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Contraband Detector PM2030

Contraband Detector PM2030 of nondestructive examination is a portable security instrument that detects hidden items (drugs, explosives, weapons, currency, etc.) within the closed cavities of transport vehicles, freight containers and other objects.

The instrument can be applied in impracticable for examination condition, where stationary examination equipment can not be used. The PM2030 indicates the presence of sealed radioactive material in any closed volumes (freight containers, automobile tires, doors, bumpers, fuel tanks, train carriages, etc).

PM2030 indicates the identified objects and forms the library. Due to modular design of the device and telescopic extension pole, hard-to-reach places and large objects can be scanned. For work in noisy places, vibration alarm from the handle is provided.

PM2030 can be applied  in Customs and Border Patrol, Police, Special Services, Security Offices.

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Operation Principle

The Contraband Detector features the plastic case and consists of two units: display and control unit and scan unit with rubber handle.

In operation mode the detector emits a beam of gamma radiation into the object being inspected and measures the backscatter. PM2030 features the build–in radiation source 133Ba with activity 350-380 kBq (10 µCi). The source is housed within the lead safety container-collimator of the scan unit.

The intensity of the backscatter depends on the object features (its density and size). The device is moved along the surface of the object. The change in the density of the object is displayed on LCD and accompanied with light, sound and vibration alarms. The frequency of alarm repetition depends on the size and density of the detected cavity of items.

The lead container-collimator provides the necessary narrow zone of the object radiation during examination and complete protection of the operator from gamma radiation.

Scanning Mode

When scanning behind 1 mm steel partition or 15 mm wood partition, with the speed no more than 5 cm/s, PM2030 detects hidden bars:

aluminium 30 х 30 х 30 mm

polyethylene 70 х 70 х 20 х mm

steel 30 х 30 х 10 mm

Contraband Detector PM2030


PM2030 is designed to detect hidden items (drugs, explosives, weapons, currency, etc.) within the closed cavities of transport vehicles, freight containers and other objects.


Standards Compliance

Complies with the requirements of IAEA "Technical and Functional Specification for Border Monitoring Equipment"


Detector Csl with solid electronic multilpier
Alarm Type Audio, visual, vibration
Ingress protection IP65
Dimensions no more 290 х90 х100 mm
Weight 1.2 kg
Optional accessories: Telescopic extension pole Telescopic extension pole 1.5 m
3 m
Mean time between failures at least 20 000 hours
Mean service lifetime for at least 10 years
Mean recovery time no more than 60 min
Power supply Two AA (LR6) standard batteries of voltage 1.5B (-0.3; +0.1) V or two rechargable batteries of voltage 1.3 (-0.1; +0.1) V; from USB of PC; from car`s lighter socket via USB adapter 220V/12V
Battery lifetime: up to low battery warning indication no less than 50 hours
Operating temperature - 30 up to 50 °C
Humidity up to 98% (at 40°C and at a lower)
Atmospheric pressure from 84 up to 106.7 kPa



PM2030 Leaflet
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