• IEC 60846:2002

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.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

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  07-04-2009

    Language(s):  English - French

    Published date:  11-06-2002

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    FOREWORD
    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
            4.1.1 Indication
            4.1.2 Read-out
            4.1.3 Dose equivalent (rate) meter labels and markings
            4.1.4 Dose equivalent and dose equivalent rate range
            4.1.5 Effective range of measurement
            4.1.6 Minimum range of measurement
            4.1.7 Alarm levels
            4.1.8 Additional indication
            4.1.9 Failure operation of indication
            4.1.10 Ease of decontamination
       4.2 Classification of the performance characteristics
       4.3 General test procedures
            4.3.1 Nature of tests
            4.3.2 Reference conditions and standard test conditions
            4.3.3 Rated range of an influence quantity
            4.3.4 Minimum rated range of influence quantity
            4.3.5 Position of dose equivalent (rate) meter for
                   purposes of tests
            4.3.6 Low dose equivalent rates
            4.3.7 Statistical fluctuations
            4.3.8 Production of reference radiation
            4.3.9 Reference photon radiation
            4.3.10 Reference beta radiation
            4.3.11 Determination of dose equivalent (rate) at point
                   of test
    5 Radiation characteristics - Directional dose equivalent (rate)
       meters
       5.1 Relative intrinsic error
            5.1.1 Requirements
            5.1.2 Test method
            5.1.3 Requirements on the accuracy of alarm
                   of dose equivalent (rate) monitors
            5.1.4 Test method
       5.2 Variation of response with beta radiation energy and
            angle of incidence
            5.2.1 Requirements
            5.2.2 Test method
       5.3 Variation of response with photon radiation energy and
            angle of incidence
            5.3.1 Requirements
            5.3.2 Test method
       5.4 Overload characteristics
            5.4.1 Requirements
            5.4.2 Test method
       5.5 Response to neutron radiation
            5.5.1 Requirements
            5.5.2 Test method
       5.6 Response to pulsed ionizing radiation fields
            5.6.1 Requirements
            5.6.2 Test method
       5.7 Statistical fluctuations
            5.7.1 Requirements
            5.7.2 Test method
       5.8 Response time
            5.8.1 Requirements
            5.8.2 Test method
       5.9 Interrelation between response time and statistical
            fluctuations
    6 Radiation characteristics - ambient dose equivalent (rate)
       meters
       6.1 Relative intrinsic error
            6.1.1 Requirements
            6.1.2 Test method
            6.1.3 Requirements on the accuracy of alarm to set value
            6.1.4 Test method
       6.2 Variation of response with photon radiation energy and
            angle of incidence
            6.2.1 Requirements
            6.2.2 Test method
       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
            7.1.1 Requirements
            7.1.2 Test method
       7.2 Stability of zero indication with variation of temperature
            7.2.1 Requirements
            7.2.2 Test method
       7.3 Warm-up time
            7.3.1 Requirements
            7.3.2 Test method
       7.4 Power supplies - battery operation
            7.4.1 General
            7.4.2 Requirements - primary batteries (non-rechargeable)
            7.4.3 Requirements - secondary batteries (rechargeable)
            7.4.4 Test method
       7.5 Power supplies - mains operation
            7.5.1 Requirements
            7.5.2 Test method
    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)
            8.2.1 Requirements
            8.2.2 Test method
    9 Environmental characteristics, performance requirements and
       tests
       9.1 Ambient temperature influence
            9.1.1 Requirements
            9.1.2 Test method
       9.2 Relative humidity
            9.2.1 Requirements
            9.2.2 Test method
       9.3 Atmospheric pressure
            9.3.1 Requirements
            9.3.2 Test method
       9.4 Sealing against moisture
       9.5 Storage and transport
       9.6 Electromagnetic compatibility
            9.6.1 General
            9.6.2 Emission of electromagnetic radiation
            9.6.3 Electrostatic discharge
            9.6.4 Radiated electromagnetic fields
            9.6.5 Conducted disturbances induced by fast transients
                   or bursts
            9.6.6 Conducted disturbances induced by surges
            9.6.7 Conducted disturbances induced by radio-frequencies
            9.6.8 50 Hz/60 Hz magnetic field
            9.6.9 Voltage dips and short interruptions
       9.7 Vibration and mechanical shock
            9.7.1 Requirements
            9.7.2 Vibration
            9.7.3 Mechanical shock
    10 Summary of characteristics
    11 Documentation
       11.1 Certificate
       11.2 Operation and maintenance manual
    Annex A (normative) Statistical fluctuations
    Bibliography
    Tables

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    Specifies the design requirements and the performance characteristics of dose equivalent (rate) meters intended for the determination of ambient dose equivalent (rate) and directional dose equivalent (rate) as defined in ICRU Report 47.

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    Committee TC 45/SC 45B
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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