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Kerber-T: Handheld Detector for Explosives, Narcotics and Toxic Chemicals
Kerber-T: Handheld Detector for Explosives, Narcotics and Toxic Chemicals

The Kerber-T IMS is fully certified by Russian Federal Security Service

Main advantages

  • Rapid simultaneous detection of positive and negative ions
  • Non-radioactive ionization source
  • Doesn’t require high-priced expandable materials
  • Wide range of detected chemical agents including home-made peroxide explosives
  • Open database of substances with possibility of alter extension

Scope of application

  • vehicle, cargo and people inspection at customs control;
  • territories  and objects inspection by environmental control services;
  • suspects inspection by law-enforcement officials etc.

The detector can be used when inspecting territories, premises, mobile objects and cargo during customs and border control, in expert-criminology laboratories of different departments, analytical laboratories of industrial enterprises and scientific-research organizations.

The detector is serviced by one person and designed for work both in field environment (directly at the place of control) and under conditions of stationary and mobile specialised laboratories.

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Specifications

Feature
Value
Overall dimensions of the detector (L×W×H), mm, not more
410×110×170
Weight, kg, not more
3.7
Measurement range of normalised (reduced) mobility of analyzed ions, cm2 V-1 s-1 0.5 – 3.0
Detection range of low-volatile organic substances based on 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (ТNТ), g,
1.0·10-11 – 2.0·10-7
Threshold for detecting low-volatile organic substances based on  2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (ТNТ),
 
     — particulate matter, g, not more 1.0·10-11
     — vapours, g/сm3, not more 1.0·10-14
Time for operating mode start-up, min, not more
15
Measurement time, s, not more
5
Time of changing the type of analyzed ions (negative or positive)
 
     — in unipolar mode (manual switching), sec
10
     — in bipolar mode (automatic cyclic polarity change), sec
0.2
Possibility of false response, %, not more
1
Time of continuous autonomy work with regular block of accumulation batteries, hour, not less 
4
Time of detector cleaning under regular operating conditions, min, not more
3
Communication interfaces Ethernet, USB (×2),
Wi-Fi (optional)

Substances detected by the Kerber-T IMS

Full name
Marker
Chemical formula
List of explosives detected by the detector
1 Ammonium nitrate
NIT NH4NO3
2 Dinitrotoluene
DNT C6Н3CH3(NO2)2
3 Trinitrotoluene
TNT C6Н2CH3(NO2)3
4 Trinitroresorcinol (styphnic acid)
TNR C6H(NO2)3(OH)2
5 Trinitrophenol (picric acid)
TNPH C6H2(NO2)3OH
6 Dinitronaphthalene
DNN C10H6(NO2)2
7 Dimethyldinitrobutane
DMNB СH3(NO2CCH3)2CH3
8 Ethyleneglycoldinitrate
EGDN C2Н4(ОNO2)2
9 Nitroglycerine
NG CHONO2(CH2ONO2)2
10 Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (penthrite) 
PETN (CH2ONO2)4C
11 Hexogen (RDX)
RDX (CH2)3N3(NO2)3
12 Octogen (HMX)
HMX (CH2)4N4(NO2)4
13 Tetryl
TETR (NO2)3C6H2N(NO2)CH3
14 Tetrazole
TZ СH2N4
15 Benzofuroxan
BF С6H4O2N2
16 Triacetone triperoxide
TATP (C3H6O2)3
17 Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine
HMTD N(CH2OOCH2)3N
18 Plastic explosives based on hexogen (hexogen+plasticiser) 
RDX Prev. (CH2)3N3(NO2)3
19 Plastic explosives based on octogene (octogene+plasticiser)
HMX Prev.(CH2)4N4(NO2)4
20 «Octol» (HMX+TNT)
HMX, TNT Mixture
21 «Semtex» (RDX+PETN+plasticiser)
RDX, PETN Mixture
22 Ammonite, amatol
TNT, NIT, (RDX) Mixture
List of drugs detected by the detector
1 Amphetamine
AMP C9H13N
2 Methamphetamine
MET C10H15N
3 Cocaine
COCB, COCS C17H21NO4
4 Heroin (diacetylmorphine)
HER C21H23NO5
5 THC (psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant)
THC C21H30O2
6 Methylenedioxyamphetamine (“Sassafras”)
MDA C10H13NO2
7 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“Ecstasy”)
MDMA C11H15NO2
8 Morphine
MORP C17H19NO3
9 Codeine
CODN C18H21NO3
10 Opium MORP, CODN Mixture
List of toxic chemicals detected by the detector
1 Hydrogen sulfide H2S H2S
2 Hydrogen chloride HCL HCl
3 Hydrogen fluoride HF HF
4 Sulfur dioxide SO2 SO2
5 Chlorine CL2 Cl2
6 Ammonia NH3 NH3
7 Nitrogen oxide NO NO
8 Nitrogen dioxide NO2 NO2
List of chemical warfare agents detected by the detector
1 Sarin GB C4H10FO2P
2 Soman GD C7H16FO2P
3 Mustard gas MG C4H8Cl2S
4 Vx VX C11H26NO2PS
5 Phosgene CG CCl2O
6 Hydrocyanic acid HCN HCN

The table lists only the most common substances from the list of detected and identified by the Kerber IMS. List of detectable substances may be supplemented in accordance with the wishes of the customer.

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