Indian Airport Introduces X-Ray Screening System

19 September 2010 (Last Updated September 19th, 2010 18:30)

Cochin International Airport in India has introduced an advanced X-ray baggage screening system to improve security at the airport. The screening system, which went online on 16 September, is capable of scanning 1,300 bags in an hour, according to expressbuzz.com. The new syst

Cochin International Airport in India has introduced an advanced X-ray baggage screening system to improve security at the airport.

The screening system, which went online on 16 September, is capable of scanning 1,300 bags in an hour, according to expressbuzz.com.

The new system completes a four-level screening process at the airport, intended to achieve the highest level of security in handling baggage.

The INR100m ($2.1m) device uses an extra detection tomography system to detect explosives, high-density material and nanogram-level chemicals in baggage as the system's first level.

In the second level, the baggage after clearance is transported to a baggage make-up area and from there to the aircraft.

In level three, the baggage is examined with an explosive trace detector X-ray machine and sniffer dogs.

If any explosives are detected, the baggage will be taken to the bomb container vehicle with the help of a remote-operated vehicle and transferred to the bomb-cooling pit to defuse the explosive.