In TPU established inspection and Inspection system for

large cargo

In Tomsk Polytechnic University running your own inspection and Inspection Facilities (DCO) for bulky cargo. The unique research and education center located in a renovated area of 300 square meters in the Institute of NDT TPU.

The spacious bright room on a special website for accurate frame is a "Gazelle". The operator at the computer screen for a few minutes to shine through all the "guts" of the machine and the load sees not just objects, but also gets their characteristics. 

— The need for establishment of such complexes is obvious — the director-rector of the Institute of NDT TPU Vasily Klimenov, — And is associated with an annual increase traffic across international borders. To date, check the contents of bulky goods and means of transport — air, sea, railway containers, trucks, refrigerators — is the biggest challenge of all kinds of customs control. Previously, it was a whole series of labor-intensive and time-consuming loading and unloading works — by checking a single vehicle took 2-3 hours. Inspection and Inspection system allows for just a few minutes, without opening and unloading the vehicle, get a picture of the goods transported in it with a performance that could identify them. Due to the complex can also be found in the structural nodes vehicles objects and substances prohibited, which is vital in an era of all-out struggle against terrorism.

Logically, the inspection and Inspection complex appeared exactly in TPU. He created on the basis of Betatrons — particle accelerators, forming a secondary X-rays. Betatrons produced here since the 50’s, this is one of the earliest innovations Tomsk polytechnic. And with that — one of the most famous and sought-after in the world. In industry betatron actively used to control the strength of welding or casting structural integrity. Wherever required NDT. In recent years, development has become an indispensable element of modern ray inspection systems. Today polytechnics deliver Betatrons many foreign companies that produce similar inspection and Inspection complexes. The interest in this kind of protective systems has grown dramatically since the terrorist attacks on America in September 2001. IDK with betatron "of TPU" set in Italy, Poland, Germany, the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia.

The idea to create your own DCO for development of the technology, its use in educational and research purposes polytechnics, you can say "pushed" Vladimir Putin, TPU visited in January 2012. At a meeting with representatives of the Siberian high school it was told that the Tomsk Betatrons widely used abroad, and domestic inspection and Inspection systems based on them almost none. Vladimir Putin noted that create their domestic systems, of course, necessary, with their characteristics should be better than the existing foreign counterparts, and, above all, they must be laid down to define explosives.

Polytechnics started to solve their task. With software developers and dual-energy accelerator (these are the accelerators allow us to identify materials by close of density), the Institute of NDT TPU together with Moscow State University of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation proceeded to improve the DCO.

And at the end of 2012 at the Tomsk Polytechnic installed and launched its own inspection and Inspection complex. We can say that the production has moved from TPU Betatrons to build systems based on them.

"Inspection and Inspection Systems (IIR) consists of four main parts: the X-ray source with a collimator (accelerators or X-ray machines), move the device to the container transport — the usual winch, if you can not transport to move independently, the system receiving the radiation passing through the object and converting it into a digital signal, which consists of two detector arrays, disposable T-shape, and the computer unit, which converts the digital signal into an image on the screen, "- explains the complex device Basil Klimenov.

As noted at the opening of the DCO TPU Rector Peter Chubik, Own Inspection complex needs of high school scholars to "work specifications, and find ways of identifying all invalid cargo, including explosives."

"Now we can begin to address the challenges posed by our users DCO betatron and the first such contract for our complex is already running — for Power Scan, — said Vasily Klimenov. — We understand that this is only the beginning of a very complex way, but we see this work as a growth point for the integration project. This project is an inter-university level will require the involvement of specialists in automation for the visualization of images, including in 3D-format, and design, because we want to reach our complex global markets. In addition, plans for the future — the creation of the Institute on the basis of our regional center for training of technicians in the field of customs technologies. This possibility was discussed during a recent visit to the Tomsk Polytechnic University Tamara Fedorova, head of the Laboratory of Advanced Education Technologies, St. Petersburg named VB Bobkov branch of the Russian Customs Academy, Director of Inter-Regional Education Center (St. Petersburg). Customs officers have shown great interest in our research and education center, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership. "

Elena Efstifeeva

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