Radiation survey

Comtest Distribution, accredited southern African partner to Fluke, which supplies handheld electronic test and measurement equipment, has introduced the Fluke 481 radiation survey meter. This meter is a portable and practical means for identifying irradiated goods, and for helping remediate contamination and safety issues while minimally impacting operations.

Use of the device reassures employees that radiation risks are known, monitored and measured for their safety, protection and peace of mind. If radiation is found, a clear and quantifiable result allows managers to comply with safety guidelines, without overreacting and taking unnecessary steps that might halt operations, impact productivity or lead to lost revenue.

Because the Fluke 481 is portable, it has diverse applications, from receiving dock to warehouse to shop floor, and scans vehicles, packages, or individuals. It can detect multiple types of ionising radiation associated with contaminated goods. It was designed for high sensitivity giving a greater safety margin which allows the operator to work at a safe distance. A simple two-button operation allows new users to perform surveys with basic training.

The Fluke 481 delivers measurable results for compliance with safety guidelines, and provides exact information about the extent of contamination, so that safe perimeters may be set up.

It measures both dose and dose-rate, detects skindose (beta particle) and deep-dose (gamma) and x-ray radiation. It can be used for contamination detection, general radiation area surveys, radiation level monitoring, and hazardous materials assessment. It is easily visible inside truck trailers and other low-light conditions with automated backlight, it works reliably indoors or outdoors thanks to its sealed case and is 30% more accurate than other available meters.

The meter delivers more than one week of continuous operation from two 9-Volt alkaline batteries.

Contact: Comtest
Tel: +27 (0)11 608 8520
www.comtest.co.za