Safety and security are primary considerations in today’s world, and at some point or another, most of us have encountered an X-ray baggage screening machine of sorts. Whether it’s whilst going through security at the airport, entering a governmental department, or attending a large-scale music festival or event, these machines prevail. So, how exactly do these devices work and why are they so beneficial when it comes to safety?
How X-Ray Baggage Screening Machines Work
X-Ray baggage screening machines utilise dual-energy x-ray technology to scan bags and determine whether the items inside them are safe. Bags are usually placed on a conveyer belt and enter into a specialised tunnel. The machine’s x-ray beam then scans items. Depending on how much radiation penetrates them, different colours emerge. A computer system creates an almost real-time image of the items within the bag and security teams can see what is inside.
In days gone by, these systems showcased black and white images alone; however, as technology has advanced, colour options have developed, making identification a much easier feat. Different materials absorb different amounts of energy, and subsequently, different colours correlate to diverse materials. Organic materials (like textiles, water, wood, or plastics) appear orange, whereas inorganic materials (like metal) reflect as blue. Denser materials are darker, as not as much radiation is absorbed. Based on the colour and computer-generated imagery, security personnel can glean a clear idea about the various items in the bags and determine whether they are safe.
X-Ray baggage screening machines have myriad advantages; here we explore them in greater detail:
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