Smiths Detection will supply a full suite of passenger baggage screening equipment for Kuwait’s new International Airport Terminal 2, which is currently under construction. The contract includes the supply and installation of 70 x Hi-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography (CT) X-rays, which allow passengers to leave electronic devices and liquids in their baggage.
Terminal 2, which is intended to become an international transit hub, will have the ability to handle 25 million passengers annually.
HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX screens carry-on baggage using Computed Tomography (CT). It has TSA AT-2 and CPSS certification, as well as ECAC and STAC EDS CB C3 approval. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX gantry rotates at a constant speed as baggage is carried through it on the conveyor belt. Hundreds of images are taken to create 3D images in real-time, allowing for more accurate judgements on the bag contents.
The project is being led by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works with Limak Insaat as the primary contractor.