are acceptable.