Anti-terrorist protection

MMIC EOD, designers of equipment to inspect and neutralise terrorist devices, have chosen specially adapted pneumatic components from Parker Hannifin for its Monica case entry system. Parker Hannifin’s contribution to Monica comprised a standard P1V reversible stainless steel air motor and two stainless air rams – modified at source, by Parker, through the removal of the sensing magnets. The Monica case entry system can be remotely attached to the wall of conventional and terrorist devices, drilling through the wall and inserting a sealed probe to sample the contents and remove or neutralise them. According to Steve Sales at MMIC EOD: "We chose Parker Hannifin because we needed corrosion-resistant, off-the-shelf items with no electro-magnetic signature and extremely high reliability, since this is a life-critical application". The equipment, which can be easily deployed from a single small vehicle by a two-man team in less than five minutes, attaches to the target by means of flexible vacuum feet. Once in position, it inserts the gas tight self-sealing probe using power and motion provided by the Parker systems. The probe is used to analyse the contents – the results of which will dictate any necessary remedial action. The equipment can also be used for checking pipelines and sampling toxic industrial chemicals.

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