Standard Guide for In-Plant Performance Evaluation of Automatic Vehicle SNM Monitors
|Publication Date:||10 June 1999|
|ICS Code (Radiation measurements):||17.240|
This guide is one of a series on special nuclear material (SNM) monitors and their performance evaluation. Others in the series provide information on SNM monitoring, monitor calibration, and methods of evaluation (see 1.3), but Guide C 993, in particular, provides much of the basis for this guide. The purpose for a guide to in-plant performance evaluation is to provide a comparatively rapid way to verify whether SNM monitors perform as expected for detecting SNM or an alternative test source.
Guide C 993 points out that in-plant evaluation is one part of a program to keep SNM monitors in proper operating condition and that in-plant evaluation can be used as a routine operational evaluation or can be used to verify performance after a monitor is calibrated.
This guide is based on ASTM standards that describe applying and evaluating SNM monitors.