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Titre / Title :
User manual RADIAGEM 4 (spcial USA)
HISTORIQUE DES MODIFICATIONS / MODIFICATIONS CHRONOLOGY
Ind.
Rev.
Date
Date
Origine des modifications
Modifications origin
Paragraphes concerns
Related sections
A 02/10/2001 Premire dition / First edition
B 02/02/2002 Remise en forme du document suite la nouvelle charte
graphique AREVA et mise jour
Up-dating
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C 05/06/2002 Mise jour 3.1.1, 4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4.3,
4.5.1.3, 5.2, 5.3.6, 6.1
D 03/07/2002 Mise jour de la forme du manuel spcial USA suite runion
tlphonique du 03/06/2002.
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E 22/07/2002 Manuel complt par TELERADIAGEM 6.6
F 21/10/2002 Photo face arrire RADIAGEM 4 Figure 5
G 06/10/2003 Affichage dun nombre 4 chiffres et pas de bargraphe pour
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WARNING
CANBERRA cannot be held responsible for any damage incurred by the buyer due to faulty use,
connection to the wrong voltage, or non-observance of the instructions found in this manual.
The information contained herein may be altered without notice.
Any full or partial reproduction of this document may only be made after obtaining prior permission
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SUMMARY
1. PRESENTATION............................................................................................................................... 9
2. DESCRIPTION................................................................................................................................... 9
2.1. THE COVER............................................................................................................................... 9
2.2. THE BASE ................................................................................................................................. 9
3. INSTRUMENT CHARACTERISTICS................................................................................................ 12
3.1. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS ............................................................................................. 12
3.1.1. Measuring ranges....................................................................................................... 12
3.1.2. Energy range .............................................................................................................. 12
3.1.3. Accuracy..................................................................................................................... 12
3.2. ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS......................................................................................... 13
3.3. MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS........................................................................................ 13
3.4. ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS................................................................................. 13
3.4.1. Temperature ranges ................................................................................................... 13
3.4.2. Protection classification............................................................................................. 13
3.4.3. Dropping impact......................................................................................................... 13
3.4.4. Electromagnetic compatibility.................................................................................... 13
3.4.5. Storage and transport ................................................................................................ 13
4. SETTING UP AND CHECKING THE INSTRUMENT........................................................................ 14
4.1. INSERTING THE BATTERIES.................................................................................................. 14
4.2. THE KEYPAD........................................................................................................................... 14
4.3. SWITCHING ON AND TESTING THE SYSTEM....................................................................... 14
4.4. MEASURING GAMMA DOSE-EQUIVALENT RATE ................................................................ 16
4.4.1. Measurement display ................................................................................................. 16
4.4.2. Unit of measurement display..................................................................................... 16
4.4.3. Pulses audible signal and alarm symbol................................................................... 16
4.5. PROBE IDENTITY CODES....................................................................................................... 17
4.5.1. System checks in "MEASUREMENT" mode.............................................................. 17
4.5.1.1. Battery voltage testing .................................................................................................. 17
4.5.1.2. Proper detector function testing..................................................................................... 17
4.5.1.3. Measurement saturation............................................................................................... 17
4.5.1.4. Operational defect ........................................................................................................ 17
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5. RADIAGEM FUNCTIONS................................................................................................................ 18
5.1. BASIC FUNCTIONS................................................................................................................. 18
5.2. DIALOGUE FUNCTIONS.......................................................................................................... 18
5.3. PARAMETER-SETTING FUNCTION........................................................................................ 19
5.3.1. Access code ............................................................................................................... 19
5.3.2. Accessing the RADIAGEM's dose-rate alarm levels................................................. 20
5.3.3. Accessing the external probes' dose-rate alarm levels............................................ 21
5.3.4. Accessing the RADIAGEM's cumulated dose alarm levels ...................................... 21
5.3.5. Accessing the probe's cumulated dose alarm levels ............................................... 22
5.3.6. Accessing the contamination alarm levels ............................................................... 22
6. EXTERNAL PROBES...................................................................................................................... 23
6.1. CONNECTING THE PROBES.................................................................................................. 23
6.2. SB29 CONTAMINATION PROBE (code 18376) ...................................................................... 23
6.3. SFDE LOW DOSE RATE GAMMA-RAY PROBE (code 18368)............................................... 23
6.4. SHDE HIGH DOSE RATE GAMMA-RAY PROBE (code 18484).............................................. 24
6.5. STHF VERY-HIGH DOSE RATE GAMMA-RAY PROBE (code 21538).................................... 24
6.6. TELERADIAGEM..................................................................................................................... 25
6.6.1. Description ................................................................................................................. 25
6.6.2. Characteristics ........................................................................................................... 25
6.6.2.1. Mechanical characteristics............................................................................................ 25
6.6.2.2. Electrical characteristics............................................................................................... 26
6.6.2.3. Physical characteristics ................................................................................................ 26
6.6.2.4. Environmental characteristics ....................................................................................... 26
6.6.2.5. Electronical characteristics ........................................................................................... 26
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Figure 1: RADIAGEM 4 dose rate meter equipped with beta SB 29 probe
Beta contamination probe
Base
Cover
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Figure 2: Belt case (code 43009) for both RADIAGEM & SB 29
Figure 3: Carrying case (code 18534)
SB 29
SB 29
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1. PRESENTATION
The RADIAGEM is a dose rate meter used for gamma radiation H*(10) dose-equivalent measurement.
An energy-compensated Geiger-Mller counter is used to detect radiation.
The instrument has an easily decontaminated ABS-polycarbonate plastic casing to which the user can
connect specialised probes.
Types of probes:
Soft Beta radiation surface-contamination probe with Geiger-Mller counter: SB 29
Low level Gamma-radiation probe with Geiger-Mller counter: SFDE
High level Gamma-radiation probe with Geiger-Mller counter: SHDE
Very-high level Gamma-radiation probe with a silicon diode: STHF
2. DESCRIPTION
See Figure 1.
The monitor is composed of three distinct parts:
a cover with a keypad and a piezoelectric crystal beeper;
a base with a battery compartment and the probe connector;
the Geiger-Mller counter, electronic circuitry and display are fitted between the unit's base and
cover.
2.1. THE COVER
See Figure 4.
The RADIAGEM's various controls are found on the casing's top panel.
The measurements are shown on the liquid crystal display.
A keypad with three keys is used to:
switch the device on,
switch the display light on,
activate the audible signal (beeps).
2.2. THE BASE
See Figure 5.
The base holds the following elements:
a probe connector for connecting specialised probes,
the battery compartment,
a strap for carrying the RADIAGEM.
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Figure 4: Front view
G.M. center
Display lighting switch
On/Off switch
Piezzo beeper
Beeper switch
Display
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Figure 5: Rear view
Probe connector
Fixing screw
Battery cover
Strap
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3. INSTRUMENT CHARACTERISTICS
3.1. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Audible alarm: a piezoelectric crystal beeper loudspeaker is located below the keypad.
Visual alarm: the ALARM symbol flashes on the display.
10 alarm levels are pre-set for the dose equivalents (see paragraphs 5.3.2 & 5.3.3).
10 alarm levels are pre-set for the cumulated dose equivalents (see paragraphs 5.3.4 & 5.3.5).
3.1.1. Measuring ranges
The measuring ranges depend on the sensitivity of the dosimetry probe used:
RADIAGEM-4: 0.01 mrem/h to 9.99 rem/h
Sensitivity: 8.3 c/s per mrem/h (
137
Cs)
Display: 0.01 to 99.99 mrem/h
0.10 to 9.99 rem/h
RADIAGEM 4 + SB29: 6 to 9999 cpm
RADIAGEM 4 + SFDE: 0.01 mrem/h to 9.99 rem/h
Sensitivity: 8.3 c/s per mrem/h (
137
Cs)
RADIAGEM 4 + SHDE: 0.10 mrem/h to 1000 rem/h
Sensitivity: 0.3 c/s per mrem/h (
137
Cs)
RADIAGEM 4 + STHF: 1.00 mrem/h to 9999 rem/h
Sensitivity: 0.17 c/s per mrem/h (
137
Cs)
NOTE : The useful measuring range begins when at least two significant digits are displayed; the useful
measuring range of the RADIAGEM-4 using the SFDE probe therefore starts at 0.10 mrem/h, although
lower indications are correct and stable.
3.1.2. Energy range
RADIAGEM-4, RADIAGEM-4 with low-level radiation probe SFDE, RADIAGEM-4 with high-level
radiation probe SHDE: 40 keV to 1.25 MeV,
RADIAGEM-4 with very high-level radiation probe STHF: 50 keV to 2 MeV.
3.1.3. Accuracy
15 % of the display ( 1 point of the least significant digit).
The parameters of the probes' sensitivity ranges are stored in the probes and are read by the
RADIAGEM to ensure that the probes are perfectly compatible.
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3.2. ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Power supply: 2 x 1.5 V - 2.25 A.h. alkaline batteries (AA type).
Autonomy: > 80 hours without lighting or external probe.
3.3. MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS
The RADIAGEM's casing is made of a highly-resistant moulded ABS - polycarbonate composite plastic.
It is compact, easily decontaminated, and tightly sealed.
Dimensions: Length: 145 mm (excluding strap fastener)
Width: 85 mm
Thickness: 45 mm.
Weight: < 300 g, batteries included.
3.4. ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
3.4.1. Temperature ranges
Operating temperature: + 14 F to + 122F
Storage temperature: - 13 F to + 140F
3.4.2. Protection classification
IP 67.
3.4.3. Dropping impact
Withstands drops from a maximum height of 1.5 m.
3.4.4. Electromagnetic compatibility
The RADIAGEM has successfully met electromagnetic compatibility tests (EMC) in compliance with EC
directive: product standard NF-EN-55022, generic standards NF-EN-50081-1 and NF-EN-50082-2. It
bears the EC conformance label.
3.4.5. Storage and transport
A rigid transport case is designed to hold a RADIAGEM, a SB29 probe and a 1.5 m connecting cable
(see Figure 3).
Two belt pouches are also available, either for a RADIAGEM on its own, or for a RADIAGEM along with
a disconnected SB 29 probe (see Figure 2).
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4. SETTING UP AND CHECKING THE INSTRUMENT
4.1. INSERTING THE BATTERIES
To open the battery compartment:
Loosen the screw at the back using a screwdriver,
Remove the battery cover.
Insert two (AA) type batteries in the compartment ensuring that the polarity is correctly set (check the
diagram at the bottom of the compartment).
Close the battery compartment and tighten the screw.
4.2. THE KEYPAD
The keypad has three keys:
On / Off.
Enables/disables the audible signal (beeps).
Inhibits the audible alarm.
Lights the display.
4.3. SWITCHING ON AND TESTING THE SYSTEM
Press the key down long enough for Figure 6 to appear on the display, then release the key.
When the instrument is on, the microcontroller tests its proper functioning as follows:
It tests all the LCD segments (Figure 6), and activates the audible alarm (2 beeps),
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It checks the battery voltage (Figure 7): the display shows the percentage of battery capacity
remaining,
Figure 7
It checks the detector's polarisation voltage (Figure 8): the display shows the high-voltage reading, in
volts.
Figure 8
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Following these tests, the device switches to the dose equivalent rate "MEASUREMENT" mode and
Figure 9 appears on the display.
Figure 9
Nota: If the remaining capacity of the batteries is less than 10%, the battery symbol appears on the display
in the measurement mode.
4.4. MEASURING GAMMA DOSE-EQUIVALENT RATE
After being turned on, the system automatically switches to the "MEASUREMENT" mode. Figure 9
appears on the display.
4.4.1. Measurement display
Measurements are displayed in two ways:
A stable 4-digit mean numerical value is shown, indicating the dose equivalent rate (response time
depends on the detection pulse rate and varies between 1 and 10 seconds).
An instantaneous analogue bar graph based on a semi-logarithmic scale depicts the variations in the
dose equivalent rate (shorter response time: from 1/4 s to 10 s).
4.4.2. Unit of measurement display
The unit of measurement changes automatically; it is accompanied by an audible beep, as well as by a
flashing display of the new unit for 20 s.
The measuring units are, respectively: mrem/h, rem/h, mrem, rem and cpm.
4.4.3. Pulses audible signal and alarm symbol
A warbling signal is audible and the ALARM symbol flashes on the display:
when the dose rate exceeds the alarm level (successive audible beeps are heard).
The pulses detected are audible linearly up to 45 cps.
The user can inhibit the dose rate audible alarm whereas the ALARM symbol continues to flash.
To enable (or disable) the audible signal, simply press the key: the corresponding icon will
flash on the display (Figure 9).
when a cumulated dose alarm level is exceeded (two audible beeps are emitted per minute).
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4.5. PROBE IDENTITY CODES
The RADIAGEM automatically detects the presence of a probe, whether it is connected during
measuring operations or whether it is present at the time the instrument is switched on.
If an external probe is connected, the internal detector's pulses are inhibited.
The type of probe connected is shown on the display:
TYPE OF PROBE MESSAGE DISPLAYED
Beta EXT.
Gamma EXT.
4.5.1. System checks in "MEASUREMENT" mode
4.5.1.1. Battery voltage testing
The system checks the remaining available battery capacity every minute. A test is carried out in
relation to two alarm levels: S1 = 1.8 V and S2 = 1.6 V.
If the battery voltage falls between S1 and S2, the battery icon flashes on the display.
NOTE: The RADIAGEM switches off if the battery voltage drops below 1.6 V.
4.5.1.2. Proper detector function testing
The RADIAGEM continually checks to ensure the detector registers a minimum count rate (due to the
environment). If no pulses are detected within a given time period, the system indicates there is a
detector defect by displaying (the display is switched off) and by sounding 1 audible beep every 10
seconds.
The RADIAGEM signals the defect for as long as it persists.
25 min. for SB29 or SHDE
200 s for RADIAGEM or SFDE
4 h 30 min for STHF
4.5.1.3. Measurement saturation
The RADIAGEM activates both an audible and a visual alarm (the "ALARM" symbol flashes) when the
dose rate measurement exceeds a probe's maximum measurable level.
RADIAGEM 4: above 9.99 rem/h, "9999 rem/h" flashes.
PROBES:
SFDE low dose-rate probe: above 9.99 rem/h, "9999 rem/h" flashes
SHDE high dose-rate probe: above 1000 rem/h, "9999 rem/h" flashes
STHF very high radiant flux probe: above 9999 rem/h, "9999 rem/h" flashes
SB 29 contamination probe: above 9999 cpm ( 166 cps), "9999 cpm" flashes
WARNING: With the SB 29 probe, the RADIAGEM has a saturation when the dose rate
measurement exceeds 9999 cpm, i.e. 166 cps.
The ALARM - Hp display appears flashing, and the value is displayed.
4.5.1.4. Operational defect
The "DEF" display appears in the following situations:
in case of fault in the programming of the RADIAGEM's internal parameters,
in case of fault in the programming of the probe's parameters,
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5. RADIAGEM FUNCTIONS
5.1. BASIC FUNCTIONS
This key switches the dose meter "On" or "Off".
When the dose meter is "On", the display can be lit by pressing this key briefly. Press this key
once again to switch the light off.
When the dose meter is "On", pressing this key briefly makes the detector's discharge pulses
audible (the loudspeaker icon is displayed). To disable this function, press this key once
again.
NOTE: When an alarm level is exceeded, the RADIAGEM emits an audible alarm; the user can inhibit this
alarm by pressing this key (only the ALARM display continues to flash). An audible beep is heard each
time this key is pressed.
5.2. DIALOGUE FUNCTIONS
These functions are accessible when the dose meter is in "MEASUREMENT" mode.
+
Briefly pressing these two keys simultaneously enables the display of the
cumulated dose since switching on (Figure 10).
+
Briefly pressing these two keys simultaneously enables:
access to the highest dose equivalent measured since switching on
(Figure 11).
+
Briefly pressing these two keys simultaneously enables:
- access to the dose-rate alarm level selected,
- access to the cumulated dose alarm level selected.
All these values are only displayed for a few seconds. Subsequently, the dose meter automatically
returns to the "MEASUREMENT" mode.
Figure 10
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Figure 11
5.3. PARAMETER-SETTING FUNCTION
When the RADIAGEM is in the "MEASUREMENT" mode, the user can access the system parameters
by entering an access code.
5.3.1. Access code
+ +
Briefly pressing these three keys simultaneously enables the
user to enter a code giving access to the dose equivalent rate
alarm levels and the cumulated dose alarm levels (Figure 12).
The code is 2000 and can not be changed.
Figure 12
Enter the code by using the and keys:
The key enables the incremental increase of the flashing digit.
The key enables setting the value of the digit and going on to the next digit; this procedure
must be undertaken for all four digits.
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When the final digit has been set and providing the access code is correct, the instrument displays the
alarm level selected (Figure 13).
Figure 13
If the code entered is not correct, the system reverts to its test routine and the measurement mode
(Figure 5, Figure 6, Figure 7 and Figure 8).
5.3.2. Accessing the RADIAGEM's dose-rate alarm levels
After having entered the correct access code (see 5.3.1.), the selected dose-rate alarm level is
displayed and the user may then modify the selected value if desired.
The user has a choice of 10 dose-rate alarm levels.
RADIAGEM-4:
0.25 mrem/h, 0.75 mrem/h, 2.5 mrem/h, 5.00 mrem/h, 10.00 mrem/h, 25.00 mrem/h, 50.00 mrem/h,
0.10 rem/h, 0.20 rem/h, 0.50 rem/h.
Holding down the key enables scrolling up through the alarm levels by positive increments.
Holding down the keys enables scrolling down through the alarm levels by negative decrements.
When the desired alarm level is displayed, release the scroll key for a few seconds; the alarm level is
then stored automatically.
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5.3.3. Accessing the external probes' dose-rate alarm levels
NOTE: Access to these alarm levels is only possible if the corresponding probe is connected to the
RADIAGEM.
SFDE LOW-LEVEL PROBE:
0.25 mrem/h, 0.75 mrem/h, 2.50 mrem/h, 5.00 mrem/h, 10.00 mrem/h,
25.00 mrem/h, 50.00 mrem/h, 0.10 rem/h, 0.20 rem/h, 0.50 rem/h.
SHDE HIGH-LEVEL PROBE:
0.10 rem/h, 0.20 rem/h, 0.25 rem/h, 0.30 rem/h, 1.00 rem/h, 2.50 rem/h, 10.00 rem/h, 50.00rem/h,
100.0 rem/h, 250.0 rem/h.
STHF VERY-HIGH FLUX PROBE:
0.10 rem/h, 0.30 rem/h, 1.00 rem/h, 3.00 rem/h, 10.00 rem/h, 30.00 rem/h, 100.0 rem/h,
300 rem/h, 1000 rem/h, 9999 rem/h.
As explained previously, holding the key down enables scrolling up through the alarm levels.
Holding the key down enables scrolling down through the alarm levels.
When the desired alarm level is displayed, release the scroll key for a few seconds; the value displayed
is then stored automatically in the probe.
5.3.4. Accessing the RADIAGEM's cumulated dose alarm levels
When the dose-rate alarm level has been selected, two audible beeps are heard and the display then
shows the selected cumulated dose alarm level.
The user may then modify this selection. As with the dose-rate alarm levels, there are ten possible
predetermined cumulated dose alarm levels to choose from:
RADIAGEM-4
2.00 mrem, 5.00 mrem, 10.00 mrem, 25.00 mrem, 50.00 mrem,
0.10 rem, 0.20 rem, 0.25 rem, 0.30 rem, 1.00 rem.
In order to scroll through the alarm levels, press the and keys.
Wait several seconds to allow for the automatic storage of the alarm level displayed.
The dose meter resumes its MEASUREMENT mode after a system-checking phase.
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5.3.5. Accessing the probe's cumulated dose alarm levels
NOTE: Access to these alarm levels is only possible if the corresponding probe is connected to the
RADIAGEM.
SFDE LOW-LEVEL PROBE:
2.00 mrem, 5.00 mrem, 10.00 mrem, 25.00 mrem, 50.00 mrem,
0.1 rem, 0.20 rem, 0.25 rem, 0.30 rem, 1.00 rem.
SHDE HIGH-LEVEL PROBE:
25.00 mrem, 50.00 mrem,
0.10 rem, 0.20 rem, 0.25 rem, 0.30 rem, 1.00 rem, 2.50 rem, 10.00 rem, 20.00 rem.
STHF VERY-HIGH LEVEL PROBE:
30.00 mrem, 0.10 rem, 0.30 rem, 1.00 rem, 3.00 rem, 10.00 rem, 30.00 rem, 100.00 rem, 300.0 rem,
999.9 rem.
In order to scroll through the alarm levels, hold down the and keys.
Wait several seconds for the automatic storage of the displayed alarm level.
The RADIAGEM resumes its "MEASUREMENT" mode after a system-checking phase.
5.3.6. Accessing the contamination alarm levels
When an external SB29 contamination probe is connected to the dose meter, the user can select from
10 contamination alarm levels:
120 cpm, 180 cpm, 300 cpm, 600 cpm, 900 cpm, 1200 cpm, 1800 cpm, 3000 cpm, 4200 cpm,
6000 cpm.
Access is possible in the same manner as for the dose-rate alarm levels.
When the alarm level has been selected, the RADIAGEM resumes its "MEASUREMENT" mode after a
system-checking phase.
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6. EXTERNAL PROBES
6.1. CONNECTING THE PROBES
Four types of probes can be connected to the RADIAGEM:
the "soft beta radiation" contamination probe, which can be connected directly to the doserate meter
(Figure 1) or via a 1.5 m or 30 m cable,
the low-level gamma ray dose-rate probe (via a 1.5 m or 30 m cable),
the high-level gamma ray dose-rate probe (via a 1.5 m or 30 m cable),
the very-high level gamma ray dose-rate probe (via an interface unit and a 50 m cable).
Connect the external probe to the FISCHER S0V 104 A086-160 connector at the casing's rear. Better
connect the STHF when the RADIAGEM is switched off.
The EXT symbol is displayed, as well as the type of probe connected - either or . Two audible
"beeps" are generated.
ONLY WITH THE SOFT BETA PROBE, THE BARGRAPH IS NOT DISPLAYED ; THE FOUR-DIGIT
MEAN NUMERICAL VALUE IS ONLY SHOWN.
6.2. SB29 CONTAMINATION PROBE (code 18376)
This is a "Soft Beta" radiation probe equipped with a Geiger-Mller counter with a very thin mica
window, protected by a 75% transparent grid:
thickness of the window: 1.5 to 2 mg/cm
2
.
sensitive area: 6 cm
2
.
The background noise is 15 to 20 counts per minute.
Detection efficiency in relation to energy levels:
8 % over 2 for
14
C
22 % over 2 for
36
CI
25 % over 2 for
90
Sr +
90
Y
28 % over 2 for
60
Co
Length: 90 mm
Diameter: 38 mm
Weight: 120 g.
6.3. SFDE LOW DOSE RATE GAMMA-RAY PROBE (code 18368)
Energy-compensated Geiger Mller counter
Sensitivity: 8.3 cps per mrem/h (
137
Cs)
Energy range: 40 keV to 1.25 MeV
Measuring range: 00.10 mrem/h to 9.99 rem/h
Length: 145 mm
Diameter: 40 mm
Weight: 200 g
Protection Index: IP 68
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6.4. SHDE HIGH DOSE RATE GAMMA-RAY PROBE (code 18484)
Energy-compensated Geiger Mller counter
Sensitivity: 0.3 cps per mrem/h (
137
Cs)
Energy range: 40 keV to 1.25 MeV
Measuring range: 00.10 mrem/h to 1000 rem/h
Length: 145 mm
Diameter: 40 mm
Weight: 200 g
Protection Index: IP 68
6.5. STHF VERY-HIGH DOSE RATE GAMMA-RAY PROBE (code 21538)
Energy-compensated silicon diode.
Sensitivity: 0.017 c/s per mrem/h (
137
Cs)
Energy range: 50 keV to 2 MeV.
Measuring range: 1.00 mrem/h to 9999 rem/h.
Probe:
Length: 93 mm, including packing gland,
Diameter: 20 mm,
Weight: 100 g.
Protection index: IP68 (immersion under 80m of water); stainless steel casing resistant to borated
water containing 10 g/l of boric acid.
Interface unit connected to the probe via a 50 m cord with packing gland and to the doserate meter by a
25 cm cord:
Length: 63 mm.
Width: 58 mm
Thickness: 38 mm
Weight: 200 g
Protection index: IP 65, aluminium casing.
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6.6. TELERADIAGEM
6.6.1. Description
A TELERADIAGEM is a RADIAGEM connected to a TELEPROBE (TELE-SHDE or TELE-SFDE).
Figure 14: TELEPROBE
The TELEPROBE kit consists of a low (TELE-SFDE) or a high (TELE-SHDE) gamma flux measurement
probe hooked to the extremity of a telescopic pole on which a RADIAGEM unit can be fixed by
connecting clips. The probes are connected to the RADIAGEM through a cable located inside the
telescopic pole.
The probes SHDE and SFDE are made with the detector inside (Geiger Mller), and its associated
electronics.
The calibration parameters of the probes are stored in a non volatile memory; these parameters are
factory set, individually for each probe.
The power supply of the probe, the pulse counting and the display of the dose-equivalent rate are
carried out by the RADIAGEM unit that also monitor the alarm feature for the dose rate.
6.6.2. Characteristics
6.6.2.1. Mechanical characteristics
Probes: stainless steel case
Dimensions:
Length: telescopic pole extensible from 1.1 m (folded up) to 4 m (unfolded); extremity's diameter:
23 mm.
Width : 85 mm
Thickness : 103 mm
Weight : 2.1 kg (RADIAGEM included)
The TELEPROBES TELE-SHDE and TELE-SFDE are delivered in an individual carrying case provided
for the transport which can also contain the RADIAGEM.
Length : 1350 mm
Length : 230 mm
Thickness : 230 mm
Weight : 8.8 kg
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Figure 15: Carrying case
6.6.2.2. Electrical characteristics
Power supply: + 5 V DC, provided by the RADIAGEM (2 R6 1.5 V 2.25 A.h. alkaline batteries - AA
type)
Consumption: < 22 mA; the RADIAGEM has an autonomy of 40 h except alarm triggering.
The TELEPROBE is connected to the RADIAGEM through a connector FISCHER, ref.: SE 104 A066-
100/5.1. The pinout is:
pin 2: probe identity codes,
pin 3: ground,
pin 4: + 5 V,
pin 6: saturation,
pins 7 and 8: reception.
6.6.2.3. Physical characteristics
As TELEPROBES use a SFDE or a SHDE probe, see 5.3.3, 5.3.4 and 5.3.5.
6.6.2.4. Environmental characteristics
Operating temperature: + 14 F to + 122F
Storage temperature: - 13 F to + 140F
Maximal relative humidity: 80% at 113F
6.6.2.5. Electronical characteristics
Each probe has a compact metal case which includes the GEIGER-MULLER detector, the high voltage
power supply and the pulse shaping circuits.
The operating life of irradiated electronic components of SHDE and SFDE probes (power on or off) is
approximately 50 000 rem.