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БДС EN IEC 62401:2020

Radiation protection instrumentation - Alarming personal radiation devices (PRDs) for the detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material

Mar 16, 2020

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60.60     Mar 16, 2020



European Standard

13.280     13.28  




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This standard applies to alarming radiation detection instruments that are pocket-sized, carried on the body and used to detect and indicate the presence and general magnitude of gamma radiation fields. Neutron detection may also be provided.
Personal Radiation Devices (PRDs) alert the user to the presence of a source of radiation that is distinctly above the measured average local background radiation level. They are not intended to provide a measurement of the ambient or personal dose equivalent rate.
This document does not apply to the ambient or personal dose equivalent rate meters which are covered in IEC 60846-1 or IEC 61526, respectively. If the manufacturer states that the PRD can be used for radiation protection purposes, compliance with IEC 60846-1 or IEC 61526 will be needed.

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БДС EN IEC 62401:2020
60.60 Standard published
Mar 16, 2020

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Adopted from EN IEC 62401:2019

Adopted from IEC 62401:2017 ED2