• BS EN 62534:2015

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    Radiation protection instrumentation. Highly sensitive hand-held instruments for neutron detection of radioactive material

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  30-11-2015

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    FOREWORD
    1 Scope and object
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 General requirements
    5 General test procedure
    6 Radiation tests
    7 Environmental, mechanical and electrical performance
      requirements
    8 Documentation
    Bibliography
    Annex ZA (normative) - Normative references to
             international publications with their corresponding
             European publications

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Pertains to hand-held instruments used for the detection and localization of neutron emitting radioactive material.

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    This International Standard applies to hand-held instruments used for the detection and localization of neutron emitting radioactive material. These instruments are highly sensitive meaning that they are designed to detect slight variations in the range of usual background that may be caused by illicit trafficking or inadvertent movement of radioactive material. This high sensitivity allows scanning of larger volume items such as vehicles and containers. These instruments may also be used in fixed or temporally fixed unattended mode to monitor check points or critical areas. Instruments addressed by this standard will also provide a means to detect photon radiation for personal protection.

    This standard does not apply to the performance of radiation protection instrumentation which is covered in IEC 61005 and in IEC 61526.

    The object of this standard is to establish performance requirements, provide examples of acceptable test methods, and to specify general characteristics, general test conditions, radiation characteristics, electrical safety, and environmental characteristics, that are used to determine if an instrument meets the requirements of this standard.

    The results of tests performed provide information to government agencies and other users on the capability of radiation detection instruments for reliably detecting neutron sources.

    Obtaining operating performance that meets or exceeds the specifications as stated in this standard depends upon properly establishing appropriate operating parameters, maintaining calibration, implementing a suitable response testing and maintenance program, auditing compliance with quality requirements, and providing proper training for operating personnel.

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    Committee NCE/2
    Development Note Renumbers and supersedes BS IEC 62534. 2015 Version incorporates corrigendum to BS IEC 62534. (12/2015)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    IEC 61000-4-8 : 2.0 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 4-8: TESTING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES - POWER FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELD IMMUNITY TEST
    EN 62022 : 2007 INSTALLED MONITORS FOR THE CONTROL AND DETECTION OF GAMMA RADIATIONS CONTAINED IN RECYCLABLE OR NON-RECYCLABLE MATERIALS TRANSPORTED BY VEHICLES
    IEC 60050-394:2007 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 394: Nuclear instrumentation - Instruments, systems, equipment and detectors
    EN 60068-2-75:2014 Environmental testing - Part 2-75: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer tests
    IEC 60068-2-18:2017 Environmental testing - Part 2-18: Tests - Test R and guidance: Water
    EN 61000-4-1:2007 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-1: Testing and measurement techniques - Overview of IEC 61000-4 series
    EN 62244 : 2011 RADIATION PROTECTION INSTRUMENTATION - INSTALLED RADIATION MONITORS FOR THE DETECTION OF RADIOACTIVE AND SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIALS AT NATIONAL BORDERS
    IEC 62244:2006 Radiation protection instrumentation - Installed radiation monitors for the detection of radioactive and special nuclear materials at national borders
    IEC 61000-4-4 : 3.0EN+(REDLINE+VERSION) ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 4-4: TESTING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES - ELECTRICAL FAST TRANSIENT/BURST IMMUNITY TEST
    IEC 60068-2-27:2008 Environmental testing - Part 2-27: Tests - Test Ea and guidance: Shock
    IEC 61000-4-1:2006 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-1: Testing and measurement techniques - Overview of IEC 61000-4 series
    IEC 61187:1993 Electrical and electronic measuring equipment - Documentation
    IEC 61005:2014 Radiation protection instrumentation - Neutron ambient dose equivalent (rate) meters
    IEC 62401:2007 Radiation protection instrumentation - Alarming personal radiation devices (PRD) for detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material
    IEC 60721-3-7:1995+AMD1:1996 CSV Classification of environmental conditions - Part 3-7: Classification of groups of environmental parameters and their severities - Portable and non-stationary use
    EN 61005:2017 Radiation protection instrumentation - Neutron ambient dose equivalent (rate) meters
    EN 60068-2-18:2017 Environmental testing - Part 2-18: Tests - Test R and guidance: Water
    IEC 61000-4-8:2009 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-8: Testing and measurement techniques - Power frequency magnetic field immunity test
    IEC 61000-4-4:2012 RLV Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-4: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test
    EN 61000-4-2:2009 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-2: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrostatic discharge immunity test
    EN 60721-3-7:1995/A1:1997 CLASSIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS - PART 3: CLASSIFICATION OF GROUPS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS AND THEIR SEVERITIES - SECTION 7: PORTABLE AND NON-STATIONARY USE
    IEEE/ANSI N42.42-2012 REDLINE American National Standard Data Format for Radiation Detectors Used for Homeland Security
    IEC 62327:2006 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
    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
    IEC 61000-4-6 : 4.0 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 4-6: TESTING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES - IMMUNITY TO CONDUCTED DISTURBANCES, INDUCED BY RADIO-FREQUENCY FIELDS
    EN 62327 : 2011 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 61000-4-6:2013 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques - Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields
    EN 60068-2-27:2009 Environmental testing - Part 2-27: Tests - Test Ea and guidance: Shock
    IEC 62022:2004 Installed monitors for the control and detection of gamma radiations contained in recyclable or non-recyclable materials transported by vehicles
    ISO 8529-2:2000 Reference neutron radiations Part 2: Calibration fundamentals of radiation protection devices related to the basic quantities characterizing the radiation field
    IEC 60529:1989+AMD1:1999+AMD2:2013 CSV Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
    EN 61000-4-8:2010 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-8: Testing and measurement techniques - Power frequency magnetic field immunity test
    EN 60086-1:2015 Primary batteries - Part 1: General
    IEC 61000-4-2:2008 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-2: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrostatic discharge immunity test
    IEC 61000-4-3:2006+AMD1:2007+AMD2:2010 CSV Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test
    IEC 60086-1:2015 Primary batteries - Part 1: General
    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
    EN 61187:1994/corrigendum:1995 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEASURING EQUIPMENT - DOCUMENTATION
    IEC 60068-2-75:2014 Environmental testing - Part 2-75: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer tests
    EN 61000-4-4:2012 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 4-4: TESTING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES - ELECTRICAL FAST TRANSIENT/BURST IMMUNITY TEST (IEC 61000-4-4:2012)
    IEC 61526:2010 Radiation protection instrumentation - Measurement of personal dose equivalents Hp(10) and Hp(0,07) for X, gamma, neutron and beta radiations - Direct reading personal dose equivalent meters
    EN 61000-4-6:2014/AC:2015 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 4-6: TESTING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES - IMMUNITY TO CONDUCTED DISTURBANCES, INDUCED BY RADIO-FREQUENCY FIELDS (IEC 61000-4-6:2013)
    EN 61526:2013 Radiation protection instrumentation - Measurement of personal dose equivalents Hp(10) and Hp(0,07) for X, gamma, neutron and beta radiations - Direct reading personal dose equivalent meters
    EN 60529:1991/AC:2016-12 DEGREES OF PROTECTION PROVIDED BY ENCLOSURES (IP CODE) (IEC 60529 EDITION 2.2 CORRIGENDUM 2:2015)
    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
    IEC 60050-393:2003 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 393: Nuclear instrumentation - Physical phenomena and basic concepts
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