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The examination and testing of portable radiation instruments for external radiations.

The examination and testing of portable radiation instruments for external radiations.

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Published by H.M.S.O. .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsGreat Britain. Health and Safety Executive.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv,28p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21113104M
ISBN 100118855077

  Information on radiation detection, measurement and imaging tools related to radiation emergencies. This includes the Internal Contamination Assessment Tool or ICAT. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Radiation is energy in the form of waves of particles. There are two forms of radiation – non-ionizing and ionizing – which will be discussed in sections and , respectively. Non-ionizing radiation. Non-ionizing radiation has less energy than ionizing radiation; it does not possess enough energy to.).

Radiation testers either measure the levels of Ionizing or non-ionizing radiation from Nuclear Decay, Cosmic Radiation etc. These instruments include: Geiger Counters, Handheld Radiation Detectors, Particle Detectors, Ionization Detectors, Gaseous Ionization Detectors, Semi-conductor Detectors, Scintillation Detectors, Cerenkov Lights. An instrument designed for alpha-radiation detection, for example, will not give accurate information for the other types of radiation. A radiation safety program specifies the appropriate equipment to be used to estimate an individual's level of exposure to radiation from external sources.

Background ambient photon radiation (external) % of full scale of the range or decade under test, but nominally should not exceed µGy/h (50 rad/h), referenced to air Non-ionizing electromagnetic field of external origin Less than 50% of the lowest value that causes interference. Others emit radiation that is invisible to the eye, such as ultraviolet or infrared radiation. In general, laser radiation is not in itself harmful, and behaves much like ordinary light in its.


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