Cover DIN EN ISO 18589-6 VDE 0493-4-5896:2022-04

DIN EN ISO 18589-6 VDE 0493-4-5896:2022-04

Measurement of radioactivity in the environment – Soil

Part 6: Gross alpha and gross beta activities – Test method using gas-flow proportional counting

(ISO 18589-6:2019); German version EN ISO 18589-6:2021
Class/Status: Standard, valid
Released: 2022-04
VDE Art. No.: 0400488

This document describes method specific to the measurement of gross alpha and gross beta activities. This document provides a method that allows an estimation of gross radioactivity of alpha- and beta-emitters present in soil samples. It applies, essentially, to systematic inspections based on comparative measurements or to preliminary site studies to guide the testing staff both in the choice of soil samples for measurements as a priority and in the specific analysis methods for implementation.