Individuals who carry explosives or objects that contain explosives are likely to be contaminated with traces of explosives, microscopic residues that are invisible to the naked eye. Handheld explosive trace explosives detectors are small and light enough to be held and operated in the hand, and can be used to detect homemade, commercial, or military explosives, although not all detectors can detect all three types of explosives. In addition to explosives, some detectors can also detect narcotics, chemical warfare agents, or toxic industrial chemicals.
Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 07. Detection
AEL Title: Trace Detector, Explosive, Handheld
AEL Number: 07ED-01-IMOB
SAVER Project: Handheld Explosive Trace Detectors