Itemiser® Swabs & Traps
Explosive Trace Detection Swabs for Rapiscan Itemiser® DX
Sample, verification and calibration swabs (also known as traps) are an essential consumable item for the Itemiser explosive trace detection machine. Each swab serves a different purpose and must be used at specified intervals during the operation of the equipment. Sample swabs are designed to collect fine amounts of illicit substances for analysis by the trace detectors. Calibration and verification swabs introduce reference points to the device for substance detection and accounts for variations in temperature, pressure, and humidity. The Itemiser ETD machine must go through calibration and verification for accurate explosive detection.
Itemiser swabs are made of Teflon coated fiberglass that are designed to handle the high heats required to collect samples from the traps. Sample traps hold up well to water, heat and use but must be replaced if they are torn or have been contaminated in the collection process. All OEM Itemiser traps are packaged in plastic clamshell containers that are designed for easy access and to reseal tightly to preserve unused swabs. Sample and calibration swabs should be used within 12 months of purchase while verification traps should be used within 6 months for accurate results. Sample, verification and calibration traps are available in 25 count packages, ideal for smaller checkpoints, or 100 count packages, ideal for larger screening operations. Additionally, each type of swab is stamped with a unique symbol for easy identification.