The combined measurements (inspection and characterization) are performed automatically and consecutively using a unique conveyor system with turntable for maximum throughput and minimal material handling by the operators.

A dedicated software allows analyzing measurement results to determine where radioactive sources (or contaminated materials) are located in the inspected wastes, what is the associated contaminant(s) through isotope identification, and what is the estimated activity for each isotope present in the wastes.

For each drum the following data are recorded: date, time, operator name, drum identification number, gross weight, gamma dose rate measured at 1 m or for each segment, associated gamma spectrums with analysis report, calculated activities with measurement uncertainties, Minimum Detectable Activities (MDAs), as well as high resolution radiographs of each waste drum taken at various angles (selectable from 1 to 36). 

The X-Ray inspection system reveals in real-time the presence of tools, plastics, papers, cables, glass, etc. It allows determining the volume of liquid present in each drum, as well as the average density of it. Imaging also reveals the presence of shielded containers made of lead or tungsten where radioactive sources could be hidden.

As alternative use, the mobile X-Ray system can be also used to tightly control dose rates and replicate specific exposure levels, and to achieve accumulated dose rates. This facilitates accelerated life-cycle testing of components used in environments where radiation levels are important.

Real-time X-ray examination up to 450 kV to inspect dense or thick materials

High-Resolution Digital Radiography to display waste package or drum content

Selectable inspection angles from 0-360° with 10° steps

Identification of liquids and estimation of their volume

Identification of other materials and estimation of their densities

High-Resolution (HPGe) Gamma Assay (“In Situ”, “SGS” and “Angular” modes) 

High Resolution gamma spectroscopy with Isotope Identification routine

Dose Rate Monitoring for each waste package / drum

Average and local Weight / Density Measurement

Automated handling for consecutive multi-angle X-Ray inspection followed by gamma characterization

Accepts 80 to 220 Litre drums or large boxes

Waste Package Tracking & Data Management


Mobile, flexible and on-site transportable

Non-destructive, no need to open the drums

Combining X-ray imagery and radioactive isotopes characterization

Available worldwide

Benefits of the X-Ray inspection system :

  • High definition X-Ray imaging : 2D multi-angular, stereoscopic or tomographic
  • Easy recognition of drum content – detection of the presence of liquid or heavy object like a source container
  • No need for a transmission source (no licencing, cost & safety issues)
  • Very short inspection time (< 1 min.) compared to the use of a transmission source
  • Fast X-Ray inspection offers more time for emission measurement
  • Determination of matrix heterogeneities for better handling of “type-B” errors during gamma characterization
  • Accurate fill height information

Benefits of SYSCADE OG (Open Geometry) and A-OG modes :

  • Can be performed with rotating drum or at various angular positions (A-OG mode)
  • Measurement performed in a cabin with lead shied (reduced background – lower MDA)
  • Allows to estimate the total activity content in each drum (similar to IN-SITU)
  • Allows estimating if angular activity distribution is uniform (A-OG mode)

Benefits of SYSCADE SGS (Segmented Gamma Scanning) mode :

  • Allows matrix correction layer-by-layer (reduction of type-B errors)
  • Measurement performed in a shielded cabin (reduced background radiation)
  • Combination with X-Ray results gives a better estimation of averaged density in each segment compared to TGS (typically in middle part of each segment)

Benefits of A-SGS (Angular-SGS) mode :

  • Reveals (extreme) radial source distribution over 360° for each segment
  • Selectable rotation angle from 15 to 90°
  • Allows avoiding activity overestimation
  • Measurement performed in a shielded cabin (reduced background radiation)
  • Shorter characterization times compared to tomography

Other Benefits of SYSCADE :

  • Compact : 2 complementary systems in a unique 40-feet container
  • Mobile and on-site transportable
  • Self-shielded (drums are inspected and characterized in lead shielded cabin)
  • 100% industrial grade
  • Fully automatic – Requires 1 operator only !
  • Inspection and characterization modes can be configured according to your needs
  • 2 other container models available: 20-feet container for mobile X-Ray or mobile gamma only
  • Can be rented