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Herges hergex 1000 & 2000 explosive test

This explosives test ensures safety

Herges hergex 1000 & 2000

The hergex® 1000 and hergex® 2000 explo­si­ves detec­tion methods open up new dimen­si­ons in detec­tion. A simp­le test stick is suf­fi­ci­ent to quick­ly and reli­ab­ly detect dan­ge­rous high-ener­gy sub­s­tan­ces. In the case of the most com­mon­ly used and high­ly sen­si­ti­ve home­ma­de explo­si­ve, TATP , you don’t even have to touch the sub­s­tance. The gas pha­se abo­ve tiny crys­tals in a con­tai­ner is suf­fi­ci­ent to detect this per­oxi­de- based explo­si­ve wit­hin seconds.

Herges hergex 1000 & 2000 explosive test

Within 15 seconds, the stick will change color and show the result of the test.

Ever­ything nee­ded to per­form the test is con­tai­ned in a han­dy and light­weight con­tai­ner that fits easi­ly in a jacket pocket. The­re is no power con­nec­tion, no elec­tro­nics, no warm-up time, no main­ten­an­ce and no pro­fes­sio­nal trai­ning required.

The test sticks are par­ti­cu­lar­ly sui­ta­ble for on-site use under real con­di­ti­ons, e.g. B. in poli­ce ope­ra­ti­ons, inves­ti­ga­ti­ons in ille­gal labo­ra­to­ries, bomb dis­po­sal and secu­ri­ty checks. Abo­ve all, howe­ver, they offer immedia­te safe­ty for the emer­gen­cy ser­vices on site.

This world­wi­de first and uni­que test method will chan­ge explo­si­ves tes­ting and crea­te safe­ty on a natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal level.

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hergex® Multi-Stick 1000

Scope of deli­very: 10 test strips and 2 Acti­va­tor vials

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hergex® Multi-Stick 2000

Scope of deli­very: 10 test strips, 2 Acti­va­tor and 5 Boos­ter vials

professor dr Rainer Herges

Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges

Foun­der and head of deve­lo­p­ment at her­ges detec­tion and direc­tor at the Otto Diels Insti­tu­te for Orga­nic Che­mi­stry at the Chris­ti­an Albrechts Uni­ver­si­ty in Kiel.

Prof. Dr. Rai­ner Her­ges is an inter­na­tio­nal­ly renow­ned sci­en­tist with visi­t­ing pro­fes­sor­s­hips at top uni­ver­si­ties such as MIT (Bos­ton) , Stan­ford (Cali­for­nia) , Éco­le Nor­ma­le Supé­ri­eu­re (Paris) and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mel­bourne (Aus­tra­lia) . He is one of the most inno­va­ti­ve sci­en­tists world­wi­de with more than 300 publi­ca­ti­ons and more than 10,000 citations.

He was the initia­tor and direc­tor of a lar­ge col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve rese­arch cen­ter with more than 100 sci­en­tists and a bud­get of 26 mil­li­on euros. The Hergex detec­tion method is the result of more than 12 years of rese­arch. The under­ly­ing che­mi­cal reac­tion was dis­co­ve­r­ed and the method was sys­te­ma­ti­cal­ly opti­mi­zed for real app­li­ca­ti­ons in explo­si­ves detec­tion.

Prof. Rai­ner Her­ges and seri­al entre­pre­neur Dr. Ste­fan Kloth foun­ded her­ges detec­tion in ear­ly 2020 as a spin-off from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kiel.

Areas of application Explosive test

The simp­le, sen­si­ti­ve and reli­able explo­si­ves detec­tion methods hergex® 1000 or 2000 give you a bet­ter basis for making decisi­ons in dan­ge­rous situa­tions. The hergex test has alrea­dy been used in nume­rous app­li­ca­ti­ons, for example:

  • sta­te security
  • public events
  • ille­gal laboratories
  • bor­der controls
  • vehi­cle checks
  • On-site foren­sics after explosions
Robot Herges hergex 1000 & 2000 explosives test

Easy. Quickly. Reliable.

During ope­ra­ti­ons in ille­gal labo­ra­to­ries, poli­ce offi­cers or bomb dis­po­sal experts may encoun­ter a pletho­ra of con­tai­ners and bot­t­les con­tai­ning sub­s­tan­ces. The­se could con­tain drugs, explo­si­ves or star­ting mate­ri­als for synthesis.

Offi­cers must first ensu­re their own safe­ty. Sin­ce home­ma­de explo­si­ves such as TATP are very sen­si­ti­ve to shock, fric­tion and heat, it can be extre­me­ly dan­ge­rous to take sam­ples for later ana­ly­sis in the labo­ra­to­ry. With the hergex® tests, it is pos­si­ble to deter­mi­ne immedia­te­ly whe­ther the sub­s­tance in ques­ti­on is TATP, without tou­ch­ing the pow­der and without the risk of causing an explosion.

The hergex® tests are also sui­ta­ble for post-explo­si­on inves­ti­ga­ti­ons to iden­ti­fy traces of resi­du­al explosives.

    The advantages at a glance

      Easy to use:

      All test com­pon­ents are con­tai­ned in a han­dy case small enough to fit in a jacket pocket. Reli­able. Hig­hest Sen­si­ti­vi­ty. Detects all clas­ses of explosives.

      Quickly:

      Deli­vers results wit­hin 15 seconds.

      Easy:

      Light weight, con­ve­ni­ent to carry.

      Ideal:

      Sui­ta­ble for app­li­ca­ti­ons with remo­te con­trol­led robots and drones.

      illegal laboratories

      Ille­gal Laboratories

      bomb investigation

      bomb inves­ti­ga­ti­on

      explosion investigation

      explo­si­on investigation

      Overview of detectable explosives

      Cate­go­ryAcro­nymNamehergex 1000hergex 2000Limit of Detection
      per­oxi­desTATPtria­ce­to­ne triperoxideYesYes40 ng
      HMTDhexa­me­thy­le­ne tri­per­oxi­de diamineYesYes50 ng
      oxy­ha­lo­gen anionsKClO3pot­as­si­um chlorateYesYes270 ng
      inor­ga­nic nitratesANammo­ni­um nitra­te, NH4NO3YesYes85 ng
      UNurea nitra­teYesYes350 ng
      nitro­aro­ma­ticsTNT2,4,6‑trinitrotolueneYes115 ng
      DNT2,4‑dinitrotolueneYes85 ng
      Tetryltri­ni­tro­phe­nyl­me­thyl­ni­tra­mi­neYes85 ng
      orga­nic nitratesNGnitro­gly­ce­ri­neYes815 ng
      EGDNethy­len­gly­col dinitrateYes600 ng
      PETNpen­tae­ry­thri­tol tetranitrateYes1.3 µg
      ETNery­thri­tol tetranitrateYes1.5 µg
      nitra­mi­nesRDXhexo­genYes275 ng
      HMXocto­genYes1.2 µg

      Easy application hergex® 1000

      Aktivierung

      1. Activation

      Wet the pad by brief­ly hol­ding the acti­va­tor bot­t­le to the pad. The acti­va­tor flows out on its own. The red dye is acti­va­ted and remains acti­ve for about 15 minutes.

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      2. Testing

      Bring the acti­va­ted stick into direct con­ta­ct with the sub­s­tance to be tes­ted for at least 15 seconds.

      3. Read result

      A 100% reli­able result – very easy rea­ding. The smal­lest traces of explo­si­ves are enough to trig­ger a color chan­ge in the detec­tion stick.

      Gruen

      Test stick turns green : Per­oxi­de based explosive

      Braun

      Test stick turns brown : Inor­ga­nic nitra­tes or Chlora­te-based explosives

      Easy application hergex® 2000

      Test steps for self-elaborations (HME)

      Aktivierung

      1. Activation

      Wet the pad by brief­ly hol­ding the acti­va­tor bot­t­le to the pad. The acti­va­tor flows out on its own. The red dye is acti­va­ted and remains acti­ve for about 15 minutes.

      Test explosive test hergex 1000 Bonowi

      2. Testing

      Bring the acti­va­ted stick into direct con­ta­ct with the sub­s­tance to be tes­ted for at least 15 seconds.

      3. Read result

      A 100% reli­able result – very easy rea­ding. The smal­lest traces of explo­si­ves are enough to trig­ger a color chan­ge in the detec­tion stick.

      Gruen

      Test stick turns green : Per­oxi­de based explosive

      Braun

      Test stick turns brown : Inor­ga­nic nitra­tes or Chlora­te-based explosives

      Test steps in military explosives

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      4. Break up

      Bend the drop­per bot­t­le to break the glass ampoule insi­de. The boos­ter can now be used for up to one hour. Put a drop of the boos­ter on the sub­s­tance to be tested.
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      5. Dripping

      If the­re is dis­co­lo­ra­ti­on: STOP!
      A nitro­ma­ra­ma­tic explo­si­ve was detec­ted. Fur­ther steps are no lon­ger necessa­ry. You do not need a test stick.

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      6. Testing

      Bring the acti­va­ted stick into direct con­ta­ct with the sub­s­tance to be tes­ted for at least 15 seconds.
      Nitrate-based organic explosives or nitramines

      7. Read result

      Test stick turns brown : Nitra­te-based orga­nic explo­si­ves or nitramines.

      If the substance does not change color after applying the booster, prepare a test stick as explained in step 1. Then follow steps 6 and 7.
      Patents for the hergex® Multi-Stick are pending in the following countries: EU, Switzerland, USA and Canada.
      Available in packaging units of 10 sticks.
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