People are usually not aware that the Dutch soil still contains a large amount of unexploded ordnance (UXO). These are mostly remains from the Second World War, from the Allies ca. 135,000 tonnes.
The presence of unexploded ammunition in the soil poses a continuing danger to humans and the environment. During excavation and/or piling, conventional explosives may detonate by accidental disturbance or vibration, which could have very harmful consequences. Old ammunition may also spontaneously detonate because of oxidation and decomposition.
By means of manual surface detection our specialised personnel detects unexploded ordnance with the aid of a magnetometer and / or a metal detector. With the magnetometer or metal detector we check safely and accurately whether your project site contains conventional explosives (CE), rubble and metal residues or archaeological material.
Based on visual and audio signals from the magnetometer or metal detector, it is determined whether the measured interference may concern conventional explosives. There are several manual detection techniques. The choice of a specific technique such as, for example, a magnetometer depends on the project situation and the desired measuring range. We select the ideal detection method which guarantees safety and preciseness.