Radiation Protection Instrumentation - Monitoring Equipment - Personal Warning Devices for X and Gamma Radiations
|Publication Date:||1 January 1996|
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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.
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).