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Contemporary Personal Radiation Detectors - Amazing Features and Applications

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ecotestgroup   Friday, 10/20/17 12:09:32 AM
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Contemporary Personal Radiation Detectors - Amazing Features and Applications

Personal Radiation Detectors, referred to, as PRD for short is a dream come true, with regards to safety, for nuclear industry specialists and engineers. They are highly sensitive, lightweight, pocket-sized devices that automatically monitor the environment for the presence of radiation and alerts the user if such a presence is detected. Personal Radiation detectors are either clipped to the belt or carried in a pocket. Either way, it’s a silent companion that saves people from life-threatening situations in a simple, easy and efficient manner.

A common component used in PRDs is scintillation crystals that produce a flash when in contact with high-radiation particles like alphas, betas, and gammas. A rarer mechanism incorporates semiconductor sensors that are typically made of cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) or silicon. Ecotestgroup, a leading distributor of radiation detection technologies offers personal radiation detectors that are made with utmost care and accuracy. They offer the best and most vibrant features imaginable in a tiny device, some of which are as follows:

A common perspective for all devices

The graphical user interface of the personal radiation dosimeter is shared by all personal radiation monitoring devices to provide users with a sense of familiarity and comfort. Elimination of confusions or training is accomplished with this feature. Stressful situations might cause confusions or errors if a new interface is used. Lack of necessity to train users; help in cutting cost and improving interoperability of devices. Data representations are also shared so that calculations may be done quickly and efficiently in an age-old manner.

The inevitable, infamous Internet

Internet is a global term that is well known, well acknowledged and used by billions of users every single day. Incorporation of Internet browsing is done to each personal radiation detector, which improves the ease of using, updating and configuring the device to suit the preferences of each individual. This feature extends to downloading data from the Internet that may be used on the device or on the users home radiation meters. Usage of a platform independent technology like web allows access to a device’s internal software from any personal computer. If Internet is not an option, say, in remote areas, these devices also contain a drive that can use a standard USB cable for any kind of communication. If these weren't enough, these devices also have the ability to take screenshots that can then be passed using either Internet or internal drive.

One Touch Reachback - An emergency broadcast mechanism

Emergencies are always unforeseen, and in the field of nuclear science, they are a constant worry. One touch reachback is an amazing feature that allows users to broadcast several details such as GPS location, spectroscopic data and detailed device information to as many people as required with just the push of a button. No secondary software or physical connection is required to send these alarm notifications. One touch reachback is a key highlight feature that can save users a lot of time and energy by eliminating the need to notify each official individually. A quick Bluetooth connection makes this procedure automatic and improves security by preventing duplicate copies of data from making its way into personal computers, which are easy to hack.

Extended Warranty, Extended service intervals, more money saved

Personal radiation monitoring devices are constantly checked and monitored to ensure that efficiency is guaranteed, results are accurate, and the latest technologies are used. Updating of software can be done using web interface without traveling to the manufacturers of the device. The 'self-health check' is a feature that cannot be praised enough. This feature indicates that these devices monitor their own hardware, electronics and detectors without human interference. If an error or servicing is required, the same is communicated to users with the help of indicators and urges them to run an optimization procedure. This optimization procedure is a fully automated service run by the device itself for a quick couple of minutes that result in improved performance and reliability. Hassle free equipment that maintains itself for years without any outside help.

Always at the edge of technology

Innovation is a norm in the creation of personal radiation detection devices at Ecotestgroup. New and upcoming technologies are tested and incorporated swiftly and efficiently to ensure that the best version of the device is always on the market. 'Safety is key and it simply cannot be compromised on' is at the heart of these devices.

With these features readily available economically, personal radiation monitoring devices have innumerable applications in several fields. Based on the size and accuracy of the device, its application is also varied. A few common applications of these devices are featured below.

Homeland Security

PRDs are most efficient when worn on a belt, where they passively monitor the vicinity for the presence of radioactive material. This easy-to-carry device alerts users when detection is made and provides accurate identification data that equips users to determine the next step to be taken immediately. The complete absence of false alarms makes these small and rugged devices the go-to device for frontline homeland security personals such as firefighters, tow operators, paramedics, border patrollers and the like.

General-purpose surveying

An ambiguous target demands a versatile device that can provide consistent and precise output in all contexts and situations. This demand is satisfied by personal radiation dosimeter that proved its worth time and again with its quick and accurate detection and identification capabilities. Environmental monitoring like determining the effects of water waste from nuclear plants on the surrounding water bodies, land and living creatures can also be achieved, along with homeland security applications and responder applications. The unparalleled flexibility provided by these devices makes them infamous and mandatory for all official personnel.

Truck, cargo, or large area scanning

Extreme sensitivity being a key characteristic of radiation detectors, they are perfect for scanning large regions and uncovering low-level or concealed sources. Radioactive materials are hidden inside trucks using shielding, an unfortunate event that is frequently caught during patrolling. A large amount of data can be collected while filtering out background radiations and other disturbances.

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