Detection equipment


Scentinel®, a multi-purpose, trace detection system

Available with a variety of interchangeable sampling units;

SkyMarshal™, automated boarding pass analyser

  • Able to process > 1000 samples an hour

Train/Metro ticket automated analyser

  • Able to process > 1600 samples an hour

Hot-block unit

  • Banknote analysis
  • Mobile telephone analysis
  • Swab analysis
  • Fabric analysis
  • Environmental samples
  • SPME fibre analysis

Filter desorber

  • Teflon filter swab analysis
  • Tenax tubes

Belt drive sampler

  • Clothing
  • Vehicle sample brushes
  • Heat sensitive surfaces

High volume air sampler

  • Cargo containers
  • Vehicles
  • Baggage
  • Premises 

Key Features of all System Options;

  • Versatile and reliable detection
  • Tested by UK & North American government agencies
  • Completely automated detection of illicit materials on a variety of samples
  • Non-expert user interface, red light, green light alarm
  • Analysis & interpretation of threat response in <6 sec
  • Detects wide range of explosives and narcotics in real time
  • Can be programmed to target 32 compounds simultaneously
  • High sensitivity and selectivity
  • <1ng detection for full range of threat compounds, illicit drugs and associated materials
  • <0.5% false alarm rate
  • Potential to drive several passenger checkpoints
  • Future proofed, fast response to new threats

Detectable compounds:

Explosives Drugs
EGDN – Ethyleneglycoldinitrate Opiates – Diacetylmorphine (Heroin) in Hydrochloride and base forms & Morphine
NG – Nitroglycerine Cannabis – Resin & Herbal
DNT – Dinitrotoluene Cocaine – Hydrochloride and base forms
TNT – Trinintrotoluene Benzodiazepines
PETN – Pentaerythritoltetranitrate Barbiturates
RDX – Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine Amphetamine type substances – including Ecstasy, DMA, MDEA & Methamphetamine
HMX – Cyclotetramethylene Tetranitramine  MDMA, MDEA & Methamphetamine
DMNB – 2,3-dimethyl 2,3-dinitrobutane  Methadone
Peroxide explosives  

Latest news

Rapid Analysis of Drugs and Explosives

Government agencies across the globe are continuously evaluating security equipment used for Drugs and Explosives detection applications, which is a very expensive and time-consuming process. So we were very pleased to see in a recent paper by Tam et al that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has advocated the use of the Mass Spec Analytical ‘Scentinel’ system to massively reduce the time required to obtain results.

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Drug menace off the streets

A significant, longstanding figure within the drug dealing fraternity in Scotland has recently been found guilty by a majority verdict.

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Drug Trafficking/Money Laundering Operation: Drugs on money

The Operation was a long running international drug smuggling operation resulting in the seizure of more than 12 tons of controlled drugs with an estimated street value in excess of £61 million.

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