ORTEC® Wins Contract


ORTEC® Wins Contract to Provide High-Purity Germanium Spectroscopic Portal Monitors at Abu Dhabi’s New Port of Khalifa

Oak Ridge, TN, January 16, 2013—The ORTEC Products Group of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology has been awarded a contract to deliver ORTEC’s new Detective-SPM spectroscopic portal monitors as the primary radiation and nuclear threat inspection solution for the Port of Khalifa, Abu Dhabi’s new flagship state-of-the-art gateway.

The Detective-SPM portal monitoring system is a modular solution that detects, identifies, and locates the lowest quantity of special nuclear material in a stream of commerce. Utilizing commercially available IDM-200 detectors, the Detective-SPM supports primary or secondary modes of inspection. The Detective-SPM’s unique ability to be installed within one meter of the X-ray imaging system optimizes system configuration and flexibilityfor the port of entry.

“This contract represents a major milestone for ORTEC in establishing high-purity Germanium (HPGe) technology as the benchmark for portal monitoring systems used in port security around the world,” notes Frank Vorwald, ORTEC Business Unit Manager.

Shielded special nuclear material poses one of the greatest threats to nuclear security.System integration of high-purity Germanium radiation identification with specialized X-ray offers significant advancements in addressing this challenge.

Speaking to this, Vorwald added, “The Detective-SPM will provide Abu Dhabi Customs authorities with the ultimate level of integrated security and protection at the Port of Khalifa.”

For more information on the Detective-SPM, a brochure can be downloaded at http://www.ortec-online.com/download/Detective-SPM.pdf.

The ORTEC Products Group is the leading supplier of high-resolution, HPGe-based radiation identifiers with more than 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of highly sensitive radiation detectors used by government and industrial laboratories, nuclear facilities and medical research and in nuclear safeguards.

For more information, contact ORTEC Products Group, 801 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0895. Telephone: +1 865-482-4411, Toll free: +1 800-251-9750. Fax: +1 865-483-0396 Website: http://www.ortec-online.com

AMETEK’s ORTEC Products Group is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $3.0 billion.

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