The latest X-ray scanning solutions
The interview with Leonid Zelenkevich, Director of International Sales and Marketing of ADANI for the Hi-tech security solutions magazine
X-ray and other scanning systems have long been a staple of security setups in many applications and in numerous industries. The fundamental science behind them is well established, but as the technology used by equipment manufacturers is refined, their functionality and therefore the use cases they are applicable to have grown. We asked three suppliers of this type of equipment what they’re offering, where it’s being used, and how people can be confident that it’s safe to use.
Adani: “The first thing is to identify the threats or security issues within a particular facility,” begins Leonid Zelenkevich, international sales and marketing director at Adani. “This might be the risk of contraband being brought in (such as drugs, explosives, weapons and so forth) or, particularly when you’re talking about mining facilities and industrial security, the issue of theft.
“When it comes to high-value items like diamonds or gold, organisations would need to use both baggage scanners and body scanners to detect attempts of theft and to deter workers from doing so. As an example of how effective this can be, one of the diamond mines in Angola that purchased our Conpass body scanner has seen an increase in revenue of 30% six months after the equipment was deployed, so it has certainly proved to be a massive deterrent.”
In terms of the safety standards that need to be addressed, there are a number of regulations that apply to the exposure of a human body to X-ray radiation. “We follow the American and European safety standards and regulations where it involves screening of people and also luggage. There are very strict guidelines that determine exactly how workers and members of the public are to be scanned, how many times they can be scanned, what is the total radiation dose they can be subjected to, and various other specifications. We always follow those regulations, and we can also track a person’s radiation dose over a period of time to make sure that, for example, South African laws and regulations in terms of how much radiation someone can be exposed to, are not exceeded,” he says.
The full version of the interview with Leonid Zelenkevich, Director of International Sales and Marketing of ADANI for the Hi-tech security solutions magazine, can be found by going through the link.