I currently work with an ordnance disposal company, providing
engineering support and some contract work. This company is Maritime & Land Explosive Ordnance
Disposal and is based on the Isle of Anglesey, although their scope
of operation is world-wide.
Below are illustrations of
some work carried out by me for this company.
This is a completely non-magnetic trolley made from aluminium, brass
and plastics. It is designed to carry an array of three magnetometer
probes which are used to establish a three-dimensional plot of magnetic
anomalies in the ground in order to locate any buried ordnance.
Position is logged with GPS.
This unit (here on test) is a simple battery-operated intercom for
communications when working with an operator carrying out hazardous
This item is designed to run on rails and carries an unexploded shell
into an oxy-acetylene flame in order to burn out the main explosive.
The pupose of the railway system is to admit the shell to the flame
from a safe distance or protected area, in case of combustion leading
to the explosive phase.
This device is a gun and stable mounting for an IED destructor/trigger. The gun accepts AK47 rounds
and may be remotely fired.
The gun components:
Here is a magnetometer probe which is used for detecting ferrous objects within a borehole:
dual-probe logger for field magnetic logging. Shown below is the
portable logger and a 3D display of the results after transfer to a PC,
showing a notable anomaly from a small survey:
This unit will take readings either at timed intervals or by manual
selection and the data is recorded as a 3D matrix along with GPS
Below is a link to a video of a test of a magnesium/Barium peroxide initiator. Note that this has been slowed to 1/8 real time!