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DIN IEC 62401 VDE 0493-3-4:2009-01

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Radiation protection instrumentation

Alarming Personal Radiation Devices (PRD) for detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material

(IEC 62401:2007)
Class/Status: Standard, valid
Released: 2009-01
VDE Art. No.: 0493020


This Standard applies to alarming radiation detection instruments that are pocket-sized, carried on the body and used to detect and indicate the presence and general magnitude of penetrating ionizing radiation, including photons and/or neutrons. Personal Radiation Devices (PRD) alert the user to the presence of a source of radiation that is distinctly above the measured average local background radiation level. They are not intended to provide a measurement of dose equivalent rate.