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IEEE N42.26

Radiation Protection Instrumentation - Monitoring Equipment - Personal Warning Devices for X and Gamma Radiations

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Organization: IEEE
Publication Date: 1 January 1996
Status: active
Page Count: 58
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Foreword

1) The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of the IEC is to promote international cooperation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields. To this end and in addition to other activities,, the IEC publishes International Standards. Their preparation is entrusted to technical committees; any IEC National Committee interested in the subject dealt with may participate in this preparatory work. International, governmental and non-governmental organizations liaising with the IEC also participate in this preparation. The IEC collaborates closely with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in accordance with conditions determined by agreement between the two organizations.

2) The formal decisions or agreements of the IEC on technical matters, express as nearly as possible an international consensus of opinion on the relevant subjects since each technical committee has representation from all interested National Committees.

3) The documents produced have the form of recommendations for international use and are published in the form of standards, technical reports or guides and they are accepted by the National Committees in that sense.

4) In order to promote international unification, IEC National Committees undertake to apply IEC International Standards transparently to the maximum extent possible in their national and regional standards. Any divergence between the IEC Standard and the corresponding national or regional standard shall be clearly indicated in the latter.

5) The IEC provides no marking procedure to indicate its approval and cannot be rendered responsible for any equipment declared to be in conformity with one of its standards.

6) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this International Standard may be the subject of patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 1344 has been prepared by sub-committee 456: Radiation protection instrumentation, of IEC technical committee 45: Nuclear instrumentation.

The text of this standard is based on the following documents:

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on voting indicated in the above table.

Annex A forms an integral part of this standard.

Annex 8 is for information only.

Scope

This International Standard applies to audible or audible and visual warning devices which are worn by personnel.

It applies to devices used to give an indication of personal dose equivalent rate, from X and gamma radiations with energies from 60 keV to 1,5 MeV namely Hp(10). If the device is to be used for photon energies up to 10 MeV. for example at a nuclear facility where 6 MeV photon radiation is present, it will be necessary to determine the response at the appropriate energy.

This standard specifies, for the device described above, general characteristics, radiation and environmental characteristics, as well as general test procedures, electrical and mechanical safety requirements.

A device designed to meet this standard may not be suitable for use in pulsed radiation fields.

This standard does not apply to warning devices detecting neutron or beta radiations.

The purpose of this standard is to specify the design requirements and performance characteristics of personal warning devices used to give an audible or audible and visual indications related to dose equivalent rate from strongly penetrating radiations (as defined in ICRU Report 47).

Document History

IEEE N42.26
January 1, 1996
Radiation Protection Instrumentation - Monitoring Equipment - Personal Warning Devices for X and Gamma Radiations
Foreword 1) The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The...

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