Charge Bucket

CHARGE BUCKET radiation detection systems are designed to detect radioactive material as the charge bucket is being loaded with scrap metal and steel.

In order to achieve the highest level of detection capability, high-speed real-time signal processing and alarm analyses are performed simultaneously with no interruption of the radiation monitoring process.

CHARGE BUCKET systems are highly customizable to meet specific application requirements. Systems can be based on RC4000 PVT and RC7000 crystal technology, as well as adding neutron detection.

RC22 & RC23 Wand

The RC22 and RC23 are designed to allow fast and easy inspection of areas, containers or vehicles that may contain radioactive material.

Fully automatic, the unit will set an alarm threshold after performing a background check. When radiation is detected, the display will immediately show the increasing radiation levels. An audio alarm will also be activated to help locate the exact source of the radiation. The tone varies based upon the proximity and intensity of the radioactive source.

Feature RC22 Short RC22 Long RC23
Head Size 2″
(5.1cm)
2″
(5.1cm)
3″
(7.6cm)
Extendable Length 49″- 68″
(1.2m – 1.7m)
68″ – 99″
(1.7m – 2.5m)
 49″- 68″
(1.2m – 1.7m)
Weight 5.2 lbs (2.3kg) 5.4 lbs (2.7kg) 6.0 lbs (2.4kg)
Detector Size 193cc 193cc 442cc

RC7000

The RC7000 series of radiation detectors represent the next level in radiation detection, by utilizing gamma spectroscopy and isotope identification technologies.

The RC7000 uses large volume, high quality, Sodium Iodide crystal scintillators. This technology is specifically designed to enhance a radiation detection systems ability to recognize specific gamma energies which can adversely affect alarm thresholds. The RC7000 uses a series of advanced isotopic identification algorithms to provide best in class detection and identification.

  • RC7000 – Sodium Iodide crystal detector
  • RC7100 – Mixed detector, having both PVT and 1-2 crystal scintillators
  • Systems can include any number, or combination, of PVT, Crystal & mixed detectors
  • Existing PVT based systems can be upgraded to include RC7000 and RC7100 detectors
  • All systems have optional neutron capability

RC4000

The RC4000 series of vehicle radiation detection systems have been designed to detect very low Gamma Ray emissions in high density materials.

 

Design of the RC4000 incorporates over 20 years of engineering design and proven field application experience. The RC4000 utilizes advanced proprietary real time statistical algorithms to compensate for the fluctuations in background radiation caused by varying material densities to provide reliable and accurate detection. Superior NORM discrimination technology reduces false alarms.

 

The RC4000 is available in a variety of sizes and configurations, with the most common systems listed below. The vehicle size and type help determine the appropriate panel size and configuration. All RC4000 systems utilize high quality PVT scintillators, electronics and dual Photomultiplier Tubes (PMT). Remote access capability is available to provide technical support, software updates and electronic hardware adjustments.

 

Model RC4069-2  RC4110-2 RC4138-2
System Size (in3) 4,216 5,376 8,432
System Size (L) 69 88 138
PER/Panel Size (in3) 2,108 2,632 4,216
PER/Panel Size (L) 34.5 44 69
# of PMTs/panel 1 2 2
Detection Sensitivity *
Unshielded (Shielded Source)
 1.6 uCi (58mCi)  1.4 uCi (50mCi)  1.1 uCi (41mCi)

*Cs-137 point source at 1 meter from the face of the detector. The radiation exposure level is comparable to a 75mm x 150mm Cs-137 lead sealed source buried in 62.4 lbs/ft3 (1.0 g/cm3) of scrap.

RC2000

The RC2000 series of vehicle radiation detection systems have been designed to detect low Gamma Ray emissions in moderate density materials, such as compressed waste and processed scrap metal.

System operation is completely automated, providing specific alarm thresholds in real time during each scanning period. The RC2000 utilizes a user friendly graphical interface allowing the operator to easily move through the wide range of user options. Detailed alarm records are stored on the internal hard drive and can easily be retrieved. Remote access capability is available to provide technical support and electronic hardware adjustments.

Easy to install, operate and maintain. The RC2000 utilizes a user friendly graphical interface allowing the operator to easily move through the wide range of user options. Detailed alarm records are stored on the internal hard drive and can easily be retrieved. Remote access capability is available to provide technical support and electronic hardware adjustments.

Model RC2069-2  RC2110-2 RC2138-2
System Size (in3) 4,216 5,376 8,432
System Size L 69 88 138
PER/Panel Size (in3) 2,108 2,632 4,216
PER/Panel Size (L) 34.5 44 69
# of PMTs/panel 1 2 2
Detection Sensitivity * Unshielded (Shielded Source)  2.3 uCi(82mCi)  2.0 uCi(71mCi)  1.6 uCi(58mCi)

*Cs-137 point source at 1 meter from the face of the detector. The radiation exposure level is comparable to a 75mm x 150mm Cs-137 lead sealed source buried in 40.0 lbs/ft3 (0.6 g/cm3) of scrap metal.

RC2W34

The RC2W34 series of vehicle radiation detection systems have been designed to detect  radioactive material contained in a moving vehicle, loaded with waste and scrap metal material.

The RC2W34 series utilize high quality PVT scintillators and highly sensitive PMT’s coupled with high grade electronics and proven signal processing alarm algorithms. The system can re-learn background levels providing accurate scanning, while maintaining a low false alarm rate. If radiation signatures are present in a load of waste material, the system will immediately alarm, alerting the user, if a radioactive source has been detected.

The RC2W34 is available in a variety of sizes and configurations and can be upgraded to RC2000 and RC4000 series software. The most common models are listed below.

The innovative design of the RC2W34 is the result of customers’ demands for best in class scanning coverage of vehicles with a low cost of ownership.

Model RC2W34-2 RC2034W-2
System Size (in3) 2,108 2,108
System Size (L) 34.5 34.5
PER/Panel Size (in3) 1,054 1,054
PER/Panel Size (L) 17.25 17.25
# of PMTs/panel 1 1
Detection Sensitivity *
Unshielded (Shielded Source)
 3.3 uCi (116mCi)  2.8 uCi (90mCi)

*Cs-137 point source at 1 meter from the face of the detector. The radiation exposure level is comparable to a 75mm x 150mm Cs-137 lead sealed source buried in 37.4 lbs/ft3 (0.7 g/cm3) of scrap metal.

RadMelt

RadMelt

If a radioactive gauge is accidentally smelted in the furnace, how long will it take before the melt shop personnel realize that the smelting has occurred?

RADMELT Early Warning System (RMEWS) automates alert and shutdown processes, ensuring rapid and reliable response.

The RMEWS includes multiple RC7000 crystal detector panels strategically located in the melt shop furnace and pulpit area, along the off-gas dust collection system, and on the exhaust fume stack. The crystal-based detector panels are connected into the plant’s network, communicating with a central controller located in an area where personnel will be present during scanning periods.

During normal operation, the RMEWS passively operates, with no interference or interruption to any of the plants operation. Once there is a radiation melt situation which needs to be addressed, the RMEWS will immediately notify local personnel and prompt PLC plant control systems to trigger appropriate alerts and procedures.

The RMEWS is capable of performing a number of different rad-melt simulations and can easily be configured to accommodate each steel plant’s unique mode of operation.

Cricket Grapple

The CRICKET GRAPPLE is the world’s leading, most rugged and highly sensitive continuous monitoring radiation detection system, allowing for close proximity scans without disrupting ongoing production processes.

Designed to meet the needs of the scrap, steel, and waste industries, the CRICKET GRAPPLE’s revolutionary, yet simple design, provides an optimum level of detection capability for low intensity radioactive sources. The level of detection capability far exceeds any conventional radiation detection system, including detection systems that are mounted on the boom of a crane, regardless of detector size.

Mounting the CRICKET in a grapple application allows direct exposure to all the material being handled, with the most common systems listed below. There are three different operating modes. Area scanning, which operates on a continuous basis, grapple load scanning and a manual search & find scan that is used to isolate suspect material.

Options include neutron detection and Thallium doped Sodium Iodide crystal technology for isotropic identification.

PVT Volume Detector Housing
Cricket 2 62 in³ (1.0 L) 5.5″x13.5″x13.5″ (14cm x 34.2cm x 34.2cm)
Cricket 103 118 in³ (1.9L) 6.25″ x 18.75″ x 18.75″ (15.9 cm x 47.6 cm x 47.6cm)
Cricket 3 248 in³ (4.0L) 6.25″ x 24″ x 24″ (15.9cm x 61.0cm x 61.0cm)
Cricket 4 722 in³ (11.8L) 6.25″ x 36″ x 36″ (15.9cm x 91.4cm x 91.4 cm)
Cricket 5 1,440 in³ (23.6L) 6.75″ x 48.5″ x 44″ (17.1cm x 123.2cm x 111.8cm)
Cricket LR 29.4 in³ (418 cm³) 5″ dia. x 1.5″ (12.7 cm x 3.8 cm)
Cricket LR Dual 85.1 in³ (1392 cm³) 8.5″ dia. x 1.5″ (216 cm x 38 cm)

Cricket Magnet

The CRICKET Magnet series of radiation detection systems are designed to meet the needs of the scrap, steel and waste industries. The CRICKET’S design allows for close proximity scans without disrupting ongoing production processes. Incorporating the CRICKET detector in a magnet application allows direct exposure to all the material being handled.

Syclone

The SYCLONE is a highly sensitive portable Gamma-Ray spectrometer capable of identifying single or multiple isotopes simultaneously. The SYCLONE also provides the user with various functions such as Search & Find, optional Neutron Detection, Nuclide ID, Dose Rates and accumulated Dose Rate.

The mechanical assembly of the SYCLONE is robust and designed for field applications where harsh environments are commonplace. The SYCLONE Gamma-Ray Spectrometer utilizes the highest quality Thallium doped Sodium Iodide crystal.

The SYCLONE operating system utilizes sensible easy to read and follow menus. The multi-position joystick and large colour LCD display provide easy navigation. Detailed spectral information is displayed so that even users without extensive training will understand scan results. Various on-screen messages assist the user when immediate attention is required for issues such as high radiation levels, alarm settings and warning messages.

Options include:

  • Neutron Detection
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Automatic energy stabilization (no check source required)
  • Syclone Conversion Kit for Exploranium GR-135 Identifier. Upgrades GR-135 to a Syclone Handheld Gamma-Ray Spectrometer.