• ANSI N42.17A : 2003

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    PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR HEALTH PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION - PORTABLE INSTRUMENTATION FOR USE IN NORMAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  29-04-2004

    Publisher:  Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

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    1. Scope
        1.1 Introduction
    2. References
    3. Definitions
    4. General test procedures
        4.1 Applicability of tests
        4.2 Standard test conditions
        4.3 Statistical fluctuations
    5. General characteristics
        5.1 Units of readout
        5.2 Scaling factors
        5.3 Ease of decontamination
        5.4 Moisture protection
        5.5 Alarm threshold
        5.6 Markings
        5.7 Battery status indication
        5.8 Protection of switches
        5.9 Zero set
        5.10 AC power
        5.11 Battery power
        5.12 Battery power indicator
        5.13 AC-powered instruments with battery backup
    6. Electronic and mechanical requirements and tests
        6.1 Circuit verification
        6.2 Alarms
        6.3 Response stability
        6.4 Geotropism
        6.5 Response time
        6.6 Coefficient of variation
        6.7 Line noise susceptibility
        6.8 Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
    7. Radiation response
        7.1 Accuracy
        7.2 Probe surface sensitivity
        7.3 Photon energy dependence
        7.4 Beta energy dependence
        7.5 Neutron energy dependence
        7.6 Photon radiation overload
        7.7 Angular dependence
    8. Interfering response
        8.1 Extracameral response
        8.2 Radio frequency (RF)
        8.3 Conducted immunity
        8.4 Magnetic fields
        8.5 Interfering ionizing radiation
    9. Environmental factors
        9.1 Temperature
        9.2 Temperature shock
        9.3 Humidity
        9.4 Mechanical shock
        9.5 Vibration
        9.6 Ambient pressure
    10. Documentation
        10.1 Operation and maintenance manual
        10.2 Type test report
    Annex A (informative) Bibliography
    Annex B (informative) Tests performed with variation of
                          influence quantities

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    This standard establishes the minimum performance criteria for health physics instrumentation for use in ionizing radiation fields.

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    Committee N42
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ANSI N323AB : 2013 RADIATION PROTECTION INSTRUMENTATION TEST AND CALIBRATION, PORTABLE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
    ANSI N42.17B : 1989 PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR HEALTH PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION - OCCUPATIONAL AIRBORNE RADIOACTIVITY MONITORING INSTRUMENTATION
    ANSI N42.49A : 2011 PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR ALARMING ELECTRONIC PERSONAL EMERGENCY RADIATION DETECTORS (PERDS) FOR EXPOSURE CONTROL
    ANSI N42.49B : 2013 PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR NON-ALARMING PERSONAL EMERGENCY RADIATION DETECTORS (PERDS) FOR EXPOSURE CONTROL
    IEEE/ANSI N42.32-2006 PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR ALARMING PERSONAL RADIATION DETECTORS FOR HOMELAND SECURITY
    ANSI N42.48 : 2008 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECTROSCOPIC PERSONAL RADIATION DETECTORS (SPRDS) FOR HOMELAND SECURITY
    ANSI N42.17C : 1989 PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS FOR HEALTH PHYSICS INSTRUMENTATION - PORTABLE INSTRUMENTATION FOR USE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

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    ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
    ANSI N323A : 1997 RADIATION PROTECTION INSTRUMENTATION TEST AND CALIBRATION, PORTABLE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
    IEEE C62.41-1991 RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON SURGE VOLTAGES IN LOW-VOLTAGE AC POWER CIRCUITS
    ISO 6980-2:2004 Nuclear energy — Reference beta-particle radiation — Part 2: Calibration fundamentals related to basic quantities characterizing the radiation field
    IEC 61187:1993 Electrical and electronic measuring equipment - Documentation
    IEC 60532:2010 Radiation protection instrumentation - Installed dose rate meters, warning assemblies and monitors - X and gamma radiation of energy between 50 keV and 7 MeV
    ISO 6980:1996 Reference beta radiations for calibrating dosemeters and dose-rate meters and for determining their response as a function of beta-radiation energy
    ISO 4037-2:1997 X and gamma reference radiation for calibrating dosemeters and doserate meters and for determining their response as a function of photon energy Part 2: Dosimetry for radiation protection over the energy ranges from 8 keV to 1,3 MeV and 4 MeV to 9 MeV
    ISO 10647:1996 Procedures for calibrating and determining the response of neutron-measuring devices used for radiation protection purposes
    ISO 8529-2:2000 Reference neutron radiations Part 2: Calibration fundamentals of radiation protection devices related to the basic quantities characterizing the radiation field
    ISO 8769-2:1996 Reference sources for the calibration of surface contamination monitors Part 2: Electrons of energy less than 0,15 MeV and photons of energy less than 1,5 MeV
    ISO 4037-1:1996 X and gamma reference radiation for calibrating dosemeters and doserate meters and for determining their response as a function of photon energy Part 1: Radiation characteristics and production methods
    ISO 8529-1:2001 Reference neutron radiations Part 1: Characteristics and methods of production
    ISO 4037-3:1999 X and gamma reference radiation for calibrating dosemeters and doserate meters and for determining their response as a function of photon energy Part 3: Calibration of area and personal dosemeters and the measurement of their response as a function of energy and angle of incidence
    ANSI/NCSL Z540 2 : 1997(R2012) U.S. GUIDE TO EXPRESSION OF UNCERTAINTY IN MEASUREMENT
    IEC 60846:2002 Radiation protection instrumentation - Ambient and/or directional dose equivalent (rate) meters and/or monitors for beta, X and gamma radiation
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