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IEC 62618:2022

Radiation protection instrumentation - Spectroscopy-based alarming personal radiation detectors (SPRD) for the detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material

Circulation Date: 2022-11
Edition: 2.0
Language: EN-FR - bilingual english/french
Seitenzahl: 59 VDE Artno.: 251387


IEC 62618:2022 applies to Spectroscopy-based alarming Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRD). SPRDs detect and identify gamma radiation and may detect neutron radiation. SPRDs can be worn on a belt or in a pocket to alert the wearer of the presence of a radiation source. SPRDs provide search, similar to that of a Personal Radiation Device (PRD), and identification capability to identify radiation sources. They can discriminate between alarms caused by Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) or medical radionuclides and alarms from industrial sources or Special Nuclear Material (SNM).
This document establishes performance requirements and specifies general characteristics, general test conditions, radiological, climatic, mechanical, and electromagnetic characteristics. This document also provides test methods that are used to determine if an SPRD meets the stated requirements.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a. making the standard consistent with the new standards for detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material (see the Introduction);

b. creating unformed functionality test for all environmental, electromagnetic and mechanical tests and a requirement for the coefficient of variation of each nominal mean reading;
c. reference to IEC 62706 for the environmental, electromagnetic and mechanical test conditions;
d. adding information regarding climatic exposures.