Modern UXO survey and bomb disposal methods make it easier and safer than ever to identify unexploded ordnance so that land and subsea construction work can start without any worries.
Non-invasive surveys mean UXO can be detected without disturbing the land, while innovations including robotics and virtual reality are enabling new ways to visualise the results of the survey and reach places that are hazardous for humans, such as deep sea scans.
From an initial risk assessment, through to UXO detection and bomb disposal, this ensures safety in environments where there is a risk of finding unexploded ordnance, and prevents threats to life, as well as costly delays to work.
Magnetometer UXO detection
On sites where UXO may be present, Vallon and Ebinger magnetometers provide a reliable method of detecting and precisely locating unexploded bombs.
By scanning for magnetic fields, they can spot metallic objects underground, allowing a safety cordon to be put in place until the explosive is disposed of by professionals.
Modern data analysis ensures that when a metallic object is detected, it can be correctly identified as a likely UXO, or dismissed as some other piece of scrap metal so that work can continue uninterrupted.
UXO detection at sea
UXO detection at sea (or Marine UXO survey) presents several additional challenges. The environment may be hazardous or hard to reach, especially in areas of deep water.
There is also the concern of causing harm to aquatic life. As such, methods like robotic exploration and seabed imaging can look for UXO without disturbing habitats.
Similarly, less invasive methods of bomb disposal are helping to allow UXO to be removed and safely discarded, without harming sealife.
Go deeper with UXO Groundworks
UXO Groundworks have the technology and the expertise required to find and dispose of UXO using low order techniques.
We have a unique remote ordnance lifting system (ROLS) to safely relocate UXO to a location where they can be blown up.
The system can be deployed to ’lift & shift’ UXO to a safe location using our precision engineered UXO grab. This can deal with small to large ordnance.
Find out more
If you would like to know more about any of the technology and modern bomb disposal methods used by UXO Groundworks, please get in touch either via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call John 07788552071 or Karl on 07708692551.
We welcome enquiries from routine UXO surveys through to hazardous and remote locations where there is a possible risk of UXO being present.
Over the past 25 years we have handled thousands of bomb disposals, including more than 1,000 at sea since 2008 – we have the equipment and expertise it takes to ensure your safety, and that of your personnel, both on land and offshore.