Radiation protection instrumentation – Mobile instrumentation for the measurement of photon and neutron radiation in the environment
|Publication Date:||1 March 2010|
|ICS Code (Radiation protection):||13.280|
Scope and object
This International Standard is applicable to mobile radiation detection systems used for the detection, quantification and identification of photon and/or neutron emitters in the environment. This includes • point and distributed radiation sources.
The object of this standard is to: establish definitions;
• establish minimum requirements for the instrumentation;
• establish requirements for deployment and operations;
• provide test and calibration methods; and
• provide guidance to procurement for appropriate equipment.
In general, mobile instrumentation systems for nuclear radiation measurements in the environment are comprised of detectors, detector signal processors, position sensing devices, on-board data recording, operational monitoring, and real time display/alarm capabilities. In addition, advanced systems may provide data streams that can be transmitted by telemetry to operations centres.