An Early Warning System for Scrap Radioactivity

Since the first reported accidental smelting of a highly radioactive Cobalt-60 gauge in an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) in 1983 at Auburn Steel in Auburn, New York, the steel making industry has been plagued with smelting of highly radioactive gauges.

The RAD-MELT EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (RMEWS), operates in live-time, addresses all of the critical issues associated with an accidental smelting of a radioactive source in the furnace, and consequently saves valuable time while
minimizing plant contamination and taking the guess work out of the equation.