Cover DIN EN IEC 62327 VDE 0493-3-3:2020-04

DIN EN IEC 62327 VDE 0493-3-3:2020-04

Radiation protection instrumentation

Hand-held instruments for the detection and identification of radionuclides and for the estimation of ambient dose equivalent rate from photon radiation

(IEC 62327:2017); German version EN IEC 62327:2019
Class/Status: Standard, valid
Released: 2020-04
VDE Art. No.: 0400384

This standard specifies requirements for hand-held gamma spectrometers, in particular for the detectors, the electronic multi-channel analysers, the identification software, the radioisotop libraries and the instrument display. It further specifies general characteristics, general test procedures, radiation, electrical, mechanical, safety and environmental characteristics. It also gives guidelines for selecting suitable isotope libraries covering radioactive materials, which have been most frequently detected by border crossings. In this standard the fact is recognized, that such instruments are mostly used by persons who are generally not radiation experts.