Smiths Detection provides screening solution to COP28

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Smiths Detection has announced it supplied X-ray screening equipment to secure the United Nations’ COP28 summit between 30 November – 13 December 2023 at Expo City in Dubai.

The event saw a record attendance of over 85,000 core participants, including world leaders and business executives, an 80% increase over COP27.

Smiths Detection’s solutions

To handle the large number of attendees and goods, three types of X-ray solutions were deployed to ensure security before and during the event.

The HI-SCAN 6040 DV, an advanced dual view X-ray inspection system, automatically detected explosives and liquids.

Additionally, the HI-SCAN 100100T-2is and HI-SCAN 145180-2is scanners shortened inspection times and increased operational efficiency.

Over 100 machines were used in total, with the HI-SCAN 6040 DV being the most utilised.

The company‘s solution eliminated the need for repositioning or rescanning objects, offering superior image quality and easy integration into tray handling systems for efficient screening in high threat applications.

“Protect world leaders”

Tom Squier, Managing Director, Smiths Detection Middle East, said: “We were proud to supply our state of the art X-ray screening equipment at one of the world’s most high profile events to protect world leaders, state delegates, business executives and technical and support teams.

“Delegates from Smiths Group were also honoured to have taken part in several roundtables at COP 28, sharing their relevant industry experiences and insights as part of the global transition to achieve a more sustainable future.”

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