• EN 60846:2004

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    RADIATION PROTECTION INSTRUMENTATION - AMBIENT AND/OR DIRECTIONAL DOSE EQUIVALENT (RATE) METERS AND/OR MONITORS FOR BETA, X AND GAMMA RADIATION

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    Superseded date:  01-09-2014

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    Published date:  12-01-2013

    Publisher:  European Committee for Standards - Electrical

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    1 Scope and object
    2 Normative references
    3 Terminology
       3.1 General
       3.2 Definitions
       3.3 Test nomenclature
       3.4 Quantities and units
    4 General characteristics of ambient and directional dose
       equivalent (rate) meters
       4.1 General
       4.2 Classification of the performance characteristics
       4.3 General test procedures
    5 Radiation characteristics - Directional dose equivalent
       (rate) meters
       5.1 Relative intrinsic error
       5.2 Variation of response with beta radiation energy and
            angle of incidence
       5.3 Variation of response with photon radiation energy and
            angle of incidence
       5.4 Overload characteristics
       5.5 Response to neutron radiation
       5.6 Response to pulsed ionizing radiation fields
       5.7 Statistical fluctuations
       5.8 Response time
       5.9 Interrelation between response time and statistical
            fluctuations
    6 Radiation characteristics - ambient dose equivalent (rate)
       meters
       6.1 Relative intrinsic error
       6.2 Variation of response with photon radiation energy and
            angle of incidence
       6.3 Overload characteristics
       6.4 Response to neutron radiation
       6.5 Response to pulsed ionizing radiation fields
       6.6 Statistical fluctuations
       6.7 Response time
       6.8 Interrelation between response time and statistical
            fluctuations
    7 Electrical characteristics of directional and ambient dose
       equivalent (rate) meters
       7.1 Stability of zero indication with time
       7.2 Stability of zero indication with variation of temperature
       7.3 Warm-up time
       7.4 Power supplies - battery operation
       7.5 Power supplies - mains operation
    8 Mechanical characteristics of directional and ambient dose
       equivalent (rate) meters
       8.1 Mechanical shock during operation
       8.2 Orientation of dose equivalent (rate) meter (geotropism)
    9 Environmental characteristics, performance requirements and
       tests
       9.1 Ambient temperature influence
       9.2 Relative humidity
       9.3 Atmospheric pressure
       9.4 Sealing against moisture
       9.5 Storage and transport
       9.6 Electromagnetic compatibility
       9.7 Vibration and mechanical shock
    10 Summary of characteristics
    11 Documentation
       11.1 Certificate
       11.2 Operation and maintenance manual
    Annex A (normative) Statistical fluctuations
    Annex ZA (normative) Normative references to international
                         publications with their corresponding
                         European publications
    Bibliography
    Tables

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Applicable to dose equivalent (rate) meters and/or monitors for the measurement of ambient dose equivalent (rate) and/or directional dose equivalent (rate) from external beta, X and gamma radiation, as recommended in ICRU Report 47.

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    Committee BTTF 111-3
    Development Note Supersedes UNE EN 60846. (10/2007) Supersedes CEI 45-48. (05/2008)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher European Committee for Standards - Electrical
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    BS EN 60405 : 2007 NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION - CONSTRUCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CLASSIFICATION OF RADIOMETRIC GAUGES
    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
    I.S. EN 60405:2007 NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION - CONSTRUCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CLASSIFICATION OF RADIOMETRIC GAUGES
    BS 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
    I.S. 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
    CEI EN 62327 : 2012 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
    EN 60405 : 2007 NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION - CONSTRUCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CLASSIFICATION OF RADIOMETRIC GAUGES

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    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
    IEC 60050-151:2001 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 151: Electrical and magnetic devices
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