SEDET was present at the new edition of TRANSEC 2013 (Transport Security Expo), last November 13-14 in London. SEDET introduced ACES, a revolutionary explosive screener for bulk cargo, able to inspect in a single operation a complete 110m3 truck, which accomplishes two simultaneous goals: increase security through a higher Probability of Detection than current technologies, and reduce screening costs
Boot of SEDET at TRANSEC (Transport Security Expo 2013)
Mr. Gonzalo Fernández de la Mora, SEDET CEO,
interviewed at SEDET stand.
SEDET is a Spanish SME established in 2008 to develop equipments for explosive screening, with the aim of easing the task of all stakeholders dealing with explosive-related security. The air cargo explosive screener ACES is a completely new solution to the problem of securing air cargo. ACES is a vapour detector, with the capability to screen large volumes of freight without the need to unload or even touch pallets or ULDs from the truck transporting them. SEDET tests show that explosives hidden in volumes up to 110 m3 generate vapour pressures which are from 104 to 107 lower than the saturation value. Taking into account the equilibrium vapour pressure of RDX, an effective Vapour Screener requires a sensitivity of 0.01 ppq. ACES allows screening of a complete truck (110 m3) at the airport entrance in less than 10 minutes.
ACES potential users (air cargo companies, freight handlers and any other entity dealing with cargo security) were interested on the calendar availability of ACES, which is being considered as the reference solution for upgrades of present explosive screening operations. According to Mr. Fernández de la Mora, SEDET CEO, ACES is currently undergoing certification by National Security Agencies in the United Kingdom, and Spain and The Netherlands will follow.
Mr. Fernández de la Mora delivered a presentation at the TRANSEC “Explosives Screening by Vapour Detection: Operational Aspects”. The presentation focused on technical difficulties which have prevented, until ACES development, the use of vapour detectors for explosive screening, and in particular on an a new theory aiming at describing the performance of vapour detectors in real operation.
SEDET technology is supported by a set of U.S. patents developed by Juan Fernández de la Mora, professor at Yale University and Corresponding Member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering.
TRANSEC 2013 was attended by more than 100 industries from around the world to present security and safety solutions ranging from detection of explosives to access controls. Among all exhibitors, SEDET´s ACES (Air Cargo Explosive Screener) was qualified by many visitors as the newest solution presented at the fair. Transport Security Expo has been the leading event for global heads of aviation, maritime, counter piracy, public transport and supply chain security for the past 10 years. Transport Security Expo brings together the world's leading experts from government, military, law enforcement and security services face to face with the aviation, maritime and public transport industries, to assess the threat level, examine the countermeasures in place and, where necessary, recommend alternate strategies to deal with these threats.