Advanced Survey Meter (ASM)
Advanced Survey Meter (ASM)
RS
Radiation Safety
Victoreen ASM-990
®
! Advanced survey meter for multiple
hospital and environmental
applications
! Cell phone-like multi-function key
for easy menu navigation
! Backlit analog/digital display
! Integrated handle
! Error-free visual indication
! Auto-ranging
! Multiple probe use
! Full-range audio output capability
! Survey Mode data logging feature
! Timed Peak Hold feature
The ASM-990 is shown with optional
GM Pancake Probe (Model 489-110D)
! Built-in scaler functions
Introduction
Features
The ASM-990 is an easy-to-use instrument that detects alpha, beta, gamma, neutron, or
x-ray radiation within an operating range of 1 µR/h to 1 R/h or 1 CPM to 5,000,000 CPM,
depending on the probe selection. Visual indication of measured values, as well as selectable
parameters, are displayed on the analog/digital display.
The ASM-990 is compatible with Geiger-Mueller (GM) detectors, neutron probes,
proportional counters, and scintillation probes operating from 500 to 1300 volts.
Pushbutton controls
• Light Activates a background light for a
preset or indefinite amount of time
Applications
The ASM-990 is designed to meet the high technology requirements of health physics,
medical physics, and nondestructive testing applications. Radiation safety officers (RSO),
nuclear medicine laboratories, diagnostic x-ray and hospital emergency room technicians,
and environmental health physicists will appreciate this intelligent survey meter with its
cell phone-like multi-function key for easy menu navigation.
The unit is supplied with a MHV connector to ensure compatibility with all Victoreen
probes. In addition, a Model 992 is available that includes a fully calibrated internal
1 R GM detector.
The ASM-990, with purchased probe, is shipped calibrated and ready-to-use.
Features
• Survey Mode feature allows user to store up to 5 separate sequences
• Infrared Data (IrDA) port
LCD readout
• 160 x 160 graphical LCD display shows digitized average of the bar graph value
• Analog scale has fifty-one elements arranged in a linear bargraph. Each element represents
2% of full scale. Scale markings are 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. Scale length is 2.2 inches (5.6 cm)
• Scale multiplier is 0.0001 to 1 million, depending on the probe selected and the units
activated
• LCD displays operational units such as radiation unit changes, response time changes,
data, labels, and real time clock
! Barcode scanner (optional)
(continued)
• Start/Stop/Rst/Save Saves current data;
starts and stops recording of data; resets
internal counter in scaler mode
• Sel Activates the menu systems; allows
user to choose particular settings, etc.
• Up/Dn arrows Enables user to navigate
between various menus/selections
• Esc Returns to previously selected menu
or sub-menu
• Audio Allows the user to turn on/off the
audio indicator
Specifications
Operating modes
• Rate
• Integrate
• Scaler (dual option):
“Based On Measurement” or “Based On Time”
Operating ranges (dependent on selected probe)
Toggles and selects rate units:
µR/hr
mR/hr
µrem/hr mrem/hr
µSv/hr mSv/hr
CPM
CPS
DPM
DPS
Bq
kBq
µCi
mCi
R/hr
rem/hr
Sv/hr
MBq
Ci
and the complementary units in the integrate mode:
µR
µrem
µSv
C (counts)
D (disintigrations)
mR
mrem
mSv
kC
kD
R
rem
Sv
MC
MC
with the integrated time value in seconds
Accuracy Within 10% of reading between 10% to 100% of full scale
indication on any range, exclusive of typical energy dependence.
Accuracy is probe dependent
Detector Accepts GM detectors, neutron probes, scintillation probes,
and proportional counters operating at
high voltages between 500 and 1300
volts
Data logging modes
The Log Data feature can easily be
accessed via the Setup Sub-menu
The ASM-990 can log/save a
maximum of 500 data points in any of
three separate modes (Manual and
Survey modes can utilize the optional
barcode scanner):
Manual Individual data points can
be saved by pressing the Start/Stop/
Rst/Save button
Timed A data point will
automatically be saved at user
selectable time intervals in the range
of 1 to 255 seconds
Survey Programmed sequences
can be accessed via the menu
system. Pressing the Start/Stop/Rst/
Save button saves the current
reading and displays the next survey
location
Programming of survey sequences,
as well as retrieval of logged data,
is accomplished via the built-in
IrDA port. Label names up to
20 characters can be programmed
into the ASM-990 to identify the
individual survey locations
Power requirements Two “C” cells, 75 hours operation, automatically
indicates when battery is low
Warm up time 5 second diagnostic check
Check source Natural uranium, mounted on the case
Environmental
Temperature range - 10° to + 50°C
Relative humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Housing material Proprietary polycarbonate, splash-proof case
Dimensions
4.125 (w) x 10.91 (d) x 2.5 in (h) (10.47 x 27.71 x 6.35 cm)
Display Liquid crystal display, 2.2 x 2.2 in (5.6 x 5.6 cm)
Weight (without probe) 1.5 lb (0.68 kg)
Probe connector The unit is available with a MHV connector
The unit can be used with multiple probes (5 total) by selecting the
appropriate probe from the main menu. All calibration data for each
probe is stored in the unit’s EEPROM. Calibration data must be entered
via the IrDA port prior to using a specific probe
Optional accessories
USB IrDA Adapter (Model 990-IR-USB)
Serial Port IrDA Adapter (Model 990-IR-SER)
Carrying Case (Model 990CC)
Wall Mounting Bracket (Model 990WM)
Probe Holder for Model 489-110D (Model 1100035000)
Universal Probe Holder (Model 1100039000)
Note: The ASM-990, with the customer selected probe is calibrated to
NIST standards. The ASM-990 with GM probe standard calibration is
in R, Sv, and rems. Scintillation detectors are calibrated in counts. Other
units of calibration are available.
Available model(s)
ASM-990 Advanced Survey Meter
ASM-990BC Advanced Survey Meter with barcode reader
ASM-992 Advanced Survey Meter with an internal 1 R GM detector
ASM-992BC Advanced Survey Meter with an internal GM detector
and barcode reader
For additional information, please contact Cardinal Health, Radiation
Management Services customer service at 440.248.9300, 800.850.4608, or fax:
440.349.2307; located at 6045 Cochran Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3303, USA.
Tested.
Meets applicable standards.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Victoreen is a registered trademark of Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries.
© Copyright 2003 Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.
ASM-990-ds rev 1 12 mar 03
Survey and Count Rate Meter
®
RS
Radiation Safety
Victoreen Model 190
! Backlit analog/digital display
! Interchangeable probe adapter
module
! Error-free visual indication
! Auto-ranging
! Multiple probe use
! Available in SI units
Model 190 shown with optional Pancake Probe (Model 489-110D)
Introduction
Features
The Victoreen Model 190 is compatible with Geiger-Mueller (GM) detectors, neutron
probes, proportional counters, and scintillation probes operating from 300 to 1300 volts.
Depending on probe selection, the Model 190 detects alpha, beta, gamma, neutron, or
x-ray radiation within an operating range of 1 µR/h to 1 R/h or 1 CPM to 1,000,000
CPM. The unit is available with either an MHV or a BNC connector to provide the user
with versatility in probe selection.
Pushbutton controls
• Light Activates a background light for a
preset or indefinite amount of time
Visual indication of selected parameters, as well as measured values, are displayed on
the analog/digital display.
The Model 190 Survey and Count Rate Meter, with purchased probe, is shipped calibrated
and ready-to-use.
Applications
The Model 190 Survey and Count Rate Meter is an easy-to-use instrument designed to
meet the high technology requirements of Health Physics, Medical Physics, and NonDestructive Testing applications.
Features
LCD display readout
• 2.6 inches (6.6 cm) x 2.0 inches (5.1) cm
• Analog scale has fifty-one elements arranged in a radius arc. Each element represents
2% of full scale. Scale markings are 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. Scale length is 2.2 inches
(5.6 cm)
• Scale multiplier is 0.0001 to 1 million, depending on the probe selected and the units
activated
• 16-character alphanumeric display shows digitized average of the bar graph value.
Displays operational units such as radiation unit changes, response time changes,
data, and labels
(continued)
• Mode Rolls through and displays the
available units for the selected mode of
operation
• Log Enters and sequentially labels the
displayed data into a data log
• Rate/Integ Allows the user to select the
mode of display
• Resp Time Rolls through and displays
available response times (3, 6, 12, and
24 seconds) for user selection
• Audio Allows the user to turn on/off the
audio indicator
Specifications
Radiation detected Gamma and x-ray above 20 keV
Energy range ± 20% from 45 to 1000 keV
Operating ranges (dependent on selected probe)
Toggles and selects rate units:
Log Logs 211 data points and sequentially labels data points. (Data
retrieval requires the Model 190-1A Infrared Communicator). With the
communicator, alphanumerics up to 16 characters can be programmed
into the Model 190 to name the locations of individual data points to be
collected. The location name is displayed when the Log button is pressed.
Press the Log button again, and the data point is stored
µR/hr
CPM
µSv/hr
mR/hr
CPS
mSv/hr
R/hr
Power requirements Four 9 V batteries, 200 hours operation,
automatically indicates when battery is low
DPM
Bq/cm2
µCi/cm2
Warm up time 15 second diagnostic check
and the complementary units in the integrate mode:
µR
CTS
µSv
Bq
mR
D
mSv
µCi
R
Check source Natural uranium, mounted on the case
Environmental
Temperature range 14º to 140ºF (- 10° to + 60°C)
Relative humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
with the integrated time value in seconds
Construction Molded ABS plastic, splash-proof case
Accuracy Within 10% of reading between 10% to 100% of full scale
indication on any range, exclusive of typical energy dependence.
Accuracy is probe dependent
Probe fits into side-mounted ABS plastic probe holder with Velcro®
straps
Detector Accepts GM detectors, neutron probes, scintillation probes,
and proportional counters operating at high voltages between 300 and
1300 volts
Weight (without probe) 1.56 lb (0.70 kg)
Adapter module Contains calibration data and high voltage settings
for a specified probe. The module is available with an MHV or a BNC
connector. Specify the type of connector with order
Note: Additional adapter modules can be purchased for use with multiple
probes:
Specify Model 190060 for MHV adapter module
Dimensions 3.75 (w) x 9.2 (d) x 2.1 in (h) (9.2 x 23.4 x 5 cm)
Optional accessories
Single Unit Carrying Case (Model 190HPS)
Multiple Unit Carrying Case (Model 190HPC)
Infrared Communicator (Model 190-1A), additional features can
be activated, such as log mode, alarm setpoint, energy specific
calibrations, and default setting changes. Features and pushbuttons
can also be locked-out to set up the Model 190 in a user defined
mode of operation
Specify Model 190070 for BNC adapter module
By using multiple replaceable probe adapter modules, each module can
be assigned to a specific probe. The module's EEPROM stores the
calibration factors for a specific probe. When plugged into a Model
190 Survey and Count Rate Meter, it automatically sets the high voltage
and activates the calibration data set for the specific probe. By using
modules married to specific probes, the user has the convenience of
using only one Model 190 with multiple probes for survey work
Note: The Model 190 Survey and Count Rate Meter, with the customer
selected probe is calibrated to NIST standards. The 190 and probe is
calibrated in mR/h or µSv/h units as a standard. The end user may
calibrate in additional radiation units using the 190-1A Infrared
Communicator
Available model(s)
190 Survey and Count Rate Meter
For additional information, please contact Cardinal Health, Radiation
Management Services customer service at 440.248.9300, 800.850.4608, or fax:
440.349.2307; located at 6045 Cochran Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3303, USA.
Tested.
Meets applicable standards.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Victoreen is a registered trademark of Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries.
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190-ds rev 2 12 mar 03
Survey Meter
®
RS
Radiation Safety
Victoreen Model 190I
! Direct reading numerical display
! Analog/digital display
! Data logging
! Rate/integrate
! Time integrator
! Backlighted display
! Response time selection
! Auto dose accumulation
Introduction
Features
The Victoreen Model 190I is a Geiger-Mueller (GM) based survey meter operating
with an internal detector. The Model 190I is calibrated in mR/h or µSv/h. It also
accumulates dose and time in the integrate mode.
Pushbutton controls
• Rate/Integ Allows the user to select the
mode of display
The Model 190I features several user-selectable parameters entered via the top panel
push buttons or via computer through an optional Model 190-1A Infrared Communicator.
Applications
The Model 190I Survey Meter is an easy-to-use instrument designed to meet the high
technology requirements of Health Physics, Medical Physics, and Non-Destructive
Testing applications.
Features
Readout
• Visual indication of selected parameters, as well as measured values, are displayed
on the analog/digital display
• The Model 190I is shipped calibrated and ready-to-use
(continued)
• Mode Rolls through and displays the
available units for the selected mode of
operation
• Light Activates a background light for a
preset time period
• Log Enters and sequentially labels the
displayed data into a data log
• Resp Time Rolls through and displays
available response times (3, 6, 12, and
24 seconds) for user selection
• Audio Allows the user to turn on/off the
audio indicator
Specifications
LCD display readout
Typical energy dependence
Dimensions 2.6 (w) x 2.0 in (h) (6.6 x 5.1 cm)
Model 190I typical energy dependence
Analog scale (bar graph) Fifty-one elements arranged in a
radius arc. Each element represents 2% of full scale. Scale markings
are 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. Scale length is 2.2 in (5.6 cm)
2
1.8
1.6
Alphanumeric display 16 character display shows digitized
average on the bar graph value
It displays operational units such as radiation unit changes, response
time changes, data, and labels
1.4
Indicated/Actual
Scale multiplier 0.000l to 1 million (dependent on the activated
units)
1.2
1
0.8
0.6
0.4
Pushbutton controls
Mode Toggles and selects rate units:
0.2
0
10
µR/hr
R/h
CPS
mSv/h
mR/hr
CPM
µSv/h
1000
10000
Effective (keV)
Environmental
Temperature range 14 to 140°F (- l0 to + 60°C )
and the complementary units in the integrate mode:
µR
R
µSv
100
mR
CTS
mSv
Relative humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Construction Molded ABS plastic, splash-proof case
Dimensions 3.75 (w) x 2.1 (d) x 9.2 in (h) (9.2 x 5.4 x 23.4 cm)
with the integrated time value in seconds
Weight 1.56 lb (0.70 kg)
Log Logs 211 data points and sequentially labels data points. (Data
retrieval requires the Model 190-1A Infrared Communicator)
Power requirements Four 9 V batteries, 200 hours operation
Rate/Integrate Toggles between rate and integrate
Response time Toggles and selects: 24 seconds, 12 seconds,
6 seconds, or 3 seconds response time during operation
Audio Turns audio on and off. Acknowledges alarm
Light Turns back light “ON” for a preset time
Note: Using the Infrared Communicator, default settings can be
programmed into the Model 190I. Features and push buttons can also
be locked out to set up the Model 190I in a user-defined mode of
operation
Warm up time 15 second diagnostic check
Optional accessories
Single Unit Carrying Case (Model 190HPS)
Multiple Unit Carrying Case (Model 190HPC)
Infrared Communicator (Model 190-1A), additional features can
be activated such as log mode, alarm setpoint, and energy specific
calibrations
Range 10 µR/h to 1000 mR/h; 0.1 µSv/h to 10 mSv/h
NOTE: The Model 190I is calibrated to NIST standards. The Model
190I is calibrated in mR/h or µSv/h as a standard. The end-user may
calibrate in additional radiation units using the 190-1A Infrared
Communicator
Detector Internal energy compensated GM detector
Available model(s)
Accuracy Within 10% of reading between 10% and 100% of full scale
indication on any range, exclusive of typical energy dependence
Nominal sensitivity 475 CPM/mR/hr*
190I Survey Meter
For additional information, please contact Cardinal Health, Radiation
Management Services customer service at 440.248.9300, 800.850.4608, or fax:
440.349.2307; located at 6045 Cochran Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3303, USA.
Tested.
* Calibration to
137
Cs.
Meets applicable standards.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Victoreen is a registered trademark of Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries.
© Copyright 2003 Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.
190I-ds rev 2 12 mar 03
Portable Neutron Survey Meter
®
RS
Radiation Safety
Victoreen Model 190N
! Wider (lower & higher) rate range
! Improved operator interface
! Useful for area monitoring and
surveys
! Adjustable shoulder strap and
padded grip
! True Rem readings
! Available in SI units
Model 190N shown with Model 190 Readout and Model RP-N Detector
Assembly
Introduction
Features
Victoreen’s Model 190N Portable Neutron Survey Meter is designed to measure mRem
in accordance with the classical Anderson and Braun design. The neutron probe can be
attached to either a Model 190 Survey Meter or a Model 190F Frisker for continuous
area monitoring. It is truly portable and is ergonomically designed for ease of carrying
with a shoulder strap.
• The Model 190 display:
- Direct reading digital display
- Simulated analog scale with auto
ranging
- Rate display mode
- Integrate display mode: dose
accumulation and time accumulation
This product has all the salient features of an intelligent digital survey meter including
data logging. Using the Model 190-lA Infrared Communicator, manual data logging or
automatic preset time data logging is accessible for data handling. The instantaneous
rate and continual integration of dose and time can be logged. Refer to the Model 190
Survey Meter data sheet for a complete listing of all salient features.
Applications
The Model 190N can be used for neutron surveys and area monitoring. The unit is selfcontained and does not need to be connected to any other system or product to operate.
• Programmable in English or SI units
• Data logging with the Model 190-1A
Infrared Communicator to a personal
computer
• Portable:
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- Rugged handle with padded grip
- Smaller overall dimensions than
previous designs
• Flexible detector assembly, Model 190
can be removed for remote readings
• Neutron Probe, Model RP-N, can be
interfaced to the Model 190F Frisker, with
AC power for continuous monitoring
Specifications
Readout Programmable features of a standard Model 190 Survey Meter.
Refer to the Model 190 data sheet for complete details
Alarm Audio and visual setpoint can be programmed into the Model
190N via the Model 190-1A Infrared Communicator
Logging of data The 190-1A Infrared Communicator interfaced to a
personal computer can be used to set up data logging
Detector assembly, Model RP-N The detector assembly is a
polyethylene cylinder, 9.5 inches long by 8.5 inches in diameter,
containing a BF3 proportional counter and neutron energy compensating
materials. It is based upon the standard reliable Anderson and Braun
design for neutron energy response. The handle is padded for ease of
gripping. An adjustable shoulder strap is provided
BF3 operating characteristics The BF3 proportional counter operates
at 1150 V. Active length is 2 inches (5.08 cm). Fill gas is enriched BF3,
96% Boron 10. Gas pressure is 20 cm Hg. Resolving time is
1 microsecond, plateau slope is 2% per 100 V and tube life expectancy
is greater than 1010 counts
Typical energy dependence
Model 190N typical energy dependence
Range
Rate 0 µRem/h to 75 Rem/h
0 µSv/R to 0.75 Sv/h
0 CPM to 2.5 x 106 CPM
0 CPS to 41,660 CPS
Integrate 0 µRem to 1000 Rem
0 µSv to 10 Sv
0 to 109 counts
Gamma sensitivity/rejection No response in 137Cs gamma radiation
in fields up to 500 R/h
Accuracy 10% of theoretical ICRP dose rate
Dimensions 12.50 Ø x 10.25 in (d) (31.75 x 26 cm)
Flexibility The Model 190 is detachable from the detector assembly
for remote readings. The Model 190 can be held or can be mounted on
either side of the cylinder for convenient carrying
Miscellaneous Detector assembly cable length: 4.5 ft (1.37 m)
An optional 30 ft (9.14 m) cable is available
Indicated/Actual
Weight 21 lb (9.52 kg) (total Model 190 + detector assembly)
Directionality Less than 20% in three orthogonal directions
Temperature range The Model 190’s operating range is
14º to 104ºF (- 10° to + 40°C). The detector assembly operating range
is - 112º to 176ºF (- 80° to + 80°C)
Power requirements Four 9 V alkaline batteries supplied, 100 hours
operation
Effective (keV)
Typical neutron sensitivity Nominal 2000 counts per mRem
Calibration The Model 190N is calibrated against a NIST traceable
“Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter” and uses Radium/Beryllium
neutrons at a distance of 100 cm
Available model(s)
190N Portable Neutron Survey Meter
For additional information, please contact Cardinal Health, Radiation
Management Services customer service at 440.248.9300, 800.850.4608, or fax:
440.349.2307; located at 6045 Cochran Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3303, USA.
Tested.
Meets applicable standards.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Victoreen is a registered trademark of Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries.
© Copyright 2003 Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.
190N-ds rev 2 12 mar 03
190 Meter with GM Pancake
Probe on Telescoping Assembly
RS
Radiation Safety
®
Victoreen Model 190EX
Introduction
The Model 190EX combines the
technology of the Model 190 Survey
and Count Rate Meter and the
Victoreen Model 489-110D GM
Pancake Probe on a 10 foot telescoping
assembly. A rugged webbed harness
is provided with the 190EX in order to
stabilize the probe during remote
surveys.
! High detection efficiency
! Ergonomic design
! Lightweight
! Model 190 meter detaches for
other applications
The GM Pancake Probe (Model
489-110D) is easy to decontaminate
and provides high detection efficiency
for alpha, beta, and gammas as
illustrated in the probe specification
efficiency table. A digital/analog bar
graph display on the Model 190 Meter
provides realtime dose rate information
to the end user. An immediate audio
alarm also alerts the surveyor of
unwanted radiation.
! Easy to decontaminate detector
Applications
Features
The Model 190EX may be used for
many applications where suspected
radiation is in remote locations. It is
ideal for surveying the tops of trucks,
railroad cars, for surveying abandoned
wells and in decommissioning surveys.
The all purpose alpha, beta, gamma
detector on the end of a telescoping
assembly is also ideal where the user
wishes to use the distance rule as
protection against unwanted exposure.
• GM Pancake Probe, Model 489-110D on
10 foot telescoping assembly provides
remote alpha, beta, gamma, and x-ray
detection
190EX product package includes:
• Model 190 Survey and Count Rate
Meter with Model 190060 Calibration
Module
• GM Pancake Probe with cable mounted
on 10 foot telescoping assembly (probe
is not weatherproof)
• 0.064 µCi 238U Check Source
• Carrying harness including webbed
shoulder harness with weight bearing
Model 190EX used for remote survey
cup
• Lockable foam lined polypropylene
carrying case (4.6 x 10.25 x 53.50 in) (12 x 26 x 136 cm)
Total package weight: approximately 13 lb (5.9 kg)
! Digital/analog bar graph display
! Meter offers settable audio alarms
and data logging
• Detector extends on telescoping assembly
up to 10 feet as needed
• Model 190EX-KT is available to retrofit
an existing Model 190 Meter with the
probe, telescoping assembly, cable,
calibration module, harness, check
source, and carrying case
Specifications
Survey and Count Rate Meter (Model 190)
GM Pancake Probe (Model 489-110D)
Operating ranges (dependent on selected probe)
Toggles and selects rate units:
Detector Halogen-quenched “Pancake” GM tube
Radiation detected Alpha above 3.5 MeV, beta above 35 keV, and gamma
above 6 keV
Operating voltage 900 V; compatible with all GM survey meters
Window 15 cm2 (1.75 in Ø) mica, 1.4 to 2.0 mg/cm2 thick
Typical background 30 CPM
Sensitivity 3500 CPM/mR/hr
Protective screen Stainless steel, hexagonal pattern providing 86% open area
Housing material ABS plastic
Cable Shielded cord; approximately 9.50 ft long MHV coaxial connector
Dimensions
Detector housing 2.50 (w) x 0.875 (d) x 4.25 in (h)
(6.36 x 2.2 x 10.8 cm)
Handle 1 in Ø x 6.25 in (d) (2.5 x 16.5 cm) (excluding connector)
Weight (pancake probe only) 0.625 lb (0.28 kg)
Typical energy dependence
µR
mR
R
CTS
D
µSv
mSv
Bq
µCi
with the integrated time value in seconds
Accuracy Within 10% of reading between 10% to 100% of full scale
indication on any range, exclusive of typical energy dependence. Accuracy
is probe dependent
Detector GM Pancake Probe (see probe specifications to follow)
Adapter module Contains calibration data and high voltage settings for a
specified probe. The module is available with an MHV connector
Note: Additional adapter modules can be purchased for use with multiple
probes: Specify Model 190060 for MHV adapter module
By using multiple replaceable probe adaptor modules, each module
can be assigned to a specific probe. The module's EEPROM stores the
calibration factors for a specific probe. When plugged into a Model
190 Survey and Count Rate Meter, it automatically sets the high voltage
and activates the calibration data set for the specific probe. By using
modules married to specific probes, the user has the convenience of
using only one Model 190 with multiple probes for survey work
Log Logs 211 data points and sequentially labels data points. (Data retrieval
requires the Infrared Communicator, Model 190-1A). With the communicator,
alphanumerics up to 16 characters can be programmed into the Model 190
to name the locations of individual data points to be collected. The location
name is displayed when the Log button is pressed. Press the Log button
again, and the data point is stored
Battery condition Automatically indicates when battery is low
Power requirements Four 9 V batteries, 200 hours operation
Warm up time 15 second diagnostic check
Check source Model 450UCS 238U, 0.064 µCi check source, 2 x 2 yellow
card
Environmental
Relative humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Temperature range - 10° to + 60°C
Housing material Molded ABS plastic, splash-proof case
Dimensions (survey meter only) 3.75 (w) x 2.1 (d) x 9.2 in (h)
(9.2 x 5 x 23.4 cm)
Weight (survey meter only) 1.56 lb (0.7 kg)
Optional accessories
Infrared Communicator (Model 190-1A), additional features can be
activated, such as log mode, alarm setpoint, energy specific calibrations,
and default setting changes. Features and pushbuttons can also be
locked-out to set up the Model 190 in a user defined mode of operation
Note: The Model 190EX Survey and Count Rate Meter with pancake
probe is calibrated to NIST standards. The 190 and probe are calibrated
in mR/h or µSv/h units as a standard. The Model 190EX unit pancake
probe is not weatherproof. The end user may calibrate in additional
radiation units using the Infrared Communicator, Model 190-1A
GM Pancake Probe typical energy dependence
Indicated/Actual
µR/hr mR/hr R/hr
CPM
CPS
µSv/hr mSv/hr
DPM
Bq/cm2 µCi/cm2
and the complementary units in the integrate mode:
Effective (keV)
Efficiency The GM Pancake Probe, Model 489-110D efficiency is shown
below. In a recent performance check, the numbers shown represent typical
results obtained:
Isotope
14
C
99
Tc
137
Cs
90
Sr
36
Cl
241
Am
129
I
230
Th
239
Pu
%Efficiency
5
12
24
59
26
8
2
15
12
NOTE: The efficiency formula used to calculate the
% Efficiency is:
Eff. % = (CPM x 100) / (µCi x 3.7 x 10 4 x 60 / 2)
Available model(s)
190EX 190 Meter with GM Pancake Probe on Telescoping Assembly
For additional information, please contact Cardinal Health, Radiation
Management Services customer service at 440.248.9300, 800.850.4608, or fax:
440.349.2307; located at 6045 Cochran Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3303, USA.
Tested.
Meets applicable standards.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Victoreen is a registered trademark of Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries.
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Thyac IV Survey Meter
®
RS
Radiation Safety
Victoreen Model 290
! High sensitivity contamination
surveys with GM or scintillation
probes
! Combines both count and count
rate measurement capability
! Reads all Victoreen probes directly
in mR/h with no correction factors
at 137Cs energy
! Five decade response from
0.1 mR/h to 1 R/h
! Meets requirement of NUREG
1556
Introduction
Features
The Victoreen Model 290 is a general purpose count rate meter that utilizes all Victoreen
scintillation and Geiger-Mueller (GM) probes.
Besides the range selection switch there are three other switches on the face of the instrument
which permit the user to select between having the meter read in mR or counts (mR/h or
counts/min if in dose rate), dose or dose rate, and speaker on or off. The instrument is
programmed to remember dose even though the instrument is being used in the dose rate
mode.
At any time during the operation of the instrument, the switch can be placed in the dose
position and the accumulated dose from the time of the last dose reset is shown in either
counts or mR as selected by the proper switch. The data is not lost if the range selection
switch is on the wrong range. The dose reset function is one of the positions on the range
selection switch.
The speaker can be turned ON so that an audible beep is heard with a rate proportional to
the scale position for the range selected. In the Off position, the speaker will only sound
when the scale rating is at full scale for whatever range the operator has selected.
An internal switch is used to tell the instrument which probe is being used. This permits the
instrument to display the proper mR or mR/h value and to correct the display for the deadtime
of the probe. The internal switch also permits entering a calibration factor for each probe
when that probe is in use, thereby increasing the overall accuracy of the mR or mR/h readings.
Other positions of the switch are used for diagnostics and troubleshooting.
• Internal probe selection switch with
16 positions
Applications
The capability to integrate either counts or mR gives the user many operating modes from
which to choose. Counting wipes becomes easier because the user can have a time constant
as long as necessary to reach the accuracy required.
High sensitivity to detect surface contamination on spills and the high range of 1 R/hr
makes it ideal for the nuclear medicine or radiopharmaceutical laboratory.
• Calibration potentiometer for setting
count rate to dose rate conversion for each
probe
• The latest in microprocessor technology,
while still presenting to the user the
traditional range selection switch and
taut-band analog meter
• Available in SI units
Specifications
Radiation detected Alpha, beta, gamma, or x-ray depending
on the detector probe used
Operating range Count or count rate ranges 0 to 100, 0 to
1,000, 0 to 10,000, 0 to 100,000, and 0 to 1,000,000 counts or
counts/min. Exposure or exposure ranges 0 to 0.1, 0 to 1, 0 to 10,
0 to 100, and 0 to 1,000 mR or mR/h; exposure rate ranges 0 to 1,
0 to 10, 0 to 100 µSv/h, 0 to 1, 0 to 10 mSv/h. Maximum usable
range is dependent upon probe selection
Response time 10 to 90%
Power requirements Six “C” cells, 150 hours operation
Controls
External range selection positions:
Off
Battery Check
X1,000
X100
X10
X1
Count rate mode
X.1
Range
Response
100
1000
10,000
100,000
1,000,000
4.1 sec
7.3 sec
3.9 sec
2.2 sec
0.7 sec
Dose Reset
Audio
Front panel toggle switches
mR/C: selects units of analog meter display
Rate/Dose: selects the dose rate/count rate mode versus the
dose/count mode
Dose rate mode The response time is dependent on the probe
sensitivity but is similar to the above response times for similar
count rate values
Check source Natural uranium mounted on case side
Environmental
Connector External MHV connector for detector probe
Temperature range - 22º to + 122ºF (- 30° to + 50°C)
Relative humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Temperature dependence Less than 5% of full scale
change from reading at 20°C over operating temperature
range
Accuracy Within 10% of reading between 10% and 100% of
full scale indication on any range, exclusive of energy dependence
Detector Accepts all Victoreen scintillation and GM probes
Audio ON/OFF: selects audible indication of rate
Readout Meter 3.5 inch taut-band with scale markings of 0 to
1,000 CPM and 0 to 1 mR/h
Construction Strong, all metal, splash-proof case. Probes fit
into handle mounted clip
Dimensions 4.5 (w) x 8.9 (d) x 6.4 in (h) (11.4 x 22.6 x 16.3 cm)
Weight 3.25 lb (1.5 kg)
Available model(s)
290 Thyac IV Survey Meter
Warm up time Negligible
For additional information, please contact Cardinal Health, Radiation
Management Services customer service at 440.248.9300, 800.850.4608, or fax:
440.349.2307; located at 6045 Cochran Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3303, USA.
Tested.
Meets applicable standards.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Victoreen is a registered trademark of Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries.
© Copyright 2003 Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.
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THE IDENTIFIER Multi-Channel
Analyzer by Exploranium
Model 07-109 Series
RS
Radiation Safety
! First level response...complete
radiation safety protection:
- Gamma/Neutron
- Search
- Dose rate
- Nuclide identification
Combined in one handheld
! Grab and go handling...one hand,
one button, “joystick” operation
! Fully automatic
! Up to 4 detectors integrated into
one instrument
! Integrated neutron detection
capability
! “Dock to PC” IdentiVIEW software
! Free software upgrades
Introduction
Features
The IDENTIFIER is outfitted for situations where ease of use and simplicity rank most
important for field operations. Whether it is climbing up a ladder, navigating through
dense smoke, inspecting incoming containers, or for complete concealment, the
IDENTIFIER’s single button provides maximum ease of use. The IDENTIFIER is
designed for easy in the hand one-thumb operation. Equally weighted front to back and
side to side, the IDENTIFIER provides a well-balanced “in-the-hands” natural feel. The
IDENTIFIER is compact, rugged, and lightweight.
• Easy-to-use, highest operator usability
Applications
Operating as a search tool, a dose meter, and a multi-channel analyzer (MCA), the
IDENTIFIER can fulfill all gamma/neutron radiation detection requirements for the
following industries:
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Emergency response teams
Customs security organizations
First responders, fire brigades, & police
Military forces
Health care institutions
Federal and state regulators
Nuclear power facilities
Scrap metal recyclers
Radiation safety officers
Waste management
Universities/Research facilities
Decommissioning - characterization
• One-hand (left or right)
• Unsurpassed nuclide identification
• Docking station for immediate system
readiness: for battery charging, auto
stabilization, and IdentiVIEW software
access
• Displays are large, clear, simple, and
intuitive
• Automatic operator advisor: instructions,
procedures, and warnings
• “Eyes-free” audio warning system
• Multiple on board detectors: NaI, GM,
Neutron, CZT, with automatic optimum
detector selection
• Lightweight, rugged, balanced “in-thehand” natural feel
• Selectable, customizable nuclide libraries
Docking station
Grab & go!
System ready
Search and dose
rate
In the docking station
The IDENTIFIER comes equipped
with a docking station. While resting
in the docking station, continuous
automatic system stabilization
(internal 0.25 µCi 137Cs sources) and
internal battery recharging takes place.
A LED display, at the base of the station, keeps the user
informed of the IDENTIFIER’s status:
• Green - ready to use
• Yellow - charging
• Red - requires attention
Housed in the docking station is an internal RS-232
communication support for automatic download of stored
dose, survey, and sample spectrum to PC IdentiVIEW
software. (See Reporting.)
Point: search and dose rate
Out of the docking station, the
IDENTIFIER is in Search/Dose
mode, which displays survey and
dose rate simultaneously.
In Search mode, the IDENTIFIER displays a histogram graphical
display with counts per second (CPS) and energy corrected dose
in “real-time.” Dose rate is displayed in numerical units and as a
Progress Bar that can be set to match the response of radiation
pagers and user defined alarm levels.
Automatically advises operator...
Eyes Free Audio Warning System
The IDENTIFIER has built-in
audio output scales to
increase as the IDENTIFIER
is moved closer to the source
and the radiation becomes
more intense. This aids in
quickly directing the
operator to the exact
location of the
source.
Warning
Instruction
Warning
System in progress
“Click”
“Dock to PC”
Nuclide
identification
IdentiVIEW software
“Click” - automatic nuclide
identification
In most situations, there is little time
between surveying a suspicious
package or individual and making
the determination to detain or
release. The primary responsibility
of the IDENTIFIER is to provide
fast, accurate, and reliable analysis for a field agent without
requiring advanced spectrum analysis or nuclide knowledge.
Unsurpassed nuclide identification and classification
The IDENTIFIER utilizes state-of-the-art nuclide identification
techniques to accurately report nuclides found.
• Automatic nuclide identification
• Identification optimized for shielding sources and special
nuclear material
• Full text nuclide classification: type, nuclide name, and size
• Pre-defined nuclide libraries, no additional setup required
Sample re-count
In situations where the initial sample was insufficient to positively
identify nuclides, the IDENTIFIER allows the user to
automatically extend the measurement time with one button
simplicity.
• One button operation, pop-up user instruction
• Automatic count time selection
• Combines initial and recount data for positive nuclide
identification
Dock, click, and download
Downloading spectra and saved data is only a click away. When
stored data must be transmitted to an expert for review, the
IDENTIFIER is returned to its docking station and IdentiVIEW
software automatically downloads stored data and spectrum to
your PC.
Advanced features
For the more sophisticated user, the IDENTIFIER has advanced features
that offer unsurpassed usability in a single system.
Dual mode operation In the Automatic mode, the IDENTIFIER
performs all the advanced features automatically and is generally the
preferred mode of operation. In this mode, the operator cannot
inadvertently change any parameter settings, alarm levels, etc. These
settings are fixed and secure in the Automatic mode.
The Manual mode allows the qualified user the opportunity to change
parameters, alarm levels, etc. for both the Automatic and Manual Modes,
as well as perform advanced spectrum analysis and other advanced
functions. For security, the Manual mode is selected by using a hidden
slider switch.
Advanced spectrum analysis Using a full complement of on-board
analysis tools and system pop-up menus, the IDENTIFIER provides the
advanced user everything needed to manipulate and analyze the spectrum.
• Adjust scaling, zoom, and expand peaks of interest
• Customize system settings
• Define multiple regions of interest (ROI)
• Re-play, allows the re-analysis of selected stored spectra
Neutron detection The IDENTIFIER utilizes a high efficiency
moderated solid-state detection system that has maximum neutron
sensitivity with minimum gamma interference.
When neutrons are detected, the IDENTIFIER alarms with a distinct
audio alarm and displays a neutron-warning message with dose rate.
Customized nuclide library The IDENTIFIER supports up to 5
different pre-defined nuclide
libraries. The desired library is
activated through menu selection.
Each library is factory optimized to
ensure
positive
nuclide
identification. We will work with
users to optimize custom libraries for
special applications. The current
software version has one main
nuclide library as a default that
utilizes 19 of the most common
nuclides. Nuclides are listed and
identified by full text name and type:
medical (MED), industrial (IND), and special nuclear material (SNM).
System data storage For practical field use, the IDENTIFIER
provides on-board data storage for dose, survey, and sample spectrum.
The on-board non-volatile memory secures all saved data indefinitely,
even if the batteries wear down. Data storage capabilities:
• 40,000 dose and survey measurements
• 187 spectra x 1024 channel (0 to 3 MeV)
Special nuclear materials (SNM) The detection of SNM does not
always refer to weapons grade material, which tend to present a relatively
clean spectrum. In counter terrorism applications, the presence of U235,
U233, and Pu239 is complicated by camouflage techniques and other
“dirty” nuclides. No system is fool proof; however, the IDENTIFIER
utilizes a combination of the high resolution at low energies of CZT* to
qualify SNM.
Optimized for shielded sources The IDENTIFIER’s nuclide
identification system has been optimized to identify buried and shielded
sources. Using sophisticated peak analysis and ratio techniques, the
IDENTIFIER surpasses first generation systems to locate and identify
shielded nuclides.
Digital multi-channel analyzer (MCA) A powerful 1024 channel
MCA provides maximum capability throughout the 0.02 to 3 MeV energy
spectrum. Automatic pulse pileup rejection is an advanced feature of
the IDENTIFIER that removes erroneous peaks caused by high count
rate conditions.
Manual/Auto detection Selection In the Automatic mode, the
IDENTIFIER automatically uses all available detectors for optimized
analysis based on identified peaks, presence of interfering peaks, and
intensities. For special applications, the use through menu selection can
select the detector to use for nuclide identification (CZT or NaI).
Nuclide “ID-on-the-run” Using advanced technology, the
IDENTIFIER can perform nuclide identification in real-time. Given
sufficient area peak counts above the statistical background during a
sample acquisition, the IDENTIFIER displays possible nuclides as this
count time progresses.
* CZT is an optional detector. SNM analysis is enhanced using CZT, but
performs well with only NaI.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Specifications
Physical
Dimensions 6.75 x 9 x 4 in (17.15 x 22.86 x 10.16 cm)
Weight 4.5 lb (2 kg) including batteries and all detectors
Housing material Weatherproof, water resistant aluminum case
Communications 19,200 baud, RS-232 serial port
Battery power 2 “D” cell alkaline or rechargeable batteries
Battery life (Backlight use reduces battery life by 50%)
Rechargeable 8 hours continuous
Alkaline 12 hours continuous
Drop test 2.5 ft (0.75 m) onto concrete (with detectors)
Display 2.5 x 2.5 in (6.35 x 6.35 cm)
Detector/spectrometer
Sodium iodide (NaI) Sodium Iodide (NaI) 4 cu in (65 cu cm) volume
detector. 1.5 Ø x 2.2 in (3.81 x 5.58 cm)
Cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) 500 mm3
Neutron Solid state lithium glass
Geiger-mueller (GM) 10 R/h (100 mSv/h)
Analyzer 1024 channel MCA
Environmental
Operating temperature 15º to 145ºF (- 10º to + 50ºC)
RFI/EMF shielding Complies with FCC (47 CFR part 15) for Class A
Available model(s) and configuration
Configuration
Model 07-109-XXXX
NaI detector
CZT detector
Neutron detector
Extended GM detector
Carrying case*
(hard-sided)
Battery charger (separate)
137
Cs Check source
Docking station
Model 07-109-XXXX
1000
X
X
2000
X
X
3000
X
X
X
X
X
X
4000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
* Carrying case includes operating manual, batteries, computer cable,
IdentiVIEW software, soft-sided carrying bag, and rubber
protective boot.
For additional information, please contact Cardinal Health, Radiation
Management Services customer service at 440.248.9300, 800.850.4608, or fax:
440.349.2307; located at 6045 Cochran Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3303, USA.
MiniMonitor III Multipurpose X
and Gamma Ray Survey Meter
®
Nuclear Associates Model 05-575
Introduction
This hand-held instrument is used to monitor areas
for unsuspected radiation or to search for a lost
radiation source (125I seeds) or contamination. It is
simply constructed, rugged, portable and highly
sensitive.
The MiniMonitor III is a perfect instrument to keep
a constant surveillance over the working
environment and to detect the quantity and extent
of contamination.
Applications
MiniMonitor III, with its internal Geiger-Mueller
(GM) tube is the ideal survey meter for detecting
radiation levels from radioactive sources, radiation
areas, 99mTc generators and x-ray machines. Its wide
energy response offers versatility for use in a
multitude of nuclear medicine and radiology
applications.
The optional external Pancake Detector is required when using the MiniMonitor III as a
“seed finder.” It is designed to detect alpha, beta, and gamma radioactive contaminations as
low as 0.002 µCi.
Its optional large area GM Pancake Detector with a thin window permits direct contact
measurements on surfaces, as well as on hands, clothing, shoes, etc. Its wide energy response
(50 keV to 6 MeV), offers versatility for use in a multitude of applications. Detects
contamination levels as low as 0.002 µCi.
RS
Radiation Safety
The 3-in-1 system
! Ideal for use with technetium
generators where 1 R range is
necessary
! Ideal for locating dropped or lost 125I
seeds and also serves as a generalpurpose survey meter (when used
with the optional Pancake Detector)
! Measures low-level 125I surface
contamination, quickly and
accurately (when used with the
optional Pancake Detector)
! Portable-easy-to-use
! Sensitive
! Eliminates
the
need
and
inconvenience of multiple products
for different applications
! Versatile–ideal for use in a wide
range of nuclear medicine, health
physics, radiology, and radiation
oncology applications
! All controls are conveniently located
Specifications
Survey meter
Radiation detected Gamma and x-ray
Detector Internal energy compensated GM tube
Ranges 0 to 10, 0 to 100, 0 to 1000 mR/h
Accuracy ± 10% of full scale when calibrated
with 137Cs
Typical energy dependence 50 keV to 6 MeV,
± 30%
Operating controls OFF, BAT CHK, x100,
x10, x1 on one rotary switch indicator: Yellow
LED (indicator) flashes once for each detector
pulse. The audio system will sound once for each
detected pulse. Both will continue to function
when detector ceases to operate in pulse mode
(fields up to 500 R/h)
Time constants 10 sec (x1), 2 sec (x10), 0.8 sec
(x100)
Power requirements 4 AA alkaline batteries,
500 hours operation
Operating temperature - 4º to + 130ºF
(- 20º to + 55ºC)
Readout 2.50 inch analog meter, marked 0 to
10 mR/h
Temperature dependence ± 15% over noted
temperature range
Construction Solid state electronics encased in
a high impact plastic case
Overall dimensions 3.75 (w) x 1.25 (d) x 5.50 in (h)
(0.95 x 0.32 x 1.4 cm)
Weight 0.94 lb (0.43 kg)
Optional GM Pancake Detector
Detector GM Tube, thin window 1.5 to 2 mg/cm2,
window diameter 46.0 mm (1.812 in), window area
16.6 cm2 (2.58 in2), protective grille, 93% open
Readout 2.50 in (6.4 cm) meter, 0 to 500 CPM
Ranges 0 to 500, 0 to 5,000, 0 to 50,000 CPM
depending on range switch setting
Accuracy ± 10% of full scale
Operating controls Off, Battery Test, x100,
x10, and x1
Optional accessories
Optional GM Pancake Detector (Model
05-575-2000)
Check Source, 137Cs, 10 µCi. Flat disc, 1 inch
diameter (Model 62-103)
Adapter (Model 87-575), 120 VAC, 6 VDC
output
Available model(s)
05-575 MiniMonitor III Multipurpose X and
Gamma Ray Survey Meter
05-575-5555 MiniMonitor III System, includes
GM Pancake Detector
For additional information, please contact Cardinal
Health, Radiation Management Services customer
service at 440.248.9300, 800.850.4608, or fax:
440.349.2307; located at 6045 Cochran Road,
Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3303, USA.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
MiniMonitor is a registered trademark of Cardinal Health, Inc. or
one of its subsidiaries.
© Copyright 2003 Cardinal Health, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries.
All rights reserved.
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