Detecting Radiation: A Matter of Business


Working with radioactive materials and radiation emissions has become a routine for a number of organizations and companies the world over. More and more organizations are recognizing the need within their operations to be able to accurately and precisely detect and measure the radiation count. In light of this, companies like ECOTEST roll out instruments to measure radiation for organizations to use. This article lists a few applications for such instruments.

Vehicles Monitoring, Seaports, and Airports

Airports and seaports find the need to constantly strengthen their security. In this quest, they are required to be capable of detecting radioactive and nuclear material in order to stop these from being illegally transported. Large freights, vehicles and facilities need to be monitored by effective instruments that can easily and accurately find sources of radiation.

Radiation measurement instruments like New PRD “CADMIUM” facilitate this need. This particular device is highly sensitive to gamma and neutron radiation thanks to its Csl and Lil scintillation detectors. Thus, it is effectively able to prevent the illegal transit of radioactive or nuclear material across state borders. It is used to measure the ambient dose equivalent rate of neutron, gamma and X-ray radiation, as well as the ambient dose equivalent of gamma and X-ray radiation. Plus, it is able to determine the intensity of gamma, neutron and X-ray radiation.

Staff at the ports should find the personal radiation detector’s features easy to work with. The device has a high-resolution color display and avoids the dreaded microphone effect. It is also thermal stable, so it can be used in high-temperature situations without losing accuracy. Connectivity to a PC is easily achieved through a USB port. The whole kit comes with a software package, which allows measurement results and critical events to be easily read from the PC, and reports to be prepared and printed out.


Sanitary Dosimetry and Ecology

How does a sanitary station supervise the radiation level of the environment under their authority? They do it by using products that accurately detect and measure radiation levels in order to carry out their duties. Additionally, environmental specialists and employees at labor protection divisions require spectroscopic personal radiation detector to keep themselves safe from radiation dangers while at work.

These organizations are aided by instruments such as the compact and highly sensitive SPRD “SPECTRA”, which not only measures the background levels of gamma, neutron and X-ray radiation but also identifies the types of radionuclides via their amplitude gamma spectra. This device can be used at the seaports and airports as well in order to prevent the illegal transfer of radioactive materials.

SPECTRA shares quite a few features with CADMIUM, and also boasts an exceptionally powerful CPU that quickly processes spectra. This serves to give speedy results, a quality that could end up being the difference between life and death for employees.

The device comes with its own specialized software that allows critical events logged into the dosimeter memory as well as measurement results to directly be read from the PC. Again, like CADMIUM, the software also helps with report presentation and displays the information gathered from the device along with GPS-coordinates on the map area.


Radioactive Waste Storage Sites

Radioactive waste storage sites may be some of the most dangerous places for both people and the environment. Radiation poisoning is a very real risk for the people working at these sites, and as such it is vital that the sites be constantly monitored in order to minimize this danger. The exposure of personnel to radiation also needs to be monitored on a daily basis. CADMIUM and SPECTRA are both instruments that fulfill these needs.

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