LHR deploys scanning technology that allows passengers to bring liquids on aircraft
28 October 2013
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is set to deploy new scanning technology, which will allow travellers to bring liquids on aircraft. The LS10 liquid bottle scanner, which has been developed by Battelle and Sellex, scans liquids, aerosols and gels in nearly all containers for threats such as explosives. The advanced bottle liquid scanner uses dual sensing methods to detect threats that include flammables, acids, and explosive liquids, aerosols and gels within sealed or unopened glass, plastic, metal, paper and ceramic containers whether clear or opaque. Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) recently selected the LS10 for use in its terminals at London Heathrow Airport, as well as Aberdeen, Glasgow International and Southampton airports. The move by HAL comes in response to a rule change that is set to be implemented from January 2014, under which the European Union (EU) will allow a limited category of liquids, aerosols and gels to be carried on to aircraft under a phased implementation. In addition to HAL, a number of airports in Scandinavia have also purchased the LS10 for screening liquids, aerosols and gels at security checkpoints. -- The LS10 is manufactured at Battelle’s manufacturing facility in Dublin, OH, while the European service and distribution support is provided by Advanced Fiber Products.