Cover DIN EN 62327 VDE 0493-3-3:2012-02

DIN EN 62327 VDE 0493-3-3:2012-02

* German Language Version *

Radiation protection instrumentation

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

(IEC 62327:2006, modified); German version EN 62327:2011
Class/Status: Standard, valid
Released: 2012-02
VDE Art. No.: 0493031


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.