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July 23, 2020

Marlborough firm launches revised chemical terrorism protections

Courtesy | LaserWarn A revised line of LaserWarn systems has been released by Block Engineering of Marlborough.

Block Engineering of Marlborough has launched a revised line of its LaserWarn products used to identify chemical threats and protect people from terrorism or accidental chemical release.

The new products can detect and report on multiple chemicals simultaneously in real time and makes use of new artificial intelligence software lowering the limit of detection and reducing the chance of false alarms, according to a release from the company. The products include a rugged version for hazardous environments, as well as a lighter version for portable configurations.

"We currently have LaserWarn units installed globally at airports and other transportation hubs providing 24/7 monitoring for toxic industrial chemicals/materials and chemical warfare agents,” Al Weggeman, president of Block Engineering, said in a release.

According to the company, the new rugged version of the detection system could be used to provide early warning against fugitive emissions and accidental chemical releases and was found to detect toxic gases a minute quicker than conventional technologies.

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