ORTEC Introduces Detective X™ - The New “Gold Standard” for Mission-Critical Identification of Radioisotopes

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Contact: Susie Brockman (845) 483-2124, susie.brockman@ametek.com

ORTEC Introduces Detective X™ - New “Gold Standard” for Mission-Critical Identification of Radioisotopes

Oak Ridge, TN— The ORTEC Products Group, a unit of the Material Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., has released the Detective X high-resolution, handheld RIID (radio-isotope identification device), creating a new “Gold Standard” for radioisotope identification.

The Detective X is the latest addition to ORTEC’s industry-leading line of field-proven Detective high-resolution RIIDs. ORTEC Detective products are the standard devices deployed by Customs, Defense, and Intelligence agencies and by many state and local First Responders in the United States and in more than 60 countries around the world.

ORTEC’s Detective products are widely known by federal agencies as the “Gold Standard” for interdiction of potential nuclear threats. The new Detective X is faster, lighter weight, and is manufactured in a more rugged package. The Detective X includes a large 65mm x 50mm high-purity Germanium (HPGe) detector and incorporates a field-proven AMETEK Sunpower® Stirling cooler. The system employs AVC™ (active vibration cancellation), a technology that virtually eliminates vibrational noise thereby offering superior detector resolution and identification performance.

The operational improvements incorporated into the Detective X include:
• Ruggedized design for harsh environments (IP65 compliant)
• Significant weight reduction (about half the weight of the ORTEC Detective-EX-100T.)
• Battery life almost doubled with two batteries that are hot swappable
• New optional Lithium-6 zinc sulfide (Li6/ZnS) Neutron Detector Module (NDM) with no Helium-3 required
• Larger display screen that is easily readable in sunlight.

“For customers who need the detection sensitivity of a large HPGe crystal to detect and identify shielded or masked special nuclear material (SNM) threat sources, the Detective X offers superior performance in a package that is about half the size and weight of our popular Detective EX-100T,” states John Smalling, ORTEC’s Homeland Security Product Manager.

More information on the Detective X is available at ORTEC-Online.com/Radioisotope Identifiers.

ORTEC is the leading supplier of high-resolution HPGe-based radiation identifiers. It has more than 55 years of experience in the design and manufacture of highly sensitive radiation detectors used by government and industrial laboratories, nuclear facilities and medical research and in nuclear safeguards.

The ORTEC Products Group is a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $4.0 billion. For more information, contact ORTEC Products Group, 801 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0895. Telephone: 865-482-4411, Toll free: 800-251-9750. Fax: 865-483-0396. Website: www.ortec-online.com. E-mail. ortec.info@ametek.com