TraceX Explosive Detection Kit

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TraceX Explosive Detection Kit

Developed under contract from the US Dept of Defense, the TraceX Explosives Kit is designed to help identify bombers, bomb-makers and their bomb-making facilities. With a single swab, the TraceX Explosives kit allows users to quickly and easily identify the most common homemade explosive materials (HMEs) and their precursors. The kit operates by using a collector to extract compounds from surfaces. The collector is then assayed for explosive-related materials via delivery of detection chemistries to the collector. A color change in the kit window indicates the presence of an explosive-related material.

The TraceX Explosives kit can detect nine families of explosive materials and their precursors, and has been tested against more than 20 specific explosives or precursor materials. While the kit is highly sensitive to explosive related materials at trace levels, it can also be used for bulk detection. The TraceX Explosives kit detects levels at or below 250 nanograms for all HME classes, with the exception of peroxides; sensitivity to peroxides is 750 nanograms.

The TraceX explosive detection device is small enough to fit in a cargo pocket and is lightweight and rugged. Each TraceX explosive detection device comes in its own disposable protective plastic case, so it will be ready to use when needed--no more broken ampoules from rough handling, as can happen with other explosive detectors. And, the innovative collection system protects the sample from user contamination, so you can have confidence in the result.

With a single swab, the TraceX explosives detection device detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors. Thanks to the TraceX’s simple color-change alert system, a single color indicates the presence of a particular family of explosive material. No longer does the user have to conduct serial tests, and then try to interpret the results.


  • Simple color-change alert system
  • Detects all major families of explosives
  • Lightweight and rugged
  • Each kit housed in disposable protective case
  • One year shelf life when stored at room temperature

    TraceX Explosive Detection Kit

    Technical Point Technical Value
    Shelf Life 24 months1
    Operating Temperature Range 2ºC to 50ºC (35ºF to 122ºF)
    Operating Humidity Range 10% to 95% RH
    Sensitivity Trace Level (can also detect bulk levels)
    Explosives Detected
    1. Nitroaromatics, e.g. TNT, DNT, Tetryl
    2. Nitramines/Nitrate Esters e.g. RDX, HMX, PETN, EGDN, NG
    3. Inorganic Nitrates e.g. urea nitrate, ammonium nitrate, black powder
    4. Chlorate/Bromates e.g. potassium chlorate, potassium bromate
    5. Peroxides e.g. TATP, HMTD
    6. Acids e.g. nitric acid, sulfuric acid, citric acid
    7. Bases e.g. potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide
    Time for Color Change < 3 minutes
    Kit Size 131 mm x 92 mm x 17 mm (5-1/4" X 3-3/4" X 3/4")

    TraceX Explosive Detection Kit

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