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DIN EN 62533 VDE 0493-3-6:2016-08

* German Language Version *

Radiation protection instrumentation

Highly sensitive hand-held instruments for photon detection of radioactive material

(IEC 62533:2010, modified); German version EN 62533:2016
Class/Status: Standard, valid
Released: 2016-08
VDE Art. No.: 0400195

Contents

This standard applies to hand-held instruments used for the detection and localization of photon emitting radioactive material. These instruments are highly sensitive meaning that they are designed to detect slight variations in the range of usual background that may be caused by illicit trafficking or inadvertent movement of radioactive material. This high sensitivity allows scanning of larger volume items such as vehicles and containers. These instruments may also be used in fixed or temporally fixed unattended mode to monitor check points or critical areas.