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Haneda Airport upgrades security with 12 Hi-Scan 6040 CTiX screening systems

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Tokyo International Airport at Haneda has taken delivery of 12 sets of Hi-Scan 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage screening systems, iLane smart automatic tray return systems and UV-C tray disinfection systems from Smiths Detection.

The new equipment, which supports Japan Airlines’ Smart Security program, will be introduced at security checkpoints in the airport’s Domestic Terminal from this month, with completion scheduled for August 2022.

Smiths Detection’s Hi-Scan 6040 CTiX is a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner producing high-resolution volumetric 3D images for quicker baggage assessment and low false-alarm rates.

The scanners allow electronics and liquids to remain in bags, speeding up passenger screening and reducing touchpoints.

The fully automated tray return system, the iLane, is also designed to streamline the screening process and eliminate passenger bottlenecks while the UV-C, an ultraviolet light tray disinfection kit, is seamlessly integrated into the iLane tray return system, and eliminates up to 99.9% of microorganisms, including coronaviruses.

Atsushi Maeda, Airport Division Executive Officer Japan Airlines Co, said, “At Tokyo International Airport, we have redesigned the system from check-in to the boarding gate and have strengthened human services, embracing the digitalization of our system ... Smiths Detection’s security inspection system further strengthens security inspections and shortens the inspection time, realizing safer, more secure and stress-free airport services.”

In November 2021, Smiths Detection’s Hi-Scan 6040 CTiX was certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) program to detection standard 6.2, Level 1, permitting the scanner to operate at an enhanced level with lower false alarm rates.

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Either a small coin is stuck in a pocket or my belt sets off the metal detector and then there is a body x-ray followed by a complete pat down and an explosives check-good to know that we are safe in the air though…

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Knowing exactly what systems a airport has, people can now try to exploit it.

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Hate stuff like this. Makes traveling more and more of a hassle as every little thing gets questioned.

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kurisupisuToday  07:55 am JST

Either a small coin is stuck in a pocket or my belt sets off the metal detector and then there is a body x-ray followed by a complete pat down and an explosives check-good to know that we are safe in the air though…

What, you think people are supposed to dive head first into the carry on baggage X-ray equipment?

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UV disinfection tray? how long have things need to be exposed to reach that 99% efficacy? even laboratory grade UV disinfection on safety cabinets require 10 to 15 minutes of exposure, does that means every item has to be irradiated that much?

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Knowing exactly what systems a airport has, people can now try to exploit it.

Go ahead and try, see how far you get.

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even laboratory grade UV disinfection on safety cabinets require 10 to 15 minutes of exposure

UV disinfection is effective at wavelengths from 200 nm to 300 nm and microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are rendered harmless within seconds by radiations within those wavelength range.

In more details, to determine the time required, one need to determine (1) the wavelength-specific dose required, (2) the number of LEDs and relative placement/distance, and (3) minimum irradiance point on the surface. Knowing that the dose needed is simply irradiance times the time required.

For instance, a disinfection level of 99 percent reduction (i.e. 2 log reduction value) of staphylococcus aureus on target surface area of 10 cm x 10 cm knowing that:

(i) The dose required to achieve this level of disinfection is 5.4 mJ/cm2 at 254 nm, which is an equivalent dose of 5.2 mJ/cm2 at 265 nm or 6.7 mJ/cm2 at 280 nm.

(ii) a single Klaran 35R GD LED is operated at 350 mA and at beginning-of-life, aligned to the surface center and placed 6 cm from the surface.

(iii) The minimum irradiance value measured at the corner of the surface is 0.075 mW/cm^2.

Then the required disinfection time is 1 minute 10 seconds (note that this time is not absolute).

All of that being said, those disinfection measures are pointless and ridiculous since the likelihood of contamination with covid-19 fomites is estimated to be less than 1:30000. This is totally negligible and everything else is just PR and show.

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UV disinfection tray? how long have things need to be exposed to reach that 99% efficacy? 

They're probably using more powerful light sources positioned closer to the target.

But I guess it will only be effective at sterilizing the outer surface.

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Oh, I just realized that the UV is for sterilizing the tray, not the contents, so yeah that can be done very quickly, doesn't require 10-15 minutes.

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Yes great idea make all that information available to the public.

What is next the location of Japanese defence forces ?

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This one goes to 11 . Also has a ' someone hiding in a box' function.

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I have to admit, it is a hassle having the liquids in a separate bag, and getting out my smartphone and laptop.

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Just make sure the TSA pre-check folks get their bags and shoes scanned as well.

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This article reads like it was peeled off the back of the box and written by Smiths Detection. Not that there is anything wrong with describing what it does, I just wonder if describing it to non-potential customers as though we might be thinking of buying it is a news article.

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Some don't know the different between sterilization and disinfection and just put useless comments.

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Is it big enough to scan musical equipment boxes potentially filled with naughty businessmen?

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