What is Invasive Technology

Invasive Technology BrochureValent Applications (formerly MMIC EOD) is a world leader in the development and manufacture of invasive technology and systems.  16 years’ experience in CBRN and hazmat environments has produced a suite of equipment that can reduce the complexity and cost of working with hazardous sealed containers.  Our solutions offer safe, fast and flexible systems with multiple capabilities for the investigation and remediation of all vessels and closed systems, regardless of size, shape or material.

  Through the wall

The use of non-invasive techniques such as X-ray or PINS is well known in the CBEOD environment.  Whilst these are effective in the correct circumstances, they are not always the best option.  Invasive technology, which safely penetrates the device, offers many advantages…

The external walls or shielding of any sealed vessel or closed system do a simple but important job - keeping the hazard safely contained.  Unfortunately they also prevent access to the contents for investigation or remediation work.  Projects that need to penetrate the target wall often require complex containment systems to cope with the inevitable leakage that occurs.  This is in turn increases costs and project time.

Invasive technology offers the ability to penetrate a vessel wall without allowing the contents to escape.  The equipment is capable of allowing sealed access through most common applications.  Originally invented for the defence market, it is now available to all hazardous material operations in any sector.

Valent invasive equipment is designed to insert a gas-tight self-sealing probe through the target casing.  It can deal with a wide range of materials including metal and plastics over a considerable range of wall thickness.  Once installed the probes give fully sealed access for sampling, extraction and in-situ neutralisation of the contents.  This can be repeated as often as required.  Power can be either electric, hydraulic or compressed air.  

Typical applications include;

  • Investigation of legacy containers/munitions and systems by sampling, endoscopes or other detection equipment.
  • Sampling of working pipes and vessels without interrupting work flow.
  • Introduction of materials into systems for decommissioning, neutralisation or decontamination.
  • Drainage of hazardous materials for off-site disposal.


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